• Location: Burgess Hill, West Sussex
  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Working pattern: Flexible full time or part-time, 22.2 – 37 hours per week (including Sunday)
  • 12-month contract (maternity cover)
  • Salary: £24,000 per annum
  • Reporting to: Senior Pastor (also currently hiring)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 5 volunteering days (pro rata)

Are you passionate about making a lasting impact on the lives of children, youth, and families? Do you have a heart for nurturing spiritual growth and creating a welcoming community? Look no further! Centre Church is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our team for a year as a Children, Youth and Families Pastor.

Having previously focused on our youth ministries, this role now brings an exciting opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction for all of our family ministries, supporting and developing our existing ministry teams, while still being hands-on in leading our youth.

About Centre Church

At Centre Church, our mission is to be a community of Holy Spirit-led believers who follow Jesus by discipling one another and reaching people with God’s love. As the Children, Youth and Families Pastor, you will play a crucial role in fulfilling this mission by overseeing our children’s and youth ministries, as well as providing spiritual guidance and pastoral care to our families.


✨ Provide leadership and direction for all children, youth, and family ministries.

✨ Offer servant leadership, mentoring, and support to our dedicated volunteers and support team leaders as they grow and develop their teams.

✨ Develop an engaging plan for spiritual and pastoral care from first families contact with the church all the way through to regular church attendance.

✨ Create engaging Bible based teachings, creative activities, and community focussed events that foster spiritual growth and build a sense of community.

✨ Continue an inclusive and welcoming environment, ensuring every child and family feels valued and supported.

✨ Continue to develop strong relationships with local primary and secondary schools, partnering with local churches

✨ Provide pastoral care and support to families, walking alongside them in their spiritual and life journeys.

The ideal person:

✨ Passion for children, youth, and families, with a desire to see them grow together in their faith.

✨ Strong leadership and organisational abilities, with experience in managing volunteers.

✨ Excellent communication skills, both in teaching and interpersonal relationships.

✨ A solid understanding of the Bible and the ability to share God’s heart to children and youth.

✨ Previous experience in children’s and youth ministry is highly desirable.

✨ Valuing the uniqueness of each child and family

✨ GCSE English (or equivalent)

✨ Formal training, degree or qualification in theology or bible ministry and/or in children/youth related work (or willingness to do further studies)

Benefits and Perks:

🎉 Join a close community of Holy Spirit led believers that welcomes all with open arms.

🎉 Work alongside a supportive and passionate ministry team.

🎉 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)

🎉 5 volunteering days (pro rata)

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families, while being part of a loving and inclusive church family, we want to hear from you!

Please be aware that the post holder will need to undergo a DBS check and have the right to work in the UK.

Due to the nature of this role, we believe that this post is subject to an occupational requirement that the holder be a practising Christian under Part 1 of schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.

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How to apply for the job

For more information, please see the attached job description and church profile. Please contact if you would like to discuss the role. 

To apply for the role of Children and Families Pastor at Centre Church, please email with your CV and up to 500 words expressing why you are interested in this role.

Interviews likely to be w/c 24th July and 31st July, with a start date in September.

Join us on this exciting journey of faith and community building. Apply today!

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.