With 100+ congregations, EFCC is always on the lookout for Pastors. We are always happy to liaise with churches when we spot a man looking for a church. However, many prefer to check out the church first and then approach them directly. So here are the churches that we know are currently searching for the man of God’s choice to be their Pastor.
Birstall Community Church
Six miles from Leeds, seven miles from Bradford and nine miles from Wakefield, Birstall Community Church (BCC) sits close to the heart of of this West Yorkshire mill town. Predominantly a white working class population of around 14,000 is enriched by a small but growing number of non-Yorkshire born residents; the 2011 census indicating residents from 28 different countries living in our community.
Visitors to BCC always receive a Gospel-hearted welcome. But, because of our age and small number, we are restricted in what we can do beyond that. However, in 2022, we were supported by EFCC to engage a full-time elder, who has effectively pastored the church while helping us develop policies and systems that were lacking prior to his arrival. The logic being that an experienced pastor, as he is, would be ideally suited to get the church ready for a new, younger man – who could hit the ground running because all our policies and systems were up-to-date.
We are now ready to move to that second phase and are keen to recruit a special man! He will need to have a pastor’s heart … because most of us are elderly believers who need a gentle touch to lead us forward. He will need to have an evangelist’s heart …. because we are desperate to see men and women come to Jesus and we are limited in what we can do. He will have to have a heart that loves change … because we know that we are not the best ones to engage with a rapidly changing society. And he will have to have a patient heart … because sometimes are are a little slow on the uptake!
We are praying that we will have our new pastor in place by September 2024 but (much) sooner would be preferrable. As we are able, we would want to engage both our existing elder and the new pastor for a few months of overlap, to help our new man bed in quickly and securely.
For more information, contact Steve Horton or call him on 07903 416083.
Ministry Assistant, Christ Church Teddington
Christ Church is situated in Teddington, in the London Borough of Richmond. It is a town of about 10,000 people, and has boundaries with Hampton Wick, Hampton Hill, Twickenham and Kingston. The congregation includes people who travel from as far away as Epsom.
The church currently has about 20 regular attendees and a much smaller membership. There are several others who attend very occasionally. We currently have a pastor and one further elder. The congregation has a well-appointed building which can seat over 125 with comfort. The congregation is firmly Protestant, as well as being liturgical in style (with the flexibility called for in faithful worship).
We have been blessed by the Lord, and following sales of unused property we are in the position to consider hosting a student for the ministry, or assistant in ministry. We are seeking to purchase suitable accommodation for this purpose, and would offer this, all costs paid, in exchange for the man’s involvement within the congregation – which would consist of assisting in all areas of ministry, from preaching, to outreach, to cleaning! It would therefore partly be a ‘tent-making’ ministry, and applicants would need to consider how they could support their daily living requirements.
In the first instance, please contact the congregation on firstname.lastname@example.org
Honiton Evangelical Congregational Church
Honiton Evangelical Congregational Church are looking to appoint a new Pastor to succeed Rev. Mike Plant.
The suitable candidate will be committed to reformed theology, expository preaching and an evangelistic gospel ministry.
The church worship pattern is orderly and both traditional and contemporary hymns are sung.
Accommodation is available with a realistic stipend. Honiton is a pleasant market town in East Devon close to the world heritage Jurassic coast. Further information about the church can be found at www.honitonecc.org
If you would like to explore this role further, please contact Karl Upchurch at Karl_upchurch@hotmail.com (tel: 01404 41245)
Quinta Independent Evangelical Church
Located in the rural setting of Weston Rhyn, near Oswestry, Quinta is looking to appoint a pastor to replace the current incumbent, who is stepping down after 32 years ministry. This small church would suit a bi-vocational pastor or one who has an additional income stream.
More information about the church can be seen here: quintapress.webmate.me/Quinta_Church/Welcome.htm and here quintapress.com/QuintaChurch.html.
Marden Congregational Church, Kent
We are looking for a pastor to lead the work of replanting the church in Marden. The church has declined in recent years and revitalisation is needed in God’s grace. We currently meet in the afternoons each Lord’s Day as a group of about 6, and we believe that the Lord is guiding us to continue under the leadership of a pastor or pastoral team.
The rural village of Marden is about ten miles south of Maidstone. Many of the residents are commuters, and the village is developing with many new estates being built. We own the church building and two adjacent properties which are currently let out.
The church is part of the EFCC, and we are committed to the evangelical faith. If you are interested in applying to be the revitalisation pastor, please contact Tom Brand (email@example.com) with your C.V. and a covering letter.
Junction One Church, Bromsgrove
Junction One is a new church, comprised of people of all ages from across Bromsgrove and Birmingham. Currently we meet in Burcot village hall but we are actively seeking our next home.
We are wanting to recruit an intern to join us in September, to work alongside our two existing staff members to help us serve our growing congregation. To find out more, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.