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Ministry Trainee

Youth Ministry / Music / Children's Ministry


We are looking for three Ministry Trainees to join us for one year (possibly extending to a second year) from 1 September 2019, serving alongside other members of the ministry leadership team at Christ Church helping to make disciples for Jesus.

About Christ Church Cockfosters

We are a vibrant, Christ-centred, Bible-teaching, conservative evangelical church in North London. Around 230 adults and 80 children attend regularly across three services (9am, 10.30am & 6pm) on a Sunday. Our church school provides us with excellent links into the community and strong mission opportunities with young families. 
In recent years we have seen a number of exciting developments in the life of our church
including the planting of Grace Church Highlands and the opening of The House Café which has provided us with further community outreach opportunities.

About the Role

We are looking for three Ministry Trainees to serve alongside other members of the
ministry leadership team at Christ Church helping to make disciples for Jesus. This position is ideal for someone considering the possibility of a full-time gospel ministry in the future or wanting training to be a more effective member of a church family.
Within the Ministry Trainee role there is opportunity for focused involvement in one or two
of the following areas of church life:

  • Children’s ministry (3-11s)
  • Younger youth (11-14s)
  • Older youth (14-18s)
  • Music
  • Young adults
  • Seniors
  • Biblical Counselling

General aspects of the role applicable to all Ministry Trainees will include:

  • One to one discipleship ministry
  • Preparing and leading Bible studies
  • Giving short talks to the children & youth
  • Planning and leading corporate worship
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Mentorship from a senior member of the pastoral leadership
  • Specific word ministry responsibilities as appropriate to future direction
  • Administration and practical service

We are committed to training our Ministry Trainees and to this end they will attend a
training course throughout the year. This might be studying at Cornhill, lecture modules at
Oak Hill College, training in Biblical Counselling or other training courses as deemed suitable.

For full role description and person specification please see the information download below.

Funding/Financial Information

All accommodation and work expenses are covered by the church (including Council Tax,
broadband and all utilities). Trainees are encouraged to lead on a summer Venture and
attend at least one conference a year. Costs for these alongside other training costs can be
claimed on expenses.
In addition, as this is an unwaged volunteer role, you will be encouraged to set up a
Stewardship account to provide a tax efficient means of individuals supporting you in this role. See the information download for further information on support raising.

Key Dates

We encourage people to submit an application as soon as possible as we intend to begin
interviews mid-March.

tart date: 1st September 2019

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send the following:

  • A CV including three referees (one of whom should be your current Church Minister)
  • A completed application form (available from the church office - using the email contact button on the left of this page)
  • A covering letter explaining why you are applying for this role

Informal enquiries welcomed.
Interiew travel expenses within the UK may be reimbursed.

Further information from Christ Church Cockfosters