We are currently looking to fill this vacancy

This is a very exciting role for a Missional Leader to be appointed to the latest Resourcing Church in the Diocese of Durham. This is a pioneering and missional post based around a lively and growing church. We are looking to appoint someone who is committed to:

  • GROWING a local team to include two funded posts, such as a children and families worker and admin support role
  • GROWING a congregation in Oxclose of 140 over four years by utilising excellent but undeveloped community contexts and developing a style and ethos in worship and other events which are attractive to families
  • TARGETING family and children’s work
  • NURTURING discipleship and establishing, in the DNA of the church, a commitment to growth and church planting
  • USING LEARNING gained from the Diocese’s Missional Leadership for Growth programme, and in particular the APEST model, to identify gifts and encourage vocation.
  • TRAINING AND EQUIPPING lay people using the MLG ‘know yourself, know your vocation’ model and develop these vocations in ways that will support our planting out agenda
  • ENGAGING AND BUILDING relationships with receptive churches and community groups
  • PLANTING OUT into other areas of the town through engagement with receptive neighbouring churches and the local community

Is God calling you to this role?

For more information or an informal conversation, please contact: Archdeacon of Sunderland, The Venerable Bob Cooper 07384 510731

Supporting Documentation


Parish Profile

  • Closing date:  09:00 4th February 2019

  • Interviews:  18th  February 2019

Additional Details

The vision of the Diocese is ‘Blessing our communities in Jesus’ name for the transformation of us all’. Within this, the 3 core priorities are Growing the Church, Children and Young People, and Poverty. These are outlined and expressed in the Diocesan

Plan on a page-2018 Final Version


The full role description can be viewed and downloaded here:

Person Specification

Location of St Michale's and All Angels

Application Form

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Diocesan Plan-on-a-page

Diocesan Strategy Documents

Plan on a page-2018 Final Version

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If you are interested in this exciting role where there are also huge opportunities to nurture, encourage and enable the wider ministry and mission of the Church we want to hear from you.