What is a CYM scholarship?

We are in touch with a number of churches across the UK who are seeking to employ people in their ministry. They have paid jobs on offer, and are willing to fund a BA or Masters degree. This is a really attractive offer to secure a 3 year employment package. It may mean moving to a new area, and students may utilise a government maintenance loan to support them.  Please note these opportunities are available for those with a right to work in the United Kingdom.

Our scholarship form:

This form gives us some information like your current location, whether you’d like to move to somewhere new, an overview of where our opportunities are located, and asks a little information about your faith journey so far.

Current employment and study opportunities:

Heartland Youth for Christ

North-West Leicestershire

Youth and Childrens Worker: YFC

Study offer: Master Degree - Fees Paid
Employment offer: 21 hours per week (7 hours study time inclusive)

We are looking for a CYM Student Placement Youth and Children’s Worker who will:

  • Help develop youth and children’s work in our area working with local churches, schools & colleges.
  • Deliver youth and children’s work projects at ground level.
  • Invest time in the lives of young people and children.

Salary: £22,308 plus a funded Masters Degree with CYM.

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Chalfont St. Peter

Gerrards Cross, South Buckinghamshire

Children and Families’ Minister 2024

Study offer: MA (preferred) or BA Degree fully funded study
Employment offer: Full time paid salary

For the right person with drive, initiative and interpersonal skills this is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the whole parish and a good foundation for wider ministry.

The postholder will be responsible for leading the Children’s and Family Ministry in the Parish of Chalfont St. Peter which has three churches.

The role includes:

  • Planning and leading the Font, a café style, missional, outreach service in the Parish Hall every Sunday morning focused on parents with children.
  • Outreach to parents and children in the community, developing ways to disciple families and lead them on in active Christian faith.
  • Missional work in our village schools where we have strong relationships, including our own C of E Junior Academy where the postholder will serve as a governor. Support for the Head and staff at our church school to enable it to develop and maintain a Christian ethos and to build church/school links. Possibly running Christian clubs in local schools.
  • Building a team to lead the C & F work and building a culture and practice of prayer for the ministry.
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St. John’s Church

Hedge End

Children and Families Worker St Johns

Study offer: MA
Employment offer: 28 hours per week salary (inc. 10 for study)

St. John’s, Hedge End are looking for a creative and pioneering individual to join us in developing our ministry with children and families. We hope to disciple the children and families already involved and welcome more into our church family through missional activities.

The post we are offering is initially a three-year contract for 28 hours/week (inc. 10 hours for study).

What we offer:

  • A fully funded Masters Degree in Practical Theology with The Institute for Children, Youth and Mission.
  • A 2-storey church centre with an industrial kitchen, modern toilets and function rooms attached to the church building.
  • ‘Godly Play’ space equipped with extensive resources.
  • ‘Out of the Box’ resources.
  • Outdoor wild space (with plans to enhance the area to accommodate all-weather outdoor worship and education).
  • Established regular intergenerational services.
  • Regular mentoring and line management.
  • Opportunities to preach and lead services.
  • Supportive, encouraging and enthusiastic congregation.
  • Part of ‘the Inclusive Churches network.’
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Faughanvale Presbyterian & Parish Churches

Eglinton, Derry/Londonderry

Church Outreach & Youth Support Worker

Study offer: MA Degree - fully funded / BA Degree - part funded (by high proportion)
Employment offer: 30/35 hours per week

This creative post, shared by two local churches, seeks to build on roots in youth ministry established over recent years, while also encouraging new ways of engaging today's generation with the good news of the Kingdom of God. 

The main functions of the job will be to support existing leaders and organisations; to support and reach out to children and young adults and families within the congregations and to maintain and develop the outreach of the congregations to young people in our local community. 

We would also assist in helping to find suitable accommodation.

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St Dunstan

East Acton, London

Childrens’ Worker

Study offer: MA or BA Degree paid study
Employment offer: 21 hours per week paid

We are seeking to appoint a new part-time Children’s Worker who will help us to further develop our work of:
- Nurturing children in the Christian faith through our Sunday services and associated Sunday club activities

- Drawing children into the life of the Church through Kidzone and Little Acorns

- Supporting the primary schools in our parish

The study and employment package includes a funded MA or BA degree and 21 hours per week salary.

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We constantly have new opportunities coming up, so do get in touch via the form above.

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