Bubble Church Mission Enabler Vacancy in London and Home Counties

Are you called to launch 5 new innovative church services next year?

Bubble Church was launched at Ascension Church, Balham in South West London as a mid-pandemic experiment in October 2020, with the slogan:

A puppet-filled, Jesus-centered, socially distanced, coffee-and-croissant-fueled adventure for kids and families every Sunday morning.

  • Since launch, a new congregation has been formed from zero to approximately 100 each week and continues to grow post-pandemic.
  • Because parents/guardians sit and stay with their child on their bubble, they learn the Christian faith alongside their children in a way that is non-threatening and does not leave them feeling ignorant or in uniform.
  • Bubble Church has also helped other areas of church life – Sunday school at the 10:30 a.m. church service grew with children attending Bubble Church, baptisms tripled and a new group midweek discipleship was formed by the parents of Bubble Church.

Given the success of Bubble Church in Ascension, Balham, the Church of England has awarded £250,000 innovation funding over 3 years to roll out Bubble Church to other churches, starting with 5 pilot churches in the Diocese of Southwark. The role of Bubble Church Mission Enabler is essential in leading and overseeing this expansion of Bubble Church.

The salary for the position is £34,380 per annum plus housing assistance if required, plus a 15% non-contributory pension.

The role
The Bubble Church Mission Enabler will lead and oversee the expansion of Bubble Church beyond Ascension Balham to 5 initial churches in the Diocese of Southwark and nationwide. They will be part of the Ascension Balham staff team and worship community.

The person
The role requires a high caliber and capable individual with leadership experience. They will be personable and passionate about Bubble Church in a way that is infectious to others and will be able to model the Bubble Church approach in an exemplary way and lead others into it. The incumbent will be either lay or ordained. They will be excellent communicators and trainers of others and totally dependent on God!

If this is you, please learn more and find out how to apply by clicking the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.

Closing Date: October 7, 2022
Interviews will take place on: October 19, 2022

Enhanced DBS verification will be required

Closing date: October 07, 2022

Charles K. Eckert