Permanent Minister Position
Minister/Pastor For Central Auckland Church

The Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church (ACPC) is an evangelical Presbyterian church located in central Auckland, comprising two congregations; one Cantonese-speaking and one English-speaking. We are seeking a full-time Minister to lead our English-speaking congregation.

We are a young, vibrant Presbyterian church in the inner city. Auckland is experiencing significant demographic growth and diversity, but we are one of the few Presbyterian churches here.

ACPC believes that our location and the multi-ethnic, multi-generational nature of our English-speaking congregation is a great opportunity to be part of God’s mission sharing the Gospel in this city.

This represents an exciting opportunity for someone who feels called to be part of this vision; a person who will lead us in reaching out to the city for Christ and helping it flourish. This is not a call to “business-as-usual” ministry! This person would naturally have an affinity for working with Chinese people, but would not need to be Chinese or speak any Chinese language.

We are seeking a Minister who:

Affirms the orthodox Christian faith, and can communicate the Gospel in a modern secular context with intellectual heft.
Is comfortable providing pastoral care to the diverse cultures and age-groups in our English congregation and beyond.
Has a strong sense of mission and service to the local community.
Is able to help, develop and deploy the spiritual gifts of our church members.
Our English congregation has about 60 regular attendees with a range of ethnicities (NZ-born Chinese, foreign-born Chinese, other Asians, Europeans, and others) with ages ranging from children to grandparents.

The English minister will work alongside and report to our senior minister, Reverend Micah Tang, who is responsible for the Cantonese congregation.

Please email your interest to msb-contact@acpc.org.nz. A copy of our detailed church profile is available on request via that address. Our church Web site is acpc.org.nz.

Glasshouse Country Baptist Church [GCBC] is looking for an Associate Pastor (Youth) and College Pastor (Glasshouse Christian College [GCC]).

 

The candidate will be employed three days per week as Associate Pastor (preaching and youth responsibilities) and two days per week (during term time) as part of the College Pastoral team of Glasshouse Christian College.

 

This is a combined position.  GCC is a ministry of the Church and both parties are keen to increase the effectiveness of their youth ministry through this joint venture.

 

The Associate youth Pastor will be charged with the responsibility of encouraging the Christian faith in the young people of GCBC from Year 8 to Year 12.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Report and answerable to the senior pastor in the first instance
  • Get involved in the total life of the church with a special focus on high-school students.
  • Preach once a month in the morning service.
  • Preach once a month in the youth service.
  • Weekly meetings with the senior pastor.
  • Report any incidents to the senior pastor.
  • Perform general pastoral duties as required
  • Model a godly example for students.
  • Recruit and manage youth ministry volunteers.
  • Organise and manage Friday night youth group.
  • Organise and manage fortnightly Sunday night youth services.
  • Organise one study camp per year.
  • Perform other duties as the senior pastor requests.
  • Lead Bible studies as required.
  • Assist with the annual Fiji mission trip if required.

 

Who are we looking for?

  • We are looking for someone who has a real vision for this position and the unique opportunities it provides.
  • We are looking for someone with the appropriate theological training, as well as someone who has had previous youth work experience.
  • We are looking for someone who has a servant heart, someone who submits to authority, someone who is flexible, is organized, is reliable and is willing to become a member of the Glasshouse Country Baptist church.
  • Theologically we are looking for someone who can comfortably agree with most of the statement of faith as laid down by the gospel coalition.

 

The associate pastor will also take their place among the College Pastors of the Glasshouse Christian College.  Their job description is also attached.

 

The Associate Pastor position will be a three-day per week permanent part-time position while the College Pastor is a two-day per week term-time-only position.  The candidate will be working mainly among high school students although they will need to be flexible to help out when needed with the primary department.

 

The aim of this position is to equip students to live out their faith and encourage them to get involved in the local church.

 

GCBC and GCC have a very cohesive goal and plan in mind.  We want to see people transformed by Christ.  Both the church and the college have a good working relationship and both are in good heart.

