Church Growth Programme Coordinator

Job Posted: 254 days ago

Available until: 17th Apr 2018

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£25,000 to £28,000


Diocese Of London

We are looking to enable 120 churches over the next 5 years to participate in a learning community, to help them grow in depth of discipleship, community impact and numerical membership.

We are encouraging churches across London Diocese to join a community so that they can kick-start or accelerate their growth.

This role will involve working with the CG Programme Manager to deliver these aims, by promoting the learning communities, helping to make them happen, and making sure that information and learning resources are collated and organised effectively.

This is a part-time role, 0.8 of full-time (4 days a week) including occasional evening and weekend work.


At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London.

The Centre for Church Planting and Church Growth supports the work of the Bishop of Islington, one of the suffragan bishops of the London Diocese. Bishop Ric supports the London Diocesan goal of creating 100 New Worshipping Communities and supports church planting and growth in/for the National Church.

His dynamic and creative team, based at St Edmund the King in London, help to run church planting training courses and Church Growth Learning Communities (CGLCs), to equip church planters through individual consultations, and to develop resources for the wider church.

Role responsibility

  • Organising the practical aspects of making church growth learning community sessions happen, including catering, audio/visual arrangements, media, processing invoices for payment and monitoring expenditure against budget
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a promotional plan to encourage churches to attend the church growth learning communities
  • Work with partners delivering website, learning platforms, or other communications tools to facilitate and promote church growth learning communities
  • Provide a point of contact for support, development and communication for churches looking to participate in a learning community
  • Assist in development of systems to monitor interest, attendance and impact in relation to church growth learning communities
  • Assist in building and maintaining good relationships with churches interested in growth signposting them to appropriate support and resources
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on pipeline status and learning community participation and communicate progress to Centre team and external stakeholders
  • Support in the collection of data including measures of growth after attending learning communities, working with LDF staff to collect statistical information as necessary
  • Contribute to regular reviews and further development of the course material
  • Participate in weekly team meetings and occasionally lead weekly team prayer;
  • The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that are commensurate with the role

The ideal candidate


  • Administratively efficient with strong attention to detail.
  • IT literate (MS Office Suite).
  • Good people skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to produce clear written records and reports.
  • Some understanding of the broader safeguarding field including its social and political context.
  • The ability to take the lead and organise training and other events as required.
  • Professional and confident manner.
  • Ability to deal with many and varied tasks and prioritise work to meet timescale
  • Used to dealing with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to keep confidences, honesty.
  • Understanding of the Church of England and its structures.


  • Some knowledge of the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Salary: £25000 - £28000 pro rata, dependent on experience

Contract type: Fixed Term, Part-Time

Closing dates: 22 April 2018, 11:59pm

Location: Centre for Church Planting & Growth, Lombard Street, London, EC3V 9EA

About us

The Church of England in London is growing, vibrant and at the heart of communities throughout the capital. At the London Diocesan Fund we seek to do everything we can to support this mission and growth, using our resources to help our parishes and chaplains to serve over 4 million people.

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

·       values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual

·       reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve

·       fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

To learn more about the work we do, click here

To learn more about Capital Vision 2020 please click here


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