June 2017

Carnforth Free Methodist Church  wish to appoint an ASSOCIATE MINISTER                                                           

We are an active and growing evangelical church with a Spirit-filled Wesleyan heritage, made up of people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds, meeting in the local High School, close to the Lake District. We aim to be Bible-Inspired, Spirit-Led & Mission Driven.

We are looking for an Associate Minister / Pastor to work with the Lead Minister & Pastoral Leadership Team to increase the effectiveness of our ministries within the congregation & into the community. The position could be a training role and combined with continued theological training, or would be suitable for someone who is already qualified / ordained.

We would like to make an appointment in Autumn 2017.

Enquiries and information:

Please address email FAO Mr John Carter to:

Salary Range: £23-£30k (experience/qualification dependant) Closing Date: 31st August 2017


Additional Information:

Church Profile:

  • Evangelical with a Spirit-filled Wesleyan heritage
  • Organised as a Free Methodist Church in 1995
  • Regular Sunday morning attendance at the High School of 200 from 12 nations
  • Multi-generational congregation with a family & community focus.
  • Ministries such as Divorce Care & Grief Share reaching out to people.
  • Planning to build a church Conference & Resource Centre next to the High School.

Job Description:

Core Responsibilities:

  • To work with the Lead Minister to define, communicate & implement a God-given vision for the church & community
  • To contribute to the preaching & teaching ministry
  • To serve in church leadership on the Pastoral Leadership Team

Additional Possibilities:

  • To develop the Small Group Strategy & oversee Home Group Leaders
  • To coordinate Pastoral Care & Discipleship
  • To  promote Community Outreach
  • To liaise with Children’s & Youth ministries

The actual responsibilities will be based on the gifts & experience of the successful candidate.

Qualities & Qualifications:

Calling:           A commitment to & experience of service in the local Church

Character:       A mature Christian who relates well to all people & is able to work in a team

Chemistry       In Harmony with the ethos values & doctrines of the Free Methodist Church

Competencies Theological Training Desirable but not essential.



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