Job Title: Equip Gap Year Volunteer
Responsible to: Equip Programme Project Manager
Job Description
The Gap Year Volunteer will:
• Take an active part in church and community activities, especially with
children, young people and families, following completion of training
• Help to develop existing church and community activities and assist in setting
up new initiatives, especially with children, young people and families
• Receive Bible teaching
• Receive training and teaching in Christian living, Biblical principles,
leadership and discipleship
• Have time for personal study and preparation for activities
• Familiarise themselves with church members and key people in the
community, especially those involved with children, young people and families
• Take part in a home group (or other small group) and prayer meetings
• Shadow and learn from elders and church leaders
• Meet regularly with a personal mentor
• Receive continuous assessment and appraisal
• Discover their gifts and skills
• Be able to follow their passions
• Be able to develop their leadership skills
• Share ideas and learn from other churches
• Attend Christian conferences and events
• Observe and take part in inner-city projects


• A committed Christian able to commit to Emmanuel Community Church’s
Basis of Faith
• An active member of your church
• A self-starter with strong motivation and plenty of initiative
• A team player
• Able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds, especially children,
young people and families
• Good communication skills in English
• Willing to be under leadership and accept authority
• Willing to learn from others
• Creative skills to initiate and develop new community and church projects
• Potential to develop leadership skills
• Evidence of tenacity in previous activities and studies
• Adaptable to the situation of their host family

Additional information

• You must be over 18 and under 25 years old in September 2019
• Our Equip Gap Year programme runs from September 2019 to the end of July
• You will be accountable to the church pastor
• You will work 37 hours per week, including most Sundays with time off in lieu
• You will have four weeks’ holiday, to be taken by agreement with our pastor. If
there are special circumstances we will consider special leave.
• You will be expected to take part in prayer meetings and a home group
• We will expect you to provide for your personal spending, including travel to
and from Duffield
• We are able to offer you a small bursary if required
• Satisfactory and active participation are required
• We will require you to have a full a full DBS check
• Your acceptance onto the programme is subject to satisfactory references,
including one from your church minister
• EU students will be expected to pay for travel to and from Emmanuel
Community Church, passport and health insurance
• Non-EU students should apply to Time for God who will then refer you to us.
You will be expected to pay for travel to and from Emmanuel Community Church,
passport, visa and health insurance
• We expect you to behave in a manner which protects the reputation of
Emmanuel Community Church
• In the unlikely event of a disciplinary issue, we will use recognised good
employment practice

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