Family Forum

Last week we had a Family Forum where we talked through our vision, staffing, finances and a number of changes at CCD. There were lots of very helpful questions relating to these. Our vision series from the book of Nehemiah provides the backdrop for this season of rebuilding that we are in - do listen to our talks online. For those who were not able to attend the family forum, here is a summary of the evening with the slides that Mark Mumford and Simon Shaw spoke from. If you have any ongoing questions then please do arrange to meet with one of the senior leaders or email them to office@emcf.net


CCD vision

Our vision at CCD is to be an Apostolic Hub, based on Acts 1:8. This vision is outworked as follows:

1. ENCOUNTERING JESUS

Being a Christian is to be sharing our faith. High quality Sunday services, invitational events, like Christmas services and Alpha, are all things we can invite people along to so they hear and meet Jesus for themselves.

2. BEING DISCIPLES

Being part of a community means and living out life together, a family on mission, walking alongside to encourage and challenge one another. Small groups, Riverside Communities and Life Transformation Groups equip and strengthen us to be and make disciples.

3. SERVING OTHERS

Jesus served wherever he went and we are called to do likewise; to serve the poor and welcome the stranger. Upbeat Communities projects, Storehouse, schools, parent and toddler groups enable us to reach out and serve our city and surroundings.

4. BRINGING INFLUENCE

We recognise that each of us is called and designed by God to influence in and outside our church. Raising up leaders to go, plant and build new communities, churches and sending teams out to the nations is all part of us giving beyond ourselves.

Vision to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth

We believe that we are called to the city (our Jerusalem), to the East Midlands and to the Stranger in our midst (Judea and Samaria) and to the nations (ends of the earth)!

Vision

EMCF and Salt and Light

Community Church Derby (CCD) is part of East Midlands Christian Fellowships (EMCF) which is part of a wider family of churches called Salt and Light Ministries. Salt and Light has been in a process of developing into a number of 'spheres' who are led by a number of key leaders in the S&L UK Apostolic team. EMCF is part of the Synergy Sphere, which is led by Mark and Nesta Mumford and a team of leaders from different churches who belong to our sphere.

There is a fresh sense of momentum as the spheres establish their identity and we are very excited for all that God will do through our sphere over the coming year - do look out for key leadership events and also our new camp as we gather together at The Big Church Day Out next year!  

Salt and Light

Structure and shape of EMCF

EMCF is governed by the Apostolic Ministry Team (AMT) which is made up of different leaders from across EMCF. Sanjay Parmar (EMCF Operations Manager) supports the AMT. 

The AMT is accountable to the Board of Directors/Trustees. There are some new Directors who have taken on the responsibility in the last year: They are Jon Bearn, Andy Townsend, Emrys Jones (Chair) and Claire Tapping. Deborah Robinson is the secretary to the board and Sanjay sits with the board to support and provide information.

Structure of EMCF

How EMCF is structured

EMCF is led by the AMT who bring vision, leadership and direction to local churches which include Community Church Derby, Belper Community Church, Community Church Nottingham [inc. Eastwood] and Pathway Leicester, Lutterworth and Hinkley. 

The Riverside Centre (REM) and Emmanuel School are supported by CCD on a day-to-day basis, with the REM Management team and School Board of Governors being accountable to the EMCF board of directors.

Finances are centrally governed and distributed to local congregations according to their need.

EMCF structure

EMCF staff

Overall EMCF employs the equivalent for 3.2 full-time staff. Mark and Sanjay are full-time and Deborah and Paula are part-time staff who make up 1.2 in staffing terms.

EMCF staff

CCD staff and team

CCD employs the equivalent of 5 full-time staff for a congregation of approximately 700 adults and 270 children.

From top left to right: Simon Shaw and Adam Martin are full-time Senior Pastors, Steve Fogg is our part-time Executive Leader (overseeing the management of CCD, Emmanuel School and The Riverside Centre). Esther Williams is our full-time under 18's Leader, Julie Hill is our part-time administrator, Rachael Cox is our part-time Communications Officer and Michael Wadsworth is our part-time Student and Resource Pastor.

CCD staff

We also have a number of unpaid volunteers who contribute a significant amount of time, input and leadership to CCD for which we are really grateful, including Gaynor Shaw (Senior Leader with internship), Karina Martin (Senior Leader), Sandra and Graham Hinds (Senior Leaders and pastoral and ministry oversight), Richard Wormsley (Transforming Communities), Helen Bearn (Riverside Communities, Little Creations and Safeguarding deputy), Julio and Latana Abraham (Alpha), Andrew Land (Storehouse), Dave Snowdon (Overseas Missions Team and Safeguarding Deputy), Tony Turner and Sue Priestley (Celebrate Recovery and pastoral oversight). There are many others who oversee children's groups, sit on teams and support and strengthen all we do in the life of Community Church Derby. We could not do all we do without their valuable contribution, care, time and investment!


CCD Senior team

Over the past three years CCD has been led by Simon and Gaynor Shaw, Adam and Karina Martin and Graham and Sandra Hinds. Over the past six months we have been feeling the need to strengthen and support the senior team, and this has in part been in response to Adam and Karina's three month sabbatical.

Over the next 12 months Mark and Nesta Mumford have committed to join the Senior team to bring strength and support. During this time Mark will be leading the team. Steve Fogg also joins the Senior team to provide support and strength to the team in the same way that Sanjay supports the AMT.  

It is our hope that the Senior team will continue to be strengthened by other key leaders in CCD who will provide input and direction in their areas of expertise. 

The Wider Team is currently being reconfigured, which is in part down to the way in which key leaders have been drawn in to our quarterly day planning times. Strategy, planning and leadership times have shifted from the Wider Team to our key leaders who are invited to attend our strategic planning days.

