Salary: Voluntary position
Hours: Part-time or Full-time One Year.
These positions are open to people within and also outside the European Union. (Liberty Church also holds a Certificate of Sponsorship to receive volunteers on a Tier 5 visa).
Liberty Church is a vibrant, presence-centred, multi-cultural church in fellowship with Assemblies of God GB in Rotherham. The DNA of Liberty Church is summarized by 4 words that are the hallmark of all we are and do: Relational, Missional, Devotional and Developmental.
Liberty Church exists to see the Borough of Rotherham and the County of South Yorkshire transformed by the power and presence of God.
An opportunity has arisen for a Liberty Church Internship Programme in response to the challenges of significant growth in the Church and Community within the Rotherham area.
The Internship programme will be aimed at those who have a strong sense of calling to one of three arenas: Church leadership, Church planting or developing a House of Prayer.
The full-time Internship will cost £2,400 per year and will include all training and mentoring, transport costs for ministry, Accommodation, all food and all household bills. This is ideal for those who have access to financial support or sponsorship.
For those applying for the Part-time internship the cost will still be £2,400 per year but there will be time allocated to find other employment. For those who have no access to finances and have no sponsorship set up, you will be required to secure part-time employment
A small bursary has been set aside for one candidate per year to aid them if they are unable to secure financial support either through work or support. This bursary is distributed entirely at the discretion of the Church council,
Liberty Church will provide for the right Intern; opportunities for significant engagement and development in all aspects of either, Church leadership, church planting or developing a prayer strategy for Rotherham and South Yorkshire.
Stream One – Church Planting Internship
On our Church planting LCI programme, you will work alongside our current Church planting team, at Liberty Church in Swinton, and be given responsibility to oversee certain areas of our community outreach programmes and church planting ministry.
You may also be required to travel out and speak, lead or serve at other churches and ministries. For the right Intern, we would like to offer a place on our next Church planting team.
Stream Two – Church Leadership Internship
As a Church leadership LCI, you will work alongside the Senior Leader and the Associate Minister of Liberty Rotherham, and given responsibility of oversee certain areas church and engage in regular public ministry.
You may also be required to travel out and speak, lead or serve at other churches and ministries. For the right Intern, we would like to offer as place on our Ministry team.
Stream Three – House of Prayer Internship
As a House of Prayer LCI, you will work alongside the Associate Minister of Liberty Rotherham, and be given responsibility to help develop an ongoing prayer strategy for Rotherham and South Yorkshire. You will have a passion and commitment to Prayer and intercession, and a desire to work across various denominations and streams.
Opportunities will be given to network with other prayer leaders across the region and shape and direct, a regional prayer strategy, under the leadership of the Associate Minister
The right candidates will have good interpersonal skills, a heart to serve, learn and grow in character and in ministry.
The right candidates must also show the ability to prioritise, organize workloads and handle multiple tasks, as well as flexibility with working hours, as events and programmes may run during evenings and weekends.
Leadership development and training will be delivered on Tuesday and Friday afternoons each week, during the internship. Mentoring will take place on a weekly basis, and Interns will be given feedback and advice on any ministry undertaken.
The post holder will report directly to the Internship director. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-internship references and a probationary period of 3 months.
For more information about the role please call Adrian Dexter (01709 562076) for an informal discussion.
To apply for the role please write to: Diane Dexter c/o Liberty Church, Station Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1JH or message us.
Once-a-month Community Get Together Events
Venue: Liberty Church, Rotherham,Station Road, Rotherham S60 1JH
Starts: 5pm ’til 8pm – It’s Free!
This Event is focused on building friendships across the rich diversity of Rotherham’s cultures through food, fun, international music and activities. Come in your national or cultural clothes. To find out when the next Spectrum event is taking place please message or call the church office: 01709 562076.
City Vision exists…
… to draw together and build relationships between Church leaders, that will enable peer-level mutual support, encouragement and leadership/ministry development. … to encourage and facilitate leaders and church members from across the region to regularly and passionately pray and intercede for a transformation of the Spiritual climate over Rotherham and South Yorkshire. … to inspire and encourage coordinated local mission and Community action projects.
