Leadership Development Year Student

St Swithin's Church, Lincoln | Lincoln

Description of Job

We are offering an opportunity to be part of St Swithin’s, Lincoln, a vibrant and growing church in the city centre as we begin to plant both locally in Lincoln and in Grimsby.

The LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT YEAR is designed for those who want to spend a year growing in leadership while serving in a church context. It’s a year, for you, that will help you discover more about who you are, grow in your relationship with God and knowledge and understanding of the bible and develop as a leader. But it’s also a year, for others, where you get the opportunity to serve God, making a difference in the people’s lives, learning how to be a disciple making disciple and get stuck in as we begin to church plant in the year ahead.

We’ll equip you with weekly training in both discipleship and leadership and give you opportunities to put what you are discovering into practice as you serve in a ministry area within the church (Ministry stream options: Youth//Kids//18-25’s//Media & Production//Worship). On top of that you’ll also get the opportunity to get stuck into other areas of church life, such as Alpha, Love Your Neighbour, services and church planting.

If you are have a desire to learn, you are a team player, hungry to grow as a disciple making disciple, and keen to lead by being intentional with your influence then this year could be for you.

If you are up for the challenge to spend a year stretching and growing yourself as you serve God and others, come and be part of the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT YEAR and play your unique part to see lives and communities transformed in Lincoln and beyond.

You’ll work with us 3.5 days a week and its free to take part, but you’ll need to find a way to support yourself financial (perhaps with a part time job). We’ll find you accommodation with a host family within the church for approx £100 a month if you need it. (If finance is a problem, please don’t let that hold you back, we’ll be happy to chat it through with you)

How to apply for the job

Please read through the role profile and see our website for more information www.stswithins.org and when you are ready to apply fill in the application form and send it to: ldy@stswithins.org.uk

Although the application deadline is mid August we are interviewing on a rolling basis so get your application in as soon as possible to confirm your place.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Application form (407.84 KB) Role Profile (94.56 KB)


St Swithin's Church, Lincoln

St Swithin’s is a vibrant and growing Anglican church in the Diocese of Lincoln.  We exist so that people will encounter the LOVE of God, learn to LIVE more like Jesus, and GO in the power of the Spirit to see lives and communities transformed. 

Our story so far is one of God’s faithfulness. After dwindling to just a handful of faithful parishioners in 2014, St Swithin’s was identified by the Diocese as a potential location for a city-centre resourcing church and, at the invitation of the Bishop of Lincoln, a team from Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in London were invited to plant into St Swithin’s. The plant team, including a small number sent from Alive church, officially re-launched St Swithin’s in October 2014, with 30 people attending the first service. Since then we have seen significant growth and current attendance averages around 270 adults and 70 youth and children across our congregations.

Looking ahead we have exciting plans for growth and for church planting. Our vision for the next stage is:

To Reach those in the city and surrounding areas with the message of the gospel, in particular Rising Generations and young adults
To Release disciple making disciples
To Revitalise the city and region with a series of church plants

 This will be underpinned by our values of authentic community, costly generosity, creativity and quality.