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Pastoral Team (Coordinator-Listening Ear Team)

To allocate an appropriate member of the Listening Ear Team to those referred by the Clergy or Pastoral Coordinator. To offer ongoing monitoring and support of members of the Listening Ear Team, as required.

Responsible To: Pastoral Coordinator (Jenny Cosslett)
Time Committment: Approx. once a month but vary according to need
As part of this role a volunteer would have the following responsibilities:
  • Allocate a member of Listening Ear to a person when requested to do so by the Clergy or the Pastoral Coordinator
  • Monitor the relationship and provide ongoing support for the Listening Ear Team members, when required
  • Pray regularly for those involved in Listening Ear
  • Ensure strict confidentiality is maintained
  • May act as a Listening Ear as well as a Coordinator
  • Liaise with the Pastoral Coordinator on a regular basis

A volunteer in this role would require some or all of the following attributes:
  • A desire to serve Jesus, the church and local community through this particular ministry
  • A non judgemental attitude towards those asking for the Listening Ear service.
  • Honest, dependable and can maintain strict confidentiality
  • Is friendly, patient and has good relational skills
  • Has a spirit of love and compassion for others suffering
  • Can listen effectively and communicate clearly with others
  • Able to support and coordinate other members of the team

In order for someone to be able to perform this role the following training and support will be given:
  • Initial training provided and ongoing support provided by the Pastoral Coordinator (Jenny Cosslett)

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