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Rural Pioneer Youth Minister (Lay or Ordained) - Oswestry
Rural Pioneer Youth Minister (Lay or Ordained)
Salary: £30,000/year (3 year contract)
Oswestry Rural Youth Church (ORYC) seeks an experienced Pioneer Youth Minister to initiate and lead the development of a Fresh Expression of church for 11-18s in the rural areas around Oswestry, a town on the border of North Wales. ORYC is a new initiative in the Deanery of Oswestry, part of the CofE Diocese of Lichfield. We aim to provide a safe space in which young people, of all faiths and none, can explore the Christian faith and grow as disciples and worship in a church community that has young people at its heart.
The successful applicant will be:
- An experienced pioneer of fresh expressions of church with young people
- A natural collaborative worker
- Knowledgeable of, or have the clear capacity to gain knowledge of, life in rural contexts, and
- Be able to develop a strategy in partnership with the Management Group to make ORYC a sustainable project for years to come
The post is fully funded for 2 years through a variety of personal gifts, church giving, and trust funding, with continuation funding being actively sought for years 3-6. Details of our work so far and application instructions can be found on our website.