Funded placements @ Oldham Bethel Church to start in September

We are still looking for somebody to join us on one of our funded placements beginning this September. You can join us on either a one, two or four-year placement depending on your prior experience. You can join us on one, or a combination of, the North West Partnership Training Course, the Union School of Theology Graduate Diploma in Theology and our own in-house Urban Ministry Training Programme.

We currently have funding available to cover the entirety of your course fees to complete all four years of placement with us, beginning with the NWP Training Course, followed by the Union GDip and being enrolled on the Urban Ministry Training Programme on placement with us alongside your studies. For more information on any of the training available, you can visit the training page of our website here.

Our training is entirely flexible and can be tailored to the individual based on prior experience and current circumstances. Whilst you would be expected to raise some of your own living expenses, we can provide some subsistence grant alongside covering the course fees.

Up to now, whilst we have had a handful of statements of interest, we have had no formal applications. This is an opportunity to test any desire you have to go into ministry, to receive a fully funded seminary education and to train on the job in urban ministry focused on South Asian, Iranians and Afghan Muslims as well as the white, working class urban unreached. We can also provide discipleship training and can give you experience in both multicultural and monocultural settings.

On placement, you will learn how to deliver Bible studies and sermons to multicultural, multilingual groups as well as gaining opportunities to understand issues facing asylum seekers, immigrants and indigenous working class people. You will gain experience of one-to-one study, be trained in apologetics and given hands-on opportunities to serve and lead evangelistic outreach. You will learn to deliver evangelistic talks, be given opportunities to hold apologetic discussion with groups and individuals and be given a variety of ministry opportunities to provide a wide-ranging and fulsome training programme.

If you are interested in applying, please get in touch using the contact form at the top of this blog. To apply, we would require from you:

  1. A ministry CV detailing ministry and church experience to date
  2. A covering letter including your testimony of how you came to faith, a statement as to why you would like to join us, what you would bring to the role, what you would like to gain from a placement and why you think you would be a good fit for us
  3. A completed copy of our minister’s profile (available on application) outlining your views on a range of doctrinal issues