Church Growth and Planting Enabler (CGPE)

Now more than ever, there is a need for creativity and innovation to reach the unreached and release God’s people to be salt and light in the streets and in the cloud, bringing life, hope, comfort and joy to our neighbours and to our world. Christ Church and St Barnabas Church are Anglican Evangelical sister churches sharing a parish 5-miles south west of Nottingham City centre. Whilst they are already actively engaged in serving their local communities in a wide range of ways online and offline, they are hungry to build on present progress to break new ground and bring new life better reflecting the people and communities being reached. This role is all about adding capacity to catalyse and spearhead that work.

Within 18-months of appointment we expect a new worshipping community (NWC – a plant, graft, revitalisation, fresh expression, etc) to have begun. This NWC, under the close oversight of the CGPE, would be set into motion through a passionate team of local lay people to be grown by evangelism. The CGPE will prepare and establish that team in such a way that the NWC does not depend on and revolve around the CGPE. The CGPE will continue to guide and support the NWC but will also be expected to begin the process of building other teams for future NWCs.

The CGPE will play an essential part in helping the parish to achieve key elements of its strategic vision that by 2025 we will have:

  • Welcomed at least 150 new followers of Jesus.
  • Released at least 15 new emerging leaders in calls to ministry and mission.
  • Commissioned a team to grow a worshipping community.


Church Growth and Planting Enabler (Ordained)


Full-time, time-limited for 3-years (under Regulation 29), extendable by a further 3-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 £26,979), 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

Post Reference


Closing Date

10th January 2021


3rd February 2021

All documents surrounding and supporting the application process are available here:

Job Description – CGPE

Our Vision and Values – CGPE

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.