Lead Pastor

  • Location:
    Burgess Hill, West Sussex
  • Salary
    £36,000 – £42,000 p.a. (FTE, depending on experience)
  • Hours
    Full time (37 hours per week over 5 days), including Sundays and occasional evenings for meetings
  • Benefits
  • Closing date
    Friday 3rd November 2023
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Lead Pastor Job Description                                        94 KB

Would consider part-time (min 25 hours per week, including Sundays)
Hybrid working, with min. 2-3 days per week in the church office

Are You Passionate About Serving God and Community?

Join Us as Lead Pastor!

Centre Church in Burgess Hill is seeking a passionate, servant-hearted leader to join our small but mighty, loving and diverse family.

About Us

Our mission is simple: to be a community of Holy Spirit led believers who follow Jesus by discipling one another and reaching people with God’s love. We value unity, community, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance as we seek Gods purpose for our church.

For more information on who we are as a church family and all we do, please download the info pack.

About You

We’re looking for someone who loves God, wants to lead a small congregation, and is eager to learn and serve. Experience level? We’re flexible!

Why Join Centre Church?

We can offer you:

  • Flexible hours and schedule to balance family and faith;
  • A welcoming, vibrant community to grow with;
  • A chance to make a real impact on lives;
  • A great office in a historic building with huge potential.

We also offer employees up to a week’s leave per year to volunteer and, for ministry leaders, sabbatical leave.

Click on the attachments to read more about this amazing opportunity and about us as a Church, or just contact us with any of your questions!

Join us in spreading God’s love to our community!

Due to the nature of this job, the role holder will be committed to the vision, values and beliefs of Centre Church. This post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a practicing Christian under Part 1 of schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

How to apply

Click on ‘Apply now’ to submit a brief online application form and to upload your CV and cover letter.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 3rd November 2023.

Depending on the level of interest in this role, we may hold initial interviews by Zoom / Teams, followed by in person interviews w/c 6th and 13th November 2023. Please note, these may need to be held during early evening.

Ideally, we are looking for the role holder to start as soon as possible.

Please note: satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and evidence of a current, correct permission to work in the UK will be required before the successful applicant could take up the post.

511 Kidz - Holiday Clubs

Every year we run a variety of Holiday Clubs that span a few days. These events usually have an underlining theme, with games, crafts, and a variety of other activities to match. It’s a fun-filled time for all involved – even the leaders. 

We do have a maximum capacity when running our Holiday Clubs, so we ask all those who are interested to sign-up and purchase a ticket for their child. The cost of ticket helps cover the cost of running the club. 

Check out our “Upcoming Events” section to see when we are holding our next holiday club.