ABOUT – City Vision is merely a tool, to bring church leaders together to pray, work, and grow together.
AIMS – City Vision has three main aims:
1) Unity and leadership development. To draw together and build relationships between Church leaders, that will enable peer-level mutual support, encouragement and leadership/ministry development.
2) Prayer and intercession. To encourage and facilitate leaders and church members from across the region to regularly and passionately pray and interceded for a transformation of the Spiritual climate over Rotherham and South Yorkshire.
3) United Mission. To inspire and encourage coordinated local mission and Community action projects
At City Vision we believe in synergy: that we can achieve much more together, than we can achieve simply on our own. As Churches there are many things we can do very well on our own, but there are some things we can do better together.
For many Years the Churches have stood “toe to toe” but in recent years we have seen the Church begin to stand “shoulder to shoulder.” Together we are stronger, and together we recognise that we need each other, if we are going to take possession of all that God has for us.
City Vision seeks to facilitate, a strong, peer-level friendship and support base through authentic relationships amongst key leaders throughout the Borough. We meet monthly as a group of pastors / ministers for a prayer breakfast or lunch.
Developing emerging Leaders
City Vision recognizes that one of the greatest needs is the lack of new leaders emerging from within our churches. City Vision is committed to train, equip and release emerging leaders, to serve within their own local church. Our City Vision Academy, lays good solid foundations in leadership skills, and exposes the Students to a breadth of Ministry, from some of the gifted leaders and teachers from across the Borough.
Building in Prayer Together
City Vision seeks to facilitate an effective prayer strategy across the borough of Rotherham, and across South Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire has one of the lowest Church attendances in Europe and in Rotherham only 2.62% of the population attend Church on Sundays.
Over the passed few years we have seen a united prayer strategy grow, with Heart-cry Rotherham prayer gatherings and recently we have seen a South Yorkshire Prayer strategy emerge, as we begin to connect with Pastors leaders and intercessors from across Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Building in Mission together
City Vision seeks to facilitate partnership on local mission and community outreach projects, to proclaim the Good News and to raise the profile and credibility of the Church in Rotherham Borough.
Across the Churches responsibility and vision for united events is shared, bringing the strengths and skills of different churches together, for the greater good.
Autumn 2011 we ran a United Alpha Course involving 12 churches in a local Hotel
July 2012 we ran a United Summer mission in Clifton Park, Rotherham
September 2013 we held a two day outreach event as part of the Rotherham Show
City Vision believes that it is important to celebrate, what the Lord is doing across the different Churches. And around 4 times a year a number of Churches come together to hold a United Baptismal service.
We have around 15 ministers involved in different aspects of City vision, all coming from a wide cross section of Churchmanship, but united with a common goal and vision, to see the Kingdom of God break-in to our Locality.
Some of the key leaders in the Borough, regularly involved in City Vision events are:
Rev. Phil Batchford (Anglican)
Rev. Darran Ward (Anglican)
Rev. Peter Hughes (Anglican)
Rev. David Bent (Anglican)
Rev. Lynn Wortley (Anglican)
Rev. Joanne Archer-Siddall (Methodist)
Rev. Karen Beecham (Methodist)
Rev. Simon Copley (URC Methodist)
Rev. Matt Stone (URC)
Rev. Adam James (Elim)
Father Moussa (Coptic)
Pastor Kizito (independent)
Pastor Oliver Buckley (independent)
Pastor Pious (independent)
Pastor Isaac Wallace (AOG)
Rev. Kingsley Jones (AOG)
Rev. Ian Sommerville (AOG)
Pastor Adrian Dexter (AOG)
Rev. Emmanuel Dexter (AOG)
Pastor John Wilson (AOG)
Pastor Michael Odasie (AOG)
Pastor Rudolf (Roma)
Ted Ring (CTR)
Vince Allsopp (Gideons)
For more details please contact Adrian Dexter on: 07790 030 899