5 x FT Learning Mentors

Coventry Diocese
09 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Diocese of Coventry has an integrated strategy based on growing healthy churches, with a strategic emphasis on 20s-30s. We have recognised the huge importance of equipping laity for whole of life ministry, and have just secured significant funding from the Church Commissioners to develop this strategy further.

You will be part of the Diocesan Training Partnership (DTP) team focusing on lay training and development. This role will involve:

Mentoring personally, and identifying and training teams of volunteer ‘Learning Mentors’, with specialisms who can accompany disciples in a mentoring capacity.
Developing and mentoring Learning Communities covering similar skill sets.
Networking and signposting to existing resources (including identifying good quality home-grown parish, Deanery and DBE based courses).
Delivering courses locally.
Developing material for a bespoke digital learning platform (the ‘EQuip Hub’).

The 5 FT roles will be:

Empowering Leadership and Gift-based Ministry. Helping develop processes within local churches for leadership development and identifying people’s gifts so that disciples can flourish.
Passionate Spirituality and Inspiring Worship. Raising the spiritual temperature in disciples and in worship (especially lay-led) across the Diocese.
Holistic Small Groups and Loving Relationships. Developing small group life, training small group leaders, and enabling churches to become welcoming and hospitable communities. This post will include a Reconciliation brief in helping local churches, schools and communities become better equipped as reconcilers. This post will have a close working relationship with Coventry Cathedral.
Need-oriented Outreach/Evangelism. Focusing on processes for invitation events, evangelism, and exploration of Christian faith courses.
Functional Structures. Training in the structural aspects of church life and growth (eg helping PCCs think more strategically, training of Churchwardens, Parish Treasurers, Faculty processes, and structural dynamics for growth).

Closing date for applications: Noon Tue 29th Aug 2017

Interviews on one of the following dates: 19th-21st Sep, 25th Sep, 2nd-3rd Oct 2017

Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.