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We're so blessed to have a large number of families who regularly attend SML. Working on the Children's ministry team at SML will provide an amazing opportunity to experience what is involved in managing one of the largest Children's ministries in the country. You will be involved in the planning, preparation, and delivery of teaching on a Sunday morning, in midweek groups, and assemblies at Longfleet school. Find out more from Eden our Children's Pastor here!

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Youth Ministry is a massive part of what we do at SML. We get excited as we journey and disciple young people as they deepen and flourish in their relationship with Jesus. You will be given opportunities to be involved in ; leading teaching sessions, home groups, schools work, mentoring, youth work strategy, youth work practice and the chance to explore new ventures. This will be under the support of our full time youth pastor. We hope to strengthen and equip your youth work toolkit during your year to take with you in to your future ministry. Find out more from Rob our Youth Pastor here!

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Media is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the developing the visual output of the church. You will be involved in helping push the use of media and digital in a large church, with opportunity to develop your photography, videography, graphic design and more technical knowledge with running the visuals for Sunday services and our Live Stream. 


This is an exciting opportunity to get involved hands-on in a large church worship team. You would be working directly with the worship pastor to hone your musical skillset, whether it’s leading, band-leading, playing an instrument, or singing. We’ll also be working on creativity in song arrangement, how to lead a band, organise and pastor a team and lead a congregation into God’s presence.


There are many opportunities to get involved in Outreach ministry. These range from courses such as Alpha and The Recovery Course, groups such as Missional Living and Community Lunch, as well as other events such as Homeless Soup Run and Weekly Cafe. With more events happening throughout the year, you will be able to develop your outreach and evangelism skills and put them to use in a variety of ways. There is also an opportunity to get involved in projects run by Faithworks Wessex, a local charity who 'builds partnerships with churches and other organisations in the community to run practical, local projects in urban Dorset to help people to get out of and stay out of crisis.' Find out more from Rachel our Outreach Pastor here!



The Operations Team work behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. From the planning of events and activities through to carrying them out, the team ensure everything goes off without a hitch. There will be opportunities for you to get involved in all of that whilst, developing skills around admin, communication and team working.