Latin Link is an international community with a calling to love and serve God and our neighbour. Most members of Latin Link work in Latin American countries; some work with Latin Americans in other parts of the world. Others go from Latin America to work in Europe and elsewhere.
As Church Pastor and Evangelist, you will be responsible for leading a church plant in East London, where there is a Latin American congregation. The church is relatively young and requires a minister who has experience of church planting and the needs of a newly formed congregation.
This position has a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a Christian. Accordingly, you will be an active Christian in full sympathy with Latin Link’s Statement of Faith (http://www.latinlink.org.uk/National-Sites/UK/Who-we-are/What-we-believe) and Mission Statement (set out at the end of this document) and able to work comfortably in an interdenominational environment.
You will be a self-starter, fluent in Spanish (preferably your mother tongue) and English
Ideally you will be Latin American and, therefore, have understanding of Latin American culture in order to empathise with and support Latin Americans living in the UK who are members of the congregation
You will have experience of, and be able to relate to church agencies and sending structures in Latin America.
You will have a desire to work in fellowship with leaders of other churches
You will be a servant-hearted leader with great compassion for people and a calling to evangelise.
Proven theological training.
Work Skills and Experience
Experience of church leadership and church planting in London to serve the Latin American community
Experience of leading a team
Well organised, able to effectively prioritise to meet deadlines
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Trustworthy, diplomatic and able to keep confidentiality.
Experience of working with or for a charity or mission agency
Familiar with and enthusiastic about the work of Latin Link.
Knowledge of internet streaming and social media in order to engage with those who do not attend the church.
General Expectations of Staff
Committed to the Latin Link team and keen to further the work of the fellowship in every way possible
Willing to raise financial resources for Latin Link (support for this will be provided by the Development and Communications Department).
Supervision & Accountability
Responsible to:Stuart Oliphant, Latin Partners Coordinator
Responsible for: Local Church workers/volunteers
Terms and Conditions Salary: Dependent upon relevant experience.
The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period after which there is a three calendar months’ written notice period for both parties.
This role is for at least 30 hours per week spread flexibly, according to the requirements of the role, over five or six days.
Holiday entitlement is 31 working days per year, to include public holidays.
Latin Link’s Vision Statement
To see vibrant, Bible-believing Christian communities in every part of Latin America, impacting their neighbours, their societies and the wider world.