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.

Rural Ministries support in finding a Pastor

Rural Ministries regularly supports our Partner churches in recruiting new Pastors however from we are able to offer to other churches as resources permit. If you would like to know more about how we are able to help your church click on the button below.

Current Opportunities

We have a number of vacancies which are given below. Please bear in mind the following points:

  • Where a vacancy is listed as 'External Vacancy' applications are to made direct to the organisation concerned. Otherwise all contact should be made through Rural Ministries.
  • All information about a vacancy is given below and we do not have additional information to sent to enquirers.
  • We are unable to disclose the location or name of Partner churches.
  • All Rural Ministries applications must be made using our application form (below).

Details of the Rural Ministries application process can be seen here

Before applying for a Rural Ministries vacancy please note that:

  • You must have the right to work in the UK.
  • You must be able to attend an interview in the UK at your own cost.

+ External Vacancy - Families and community worker
  Location: Bawtry, South Yorkshire

Do you long to see your friends and neighbours understand that, no matter who they are, God loves them and offers them eternal joy and peace through faith in the self-sacrificing love of Jesus Christ? We do, and we need help in communicating it to our local community.

Bawtry Community Church is seeking to appoint a committed, self-motivated person to develop our outreach, particularly to people aged under 50: families, youth, singles, children. The job will also include enhancing our presence on the internet, including social media.

This is a new post, made possible through a recent legacy, and will initially be for a period of three years. This may be extended if funding allows. If appropriate, the job may be shared between two part-time appointees.

Salary: Up to Teacher’s Scale M1 (currently £22,917p.a.) There is no accommodation available.

This post carries an Occupational Requirement for the post holder to be a committed Christian under the Equality Act 2010 and is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. You will be required to present proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom.

Further details can be found at where you will find a person/job sspecication and an application form. If you would like to char about this opportunity please telephone the pastor, Simon Carter, on 01302 719911, or by email to

Bawtry Community Church 2-3 Pinders Court High Street Bawtry Doncaster S Yorkshire DN10 9JA

Closing date: Noon on Saturday 18 August 2018