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Senior Pastor

Central Church, Edinburgh

Closing date: Fri 15 October 2021

Central Church is a vibrant, creative church of all ages in the heart of Edinburgh with a vision to love the city, be family together and follow Jesus. It consists of a family of Communities on mission who are scattered across the city and who gather together at Central Hall.

We are seeking a full-time Senior Pastor to take this vision forward with the staff team and wider church community.

The Senior Pastor’s role exists to equip the church to know and respond to God’s Word and Spirit, empowering us to live out our faith in a changing culture; inspire us further on our mission as a local church and to lead the staff team and elders, who in turn lead the church as we all play our part in turning the vision into reality.

We are a church of Word and Spirit. We want to know our Bibles, know how to apply them to our rapidly changing world and be filled with the Holy Spirit to do so. We believe that the Senior Pastor role is not just to preach and minister on a Sunday, but to raise up leaders across the team and church, for every day of the week.

We are on an exciting journey with a lot happening in the delivery of our existing missional vision. We have many Communities spread out across the city seeking to love Edinburgh in their local context, and we would like the new Senior Pastor to continue investing in this. We’d also like this person to look to evolve our Care Ministries (e.g. Clothesbank+, Counselling, Café, Soul Food etc.), seeking to make them as effective as possible in both provision and mission.

We have a strong and passionate staff team, and we are seeking a Senior Pastor to enable them to develop their giftings as they lead our church family

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Closing Date for Applications: 15 October 2021

This job was posted on 27 September 2021.