 

If you are interested in this unique position, please send your CV to this email address: revchrisj@gmail.com.

 

Please include: a 10 to 15 minutes chapel talk suitable for Grade 9 students, as well as a recent sermon you have preached (a link is fine).  Also include what you think your vision would be for this role and how you would go about achieving this.

 

Applications close 5.00 pm Friday 5th October 2018

 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Title Secondary College Pastor
Accountable to: The College Principal and the pastoral committee of Glasshouse Country Baptist

 

 

 

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Day to day supervision by: Head College Pastor

General Responsibilities of all College Employees

 

·         Supporting and advancing the mission of the College, which is “To provide quality Christian education”.

·         Supporting and advancing the core values of the School. Godliness, Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Teachability.

·         Model Christian character and behaviour that explicitly supports the Christian ethos of the College.

·         Demonstrate good communication and inter-personal skills.

·         Contribute to a happy and productive school environment.

·         Support the Principal and help him translate the wishes of the School Governance and School Management into effective practice.

 

Purpose of the position To lead the formal and informal expression of Christian ethos & worship at the school and to support and promote the spiritual life of the school community. Generally these responsibilities can be thought of in terms of;

1.     the delivery of high quality, biblically based Chapel services and devotions

2.     contributing to the pastoral care of the whole College community with a particular responsibility towards the Secondary School

3.     to support the spiritual development of the College and the wider community with a particular responsibility to the Primary School

4.     to support the College mission program for outreach and justice

5.     contribute to the teaching and learning program of the Secondary School where appropriate

6.     to actively engage in evangelism and discipleship of the students

7.     to work as part of the wider Student Welfare team

8.     to build relationships in order to promote the gospel and give appropriate and biblically based guidance for faith and life issues.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

 

1.     Deliver high quality, biblically based Chapel services and devotions

1.1.    In conjunction with the whole pastoral team prepare and deliver well planned, biblically consistent and high quality Chapel services that are age appropriate, challenging and in keeping with the College Statement of Faith and mainstream Baptist theology.

1.2.    prepare and deliver in class student devotions that are appropriate and challenging and in keeping with Baptist theology on a rostered basis

1.3.    liaise with the Christian Studies Committee to ensure an aligned approach between Christian Studies and the Chapel program of the College

1.4.    prepare and deliver well-planned and high quality staff devotions on a rostered basis

 

2.     Support the spiritual development of the College and wider community with a particular responsibility towards the Secondary School

2.1.    link students with age appropriate activities that are happening at Glasshouse Country Baptist Church, other churches and the community

2.2.    lead student bible study and prayer groups

2.3.    mentor and encourage students in their Christian journey

2.4.    attend College year level camps in the secondary school and oversee the spiritual formation program delivered on camps

2.5.    promote other student activities that may be happening in the community that will be helpful to the spiritual well-being of the students (e.g. youth rallies, guest speakers etc.)

 

3.     Contribute to the pastoral care of the whole College community with a particular responsibility towards the Secondary School 

3.1.    Provide individual support for students and staff as appropriate and required underpinned by biblical values.

3.2.    maintain accurate records of all student consultations

3.3.    actively pursue and cultivate positive relationships with staff, students and parents

3.4.    To provide a ‘pastoral presence’ within the wider school community

3.5.    Contribute to the Leading and managing of specific group support programs

3.6.    assist with the coordination of pastoral care programs for identified students

3.7.    Provide support for families who are going through turmoil such as terminal illness, financial difficulty, marriage breakups, breakdown in family relationships etc.

