Assistant Minister

Job Posted: 198 days ago

Available until: 11th Feb 2019

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St Pauls Jersey

St. Paul’s is an Anglican Church in the middle of St. Helier on the Island of Jersey. We are currently looking to appointment a full-time Assistant Minister (Youth and Young Adults).

We are seeking a mature Christian with appropriate gifts, skills and experience; a passionate & enthusiastic Christian leader who wants to make disciples of Jesus Christ in a church that values the ministry of all ages. The person appointed will need to be a team player who will work with existing colleagues and teams and also be expected to work in partnership with other churches.

If you would like more details of the role and an application form, please go to our website: or contact us (including an email and postal address) at:

The Church Administrator, St. Paul’s Church, New Street,

St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 3RA


Tel.: 01534 887887 (Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Closing dates for applications: 28th February 2019

1.     Purpose of Position

1.1.To be the Assistant Minister of St. Paul’s

1.2.To lead the ministry amongst Youth aged 11-18

1.3.To lead the ministry amongst Young Adults aged 18-30

1.4.To generally assist the Incumbent with his duties, as below

2.     Main responsibilities

2.1.  To work in partnership with the Minister, staff team and church fellowship in enabling St. Paul’s Church to grow further.

2.2.  To oversee the ministry within the life of St. Paul’s Church among 11-18 year olds.

2.2.1.     To include:         Supporting the Youth ministry at the Sunday 9.30 am service         Supporting the Youth ministry at the 6.30pm Wednesday Evening Youth Meeting         Supporting & nurturing the Youth Team at St. Paul’s Church (currently 8 + 1 trainee leader)         Attending and relating to Youth at the Sunday evening (6.30pm) service

2.2.2.     To work with the youth team with the goals of:         Making disciples of Jesus Christ and         Nurturing leadership gifts and skills where appropriate.

2.2.3.     Enabling mentoring and/or supervision of youth where required

2.2.4.     Ensuring liaison between St. Paul’s Church and other Jersey churches and ministries in the area of youth ministry (e.g. Youth Keswick and The Higher Tour)

2.2.5.     To facilitate members of the Youth Group having the opportunity to attend Soul Survivor or some other equivalent annual off-island residential youth event.

2.3.  To lead the ministry within the life of St. Paul’s Church among 18-30 year olds. To include:

2.3.1.     Sharing in the responsibility for the 6.30 pm service, including Heading up the teams involved in leading and participating in this service Leading regularly at the service itself, Preaching regularly, and Developing the service in partnership with the Minister and others.

2.3.2.     Facilitating (in partnership with the Head of Discipleship) small groups (Bible study groups) for 18-30s

2.3.3.     Identifying gifts in 18-30s to be developed and released into ministry in the church

2.4.  To participate in the Morning Services (currently 9.30 & 11.15), including occasional leading & preaching

2.5.  To support the ministry of St. Paul’s church in primary and secondary schools, including taking assemblies and supporting schools’ visits to the Church.

2.6.  Providing and enabling mentoring and/or supervision where required in these areas of responsibility

2.7.  To participate in staff days, the staff review/appraisal systems and continuing professional development.

2.8.  Other duties as directed by the Minister or his appointed representative (which may include occasional pastoral visiting, representing the church at functions, etc.) and may work in other specific ministry areas in partnership with the Ministry Heads for those areas.

2.9.  To support the Discipleship Ministry Head in encouraging and facilitating discipleship development.

2.10.    Other areas according to gifting and calling

3.     Accountability

3.1.  The Assistant Minister is accountable to & responsible to the Minister for all aspects of their work.   In the absence of the Minister they will be expected to carry the responsibility for their ministry, with the co-operation & support of the Leadership Team, and other members of staff, where appropriate.   In the absence of the Minister it is recognised that they may value consulting ministers of other churches or other professionals for advice in particularly difficult situations, without consulting the Leadership Team first. The Church Council have the authority in areas of finance to do with the appointment.

4.     Attendance at Meetings

4.1.  In addition to the above it is expected the appointee will also attend staff prayers (Monday Morning at 9.15 for 45 minutes), weekly staff meetings (usually Monday or Tuesday mornings up to 2 hours) and Church leadership meetings (Monday nights once per month, and possibly one or two Saturdays per year).

5.     Training

5.1.  The Assistant Minister may attend one significant training event and/or one retreat per year, as agreed with the Minister or his delegated deputy, at the Council’s expense and within the agreed budget.

6.     Review

6.1.  The Assistant Minister will meet with the Minister (or his representative) and/or a member of the Church Council to review their ministry twice yearly.

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