This role is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to explore church-based ministry in general working across two churches spanning city and village, and to shape a placement that fits their current and developing passions and skills.
You will be able to work alongside existing volunteers and staff at both St Mark's and St Andrew's and discover all that is involved in leading and developing church-based ministries, as well as play an important leadership role themselves.
Being an Apprentice at St Mark’s and St Andrew’s means
- Working alongside the church staff team and others, to fulfil our vision of “Making disciples” and outworking of the church’s strategy of “Serving Jesus, each other, our world”
- Become a fully engaged member of St Mark’s and St Andrew’s, participating in Sunday worship and joining an appropriate house group for support and personal nurture.
- Adhere to and enforce our safeguarding policy throughout all our work with young people.
Primary opportunities include
- Developing a youth ministry of bible teaching, discipleship/mentoring and evangelism amongst our existing teenagers and partner with other church youth ministries across the city.
- Assist the team in developing Sunday and other ministries to young people aged 0-16 and their parents at St Mark’s.
- Lead and teach at Breakfast@9 fresh-expression church at St Andrew’s
- Outreach through Friday night youth clubs and midweek community cafes and toddler groups
- Work in our two Church of England primary schools which could include Open the Book, assemblies and classroom help.
- Alongside The Bridge project working in secondary schools in our parish.
Upcoming opportunities include
- Involvement in a church plant to a new suburban housing estate and thinking through how a church engages with its community.
- Other areas of ministry as the role develops and constant refocussing to shape the role best.
Candidates will need to have:
- An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ
- A character of integrity, worthy of being a Christian role-model to others
- A teachable mindset, open to challenge and change
- A positive attitude to work, ministry and people
If the candidate also has:
- Experience of work with children and families
- Good communication skills
- Eager to learn new skills
That would be great too!
The SWYM Apprentice is given plenty of flexibility to make the week work for them!
Monday and Wednesday would be your days for Cluster, Study and personal prep time.
We have weekly café at St Andrew’s on a Tuesday and weekly youth clubs at the Pavilion on a Friday evening
There will be a weekly or fortnightly meeting with the vicar (line manager) to review how things are going and what is coming up.
Saturday would be a day off to use as you please. If there is anything tha you are needed fo on a Saturday during the year, you will be asked to take another day off during that week or the week after.
Sundays with involve at least one if not two church meetings once the new ‘Pavilion' church is launched.
Ready to Apply?
If you would like to explore joining SWYM then please fill in an application form, and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps.