Monmouth Baptist Church are looking for an intern mainly working alongside the pastor, fully engaging in all aspects of church life and outreach – especially in schools.

Your time will be split between three areas – training and study (30%), ministry (40%) and practical service (30%). You can expect a fairly well-structured week. Training will involve attendance at the South-West Gospel Partnership’s ministry training in Bath on Thursdays as well as individual mentoring and guided study, or, if a graduate, joining the Welsh Borders Learning Community to participate in the GDip in Theology course. The goal is to encourage all-round spiritual formation. Travel costs would be covered.

 

The range of ministries is wide, but especially focused on Bible teaching and school focused children and youth work and we will try to provide opportunities to specialise as the year progresses. If you feel called or gifted in a particular direction, we will explore that with you. And we will also be exploring what the Lord’s further plans may be – this scheme is just one step, after all. Practical service involves helping to facilitate the church’s many ministries throughout the week. It will include some admin and practical work.

 

About Monmouth Baptist Church

We are an evangelical Baptist church committed to the centrality of God’s Word. Our building is located near the centre of the Town. We are busy serving the Lord making use of our excellent community contacts, including schools work and some ‘mercy ministries,’ including a foodbank.

We meet together on Sunday morning and evening for our main worship meetings. We have a full range of children’s and youth ministries during the week. There is opportunity to be a part of evangelistic courses, neighbourhood groups, a puppet team, ministry to the elderly, primary and secondary Christian schools work as well as Sunday ministries – there is immense scope for service and developing your gifts, including leading Bible studies and preaching.

 

Personal specification

  • A personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a desire to be His disciple.
  • Adherence to the Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith
  • Able to work flexibly on own initiative and with minimal daily supervision.
  • Enthusiasm, creativity and energy.
  • Due to the schools dimension, sensitivity towards people of all Christian traditions, those of other faiths, and those of no faith, while holding clear Evangelical convictions.
  • Aware of the need to be accountable to the authority and direction of the Membership, and Leadership of Monmouth Baptist Church.
  • Supportive when working with others and self-disciplined when working alone.
  • Integrity in matters of confidentiality and conduct.
  • The desire and determination to live a holy life and give a godly example to others.

 

Financial arrangements

This is a voluntary training scheme and you will not be earning a salary. However, you will be provided with a training bursary of around £400 per month along with ministry expenses and the cost of the training course, or a contribution towards the GDip if needed.

 

For further details, contact

Jonathan Greaves, Pastor.

3 Monk Street,

Monmouth.

NP25 3LR

[email protected]