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Ministry Trainee

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We are seeking a ministry trainee who will be given a wide exposure to the church life, from leading and preaching on Sundays, to running children's ministries, through to activities and evangelism within the community. We are delighted to be able to offer a grant for the position (£8,500) as well as accommodation and weekly 1-1 supervision with a member of our senior staff team. We hope to hear from you soon.

About St Margaret's Angmering

St. Margaret’s is a thriving evangelical Anglican church, located in the West Sussex village of Angmering. We strive to know Jesus better and to make him better known by providing contemporary services and activities across all ages, with an average Sunday attendance in excess of 300 and strong links within our community. The church family consists of many children, youth, families, and seniors and has been growing over the past five years. 

Our most recent staff appointment, Brady Helme, who joined after finishing his degree in Bible & Theology from Moody Bible Institute Chicago has this to say:

‘St. Margaret’s is a great church. It does a brilliant job at balancing the tradition of our faith with the contemporary culture of today. It is an active and lively church full of opportunities and events. Since joining I have grown both in my personal life and in my ministry skills through serving at the church and working in local schools. I do not think I could have found a better place to serve and be part of a community that is focused on loving and honouring Christ. St. Margaret’s is a great church!’

About the Role

We are looking for a committed Christian volunteer who might be trained in ministry from August/September 2019 for twelve months (with the option of extending for an additional year). A grant of £8,500 will be available, alongside living accommodation which guarantees that the successful candidate doesn’t have to raise support. The trainee will receive theological training through the Sussex Gospel Partnership, have weekly supervision and input from a senior member of the staff team and be given the chance to explore church ministry through a whole range of practical outlets. Anyone wishing to apply must have a clear understanding of the Christian faith and be willing to serve and learn.

While there are many areas of service within a church context; depending upon experience the successful applicant can expect to be involved and trained within some of the following areas:

  • Preaching and leading of services 
  • Children’s or teens work (including opportunities in local schools)
  • 1-1’s with older youth who will be preparing for life beyond Angmering
  • Music (if desired)
  • Community outreach

Key Dates

Applications need to be submitted by 31st January 2019, and interviews will be held in Angmering in the second half of February.

How to Apply

We really hope you’ll consider making the most of this training opportunity and the chance to serve Jesus in this context. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with the Rector, Mark Standen, on 01903 896417 or by email. Mark will be pleased to have an informal chat with you, and send you an application form.

Further information from St Margaret's Angmering