Rural Pioneer Youth Minister (Lay or Ordained) - Oswestry

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.

Applications close at 5pm on 29th April 2018 with interviews taking place over 13th-14thMay 2018 in Oswestry Deanery. To request an application pack, or for an informal conversation about the role, email Revd Helen Morby on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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