Eden Team Leader, Bradford - The Message

Eden Team Leader, Bradford

Job Title Eden Team Leader, Bradford
Salary £24,000-26,000
Location West Bowling, Bradford
Closing Date Friday 18 June 2021

Summary Of Role

We are partnering with St Stephen’s Church – led by Rev Jimmy Hinton – to recruit a dynamic and visionary leader to lead an Eden team into the West Bowling area of Bradford.

Eden is a part of the Message Trust family. We send and support teams of urban missionaries to live sacrificially, share the gospel and build authentic community in areas of deprivation.

You will lead, grow, equip and enable an Eden team (a group of 6-12 volunteer missionaries) to reach local young people and families through personal witness, a missional lifestyle and programmed activities, committing to the pursuit of long-term transformation in the community. You will live incarnationally in the heart of the community. Your employer will be St Stephen’s Church but you will also be supported and mentored by the local Eden Manager.

If you are a pioneer with a heart for community transformation and an ability to grow and serve through team leadership then please look further.

For more information download the Job Description below. As this is a vocational role we would strongly advise prospective candidates to visit the area and meet our Church Partner in advance of application.

Closing Date: Noon 18 June 2021

Interview Date: W/C 28 June 2021

Application Process

Because this is a vocational role which involves relocating to the area and living incarnationally we strongly suggest the following process as you discern whether to submit an application:

  • Express interest in the role to [email protected]
  • Initial meeting with Church Leader and Regional Eden Leader
  • Visit to the area (in person if restrictions allow) and meet Church Leader and Team (via Zoom)
  • Submit Application (deadline above)
  • Interview if shortlisted

Download the full job specification

To apply send a completed job application form to hello@joineden.org

Eden is an initiative of The Message Trust. To find out more about the core values of Eden: Gospel, Sacrifice and Community  check out these articles by Sam Ward.

You could also check out Eden: The Walk – a series of 9 shows unpacking Eden values, telling our stories and including inspiring teaching (link to Eden The Walk)

You can hear more about the wider Message vision and values by listening to Andy Hawthorne’s talks.


Eden Team Leader Application Form
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