3.8.    perform home and hospital visitations to students, parents and staff as appropriate

4.     To support the College mission program for outreach and justice

4.1.    promote authentic Christianity by promoting humanitarian and social justice causes

4.2.    link students with youth related activities that are happening at GCB Church, other community churches and the community

4.3.    assist with the coordination of the College Mission Trip to Fiji

4.4.     attend the College mission trip to Fiji (at no financial cost)

 

5.     Contribute to the teaching and learning program

5.1.    Assist with the teaching of Christian Studies on a semi regular basis

5.2.    Facilitate specific educational programs such as protective online behaviours, bullying prevention programs etc.

 

6.     Any other responsibilities that would reasonably fall within the scope of the position title of Secondary College Pastor

Key Performance Indicators 1.     High levels of student and staff satisfaction with chapel

2.     High visibility of the formal and informal expressions of the College’s Christian ethos i.e. the Christian ‘barometer’ is high

3.     High visibility of Chaplain around the College

4.     Well prepared, challenging and theologically sound teaching

5.     Chaplain is seen as one of the College authorities in theology and Christian matters

6.     The Chaplain is a significant adult in the lives of many students

Selection Criteria Ideally, the candidate will have had or is in the process of completing some level of theological training.

The candidate needs to demonstrate an ability;

1.     a willingness to interpret role through the doctrine of GCBC as set out in the College’s Statement of Faith forming part of the Application Form. .

2.     to preach effectively and sometimes without a lot of preparation time

3.     to form effective relationships with children

4.     to be well organized

5.     to reason theologically at a high level

6.     to listen to problems with empathy and give wise counsel within the boundaries of their expertise level

7.     to recognize when emotional and well being problems need to be referred to mental health professionals

8.     to work as part of a larger child welfare team

9.     to understand and reflect GCC as a ministry of GCBC

10.   have some familiarity with MS Word, Power Point and emails.

 

Approved 19 July 2018
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Youth and Young Adults Pastor (Full Time)

The focus of the Youth and Young Adults Pastor is to oversee the support and equipping of the youth and young adults within the Wynnum Baptist community. The Youth and Young Adults Pastor will work closely alongside the Senior Pastor to provide strategic and operational leadership to enable to the church to fulfil its mission of making disciples who make disciples. This calling requires a grace based and Christ centred leader who has a demonstrated ability to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The service of the Youth and Young Adults Pastor will include, but not be limited to:

  • Working closely with the Senior Pastor, Ministry Team Members and Spiritual Oversight Team to ensure that the Church is faithfully fulfilling its vision, mission and calling, particularly in relation to youth and young adults.
  • Facilitating pastoral care and equipping them to encourage healthy relationships amongst youth from the church family and from the wider community.
  • Overseeing the equipping and mobilising of youth and young adults within the congregation to become an evangelizing community through appropriate discipleship processes and pathways.
  • Mentoring and equipping potential young leaders.
  • Facilitating the integration of newcomers into the community.
  • Participating in creative Bible-based preaching and teaching within a variety of contexts.
  • Investigating and supporting the utilisation of modern communication platforms and technologies to better engage youth and young adults and the community.
  • Working closely with the Families Pastor and Children’s Worker to support parents/carers as they raise and disciple their children.
  • Encouraging the youth and young adults as an integral part of the wider church community.
  • Providing oversight and support for the leaders of youth and young adult related church ministries.

To be successful in this role the candidate will need to demonstrate:

  • A clear sense of God’s call to youth and young adult ministry.
  • Eligibility towards registration with Queensland Baptists.
  • Proven character worthy of leading youth and young adult ministry (1Ti.3:1-7).
  • A thorough understanding of Scripture and of theological concepts, preferably demonstrated through degree level theological training.
  • Experience in overseeing ministries, preferably with a youth and/or young adults focus.
  • An ability to teach, present, and preach the truth of Scripture faithfully in a variety of contexts that connects with the hearers.
  • A life which reflects a fully lived out understanding of grace.
  • An ability to think strategically and develop vision.
  • An ability to connect with diverse groups of people.
  • A disciplined prayer and devotional life.
  • An outward focussed, missional approach to ministry.
  • Meet the requirements to be a member of the church

Applications are open from 10th September 2018

Our Pastoral Search Team would appreciate it if your response to the Position Description included the way in which each item in the PD is met.

Young People’s Director
Epping Presbyterian Church is hiring

A multi-ethnic, multi-generational church in Sydney’s north west is looking for someone who has a passion for leading and discipling young people.

