Assistant Minister, St Mark, Battersea Rise
St Mark’s is a large, lively, evangelical, charismatic Anglican church in South-West London, with a mission to advance God’s kingdom through a Christ-centred, Bible-submitting, Spirit-empowered, contemporary ministry. Paul & Christine Perkin have pastored the church for over 30 years as one of the first church plants from Holy Trinity Brompton. We are five minutes from Clapham Junction, in the heart of a vibrant, diverse, and ever-changing, inner-London community. Our three weekend congregations attract each Sunday: over 450 adults, 100 children and 25 youth (from a full membership of between 500-600 adults, and over 200 youth and children) - predominantly young singles, marrieds and families - mixed socially, culturally and, to a growing degree, ethnically. St Mark’s has church planted twice.
We reach out through a) an in-depth teaching and pastoral ministry to our church congregation; b) a large range of diverse community ministries to care for the needs of all in the local area; and c) a wide series of strong partnerships with global mission organisations. The church is committed to the full inspiration and final authority of the whole Bible in belief and practice, the gospel imperative to make disciples of all peoples, and the availability of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the church today.
Our overall vision is to go Deeper in intimacy with God, to grow Closer in accountable friendships within the church family, and to reach Further in our impact on the world, near and far. Each year, our annual vision and goals give focus and challenge to all we do. Recent annual visions have aimed at speaking the Christian hope, living more courageously for Christ, and being ALL IN for His kingdom. This year our vision is the call in Romans 12 for ‘Living Sacrifices’ with ‘Transformed Minds’.
The Assistant Minister role is a senior and strategic one, alongside the Vicar and other clergy and senior leaders, responsible for leading 30 members of paid staff and trainees, and teaching and equipping the congregation in Christian faith and discipleship, both in mission and ministry. The role is for an ordained Anglican, and may be appropriate as a second curacy post.
The successful applicant should have a) a thorough theological training, b) experience of developing and empowering leaders, c) gifts in preaching, teaching, and apologetics, and ability to communicate and connect across cultures and social backgrounds, d) evangelistic experience in leading the Alpha Course, and e) a passion for the outworking of the gospel in society. There will be opportunity for a) line-managing other paid staff, b) supporting and participating in well-established community projects, c) conducting seminars, weekends, conferences and events, d) guiding Sunday congregations through transition and change, and e) the possibility of leading a church plant in the next two or three years.
For enquiries and application, contact Sarah Spreckley: email@example.com
Applications: close 28 October 2018; First Interviews: 15/16 November 2018; Start date: early 2019
For an informal conversation with the vicar, Paul Perkin, please call 020 7326 9411