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From time to time there are opportunities to join the staff team at Above Bar Church. Find out all you need to know here or contact the church office.

The following job vacancies are currently open:

Contact office@abovebarchurch.org.uk for more information about applying.


Minister - Above Bar Church

Above Bar Church is a vibrant evangelical church in the centre of the city. We are seeking to appoint a minister to join our ministry team and be part of the leadership team of Above Bar Church.

Alongside our central commitment to bible teaching and corporate worship we have a vision to be agents of God’s blessing across our city, in the wider church, and across the world.

The primary responsibility of this post holder will be to develop a joined up approach to discipleship across the ages. The post holder will have a significant role in our ministry to families and be a member both of the pastoral care team and the prayer team. Preaching is not a major component of this role but the candidate will need to demonstrate a strong biblical understanding and their ability to teach.

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in working with people whether in a church-based role, teaching, counselling or a caring profession. However, it is not essential to have had previous experience of employment in a church. We expect this will be a full-time role, but depending on age and experience we are open to considering part-time.

If you would be interested in finding out more detail please in the first instance submit your CV outlining you skills, experience and qualifications to Hannah Chanter, our Church Secretary. Likewise if you would like an informal chat regarding this post then also contact Hannah who will arrange this for you. Email: secretary@abovebarchurch.org.uk

Application closing date: open advert.
Interview date: by arrangement.
Start date: by arrangement - second half of 2017.


Transform Worker - Above Bar Church

Are you passionate about Jesus and considering how you can use your gifting to serve him? Are you a servant-hearted, creative, and flexible team player who is able to work alongside others? Would you like to combine training within a large city-centre evangelical church with Formation School?

Transform seeks to lay foundations for a radical Christian life by giving you a breadth of experience both in the church and the secular work place.

This is a one year volunteer post, starting in September 2017. The role compromises of approximately 12-14 hours serving the church, 6-8 hours being trained and equipped (through Formation School), and 20 hours' workplace experience per week.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A love for God, a passion for his glory and a longing to know and love him more.
  • A heart for the lost and a willingness to serve Jesus at Above Bar Church.
  • A willingness to learn and an eagerness to take on a wide variety of responsibilities throughout the church.
  • A desire to work well as part of a team with other staff and members of the church family.

For more information visit the Transform page.

Formation School is exciting, innovative, and life-changing. It equips you for making disciples, leadership, and mission within a supportive learning community of tutors and participants from a range of churches and backgrounds. For more info visit formationschool.org

To apply, download an application form below and email it to office@abovebarchurch.org.uk (please send a CV with your application form). You can also email us to ask for more information about the role.

Deadline for applications is 27 April 2017.


Children’s Ministry Assistant (Temporary)

Are you passionate about children’s ministry? Do you have strong administrative skills? Are you a servant-hearted, creative, and flexible team player who is able to work alongside others in delivering children’s ministry?

If so, we would love to hear from you, because Above Bar Church is looking for a Children’s Ministry Assistant to start in September 2017. This is a one year temporary staff position, which comprises of 14 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will be someone with a demonstrable love and concern for others, who has some experience in Children’s Ministry. The successful candidate should be a good administrator, with the ability to use their own initiative. It is essential you can operate a personal computer, and standard office software.

For more information or to apply, please email office@abovebarchurch.org.uk

Deadline for applications is 28th May 2017.

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