Our mission is growing followers of Jesus. We’re looking for someone who will help EPC grow followers of Jesus (who will in turn grow other followers of Jesus) among children, youth and young adults. The applicant should be able to:

Direct our Ministries to Young People – You will coordinate ministry across the youth and
younger generations of our church.
Be a Disciple Maker – You will grow a disciple making culture among the leaders of ministry
to children, youth and young adults. A significant aspect of the role will be the discipleship of
young ministry leaders.
Be a Leader of Leaders – You will gather, equip and lead teams of young leaders for
ministry to youth and young adults, and to children in cooperation with the Children’s Worker.
Be a Collaborative Team Member – You will work with the ministry staff and elders as we
seek to implement our strategic plan across the church.

You will also need to:

• be gifted in leadership and disciple making
• have relevant theological and/or ministry training
• have a strong sense of affinity with EPC’s strategic vision and direction
• be willing to work within the theological framework of the Westminster Confession of Faith
• possess a current NSW Working With Children Check

This is a full time role to be paid in accordance with the rate set by the Presbyterian Church in NSW
for unordained pastoral workers. It would be possible for the successful applicant to begin
immediately, or to secure a position commencing January 2019.

For a more detailed job description and further information about EPC’s strategic plan, please
contact Bern Merchant (Associate Minister) by email: bern@eppingpresbyterian.org.au
Applications close 24 September 2018

CMS QNNSW Children & Youth Coordinator

Summary

The Church Missionary Society – Queensland with Northern NSW (CMS QNNSW)
branch exists to see local churches committed to global mission through fervent
prayer, active engagement, generous support and readiness to set apart crosscultural
gospel workers in the state of Queensland and the northern NSW region.

Overall Purpose

The Children and Youth Coordinator will set the strategic direction and lead the
children’s and youth program to raise up a new generation of young people
passionate for CMS and world mission. A significant part of this role is the youth
and children’s program at Summer School.

Reports to

CMS QNNSW General Secretary

Key relationships

CMS QNNSW branch team

Direct Reports

Volunteer children’s and youth leaders

Hours and Location

This position is based in Brisbane and requires travel to CMS events especially Mt
Tamborine for the duration of Summer School in early January.
This position is remunerated for 2 days per week and is flexible on hours and days
each week depending on events.

Specific accountabilities

1. Creating and implementing a strategic plan for growing youth and children’s
engagement with mission and CMS
2. Raising up and leading a team of committed volunteers for youth and children’s
programs at CMS events
3. Sourcing and developing resources to engage youth and children in cross-cultural
mission
4. Ensuring compliance with child safety standards in partnership with the CMS staff
team.

Expressions of Interest

Please email all questions, CV and cover letter to Kate Green at kgreen@cms.org.au

Qualifications

Essential

• At least 5 years’ experience in pastoral ministry, including young adult mentoring and leadership
• Proven ability to lead, train and mentor young leaders, and coordinate a children and youth program
• Theological qualifications to diploma level
• Current clearance for working with children through the Blue Card system and safe ministry training

Preferred

• Leadership experience in Christian camping
• Theological qualifications at degree level
• Experience leading short term ‘Go Explore’ mission teams

FULL TIME YOUTH MINISTER BEGINNING 2019

St Paul’s Anglican Church West Tamworth NSW

St Paul’s West Tamworth is part of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale. St Paul’s is currently seeking to
grow it’s outreach and discipling ministry to the young people of Tamworth. It currently employs two and
half full or part time staff and has well over 200 people meeting on any given weekend.
For more information on St Paul’s Tamworth please go to our website at www.stpaulstamworth.org.au
St Paul’s is seeking to employ a Youth Minister from the start of 2019. The position is full time and
salary will be calculated on the basis of stipend rates as set by the Diocesan Registrar. Housing is
provided along with other benefits.

