Student and Young Adult Worker, Jesmond Methodist Church

Newcastle Central and East Student and Young Adult Worker (20 Hours Contract for 3 Years)

Newcastle upon Tyne is home to Newcastle University and Northumbria University, with a combined student population of 42,000. Many students stay in the city after graduation seeking employment in the region, and other young adults go straight into employment or apprenticeships from school. The Newcastle district has an Overseas Student Chaplain, who works circuit at the international student centre, and for the past seven years Jesmond Methodist Church (JMC) has developed a ministry to Student and Young Adults and been the base of the Circuit Student and Young Adult Worker.

JMC has grown rapidly in past 10 years and 80% of the congregation are under 40 years old. Jesmond is a vibrant part of the city with a high student population, a 20-minute walk from the City Centre. Neighbouring Shieldfield a 10-minute walk from the City Centre, has seen an explosion of new student accommodation. It is the home of the Circuit project, Shieldfield Art Works (SAW) a Christian art-based community project based in a redundant Methodist Church. From September 2024 the JMC Lay Pastor and Student and Young Adult worker is being redeployed to be Lay Pastor of the Jesmond Shieldfield area working in JMC, SAW and the NPNP.

This is an exciting opportunity to primarily be part a growing church seeking to disciple and outreach to students and young adults at JMC and to join in establishing a new Christian community in Shieldfield. We are seeking a Student and Young Adult worker to join the Ministry Team, which will included the new Superintendent of the Circuit, Rev Alison Wilkinson, the redeployed Lay Pastor Adam Wilkinson and the new Student and Young Adult Worker.

Please apply by letter and C.V. to by 10am on 20th July 2024. Interviews to be held on Monday 29th July at Jesmond Methodist Church.

You will hear back on 22rd July 2024 if we invite you to interview.

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