Church Leader - Enfield Congregation

Job Posted: 145 days ago

Available until: 14th Jun 2018

Key Features

Location:

Enfield

Job Type:

Permanent

Salary:

Hourly

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Restore Community Church is seeking a full-time Congregation Leader to oversee the life and direction of our Enfield site. Duties will include leadership of the Enfield Congregation by championing and executing the mission, vision, and values of Restore Community Church, developing the Sunday gatherings, mid-week small groups and local community engagement.

The successful candidate will also join the Restore Senior Leadership Team helping to lead the organisation and plant new congregations and expressions of Church that help people find their way back to God.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Restore Senior Leadership Team

The Enfield site leader is part of the Restore Senior Leadership Team, which is responsible for developing the overall vision and strategy of Restore. 

They would be responsible for implementing Restore vision within the Enfield congregation, and seeking to grow the congregation through helping people find their way back to God

The longer-term goal would be to develop a community that impacts the borough of Enfield through creating missional hubs and, potentially, releasing people to multiply congregations

Restore Enfield For the first year:

The leader will develop and strengthen the congregation to be a family-friendly, welcoming environment, with gatherings that are accessible and relevant to the local community

They will further shape the strategy to engage with the local community around Winchmore Hill, in particularly focusing on children, young people and families

They will grow a committed core of people, who are regularly serving and investing into the vision of Restore Enfield

Sunday Gatherings

The leader is responsible for all aspects of delivering the Sunday morning gathering. The aim is to plan and lead weekly gatherings that help people to fully engage, encounter God and to grow in their relationship with Jesus

They would regularly speak, lead meetings and communicate vision at gatherings, following the centrally created Restore preaching programme

Discipleship

Leading small groups within Enfield, focussing on creating community within church life and empowering people to live missionally everyday

Develop and lead teams responsible for developing the Restore 4-step discipleship programme within Enfield:
o Know God–establish smallgroups designed to introduce people toJ esus
o Finding Freedom–liaise with the Restore Finding Freedom team leaders to assist people to discover who God made them to be and leave negative history behind
o Discover Purpose–develop a team to lead the Discover Purpose Course material within Enfield and promote it within congregation life to enable everyone to find their calling and to serve
o Make a Difference–oversee the development of missional connections for every small group within Enfield congregation

Prayer

Lead the development of an Enfield prayer strategy, including leading our bi-annual times of prayer and fasting in January and September
Champion the wider Restore Church First Wednesday gatherings

Community Engagement

Develop and lead a strategy for missional outreach in the local community
Create opportunities to relate to families and community outside of the Sunday gathering context
Develop a pathway to connect people in to the life of the Restore family
Ensure events are focused on helping people take the ‘next steps’ towards a relationship with Jesus and be in line with the Restore vision for people to ‘Know God; Find Freedom; Discover Purpose; and, Make a Difference.’

Kingdom Partnerships

To develop relationships with local Churches, attend Churches Together gatherings and seek to build opportunities to work together as The Church in Enfield

Leadership Responsibilities

To lead the Enfield Leadership Team, responsible for the development and implementation of the Restore vision in the Enfield context
To lead the Enfield Service Teams, who are responsible for all aspects of church life (e.g. worship, kids, community etc.)
To line-manage the Enfield Staff Team, currently comprising part-time an Administrator/Worship Leader (24 hours) and Children’s Leader (10 hours)
To serve on the Restore Senior Leadership Team and participate in the wider Restore staff team
To develop places of interface between community and Sunday gatherings
To live and serve as part of the local church community

Essential Qualities:

The successful candidate will be:

A friendly, engaging personality with a proven track record in church leadership
A gifted communicator, able to teach the word of God in an inspired manner as well as being able to enthusiastically articulate vision for the future
An outward focus, able to lead people to find their way back to God
A team player, gifted at working with a diverse group of people and able to lead them towards a common goal
A strong inner spiritual life, modelling a passionate relationship with Jesus
Personal integrity and a commitment to applying the teaching of Jesus into every aspect of life

Terms and Conditions

This is a full-time position (40 hours a week) with a competitive salary. The role will be subject to a three-month probationary period.

The role's location will be split between Loughton and Enfield. Working hours are split between Sunday to Friday, with Thursday as a day off. Some evening working is essential with occasional Saturday commitments. Flexi working hours are offered and negotiable at time of employment.

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