Closing date: 21.07.19
PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) are looking for a Strategic Sports Minister to support the Director of Sports Ministry in developing sports ministry over the next three years in partnership with Scripture Union and the Diocese of Gloucester. The SSM will play a key role in PSALMS’ Sports Ministry in the Stroud area, taking responsibility for at least one of our local partnerships.
PSALMS started in 2005 in Painswick, as they realised that many young people, especially boys, spent their Sundays on the football pitch or engaging in other active pursuits. This lead a group of Christians to start engaging with young people through fresh expressions of church, with an emphasis on Sports Ministry.
Today, they work with hundreds of children and young people, working within their partner areas (Beacon, Nailsworth, Stonehouse & Kemble), partnering with many churches to work ecumenically and also widely across the county of Gloucestershire in schools, in the community and with churches.
They work to engage not just those young people who regularly attend church but focus on supporting young people within the community. They recruit, train and equip both young leaders and adult volunteers to reach out from within the church in our sessions and clubs across the county.
PSALMS have recently been recognised as the only Centre of Excellence in the UK for Sports Ministry by Scripture Union and Professor Andrew Parker at University of Gloucestershire.
Role purpose: To develop Sports mission and discipling, using the existing experience of PSALMS to reach other young people groups (both churched and unchurched). This involves providing opportunities for young people in the Gloucestershire (often working through and with local churches, schools and clubs) to explore, and engage with the Gospel in culturally relevant ways, and then equipping them to share their faith with their peers.
Salary: £21,000 - £27,000 based on experience and qualifications
Work base: ‘Hot Desk’ facilities will be made available in your places of work.
Hours of work: 40hrs per week to include at least two Sundays per month. 25 days holiday a year based on a 5-day week plus bank holidays.
Christians in Sport is a UK based charity that aims to reach the world of sport for Jesus. We mainly work with sportspeople in competitive and elite sport.
Registered Charity England and Wales 1086570.
Registered Charity Scotland SCO45299.
Company number: 4146081
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