Church Support and Development Co-ordinator

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Job Title:Church Support and Development Co-ordinator
Department:Community Development – Community Building Team
Reports To:Community Development Team Lead
Status:Exempt Full-time Non-Exempt
Prepared By:Cecilia Eggleston
Prepared Date:February 2020
Approved By:Governing Board HR Team
Approved Date:February 2020
Closing Date:9th March 2020
To ApplySubmit a CV with application form (below) and, preferably, complete the Diversity & Monitoring form.
Job Duties, Responsibilities, Qualifications, and Requirements
Job SummaryTo work with our affiliated churches, providing support and resources for healthy and sustainable growth – growth being measurable in a variety of different ways, such as engagement, discipleship, growth in attendance, social outreach programmes, financial giving. Co-ordinating support through times of pastoral transition, revitalization and conflict.
Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesEncourage a culture of sufficiency and generosity

Ensure that diversity and inclusion are embedded and measured in our work

In partnership with colleagues, local churches and local church leaders provide support and resources for local churches which promote healthy and sustainable growth

Encourage and develop mentoring partnerships between churches, for example, on successful pastoral search, capital campaigns

Work with Network leaders and colleagues to identify key churches to help with this

Find imaginative ways of supporting churches through pastoral transition or times of difficulty, working with colleagues, Point Elders, Network leaders, chaplains

Work with colleagues in Vocational Development to find appropriate leadership for churches in transition

Develop conflict resolution teams within network areas, to work with churches when needed

Develop church revitalization teams within network areas, to work with churches when needed

Work with appropriate Governing Board member to approve church bylaws

Work with church leaders and congregations to close a church well and liaise with Emerging Church and MCC Communities Co-ordinator to provide support for those who wish to remain connected with MCC

Collect, share and develop resources to support local churches, making them available online

Work with Resource Development Team Lead to use assessment agreements as an opportunity to offer additional support and resourcing where needed

Work with Communications team to promote success stories to encourage co-operation and shared learning

Marginal Duties
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesSupervise partnership relationships between churches

Supervise volunteers in revitalization and conflict resolution teams, and other volunteers, as teams develop

Required skills, education and experience Excellent understanding of the role and

of the local church within MCC

Excellent listening skills

Proven ability to build relationships

Proven ability to approach issues imaginatively, working with others to develop a positive outcome

Proven ability to assess need and connect individual/organisation with appropriate support

Experience in working with local churches to develop in health and growth

Proven ability to support churches/organisations through times of transition and difficulty

Experience of building teams and supporting volunteers

Experience of working internationally and in different cultures

Fluency in written and spoken English

Excellent communication skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Able to prioritise and manage a busy workload

Able to comply with MCC policies and procedures

Ability to effectively communicate in an office environment in which much interaction occurs through phone, email, messaging, Skype, and virtual meetings


Desirable skills, education and experienceExperience of pastoring a local church

Familiarity with Google Docs, Google Drive, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact

Basic competency with SalesForce database

MCC is an international organisation, so competence in a language

other than English is an asset


Personal characteristicsTeam Player

Has integrity

Self motivated

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Flexibility and positive attitude

Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will need to complete the majority of tasks on a computer (PC or Mac). The employee will also need to be able to access internet in a home office. Vision abilities include vision needed to work on a computer, read typed and handwritten notes, received email and messages, access Microsoft Office software (software provided) Facebook, Skype, Adobe Connect, Constant Contact and Google Drive.

In performance of the duties of this job, the employee may be required to travel occasionally, drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone, email and other systems of communications as needed (i.e. Skype).


Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee will work from a home office the majority of 37.5 hours each week. Compensation for mileage is not included in the salary.

Other Important Information● Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week

● Location: home office, with occasional travel

● Relocation package is not available