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Diverse churches working together to provide high quality ministry training opportunities: urban, suburban, students, familes, international work, experience in world mission.

About the Role

Liverpool Training Network

We’re a group of churches aiming to provide outstanding ministry trainee, church worker, and assistant minister posts alongside strong theological training. By working together we can also make sure you’re not isolated in your training and that you can build friendships with like-minded Christians for a lifetime. We’re doing all that in a brilliant, liveable, diverse city. Whatever you’re interested in learning – please talk to us. 

Options for formal training include: 

  • North West Ministry Training Course which 1200 people in the region have completed over the last 15 years – it’s highly respected as a great way into Bible teaching. 
  • Union School of Theology have a hub in Liverpool for those wishing to do graduate level study in theology in a learning community. 
  • Biblical Counselling UK run several of their courses here, and some of our placements offer specialisation in that. 

So if you are looking for a place to learn, where you will make friends, where you’ll meet people from lots of different churches and have access to tried and tested training, we’d love you to consider Liverpool. 

Ebenezer Walton 

Walton is an urban area in North Liverpool, where Pete Gower and a team from Christ Church Liverpool have just moved to work with Ebenezer Church to build up the church and reach the community. If you are interested in experiencing a church revitalisation from the beginning, working with kids, being involved in a small church and encouraging some older saints, Pete would love to hear from you

Speke Baptist Church 

Speke is a large estate on the south edge of Liverpool where Speke Baptist operates out of their community centre, the Noah's Ark. The church is learning more and more how to engage with the particular broken-ness of estate life, and has seen lots of people from the area consider Jesus for the first time. Steve Casey and Anthony Fisher lead the team there and there is a particular opportunity to be trained in Biblical Counselling if you want to work with them. Drop them an email if you'd like to find out more.

The Village Church Formby 

Formby is a village north of Liverpool where Tim Lister and his family moved in 2014 to help bring new life to the Village Church. In the heart of the shopping district, the church is learning to connect with this materially wealthy but spiritually needy community. If you're interested in learning to serve in a family church in a suburban context with all the particular challenges that brings, Tim would be delighted if you dropped him a line. 

Beechwood Chapel 

Beechwood is an estate on the edge of Birkenhead on Wirral. In 2012 a team from Christ Church Liverpool moved across to work with the existing church in reaching the community. Beechwood Chapel would be a great place to experience estate ministry while being well supported in a small, friendly church. In practice this means lots of time out and about in the local community: in the local schools, cafe and visiting people in their homes; as well as time with the church family. Jon is interested in you if you are interested in all of that. 

Aigburth Community Church 

Aigburth Community Church was planted into a suburb south of Liverpool in 2008. Steve Palframan leads the church which has a strong family focus and is deeply committed to world mission. If you want to work with people of all ages, invest in young people and learn about teaching the Bible in a local community setting Steve would love to hear from you. With a focus of ‘learn by doing’ Ministry Trainees join in with the work of the small staff team and get to serve across many different areas of church life, such as; pastoral care, preaching, teaching young people, running events, one-to-one work and leading services. 

Trinity Church Everton 

In the shadow of Liverpool's two famous football clubs, Trinity Church Everton was planted 5 years ago by a small team from Christ Church Liverpool. Peter Roberts leads the church that is working out how to engage with this socially diverse area. If you'd like a great place to experience and learn urban ministry including work with children, those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, then Pete would be very happy if you got in touch. 

Christ Church Liverpool 

We want to help people meet Jesus Christ, love his church and connect with Liverpool. Gathering at the heart of this great city, Christ Church is a young growing church, with 25 nationalities, and an emphasis on training people to live out the Gospel wherever they are, and on planting churches. Interested in working with students, internationals or children, Maurice and the team would love to hear from you. 

Further information from Liverpool Training Network