St John’s Great Horton, Bradford

Youth and Children’s work internship - Full Time

St Johns Great Horton is a lively Church of England church in a diverse and multicultural area of inner-city Bradford. In the past two years our youth and children’s ministry has grown from strength to strength and we want to continue expanding. With the recruitment of a full-time youth worker (Andy Brown) and the help of loyal volunteers we have been able to work in 7 local schools which allow us to preach the gospel boldly and have set up 4 youth orientated projects both within our church and in the community.

We are looking for two children’s and youth work interns to help with this exciting work who are passionate about sharing their faith and growing in their discipleship. They will Join our team and work closely with Andy Brown to continue this work and take it further.

During the year they will receive training by Youth for Christ and part of their ‘Homegrown’ programme to ensure they get the most out of their time at St John’s Great Horton. This involves a 10-day block of training at the start of the year and monthly training at a Youth for Christ hub. For more details please visit

‘The year has helped me grow in my discipleship and developed my youth work skills as well as giving me confidence in wider Christian ministry. Kieran Barrass St Johns Church Intern 2017 -2018

Responsibilities: To work 5 days a week and engage in all areas of St John’s youth ministry including:

  • Aid the schools work team doing weekly assemblies and after school’s clubs
  • Be part of at least one A-team (small youth group of unchurched youth)
  • Assist in our Saturday evening church youth club
  • Assist the Sunday School team in their weekly groups
  • Be part of the All age service planning team
  • Help organise and support the Higher Tour from the Message trust
  • Help organise and lead special events such as; Light parties, Christmas parties and family fun days.
  • To be a part of St John’s church life and help where needed

Important information

Dates: Sept 2018– July 2019

Cost: £1495 payed to Youth for Christ + £1100 for personal money. (Youth for Christ will deliver training on fund raising and you will be supported in this by St John’s church)

Accommodation: Interns will be hosted by members of St John’s Great Horton for the year.

What to do next

If you are interested in applying for this role or have any questions, please email our youth worker Andy Brown: