Battle Baptist Church

Battle Baptist Church is a thriving Baptist church in the town of Battle, East Sussex.  Our current staff team includes a Lead Pastor; Associate Pastor; a full-time ministry support worker with particular responsibility for Battle Baptist Football Club (current holders of the National Cup) and children’s work; and a church administrator.  We have 130+ members and are fully involved in the life of our local community.


Our core values are:


REST as the launchpad for life (Matthew 11:28).  We want to develop a different rhythm, a rhythm of rest, which in turn is the launchpad for life.


WELCOME to all just as they are (Luke 14:15-24).  We want to offer a welcome to all just as they are, as God welcomes us.


GENEROSITY demonstrating the love of God (2 Corinthians 9:6-8). We want to be a community of people with generosity at our core, demonstrating the love of God through our lives.


COURAGE to follow Jesus wherever He leads (Romans 1:16). We know that Jesus calls us to an adventure that is greater than anything we could ever imagine, and God will give us the courage we need if we’re prepared to follow Jesus wherever He leads.

£22,000 - £25,000 yearly
Battle Baptist Church Battle, UK
11 Jun, 2019
Full time Youth and Families Pastor Battle Baptist Church is a thriving Baptist Church in the town of Battle in East Sussex. We have an increasing number of young people within the church who attend youth events throughout the week. We also have growing connections within the local community, with over fifty young people regularly attending our Friday night youth club. We see this ministry as a critical part of our mission to share the message of Christ to all ages. We are looking for an experienced and passionate Youth and Families Pastor to lead and develop the church’s ministry to young people (aged 11-19 years) and their families both within the church and the local community, as part of the Church’s vision of “Being Transformed Together”.   The Role Leading and developing the church's work with young people and their families Teaching, discipling and offering pastoral care to our young people and their families Working in partnership with a dedicated team of volunteers, building upon and expanding the great work that has already been done   Skills, Knowledge and Experience A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a leadership role of working with young people in a church or a Christian organisation Must be a practising Christian and be willing to adhere to the beliefs and principles of Battle Baptist Church and the aims and objectives of Life with Hope Trust An effective communicator (social media, verbal and written)   Details & Benefits Flexible 40-hours per week, with the need to work evenings and weekends Salary of £22,000 - £25,000 depending on experience   There is an Occupational Requirement (OR) for the post-holder to be a practising Christian and to be in agreement with the Baptist Union’s Declaration of Principle under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. It is not a requirement for the post-holder to be an accredited Baptist Minister. This appointment will be subject to the successful applicant demonstrating their right to work in the UK and undergoing an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. Closing date: Noon 8th July 2019 Date for interviews: 15th – 17th July 2019 Desired start date: September 2019 For an informal conversation about the role and a copy of the role description please contact Ed Jones, Lead Pastor of Battle Baptist Church via . You can also find out more about the role by clicking here . We would also welcome candidates to come and visit the church at one of our services or youth activities.