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GBM Head of Communications - the search begins

At the end of June, Jim Sayers, GBM’s Communications Director, gave notice that he intends to stand down at the end of this year. After a decade with GBM, Jim is moving back into pastoral ministry to lead a church-plant in Didcot.

Jim says, ‘Helen and I have been involved in a church-plant in Didcot which began as a home group last year. I will be leaving GBM to lead this, and we both look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for us in the next chapter of our service for him, as we prepare to move into Didcot. Didcot is a fast-growing town, five miles south of Abingdon, set to double in size over the next fifteen years with several large housing developments under way. The church-plant is overseen by Hanney Chapel. We remain members at Abbey Baptist Church, and are moving into this work with the encouragement of our sending church in Kesgrave where I previously served as pastor.   

‘The past ten years have been very full and varied. It has been a huge privilege to serve both the missionaries and the UK churches that support their work. Through these years we rejoice in what God has done in sending new people into mission, and seeing churches being planted in several cities across Europe. People have been sent into tough and seemingly inaccessible places, and we have seen God answering many prayers and opening doors of opportunity. I am so thankful for the many people who have served through Envision, and the young people I have known through Root Hill youth camp. For us both, 10 Abbey Close, our home within GBM Mission Centre,  has been a place filled with rich memories, not least that during this time we have seen God bring all our three children to faith in Christ. It has been a joy to serve the Lord in this work. Please pray that he will provide someone with fresh ideas for the years to come.’

GBM has started the search for a new ‘Head of Communications’, and you can download the advert here. This is a full-time position based in Abingdon at GBM Mission Centre. Housing is also available. Please contact Daryl Jones, GBM’s Mission Director, for further details including a job description and application form: [email protected], 01235 520147. The closing date is 30 September 2019.