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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.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Details are below. Please contact office@abovebarchurch.org.uk if you have any questions.

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 2018. 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 12 April 2018.

Associate Children’s Worker

Do you have a heart for children’s ministry, a gift to teach the Bible to under 11s, and an ability to lead teams? We have an exciting opportunity to join the children’s ministry team as an Associate Children’s Worker. This will be a paid part-time role; we are flexible on the exact number of hours and will confirm this with the successful candidate.

Please email the office@abovebarchurch.org.uk for more details or an application form. You can or download the job description below. Closing date 9th April 2018.

Head of Office and Facilities 

Exciting opportunity to join the Above Bar Church staff team and play a key role in the operational heart of the church. Are you passionate about seeing things run well for the glory of God? Are you passionate about Loving God, Following Jesus and Sharing Hope? Could you play a significant part in the staff team and oversee our office team?

We’re looking for an energetic, positive, creative, servant-hearted team player; a self-starter with hands on administrative gifting, who can organise a breadth of church activities whilst managing a team. The individual we are looking for needs to be an effective communicator who can relate to and engage with a wide number of people.

This is a full time position. If you’re interested or would like further information please contact Ben Thomas, on benthomas@abovebarchurch.org.uk or download the application form. To apply, please email Ben with a completed application form and up to date CV. Closing Date 20th April 2018.


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Above Bar Church, Southampton

City 69 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7FE

023 8022 8275
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