Would you like to serve the Lord in one of the most hospitable cities in the world?
A truly inspiring opportunity has arisen: due to new funding now available from the UK Missions Fund, the Dublin International Church of Christ is seeking a trained and experienced ministry couple to lead the church and to help the church grow in number and strength.
We are a church of 32 disciples made up of 13 families with 24 children, four singles and three students from infants to over-fifties, most of whom have been disciples for 10 years or more. We meet regularly with our sister church in Belfast, less than two hours away, where a new ministry couple has been recently appointed. This is a very exciting time for Ireland, and we believe that God is about to do greater things than ever in our beautiful country.
Therefore we seek a couple with zeal and experience to help us baptize, attract strong disciples, help our teens become Christians, inspire our singles, motivate our married and our campus ministry. The exciting venture is being supported by the UK Missions Fund for a couple to lead the church full-time, and we would pray whoever fulfils the roles to help the church become self-supporting financially.
We are seeking a couple with the following attributes:
Deep personal commitment to God, personal growth, prayer and Bible study
Prior full-time ministry leadership experience with a demonstrated history of effectively growing healthy church ministries
Willingness to commit to at least four years of leading the Dublin church
Experience in helping teens become Christians
The role to include:
Helping the church to grow in strength and number in a healthy fashion
Working hand in hand with the existing leadership group
Training and raising up the leadership group members in the areas of leadership and public speaking
Preaching and teaching at mid-week and Sunday services most weeks
Building a campus ministry
Developing a vision for Dublin and Ireland and leading the church towards that vision
Being committed to unity among our family of churches, locally and internationally
Pursuing discipling relationships with other ministry staff in the UK.
Information about Dublin:
Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city, with 97% of city residents living within 300 metres of a park area. It is reputedly one of Europe's most youthful cities, with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25.
Dublin has a world-famous literary history, having produced many prominent literary figures, including Nobel laureates William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett. Other influential writers and playwrights include Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift and the creator of Dracula, Bram Stoker. In July 2010, Dublin was named as a UNESCO City of Literature, joining Edinburgh, Melbourne and Iowa City with the permanent title.
Dublin is the primary center of education in Ireland and home to three universities, including the Dublin Institute of Technology and many other higher education institutions. There are 20 third-level institutes in the city and in surrounding towns and suburbs. The University of Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland dating from the 16th century, and is located in the city centre. Its sole constituent college, Trinity College, is situated in the city center on College Green, and has 15,000 students.
The National University of Ireland has its seat in Dublin, which is also the location of the associated constituent university of UCD, has over 30,000 students.
And finally, the best Guinness in the world is brewed here in Dublin.