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God is moving among Muslims

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God is moving among Muslims

This is a real-life story of recent events from one of the local Mahabba groups in the Network. Names and details have been deliberately removed to protect the identity of those involved, but praise God - he is working in the lives of Muslims to reveal Jesus!

He is moving

I was delighted to be invited to the birthday party.

Oz was a Syrian asylum seeker. I met him just at the time his application was accepted and he promptly moved away with his family into a big city

In our small town he had found Christian friends and even attended some church events. I visited him in his new home.

On the one hand it was gloriously multicultural and on the other hand it was not a nice neighbourhood. I knew it, he knew it.

I put him in touch with a nearby Christian bookshop which I understood to be run by a Pakistani believer and was pleased to hear later that he had visited it.

Then came the invitation for his two year old’s birthday party. It was quite an event. And the bookshop manager had been invited too.

He was not a Pakistani at all but fellow Syrian, young in the faith and keen as mustard. That was more than I had asked or thought.

Then came the news that Oz had found a better place to live and was moving out to a suburb. I was glad that his family had a nicer home, but could I put him in touch with local Christian friends?

I spoke to the bookshop man:

Oz is moving. This is his new address.

The bookshop man said:

Really? I live just round the corner from him!

Wow. God is on his case. Hallelujah!

 

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Families Ministry Leader, birmingham

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Image Damian Zaleski, Unsplash

FAMILIES MINISTRY LEADER, BIRMINGHAM

Edward Road Baptist Church (Balsall Heath, Birmingham) is looking for the right person to be a key member of the church eldership and to lead the Families Ministry on a three-quarter-time to full-time basis, initially for a three-year term.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be passionate about making Jesus known through church ministry to churched and unchurched families
  • Be passionate about discipling believers
  • Understand and value cross-cultural mission in a deprived, multi-cultural and multifaith, inner-city community
  • Be a good team leader and administrator who is able to think strategically and to take initiative
  • Be gifted at supervising volunteers and team members
  • Demonstrate good pastoral and listening skills
  • Be a humble and gracious team player who’s able to work with people from different backgrounds

The successful applicant will have specific responsibility for the families’ ministry, as well as a key role in wider church ministry, including teaching and preaching.

They will work closely with the senior pastor and be accountable to the eldership.

They will be a practicing Christian and in full support of the Evangelical Alliance Basis of faith. (By the nature of the job this is regarded as a specific occupational requirement).

Location & salary

Based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the salary will be £22,500 (pro rata), in line with BU Home Mission stipend.

Pastors will also receive a manse allowance, currently set by the BU at £6,000, as well as some additional expenses.

Closing date

Monday 5th June 2017

Interview date

Thursday 29th June 2017

Anticipated Start Date

September 2017

More Information

www.erbc.org.uk/recruitment or email recruitment@erbc.org.uk