Dormansland Baptist is a church that punches well above its weight in terms of enthusiasm and community involvement; and Dormansland itself is not your average sleepy country village. The centre of London is only 50 minutes away by train, and Croydon is only 30 minutes away. There are plenty of local schools, and therefore the village attracts many commuters with young families who mix happily with its older residents.
Our fellowship is loving and lively, and a good number of the congregation contribute their gifts in one way or another for the benefit of all.
We believe in a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus which can grow and deepen through worship, fellowship, prayer and the study of God’s word. We enjoy meeting together, and church members’ meetings are well attended. Our style of worship is contemporary (Kendrick to Hillsong!) but we do not neglect the best of the traditional hymns.
Over recent years a substantial ‘fringe’ to the church has been built up, mainly through the work of our large Urban Saints group and Noah’s Ark, our very popular toddler group. We would love to see these families drawn into the kingdom of God, and our main focus currently is on providing outside-friendly services and activities to facilitate this process.
We are looking for a minister who would relate easily to the un-churched as well as to our existing congregation: someone who would be willing to grasp the baton and run this particular race alongside us.
We seek a like-minded minister who will grasp the baton and run with us as we journey on this adventure together.
For overseas candidates - At this time, the diaconate at DBC has decided that we are not going to actively pursue any applicants who are currently based overseas. We feel that the distance would not give us a good enough opportunity to investigate whether God is calling an applicant from outside of the UK and therefore we would be wasting people’s time by taking things further.