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Jane Webber appointed as new worker

Dear supporters,

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and messages of support during our interviews over the past week. We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Jane Webber as our new schools’ worker.

Jane is from Exeter and is currently studying for a BA in applied theology, with a focus on children and schools work. As part of that she is working with ISCA Church in Exeter as a children, schools and family worker.

She has 12 years’ experience as a college lecturer and four years working with primary children, and has also worked in the beauty industry.

She and husband Matt will be looking to move to the Oswestry area over the summer so that she is ready to start work in September. They have asked for prayer to find a home and with the settling in process, for Matt to find a job in the area, and that they would know God’s purpose for them in the area.

Please continue to pray with us as we prepare for this new season in the project’s work.

Gill Buckeridge – SCWP Chair

Update from SCWP January 2018

May God give you much joy and blessing in 2018

Update

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support for the work of the Schools Christian Worker Project during 2017.

You will probably remember that everything was progressing in a really encouraging manner.  Then in early July, Hannah accepted an offer to do a very similar job in Chester.  We were very sad to see her go although we quite understand the attraction of working in her home city.

Since then, we have held two rounds of interviews and followed up two very interesting possibilities.

Advertising

For a range of reasons none of this has resulted in a new worker, so we are starting the process of advertising again.  Apparently we are not alone in finding it harder to appoint workers just at the moment; due possibly to the increase of larger churches and organisations employing teams of youth workers in internship and training placements etc. and the national improvement in employment levels.

Despite that and the frustrations of last term, the Board members are united in believing that God does have a plan to enable the populations of our schools to hear clearly about the God who loves them and wants to be the perfect father to every individual.  Several schools have said that they are missing the workers’ skilled and fun input.  You, the supporters, have continued to pray and back the project so we are continuing to search for the right people to take advantage of these open doors.

The attached advert is going out now, please forward it or put up a copy anywhere suitable.  Interviews will be in the week beginning 5th March.

After taking all the advice we can, there are some adjustments this round.

  • It is clearer that applications for people who want to work part time and form part of a group ministry would be welcomed. The fact that we have had a term with no salaries to pay has helped reserves so we have some flexibility in how we employ people.
  • The start date is very flexible. It would be lovely to appoint someone in early March who can hit the ground running the next day, but in reality we would be happy to know the right person was free to start in September.  We also have offers from SU, Ben and both Hannahs to help mentor a worker into a job where they will not now get the normal hand over period.
  • We are aware that it could be quite intimidating for a new worker with no family or contacts in the area to begin looking for somewhere to live as well as adjusting to a new and challenging job. If you are aware of potential initial accommodation, possibly a house/flat share, room in a family home or use of an annexe please let us know so we can be prepared with useful information.

Prayer Breakfasts and AGM news

The advert and a 2018 list of host churches for the Prayer Breakfasts are on the web site www.scwp.org.uk and Alan kindly sends out reminders.  The next two are: Sat 3rd February at Whittington and 3rd March at Cornerstone.

Finally we are delighted that at our 2018 AGM at Trefonen Church on Monday 14th May at 7.30The Original’ Hannah Moore, who was our second SCWP worker, has agreed to be our speaker.

The SCWP team join me in thanking you so much for your faithfulness through this complicated year.

Gill Buckeridge – SCWP Chair

Update on interviews

Dear Friends of the Schools Christian Worker Project,
 
Thank you all so much for all your prayers about the process of appointing the next Christian Schools Worker.
 
I expect you will be as disappointed as we are to know that we did not feel able to appoint any of the candidates on this occasion.
 
We have decided to re-advertise the post straight away and look for someone to start in the new year.
 
Every blessing,

Gill Buckeridge for the SCWP Board

25th September 2017

News about Hannah Moore

Dear SCWP Supporters,

We are really sorry to have to let you know that Hannah Moore, our schools worker, is leaving.  She has accepted a post from 1st September to work with an organisation very similar to SCWP but in her home city of Chester.

We fully understand that this is a more convenient post for Hannah and that she will enjoy the benefits of being in a bigger team. However we are very sorry to have to let her go.

We will be advertising straight away and hope to interview in mid September. If you know of anyone who might be suitable for the post please direct them to the advert here.

Throughout the years God has been enduringly faithful to the project and brought us a wonderful series of workers.  Once again we are asking you to join with us in praying that he continues to do that.  Though we have been taken by surprise, God never is, so we are trusting that he has prepared someone to take up the post and fulfil the many opportunities currently open to the project to let young people know about the wonderful Saviour who loves them.

With much gratitude for your faithful support and prayers,

Gill Buckeridge for the SCWP Board