Church vacancies:

Vacancies for mission minded church leaders and pioneers.

Opportunities exist within Rural Ministries' growing partnership for gifted people to serve as pastors and church planters. Undoubtedly the challenges are considerable but the spiritual resources available are greater.

Rural church leaders come from a variety of backgrounds and possess different dominant gifts. Each requires faith, perseverance and the ability to establish relationships with a range of people. You will need to be convinced that as the Bible is opened, God is at work. Any Pastor must seek to minister to those in the church while being deeply concerned for those outside. Immersing yourself in the local community and finding ways to serve are essential.

Our partner churches are in different locations with widely differing contexts for ministry. As well as some full-time positions, other churches are seeking part-time help. These churches would be ideal for those prepared for some "tent-making" work or have other financial support. A church property may be available. Some Pastors already in ministry may find a change to working in a rural context very fulfilling. There is a different pace of life and evidence that one spiritually alive church may impact a whole area. We would also like to establish some training positions where someone may work with the help of a more experienced local pastor.

If you consider God may be calling and preparing you to face the challenges of rural ministry, then please contact us.

Current Opportunities

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+ Pastor (Part Time), Cromhall Chapel
  Location: Cromhall, South Gloucestershire

Summary of Role

  • Pastoral-Elder to chair the Eldership
  • Approx. 20 hours/ week + Sundays
  • Preach once a week, or one of our two services each Sunday(attend services otherwise, when not preaching elsewhere)
  • Ideally engage with the local school as a governor and in collective worship
  • Oversee:
  • - Weekly Bible study
    - Pastoral visitation and care
    - Various ministries (see above)
    - Some administrative tasks
    - Vision and mission
  • Engage with the FIEC as appropriate (i.e. local fraternal)
  • Renumeration
  • Superannuation (3% of stipend)
  • Starting from £11,500 dependent upon gifting, experience and education
  • 4 Weeks Holiday
  • 2 Weeks Continuing Education/Retreat/Conference allowance
  • For full details of the role and how to apply are on the Cromhall Chapel website.