ESSENTIAL

# A reformed evangelical approach to the Bible, Christian doctrine, and Ministry
# A deep commitment to personal godliness
# Strong people skills
# Demonstrated experience in working with High School aged youth
# Capacity to work as part of a larger staff team

BASIC JOB DESCRIPTION

# To oversee all aspects of St Paul’s ministry to young people
# Recruiting, discipling, and training of our youth leaders
# Senior leadership of St Paul’s Youth Group ‘Fusion’ on Friday evenings
# Visioning and implementing evangelism initiatives among Tamworth’s youth population
# Oversight of our High School Ministry at our weekly services
# Management of our provision of Special Religious Education (SRE) in our local schools
# Facilitating of our small group Bible Study ministry among our young people
# ‘One to one’ ministry to key young leaders

There is also considerable room to ‘tailor’ the position to the skills, giftedness, and ministry interests of
the successful applicant.

INFORMATION

For an application form, please contact our office at:
Email: stpaulstamworth@internode.on.net or phone (02) 6765 8227
For more information, contact our Senior Minister, Darrell Parker at: horace99@spin.net.au
Applications close September 28th 2018
18 Church Street
Tamworth NSW 2340
Office: (02) 67658227
Email: horace99@spin.net.au
Web: http://stpaulstamworth.org.au

From the Senior Minister
Darrell Parker

NORTH PINE ANGLICAN CHURCH
IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH SOUTHERN QLD

We are seeking to appoint a

YOUTH & FAMILIES MINISTER

MISSION STATEMENT
Love Jesus • Grow Disciples • Serve and Change the World

CORE VALUES
Biblical • Prayerful • Missional • Generous • Obedient • Faithful

A Minister of NPAC will:

QUALITIES

1. Be able to relate well to people of different life stages and share the Christian faith with them in
relevant ways.
2. Be a person with Christian character and integrity and self-motivated to lead growing ministry areas.
3. Be a regular worshipping member of the Church.
4. Be a team player and work within the structure of NPAC and Diocese of Brisbane.
5. Be able to build and equip teams and draw out the best from each person on the team.
6. Have an outward looking focus that builds connections in the community.

JOB DESCRIPTION

• The role will include leading and teaching across all worship services
• The role will focus on overseeing, equipping and working with teams in the following areas:

1. MINISTRY TO CHILDREN

a. Develop relationships with local primary schools and their Chaplains.
b. Support the current Children’s ministry team and programs.
c. Seek avenues to build the profile of NPAC Children’s ministries in the local community.

2. MINISTRY TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

a. Develop opportunities for young people to come to faith and grow in discipleship.
b. Disciple and equip our leaders to disciple our young people.
c. In consultation with key leaders develop a strategic vision.
d. Seek avenues to build the profile of NPAC ministries for young people in the local community.

3. MINISTRY TO FAMILIES

a. Develop relationships with current NPAC young families.
b. Develop a culture of community, support and discipleship among families.
c. Equip parents to disciple their children.
d. Reach out to families in the community.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Have theological training and be committed to ongoing training and development.
2. Be conversant with the Protection Policy for Children and Young People issued by the Anglican
Church Southern Qld [ACSQ] and conform to its standards, including possessing a current Blue Card.
Will undergo the safe ministry check and fulfil the requirements of ACSQ.
3. Be fully supportive of the ethos of North Pine Anglican and resonate fully with the Vision, Values and
priorities as outlined in Vision 2020 and assent to the Expectation of Parish Leaders in Vision 2020.
Be on the NPAC Leadership Team.

REMUNERATION
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated depending on training and experience.

Commencement Date – negotiable
Applications to be received by 28 September, 2018.

CONTACT DETAILS

PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO:
Ven Chris Johnson
2 Wyllie Street, Petrie Q 4502
Ph 3285 6333
rector@northpineanglican.org.au

ICF Senior Pastor Search

The International Christian Fellowship of Phnom Penh (ICF), Cambodia, is seeking to recruit a Senior Pastor to fulfil the leadership role on the pastoral team of the church.

