As a Ministry Assistant you will help with the delivery of every aspect of our Bible School and Holiday ministry. You will be organising activities and washing the dishes, you will be praying with a student and locking up the building, you will be creating seating plans and sharing your testimony. Through all these things you will be working at the very heartbeat of all that we do, and this experience will bring you great joy and a sense of satisfaction from serving others.

While living on-site and serving at Capernwray, you are expected to engage fully in all that Christian community life offers. There will be opportunities to participate in prayer meetings and Bible studies, community worship and to attend a local church. A support programme specifically for our voluntary workers includes a weekly gathering for training or Bible study, social activities, small ‘family’ groups, as well as a designated prayer partner.

General Duties:

  • Active involvement in preparing and delivering our Bible School and Holiday programmes
  • Being available for the needs of students and guests, both routinely and spontaneously
  • Eating meals with students and guests, and giving announcements when required
  • Carrying out administrative tasks
  • Fulfilling duties in the Housekeeping, Hospitality, Administration, Sports, and Grounds Maintenance departments as designated or as chosen by you eg if you are a lifeguard, driver or gardener
  • Assisting with the delivery of social, outreach and (gifting and preference permitted) teaching activities during Bible School, and the delivery of general activities during Holidays
  • Caring for the facilities and evening lock-up responsibilities

Areas of responsibilities:

  • Discernment and sensitivity to the needs of students and guests
  • Initiative in taking leadership and problem solving as issues arise
  • Enforcing rules outlined in student handbook
  • Pastoral care for guests and students as needed
  • Contributing to the whole staff and voluntary worker community (attending and, where appropriate, leading, meetings, bible studies, socials, training and general discipleship)
  • Setting an example in church attendance and personal spiritual disciplines

Attributes:

  • Living and active Christian faith
  • Good moral character, integrity and relative maturity
  • Willing to lead individuals to Christ and / or discuss spiritual matters
  • Good interpersonal skills (willing to initiate conversation & help guests feel at ease)
  • Prepared for early starts and / or late finishes
  • Ability to serve in a team and taken direction
  • Ability to enthusiastically lead activities (sports, social events, quizzes etc.)
  • Able to provide 2 referees who will be in a position to comment (in English) on your suitability for the position

Above all things we are looking for people who have a passion for supporting and serving others, a desire to serve within a Christian community and help us fulfil our mission in telling people about Jesus. You must be over 18 years and be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom without sponsorship requirements. Food, accommodation and travel expenses provided.

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