Priest-in-Charge, Buckshaw Village Church

Buckshaw | Blackburn | Closing date: 28 October

Buckshaw Village Church is a recently planted congregation which meets in a community centre and serves a large newbuild suburban village between Chorley and Leyland.

The church is praying for an evangelical pastor, obedient to God’s word and enthusiastic in teaching it, who can build on a period of significant growth and lead them to long-term sustainability. There is a small staff team comprising a part-time administrator and children’s worker and some very committed lay leaders. The Church is a Conventional District with its own PCC and seeks a full-time pastor.

Main Responsibilities

The candidate will: 

  • Continue to reach out to Buckshaw Village through service and proclamation and so support the church in living out its mission statement: ‘Loving Jesus, loving people, loving life.’
  • Lead the congregation deeper in faith and help them to explore what it means to live lives wholly patterned on God’s word
  • Develop new leaders and especially help the church to attract more men into leadership
  • Maintain and develop the strong friendship between the church and its three form entry Voluntary Aided Primary School
  • Help the church on the next step of its journey to viability in governance and finance

The Ideal Candidate

The candidate will: 

  • Live a life of integrity and display godly character 
  • Be a person of prayer, committed to their own discipleship and attentive to their own growth as a Christian. 
  • Love God’s word and love faithfully preaching it
  • Bring enthusiasm in working with families, children and schools
  • Have a generosity of spirit towards those who think differently in a congregation which is broad and eclectic
  • Enjoy drawing out gifts and skills in others and never be afraid to ask for help

Closing date: 28 October 2021
Interview date: 26 November 2021

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