The ICF is an English speaking, expatriate, broadly evangelical, interdenominational church of around 300 adults and 80 children from over 30 different nationalities who live and work in Cambodia. The ICF community includes people in business, various kinds of relief and development workers, missionaries, diplomatic roles and other professionals. Most have demanding work roles, travel often and experience all the usual concerns of Christians everywhere.

The senior pastor will work in partnership with paid staff (currently a full-time administrator, and a full-time youth pastor) and a range of committed volunteers. The existing culture of team leadership between Pastor and Council of Elders (men and women) lends itself well to this model of future leadership for the ICF. There has been a clear sense that we should not focus on a narrow, pre-determined job description but rather see who God may be sending to work among us. While the usual range of needs in any international church must to be covered, the ICF Council would envisage that the senior pastor will be able to exercise real leadership in strengthening the ICF’s engagement with the wider expatriate community of Phnom Penh.

The regular activities of the ICF, for which the pastor would have overall responsibility, include Sunday services, oversee Sunday Schools and youth ministry, the usual pastoral care and prayer ministry involvements, the strengthening of the small home groups, and the exploration of other services to meet the needs of an increasingly culturally diverse community.

Experience (at least a decade) in church leadership and pastoral ministry, as well as international living and cross-cultural work, are essential: capacity to function well in a team leadership with both the other staff and the ICF Council likewise. As many in the ICF have attended Bible School and Theological Seminaries, it is expected that applicants have a minimum of three years of formal theological education at university level.

We hope to appoint a new senior pastor to take up duties by August/September 2018. However finding the person God has prepared for this role is incredibly important for the ICF body, so there will be some flexibility regarding timing.

Please read this file to see the qualifications for the role of the ICF Senior Pastor.
If you are qualified and interested in the position, please fill in this online application form.
Note that this application form, requires that you sign into your Google account first, such as GMail.
Application Form

Please send any queries to pastorsearch.icf2017@gmail.com.

 

http://www.icfpp.org/pastor-search.html

ASSISTANT MINISTER for St John’s Presbyterian Church

THE ROLE
Full time, suitably remunerated position starting January 2019

  • Work closely with the Senior Minister to build a healthy community of believers who are confident in the gospel and the promises of God and keen to reach out into the wider community of Hobart and beyond
  • Grow and develop a healthy team ministry of both paid and volunteer leaders
  • Identify and train new and existing elders, deacons, growth group leaders, musicians, and board of management members in their roles
  • Implement and oversee a pastoral care system in the congregation
  • Mentor members of the congregation toward maturity and full-time ministry
  • Preach as required

YOUR QUALITIES

  • Ability to work well with other leaders in the church as part of a team ministry
  • Able to train others and spur them on to love and good deeds
  • Ability to foster unity in a congregation
  • Good interpersonal communication skills across all age groups
  • A “people person” with a genuine love for brothers and sisters in Christ as well as the lost
  • Desire to shepherd and care for those in need
  • Meets the qualifications for an elder as listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9

NEXT STEPS

To express your interest please submit a resume and cover letter with at least one referee to nick@stjohnshobart.com. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission within two weeks and may request further information as required.
We may contact your referee without notice, but in every other respect your expression of interest will remain confidential.
For more information contact Nick Rabe on 0447 571 809 or email nick@stjohnshobart.com


DPC’s Vision and Purpose

Darebin Presbyterian Church’s (DPC) vision is “to see 10% of City of Darebin deeply satisfied in knowing and serving Christ.”
We believe that the central purpose of the church is to make disciples of Christ, so we exist to make thousands of disciples whose lives are deeply shaped by the truths of God’s Word – in particular the gospel – so that they are deeply satisfied in knowing and serving Christ

Introduction
To enable us to take our next steps towards realising our vision we are seeking to employ an Assistant Minister to oversee the Maturity and Ministry portfolios in the life of our church.
The position is full-time, ongoing, and will commence from January 1st 2019. Remuneration will be in accordance with the standards set by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.
The person will be either an ordained Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, or someone who is willing to serve within the doctrinal boundaries of the Westminster Confession of Faith, and the procedural boundaries of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria detailed in the PCV Code Book (available at: https://pcv.org.au/resources/documents/).
The person will have an M Div. or equivalent in biblical and theological studies.