Senior leadership

EMCF Finances

In recent years our financial growth has flatlined and in the last year declined. This is concerning and the pattern does not reflect our numerical growth in recent years during which time we have grown significantly in terms of people joining our churches, but many are from disadvantaged backgrounds or who have refugee status. 

Our vision (see first slide) is to be an apostolic hub that reaches out and changes the world! Financial resource plays a part in this and so we recognise that we need to do something to change the financial picture and to see the current trend reversed. There is a recognition that discipleship in this area does need to be clearer (what tithing is and why we believe it is important) and clearer and more open times to discuss EMCF finances in Q&A evenings.

Finances

Emmanuel School

In late June, the decision was taken by Emmanuel Governors to close the new Brunswick Street nursery site. This was due to a few factors that include lower numbers, staffing pressures and further legislation that we need to adhere to.

With other ongoing factors at Emmanuel the decision was made (with heavy heart) to close the second nursery site in order to focus on the Juniper Lodge site.

Over the last year the school has been stretched administratively and financially. Ian Birkin, the new school headteacher, has taken on the task of rebuilding the school with a strengthened staff team and is working on an implementation plan for this next season. 

Emmanuel School

If you have any questions or observations we would love to hear from you. Please email the office via the button link adjacent, or talk to Steve Fogg our Executive Leader.

Job Recruitment | Facilities Coordinator (Riverside Events Team)

Riverside Events Team are Recruiting

We are advertising a role for a Facilities Coordinator for our Riverside Events Team.

The role will include ‘hands on’ involvement in the facilitation of events and associated logistics. There will be a requirement to work around the needs of the business which may dictate some ‘out of hours’ presence. A flexible approach is essential; the successful applicant will be working as part of the Hub team and assist, when required, the day to day activity of Community Church Derby.

Full Time Role, Permanent (subject to 3 months probationary period)

Easter Week Services

We are so excited about the Easter Services at Community Church Derby during Easter week.

PALM SUNDAY THE JOURNEY // 9 APRIL, 3.30PM Refreshments will be served from 3.30pm with the service starting at 4pm. During the time we will make a craft activity and discover the meaning behind what Jesus was doing the day He journeyed into Jerusalem. Take away craft, Easter book and goodies.  

PALM SUNDAY
THE JOURNEY // 9 APRIL, 3.30PM

Refreshments will be served from 3.30pm with the service starting at 4pm. During the time we will make a craft activity and discover the meaning behind what Jesus was doing the day He journeyed into Jerusalem. Take away craft, Easter book and goodies.
 

GOOD FRIDAY THE CROSS // 14 APRIL, 11AM - MIDDAY Suitable for all ages, our Good Friday service is an interactive space with stations to reflect on what Jesus did as He embraced the Cross. Hot cross buns will be served!  

GOOD FRIDAY
THE CROSS // 14 APRIL,
11AM - MIDDAY

Suitable for all ages, our Good Friday service is an interactive space with stations to reflect on what Jesus did as He embraced the Cross. Hot cross buns will be served!
 

EASTER SUNDAY THE VICTORY // 16 APRIL, 10.30AM & 6.30PM A vibrant and celebratory service in which much more than chocolate will be shared. We’ll discover the power of the Easter story and the difference that Jesus’ victory makes in our lives. Children’s age specific activities during the morning service, Easter book and goodies.

EASTER SUNDAY
THE VICTORY // 16 APRIL, 10.30AM & 6.30PM

A vibrant and celebratory service in which much more than chocolate will be shared. We’ll discover the power of the Easter story and the difference that Jesus’ victory makes in our lives. Children’s age specific activities during the morning service, Easter book and goodies.

Events coming up

There's a lot happening behind the scenes at CCD.

Here are some of the great events we are planning - put the dates in the diary and book that annual leave!

Introducing New Staff

I am constantly amazed by and grateful for the variety of gifts, skills and leadership that God provides in and through his people. In the context of talking about the body of Christ, the Apostle Paul highlights a number of these:

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:27-28)

Sometimes we can be tempted to think of some gifts or areas of life as somehow being more ‘spiritual’ than others. However, as the Psalmist wonderfully expresses “the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it!” As presence carriers, God has called us to influence all areas of society and as such, activities like providing education and running a conference centre are equally as important as preaching on a Sunday morning!

At our Family News Night we introduced a number of new staff. Each of these roles includes an element of administration, management of people and finances and are therefore very important for us. Please do pray for Debbie, Ian and Steve as they settle into these new roles. For those who were not able to be there, here is some more detail about their areas of responsibility within the EMCF Derby Hub:


Riverside Events Management (Centre Manager)
Debbie Mansell

  • Oversight of REM day to day operations
  • Providing a friendly and welcoming environment
  • Staff Recruitment and Management
  • Management of relationships with internal and external users and customers
  • Business management, sales forecasting and marketing
  • Management and maintenance of Centre facilities
  • Centre Safety Management
  • Financial management

 


Emmanuel School (Head Teacher)
Ian Birkin

  • Leadership and oversight of School
  • Curriculum planning and monitoring
  • Staff leadership and development
  • School discipline and development
  • Ensuring good communication with parents
  • Financial planning
  • Ensuring statutory regulations are met
  • Safeguarding/health and safety/pupil welfare
  • Co-ordination of extra-curricular activities

 


Derby Hub (Executive Leader)
Steve Fogg

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  • Providing strategic operational leadership which releases senior leadership from day-to-day management
  • Promoting a culture consistent with our values across the Hub
  • Leading the Hub Operational team
  • Staff Management and mobilisation of congregation
  • Calendar and events management, inc. Sundays
  • Welcome and integration through clear and effective pathways 
  • Financial planning that supports the vision and mission of the church