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Children’s Ministry Enabler - Vacancy

Bradford North Circuit is advertising for the 2nd time their need of a

Children’s Ministry Enabler

vHours of working 37per week, on a 3-year fixed contract. vSalary in the region of £19,000-£20,000 p.a., dependent on qualifications and experience. vThe post holder will work individually and in partnership with churches in the Circuit to evaluate and support existing work with children and to investigate opportunities for new work. vDBS certificate will be required.
If you are interested in more details Please request an Application pack by emailing: for the attention of Mrs. Lynne Keating Deadline for receipt of completed Application Forms: 12 noon on Wednesday 5th November 2014

It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a Christian

Called to Preach? A Taster Session

Called to Preach? A Taster Session for the Local Preacher Training Course in West Yorkshire and Surrounding Areas starting this Autumn will be held on Saturday 4th October at  Trinity Methodist Church Duckett Street, Skipton, BD23 2EJ from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (Drinks available from 10 am) The course is a District alternative to Faith and Worship, it is user friendly, well supported and assessed by worship portfolios. Some people feel sure of their 'call to preach' but for others the first steps are very tentative. It is a process of discernment that is shared by the Church. This day will provide an opportunity to look at the course outline, ask questions and hear from participants on the current course.
More details from Revd Richard Atkinson, Core Tutor telephone: 01756 793522
or Liz Whitfield, Course Administrator

West Yorkshire District

September Prayer Column

Choppy seas
How lovely it is to sail through life on calm waters, with a following breeze, in good health, well fed and supplied, surrounded by sunshine in pleasant company.  So lovely that we can be lulled into thinking it the norm, and our well-merited right.  Then we can easily feel ill done by when life shows itself in its true colours: disturbances, delays, disruptions, disagreements, disappointments, diversions and dead ends, in all our careful plans and purchases.  Shrilly we protest: How dare they!  
But plain sailing is not the norm, not this side of eternity.  Jesus warned us: in this world we shall have tribulation (Jn 16:33).  And though he goes on at once to reassure: I have overcome the world, he certainly did not mean we’d never have contrary winds or tempestuous circumstances.  Rather, he leads us through them – safely, if not always comfortably.  His reassurance speaks of two things, both essential for our praying. Hope.  The risen, ascended Jesus IS Lord of all, and …