THE STORY SO FAR

City on a Hill began in Melbourne with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God. Since our inception in October 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God’s grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of ‘knowing Jesus and making Jesus known’. In the past twelve months we have baptised scores of people and witnessed many give their life to Jesus for the first time. Today, City on a Hill meets across four sites in three cities, with our first interstate church planted in Brisbane in 2016. While our story is characterised by change and growth, we have maintained an enduring commitment to Christ and His call on our lives in this generation. We are committed to raising up gospel hearted leaders, to build healthy churches, which will reach and serve cities with the gospel of Jesus.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

The City Kids Coordinator will be engaged 2 days per week, with part of this being at our weekly, Sunday morning service, and otherwise sited within common workspaces with the City on a Hill: Brisbane staff team.

City Kids desires to be a safe and positive environment for children to experience Jesus through God’s word. Our volunteers model personal and growing relationships with Jesus Christ and are committed to sharing this with the children. We strive to partner with families and their children in seeking God beyond the walls of City on a Hill by living lives shaped by a vibrant faith and love toward God and others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

a) Teaching and leading our children to ‘know Jesus and make Jesus known’.
b) Implementing the vision of the City on a Hill pastors to City Kids and the children of City on a Hill.
c) Managing the efficient and effective operations of the City Kids Sunday program, including the implementing and oversight of relevant policies as directed by the Operations team.
d) Recruiting, managing and developing leaders and volunteers, specifically for pre-school and primary rostering.
e) Ensuring the health and safety in our events and programs.
f) Initiating innovative ministry toward children.
g) Praying specifically for children and their families.

KEY SKILLS, GIFTING & CHARACTER

The following skills and experience are deemed essential for the fulfilment of this role:
1. A growing relationship with Christ and a robust understanding of the Gospel and the Scriptures.
2. Character qualifications of a deacon as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
3. Strong commitment to the vision and mission of City on a Hill.
4. Leadership and children’s ministry experience.
5. An orientation toward building systems, structures and strategic leadership.
6. A heart that seeks to care, encourage, serve and minister to children and their
families.
7. Have an ability to effectively and efficiently communicate, manage time, and prioritise duties & responsibilities.
8. Have a desire to produce creative resources and continually improve ministry

The following skills and experience are desirable for the fulfilment of this role:
1. Completed or working towards theological degree or diploma
2. Experience providing direction and oversight of a children’s ministry program

OTHER

The City Kids Coordinator will be involved in all relevant City on a Hill Brisbane and City on a Hill Movement staff meetings, and meet regularly for oversight from the Lead Pastor.

The City Kids Coordinator must be a mature disciple of Jesus who upholds our confession of faith, and is in joyful agreement with our theological convictions (available here) and cultural distinctives (more information available here). It is expected the City Kids Coordinator will pursue ongoing education to grow their theological and ministry leadership.

To apply for the role please send your current Resume along with an Application Letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria to hr@cityonahill.com.au. Also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.

If you are a leader who is interested in this position, yet don’t possess all of the skills and experience in the desirable criteria above, please reach out to us to discuss your suitability for this or another position with City on a Hill.

Applications close 16th January 2017

The position:
Norfolk Island Christian Youth and Children

Time requirements:
25 hours a week. With the possibility of getting work on the island to supplement your income.

To apply:
Contact David Fell on 0011 672 353040 or d.fell@bushchurchaid.com.au

CMS SA/NT seeks a new Regional Director.

The present CMS SA/NT Director, David Williams, is finishing early in 2017 after 10 years’ service.

This is a full-time, key leadership role in an evangelical mission agency with a significant track record in long-term cross-cultural mission.

The new Regional Director will position CMS SANT for the future as it seeks to:
1. Mobilise evangelical Christians in SA and NT to be actively involved in global mission through CMS
2. Partner effectively with churches in identifying, sending and supporting CMS gospel workers
3. Ensure children, youth and students are engaged in God’s global mission
4. Provide missiological leadership in SA and NT
5. Build a sustainable revenue base, positioned for growth.

