MWiB is seeking a visionary leader for the next stage of our journey. Our roots lie firmly planted within the Methodist church but the organisation is now constituted as an independent charity whose primary aims are to encourage, enable and equip women to play their full part in the life of the church and the world.
This is a home-based voluntary role working collaboratively as part of a small executive team and a UK-wide Forum of Methodist district representatives. There will be extensive UK travel and opportunity for overseas visits representing MWiB and the Methodist Church in Britain. All expenses are paid.
You will bring administrative competence, a can-do attitude, and a commitment to our values.
I have always had an interest in World Mission but it wasn’t until I took early retirement in 2000 that I had the opportunity to become involved in Women’s Network.
I began to understand the potential of the newly formed MWiB in 2011 when, as the first Forum Representative for the Chester and Stoke District, I served on the task group which initiated our link with the Church of North India and developed the Dalit Solidarity Resource pack. In 2017 I was privileged to visit the Methodist Church and the Women’s Federation in Bolivia, and in July I will visit women in the South Pacific Area, in Fiji and the Solomon Islands.
The role of President is a busy but very rewarding one. It offers the opportunity to lead and share in the forward planning of our work, and to meet in fellowship and worship with groups across the UK and beyond. I feel privileged to serve God and the wider community through this calling. Maybe this could be your calling too?
Until four years ago I had no experience at all of Methodist Women in Britain. My career as a teacher, along with youth work and local preaching, kept me well occupied, as did my growing family!
When I left full time work in 2014 I responded to an opportunity to join the MWiB Executive. Over the past four years as Vice President and then President of this charity I have enjoyed chairing Forum (trustee) meetings and being part of a committed and vibrant team of volunteers. I have spoken at events across the British Connexion and have been privileged to travel to Germany and to Greece to see the work of the churches there, especially with refugees, and to visit the Synod of the Church of North India in New Delhi.
If you feel that you may have experience and skills to bring to this role, together with a love of people and of the church, please consider whether God might be setting this door of opportunity before you.
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To arrange an informal, confidential chat, email Sandra: email@example.com
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2018
Interviews: 29 September 2018
Start date: October 2018