St Peter's Baptist Church | Christian Vocations

St Peter's Baptist Church

Type: Church

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A vibrant Baptist Church on the outskirts of Worcester, 'The Faithful City'

St Peter’s is a relatively large, vibrant, Baptist Church in the area of St Peter’s on the outskirts of Worcester. It is a church with a big heart, an army of volunteers, and a dedicated staff team, including three Ministerial staff. The church centre is a hub for the community, runs a coffee shop, and hosts various groups from within the church and wider community. The history of the church is that it started life as a plant from Worcester Baptist Church, becoming Red Hill in the 1980s and moved to its present site at the heart of the community of St Peter’s ten years ago. The church grew initially through new people coming to faith, but the great majority of the growth since its relocation to St Peter’s has been through transfer growth. Spiritually, the church is very definitely evangelical, supportive of both local and international mission, supporting a good number of mission partners at home and overseas. We are keen to see more new people come to faith; we connect with a large fringe of people, not least through centre user groups and the ministry of the coffee shop. St Peter’s is contemporary and gently charismatic in terms of its worship style and openness to the Holy Spirit. It is a caring church and its pastoral ministry has made significant progress under the leadership of the Minister who oversees pastoral work. It has a wide ranging number of communities (home groups) across the city. It has an exciting and innovative youth and children’s ministry, well served by a creative, dedicated team, under the leadership of the Minister for youth and children. We also have good relationships with schools and in ecumenical partnership with other local churches. Since the arrival of a new Senior Minister a year ago there has been various changes, not least in terms of new vision, and adapting the leadership structure to a Vision and Oversight team who work closely with an Operations team. Additionally, further staff changes have taken place including the need to appoint a Church Operations Manager. We have recently adopted the new Acts 1:8 vision, with the aim of embracing some new values which, we believe, will take the church forward. It is an exciting season to be involved in ministry and leadership here, as we seek to “call the faithful city back to the faithful God.” In a nutshell, there is much to be done, much that is challenging, but a very real opportunity for the right person to make their mark in taking St Peter’s forward.               ME 12/17