To obtain an information pack, please email the SANT office at sa@cms.org.au.

To enquire about the position, contact Branch President, David Bassett on (w) 08 8332 7715 or david.bassett@stmatts.asn.au

Closing date 1 February 2017

The Presbytery of Wagga Wagga in NSW seeks a Pastor for the West Wyalong Presbyterian Church.

History

West Wyalong has had a mixed history of bible teaching including some solid bible teaching from an evangelical perspective. This church once thrived in size but it has had many troubled moments and for the past 20-30 years has been and is now in drastic decline. It is now a small church community with a mix of beliefs, from declared believers to traditional church goers (rusted on to the church for a range of historical reasons).

Current Situation

This church is not functioning well and needs a great deal of effort to turn it around. Not only is the church unattractive to outsiders and has very little in the way of encouraging young families to stay, there is a healthy, vibrant community church down the road. However, we are financial and willing to give this one last chance, should we procure God’s man for the job.

The Appropriate Applicant

1. An enormous risk taker for Jesus. This job requires you not simply to grow a church from the ground up, but to grow a church (under God of course) from six foot under.
2. Gifts in evangelism, preaching, teaching, and pastoring/shepherding.
3. A passionate love for the message about Jesus
4. A deeply robust trust in the sovereignty of God that is willing to acknowledge God is totally in control of the growth or otherwise of His Church.
5. A grounded understanding of your own sinfulness and ability to speak into the lives of other sinful people.
6. A firm trust in the truth, understanding that God’s Spirit works through God’s word of truth, expressed in love.
7. A clear agenda to proclaim Jesus at all cost, to not be swayed by the agenda of others, but to press on with the gospel, even when facing hostility.
8. Perseverance beyond that of your ‘average Joe’.
9. The right person will be able to work within the governance structures of the Australian Presbyterian Church in NSW and willingly work within the theological context of the church as outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Remuneration

The Appropriate applicant will have stipend based on those set by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of NSW for ordained or home missionary stipends. Please feel free to contact Tim Ravenhall for clarification on (02) 6382 4411 or 0490 035 436.

Application

Forward Applications to the Moderator, T. S. Ravenhall and a duplicate copy to the Associate Superintendent, Maurie Cropper, Ministry and Mission, PO Box 2196, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 or mcropper@pcnsw.org.au
Please send the following; a brief cover letter addressing points 1-9 above, a resume and philosophy of ministry to PO Box 116, Young, NSW 2594 or tsrave@bigpond.com

Applications close Friday 17th March 2017.

Maroochydore PC                                                                   45 Okinja Road, Alexandra Headland, QLD                (07) 5443 7073                 office@mp.org.au                www.mp.org.au

Maroochydore Presbyterian Church seeks a Sunday School Leader and Coordinator

THIS POSITION REPORTS TO: Minister – Jens Norved

HOURS: Flexible; 6-8 hours including Sunday School

DESCRIPTION: In accord with the Maroochydore Presbyterian Church vision of becoming an unmistakably visible, holy, humble and healthy church on the Sunshine Coast, the role of Sunday School Ministry Leader and Coordinator is to serve by developing, coordinating and administering a comprehensive and expanding educational ministries program for children (Prep -Year 6) volunteer teachers and helpers involved in this ministry. This position would best suit a Sunshine Coast Resident.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordinate and lead the Sunday school each week during school terms
2. Coordinate the recruitment of volunteer teachers and helpers for the 10:45 am service Sunday school class
3. Provide all teaching activities materials required
4. Maintain a record of children attending
5. Promote the presence and work of the Sunday School
6. Provide materials/quiet activities to support what children might do in church during school holidays
7. Have lunch with a family each week.
8. Must have a current Blue Card
9. Co-ordinate ChildSafe on-line training and record of Blue Cards held especially by all volunteer teachers and helpers in the Sunday School especially anyone who has contact with the children in line with PCQ Blue Card policy.
10. Must hold to doctrine consistent with the Presbyterian Church of Queensland
11. Must have suitable transport

Conditions

1. 6-8 hours per week. (including regular Sunday gathering).
2. Pay aligned with Ministry Workers terms and conditions

Applications

Applications are to be made in writing to The Minister, 45 Okinja Road, Alexandra Headland QLD or email office@mp.org.au providing the following information:

• Commitment and suitability for the role
• Previous experience and training for such a role.
• Any skills and abilities that you would bring to the role.

