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Garstang Free Methodist Church

Advert for A LEAD PASTOR – Feb 2020 

Our heart is to be “A Christian Community Discipling All Generations”. We are a strong Evangelical church with a Wesleyan heritage, located in a growing town between the cities of Preston and Lancaster. We are looking for a Lead Pastor with a heart for outreach and discipleship.

An appointment by September 2020 would be ideal.

 Church Profile:

  • Evangelical, with a Wesleyan heritage and ethos, approaching its 50th year
  • Multi-generational congregation with ministries for all ages.
  • Regular Sunday morning attendance of 200
  • Church Plant in Thornton Cleveleys
  • Current staff team: Associate Pastor (oversees Sunday services/preaching, pastoral care and prayer); Pastoral Assistant (oversees children’s, youth, families and missions); Thornton Team Leader; Administrator.
  • Leadership Teams: Elder-Trustees (providing governance), Ministry Leadership Team (facilitating ministry and discipleship)
  • Building development phase 2 (July – Autumn 2020)

Job Description: [A full-time salaried position]

  • To work with the staff and leadership teams to define, communicate & implement a God-given vision for the Church.
  • To work with the staff and leadership teams to promote unity of purpose and direction in a multi-generational church family.
  • To oversee small groups, and facilitate the running of exploratory courses and a discipleship pathway.
  • To work with the staff and ministry leadership team to facilitate the Integration of new people into the life of the church.
  • To actively encourage and facilitate outreach.
  • To promote the development and release of new leaders, and the equipping of existing leaders.
  • To oversee the leadership teams and lead congregational meetings, functioning as a leader of leaders.
  • To oversee the leader of the Thornton Church Plant and our Ministerial Candidates.
  • To contribute to the preaching & teaching ministry.
  • To contribute to pastoral care and prayer ministry

Qualities & Qualifications
Calling: to leadership in the local Church
Character: a mature Christian who relates well to all & is able to work in and with a team
Chemistry: in harmony with the ethos, values & doctrines of the Free Methodist Church


  • Theological training essential
  • Ordained or credentialed by the FMC in the UK
  • Able to lead in a healthy and relational way

All enquiries or to obtain a CV Pro-forma, please email
CV submission deadline March 24th

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