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Children and Youth Worker

Littleover Methodist Church Littleover, Derby
Closing Date
Tue, 22/11/2022 - 00:00
Full Time
Max Salary
Description of Job
As a church at the heart of our community reaching out with the Gospel, we want children and young people to follow Jesus and to grow as disciples. The main purpose of this role is to encourage children, young people and families to follow Jesus and to grow as disciples so they might be fully participating members of the Church/Community.
How to apply for the job
Please email for further information or complete and submit the application form to the address given

Littleover Methodist Church

Littleover Methodist Church Littleover Derby DE23 6EP

Littleover Methodist Church

Littleover Methodist Church (LMC) is situated in a suburb of Derby and has 120 members. The church has an evangelical ethos, seeks to be led by the Spirit and in 2008 completed a £2m building project. The premises now welcome over 800 visitors a week, and enjoy great opportunities to reach out into the community. We are looking for intentional ways of providing stepping stones to faith for those using the premises. There are Sunday morning services and regular Sunday evening services. There is a worship band and active team of worship leaders.

This post will complement the existing staff team of a Minister, Church Centre Manager, Ministry Development Worker and a Café Manager as well as Cleaning staff.

Although the post is time limited to two years because of funding, as a church we would want to look at creative ways of extending a successful appointment. The present appointment builds on a history of children and youth ministry through the appointment of paid workers.

There are 5 evening fellowship groups, a daytime fellowship group, older folks’ Lunch Club, Sunday morning children and young people’s group, two parent and toddler groups, six uniformed groups and the Café which is open to the community three days a week. We have links with overseas mission and actively support work in the Derby area through Derby City Mission and Derby City Vision and pre Covid we were active in a number of schools. We enjoy partnership with other churches in the immediate area and the City of Derby.

Covid was a challenging time for LMC, as it was for most churches and the communities surrounding them. One positive aspect was enabling worship to go online. At the time there was also a connection with children and youth online.

LMC has had a Children and Youth worker for many years. In early 2020 the post became vacant and with the COVID pandemic recruitment was paused. In 2021 an appointment was made for one year. The pandemic means that we are in a situation where although there are children and young people within the life of Littleover Methodist Church, together with a number of uniformed organisations meeting on the premises, there is a need to start again with some activities and age groups. The successful appointee will find there is a need for a determination to pioneer new work and to build from simple beginnings.

The employee is employed by Littleover Methodist Church, not Derby Circuit.

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