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|What's New at All Saints?|
Student Youth Worker Vacancy
All Saints and St Andrew's Churches are looking for a student youth worker to develop our work with teenagers in the church and the wider community. The post is for three years, starts in September 2014 and involves living in Bedworth and working for us 14 hours per week during school terms at £7.65 per hour, while training for an accredited Christian youth work B.A degree with the Institute of Children, Youth and Mission (CYM) at St John's College, Nottingham. Travel expenses and a book allowance will be paid.
Overall Aim of this post:
To worship God, make new disciples and transform communities – specifically by building on existing work with our church young people, their leaders, and young people in the wider community, to see them grow in maturity and faith.
What we offer you
§ Journeying with us in our shared life and ministry in Bedworth
§ The opportunity to learn, to take risks and make mistakes in a safe, supported environment.
§ Encouragement to grow in faith and personal maturity
§ The chance to develop a healthy pattern of life, including prayer, retreat, work, study, relaxation and fun.
§ A pastoral supporter who will be a listening ear and will help you with any grievances
What we can expect from you
§ To be part of the All Saints and St Andrew's youth work team
§ To work as part of the team which leads the following activities:
§ To plan towards taking a group of young people to Soul Survivor, Greenbelt or equivalent in the summer
§To work 2 hours per week in Nicholas Chamberlaine Academy (11-18s) under the direction of the staff there
§ To develop a mentoring scheme for the church's young people
§ To develop a new project among Bedworth's young people - take a risk!
§ To undertake administration, communication, networking and publicity as required for the youth work
§ To abide by the church's safeguarding policy, including behaving honourably in all relationships with young people and adults alike
The student will also be expected to live in Bedworth parish and to attend All Saints or St Andrew’s churches during school terms over the three years of the course.
Person Specification - Essentials
§ Christian commitment
§ Experience in church-based youth work
§ Good communication skills
§ An understanding of, sensitivity to and commitment to the needs of young people
§ Experience in discipling young people
§ Ability to work as part of a team and under their own initiative, responding well to being challenged
§ Good sense of humour
Person Specification - Desirables
§ Experience in organising events
§ Full driving licence
§ Experience in community-based work with children and/or young people and their families
§ Musical ability
Please contact us if you'd like to know more.
Watch this Space
Watch this Space is an alternative worship event aimed at 15-29 year-olds (although we're quite happy if younger teenagers turn up, as long as they are in Year 9 or above). So what to expect? Cake, hot chocolate, an icebreaker activity, Bible-based discussion in small groups and some informal worship. We meet every month and our next date is 20 July. We start at 8.00 pm and finish at 9.15 pm.
Our next Xpress Creations date is Sat 19 July. Come along at 10.30 am for some free craft and Lego-making activities, ending with bacon batches at about 11.45 am. All welcome.