Mountpottinger Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Belfast
The Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland is a small but significant denomination with a historical witness to liberal Christianity. The Presbytery of Bangor and the congregation of Mountpottinger Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church invite applicants for the position of:
MINISTER OF RELIGION (Self-Supporting Minister) Minimum average of around 6 Hours per week, initially for 3 years with this being reviewed at the end of each year. Beyond a minimum average of 6 hours per week, the successful candidate would be free to give of her/his time as s/he felt able.
Successful candidates will be Ordained and/or Installed in accordance with the Constitution and Code of Discipline of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland.
Mountpottinger Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Belfast anticipates providing an honorarium of £3,220 per annum, plus necessary expenses.
Self-Supporting Minister of Religion (SSM).
This is a rare opportunity for a visionary individual. Ideally, the person chosen will help to develop links with the local community, the Christian Churches and other faith communities as well as working alongside the other NSP Churches in the Greater Belfast Area.
It is hoped that he/she will work closely with the church’s tenants, the Bright Umbrella Drama Company and where possible encourage them to play an active role in the church.
An SSM Working agreement may, by mutual agreement, include
Duties & Responsibilities of the Role:
Plan and prepare worship/services, currently held monthly but ideally held weekly.
Visit members at Home, Hospital, or in Care settings as part of pastoral ministry.
Conduct occasional services e.g. Baptisms, Communions, Weddings, and Funerals.
Respond to events/crisis within local community appropriately and deal with conflict compassionately.
Cooperate with clergy of other denominations in local community.
Inspire the church in vision-building and service within the Community.
Provide support for all, regardless of Class or Creed.
Administration and Organisation:
Lead study/discussion groups as appropriate.
Chair and/or participate in, meetings etc.
Be willing to carry out other duties from time to time (such as Minister in Charge of a Vacant Congregation) as may be required by the Presbytery or Synod.
Qualifications and Experience:
Be able and willing to accept the Constitution and Code of Discipline of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland.
Have a liberal Christian theological position.
Have a commitment to Ecumenism and have had involvement in working with other Christian Denominations.
Should hold an appropriate degree or other recognised qualification.
Have good communication skills and have a good rapport with both adults and young people in the congregation and the community.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo an Enhanced Access NI disclosure due to working with children and vulnerable adults
Closing date: 17th April 2023