Church Growth and Planting Enabler

Chilwell with Inham Nook is a shared parish of two sister churches with a hugely diverse demographic ranging from the largely affluent surrounds of Christ Church to the often-forgotten estate of St Barnabas. Whilst we have an encouraging and positive presence in our neighbourhoods and communities, most people we come across do not yet know God’s life-giving and life-changing love for themselves; and we want to change that.

We seek to resource and catalyse further kingdom growth by adopting a model of establishing new, more culturally accessible, worshipping communities (NWCs). We seek to find new avenues to reach the unreached, unrepresented and under-served amongst us. To do this, we are looking for a dynamic, evangelistic leader and team player.

The CGPE will:

  • Facilitate effective evangelism training and help shape whole-church evangelistic engagement; helping us ‘welcome at least 150 new followers of Jesus by 2025’
  • Take a lead in nurturing and equipping teams that will launch NWCs; helping us ‘release at least 15 new leaders in calls to ministry and mission by 2025’
  • Help identify, prepare for and establish sustainable NWCs; helping us establish a culture of ‘growing to give ourselves away’

Church Growth and Planting Enabler (Ordained)


Full-time, time-limited for 4-years (under Regulation 29), extendable by a further 2-years subject to further funding; under Common Tenure.


The primary location of the role will be at Christ Church, Chilwell, with time spent at St Barnabas Church, Inham Nook (1.3 miles between the two churches).


Full clergy stipend at incumbent level (currently £26,450), housing allowance (currently £9,950) and clergy pension; provisioned for by Strategic Development Funding and paid by the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Responsible to

Vicar (as line-manager)

Key relationships

Members of the parish Staff Team and Church Wardens

Line manager for

Volunteers and teams engaged in seeker and nurture courses, and NWCs

Employed by

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham


Please apply via this link.

Post Reference: cofe/TP/148/2508

Closing Date: 22nd March

Interviews: 20th April

Further Information

For application queries, please contact Jo Padmore, PA to the Archdeacons:; Tel: 01636 817206.

For an informal discussion and further information please contact Rev Andy Tufnell, Vicar of Christ Church Chilwell and St Barnabas, Inham Nook:; Tel: 07410 541354

We welcome applications from suitably qualified clergy from all sections of the community and we strive to be an equal opportunity employer. Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

Interviews will be chaired by the Archdeacon of Nottingham and final approval made by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham.