Closing date: 21.07.19
PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) are looking for a Trainee Sports Minister to develop and grow in sports-based ministry and to support the growth of the work of PSALMS.
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 learn through hands-on experience what sports ministry is and how it relates to the unchurched young people in the Stroud area. The Director of Sports Ministry and the Strategic Sports Ministers will give opportunities to the successful candidate to lead groups under supervision, to gain coaching qualifications and if appropriate work towards other relevant qualifications.
Work base: working from home.
Hours of work: 40 hours per week to include 2 Sundays per month. 25 days holiday a year based on a 5 day working week plus bank holidays.
Commitments and training:
This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, but is a reflection of the duties applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision but the intention is to develop the person, so they have the experience to apply for Sports Ministry roles at the end of the 12 months.
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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