Christian Summer Camp Staff for Underprivileged Kids Camps

Christian Summer Camp Staff for Underprivileged Kids Camps
Company: Hope Mission – Summer Camps
Type: Full-Time Summer Term Position

Hope Mission Operates 2 Christian Summer camps in Alberta, Canada which provide a summer camp experience for kids from single parent, foster and group homes.

Brightwood Ranch
220 acres of rolling hills located one hour west of Edmonton, Alberta. We operate programs for youth ages 6-17 through 6 day resident and outtripping camps.

Camp Gardner
104 acres located 20 minutes west of Calgary, Alberta near Bragg Creek. We operate 8 weeks for youth ages 6-15 through 6 day resident camps.
Our Vision

Hope Mission has a vision that men, women, youth and children who come to our doors would come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour. This vision can be fulfilled only if all staff are diligent in serving, strengthening and uplifting people in the name of Jesus Christ.

Camp Activities Include:
Horseback riding, archery, climbing wall, low ropes course, zip line, riflery, drama, crafts, petting zoo, wilderness skills, Bible studies, chapels, games and much more.

Summer Positions
4 Month Positions: program directors, unit leaders (oversee different camps’ program and staff), head wrangler, horse camp instructor, youth development program leaders, secretary, maintenance, head cook, and assistant cook.
2 Month Positions (July and August): counsellors, nurses, kitchen helpers, male and female unit leaders, wranglers, climbing wall instructor, and out camp food coordinator.
We also look for people willing to come for part of the summer as well.

Qualifications

Committed Christian
Love for underprivileged kids
Enjoyment of the outdoors

Start Date

May 1 or June 21, 2017 (depending on position) until August 25, 2017.

Monthly Stipend

$1000/month plus room and board.
For additional information about positions, salary and how our camp runs, please visit www.hopemission.com/summercamp and check out the Staff Information Page.
Please send:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter stating why you would like to work in a Christian Ministry
To: People and Culture, Hope Mission
E-mail: hr@hopemission.com
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Details

Human Resources
Hope Mission
9908 106 Ave NW Edmonton, AB
T5J 2L8
Fax: 780-453-1455
E-mail: hr@hopemission.com
Website: www.hopemission.com/summercamp
Contact Brent Ankrom for questions about the camps and position descriptions at bright.wood@hopemission.com.

 

Evangelist/Church Planter sought for a Geneva Push Church plant in Brisbane

In 2017 there are plans for a Geneva Push Church plant to reach the Griffith University Community at the Nathan Campus and the wider city. Glenn will start working on this part time in 2017, with his wife Kathryn and their four boys. The plan is to launch public meetings in 2018.

This will be a great opportunity to see a church ministry start from the ground up. It is a great opportunity to be trained as we build a core for the church, evangelise and God willing, launch public meetings in 2018.

Who should apply?

•    The applicant should have a love of evangelism and the ability to meet with both Christians and non Christians in small group contexts or personally, one to one.
•    The applicant must be willing to try new things and be flexible in their approach to ministry.
•    The applicant ought to have a love of the Scriptures, a desire to teach them to others and would love to be trained in many aspects of ministry.
•    Griffith University is a very culturally diverse community so the applicant must be able to engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Time requirements:

10 hours a week approx. This includes a Sunday meeting, a mid week commitment and training.

Pay:

No pay in first year, God willing some pay in the second year! So you’ll need a willingness and ability to initially raise your own support.

Interested?

Send a ministry resume to Glenn Hohnberg, 0423 626 404 (m), glenn.hohnberg@gmail.com