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Children’s Worker


This role would involve overseeing the weekly staffing, oversight, and running of children’s ministry at Upper Room. Including nursery/creche and children’s classes. A longer-term hope would be that this person would be able to start a Vacation Bible Study program (VBS).

This is a Short or Long-term position.

Geoffrey – “Change is Real!”


Communitas starts churches that think, care, and act like Jesus did when He was on earth. We reach out to those who are hurting, the downtrodden and outcast. And because of that, we see real change in peoples’ lives. Undeniable change due to the working of the Holy Spirit! When Geoffrey* used to walk in,…

Stuart & Lynsey Gilmour


Lynsey (1986), and Stuart (1980), have two girls Indie (2014) and Hiromi (2016), and live in Stenhousemuir, near Falkirk, in central Scotland.They started their relationship in 2010, had two dates in the space of a week before Lynsey travelled to Tokyo on a working holiday for 9 months! Their relationship developed via Skype, and when…

Great Joy in the Midst of Trauma


On Friday, April 24, I spent a long time on the phone with two young men of Mslm- background named Kasem and Bashir, and their story is such good news in this time of corona-virus uncertainties. They called to tell me they had responded to our invitation to meet Christ in the Eucharist (communion) at the conclusion of our live-stream Upper…

Internship – Upper Room Church

Upper Room Church

We have two internship opportunities available and would love your help! Please keep reading and see if one of these sounds like you.

The Community Worker role… requires an entrepreneurial and dynamic individual who feels comfortable working cross-culturally. While not needing to be a Bible college graduate, the ability to lead a Bible study and shepherd community members is important. Combining this with the ability to ‘roll up their sleeves’ and help people draft a CV, fill out housing forms, even educate them about culture will be part of the role. It is life on life and our community is desperate to learn about Jesus and make a new start!

The Researcher role… requires someone that has an understanding of gathering data methodically/professionally and interpreting findings into information that can be used for funding. As The House Glasgow CIC is a social enterprise, we are trying to secure funding that will help us with our launch stage which will involve creation of resources (e.g. business plans, financial forecasts, etc.), translation of these materials into Farsi & English (and potentially other languages), and developing and delivering workshops to our community so they can find employment and/or start a business.

Position durations: 3-6 months for Researcher, 12-18 months for the Community Worker

Mike & Carol Kurtyka


Carol and Mike Kurtyka have been in Europe since 2002 and were part of the team that launched Communitas’ original church plant in Glasgow. They have three adult children Harrison & Lily and Sophie. Mike is a trustee with CAI UK and also supports Upper Room church through a varied ministry to asylum seekers and…

Chris & Jasheen McKenzie


Chris and Jasheen have been living in Glasgow since 2003, though they joined the Communitas team in 2007. They have have two children: Gabrielle (27 Sept 2005) & Isabelle (18 Mar 2007). As children, Chris lived in Alabama, California and Germany, while Jasheen lived in Singapore and London, England. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts…