Looking for a career change? Passionate about serving God and others through the local church? Come work with us!
Join our energetic and dedicated staff team seeking to use their gifts to serve the community of Clapham Junction and beyond. As a team, we aim to live and lead courageously in support of the St Mark’s vision. Learn more about our values as a church and community of Jesus-followers here
Opportunities for 2018: A one/two year traineeship of general ministry training, starting in September 2018.
Our training scheme has three basic dimensions: ministry involvement, ministry support and ministry training. These include:
Opportunities to use and develop your distinctive gifts in a wide range of ministries.
Opportunities to serve a huge cross-section of people, due to our thriving community ministries and London location.
Invaluable behind the scenes insights into church leadership in a large, fun and highly collaborative staff team.
Intensive in-house training in Bible teaching, leadership, doctrine, ethics, and evangelism.
Preaching training and theological study through Cornhill, St. Mellitus or a personally tailored in-house study programme.
Areas of involvement include:
Children’s and youth ministry, preaching opportunities, Alpha team, Big Questions team, communications, women’s or men’s discipleship, community outreach, prison ministry, Sunday services, Church on Wednesday: a lunchtime service caring for those on the fringes of society.
Main features of the role:
The aim of a Ministry Trainee is to serve the local church and community while gaining practical ministry experience. This requires a willing flexibility in all sorts of tasks. We are looking for men and women with a servant heart who are prepared to commit themselves to St Mark’s wholeheartedly, and to do whatever they can to forward the work of the Gospel here.
Trainees join a lively and enthusiastic staff team who meet to pray every weekday morning and enjoy lunch together every Monday. We are a happy team and seek to share our lives together.
Testimonials from recent Ministry Trainees:
“The training scheme at St Mark’s is a fantastic year to explore loads of different ministries within a vibrant church and community. It is a fun and stimulating environment to work in every day.”
“With the full support of this fantastic staff team and church I have had so many opportunities to grow in faith and to step out of my comfort zone. Wherever God leads next, I know that I have gained a wealth of experience from my time at St. Mark’s for the journey ahead.”
“The Ministry Training scheme is truly extraordinary in the fact that the leadership team value trainees at the same level as everyone else on the staff. Over the year, I have been allowed countless opportunities to learn through new experiences and to cultivate the talents and passions already placed within me.”
A monthly contribution towards living costs (currently £450 pm) and accommodation with one of our church families, if required.
Fees for regular and occasional ministry training courses up to £1200 (for one/two year apprenticeship)
Staff training lunch fortnightly with senior staff member, staff lunch once a week with all staff.1
How to Apply:
Interviews will be arranged following a review of the candidate’s application.
Closing date for applications is 18 June 2018.