Adult Sport & Fitness Instructor

Working alongside the Sports Factory team, the Adult Sport and Fitness Instructor will lead current, and set up new sports and fitness initiatives which reach out to unreached adults and students with the gospel through sport and fitness. This will also involve discipling sports players and provide opportunities for their sporty teammates to be invited along to events to hear about Jesus. All Sports Factory staff also help with other Sports Factory work such as sports coaching in schools, holiday clubs, events and trips. As part of the Sports Factory team, it is vital that the successful candidate is a team player, self-motivated leader, has a hunger to learn and grow and develop fitness and sports ministry. The Adult Sports and Fitness Instructor will enjoy evangelism and the opportunity to share about Jesus in a public setting during the fitness classes that are currently established. They will be a good people-person and be creative and entrepreneurial in order to develop new missional opportunities in which to use fitness and sport as a vehicle to share about Jesus with others and continue to reach the unchurched in the community.

The Adult Sport and Fitness Instructor will look to continue oversight in the current sports and fitness initiatives such as pilates and prayer, fab and fit (over May 2018 fifties), and the social sports programme. They will also look to lead, grow and develop other opportunities too, ideally there will be two or more fitness classes each day. Each class will have the DNA of top quality instructing, a Christian ‘thought for the day’ or ‘water break talk’ and a prayer at the end.

There are various established invitational events that happen throughout the year that The Adult Sport and Fitness Instructor will help oversee and also grow. These include events such as the annual trip to Center Parcs, the sports quiz, a mission trip abroad, the summer sports programme and sport at Focus with HTB.

The Sports Factory team works closely together, however, it is vital that each member is a self-starter and able to seek out opportunities for ministry and mission. The church is spread over several sites which vary from less affluent estate areas to more middle class communities. This provides lots of variety and opportunities to work alongside a huge cross-section of society and also adds for variety to the role.

The University of East Anglia is situated on the same road as our Earlham Road site. It hosts the SportsPark and several university sports clubs and teams. The Adult Sport and Fitness Instructor will seek to continue the work that has begun in identifying and discipling the sporty Christians students and adults within the church and also on campus and then facilitating events for them to reach out to their teammates where they can hear more about Jesus.


To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: Application closing date: Monday June 11, 5pm