Maturity and Ministry Key Outcomes
The key outcomes under the Maturity portfolio are that:
• The church is becoming more deeply satisfied in knowing and serving Christ
• The church is becoming more deeply shaped by the truths of God’s Word and the gospel of Christ
• The church is becoming more mature in Christ, which will be seen in people:
i. Leaning on Christ more wholeheartedly
ii. Listening to Christ more attentively
iii. Learning about Christ more eagerly
iv. Loving Christ more passionately
v. Living like and for Christ more obediently

The key outcomes under the Ministry portfolio are that:
a. Ministry administration is being developed and overseen in such a way that our primary purpose of making disciples who are deeply satisfied in knowing and serving Christ can continue most efficiently and effectively.
b. Ministry training pathways are being developed and overseen such that we are producing new leaders for each area of our church life, and sending equipped gospel workers into wider Kingdom work.

In addition to these general outcomes, the person will be responsible, in consultation with DPC’s Senior Minister and the DPC Staff Team, for setting and reviewing specific measurable goals for each portfolio.

Maturity and Ministry Key Responsibilities
The key responsibilities under the Maturity portfolio are:
• Identifying, recruiting, and training people to become new Gospel Community (GC) leaders
• Providing ongoing training, support, and pastoral care for existing GC leaders
• Writing bible study materials and supporting resources to be used in Gospel Communities
• Establishing and/or overseeing additional maturity structures – including: personal bible reading, smaller discipleship groups, faith and work integration ministries, workshops to facilitate deeper theological development etc.
• Considering how all aspects of DPC’s life (e.g. Sunday services) might be used to foster maturity

The key responsibilities under the Ministry portfolio are:
• Providing the primary oversight of all aspects of Elvanto – DPC’s church management system – including rostering, uploading documents, development of forms, monitoring people flows etc.
• Working with the leaders of DPC’s other ministry teams to establish leadership training pathways that:
o Equip people to serve in all the specific ministries in the life of DPC
o Equip people in general principles of Christian leadership
o Equip people for full-time gospel ministry
• Overseeing specific administrative processes in the life of the church including, but not limited to, our annual Vision and Commitment Series and the election of new Elders and Board members.

Additional Position Information

Support and Reporting: The person will be supported by, and report to, the Senior Minister of DPC.

Team Meetings and Professional Development: The person will be a team player who is willing to collaborate with other members of the DPC Staff Team to achieve the shared goals of our church. To that end, the person will be required to attend the weekly DPC Staff Team Meeting, and the annual Team Pastoring conference.

Other Ministry Responsibilities: The person will be expected to preach approximately 12-14 times per year – the exact frequency will be negotiated with the Senior Minister depending on the workload in your primary ministry portfolios. The person will also be expected to lead Sunday worship services, and be engaged with serving in other ways as their passion, gifting, and capacity allow.

Other Position Requirements
The person must also:

  • Have demonstrated an active faith in Christ
  • Be a man of exemplary godly character in line with the description of an overseer in 1 Timothy 3:1-7
  • Be willing to become a member of DPC as a public demonstration of their commitment to Christ and DPC
  • Be able to obtain a current Victorian Working With Children Check
  • Be committed to conducting themselves in accordance with the PCV Safe Church Policy and Code of Conduct
  • Note that while this position primarily covers our Maturity and Ministry portfolios, there may be a need, after consultation with DPC’s Senior Minister, for the person to serve in other portfolios, or transfer to other portfolios, at some stage.

Applications can be submitted to Mr. Ken Koh – DPC Session Clerk at kwzkoh@gmail.com – by 24th June 2018. Please include: a CV with contact details of 3 referees – a peer, a mentor, a disciple; a cover letter including a response to how you would meet the key outcomes and responsibilities; and a sermon recording.

Further employment terms and conditions are available upon request

Ministry Opportunity

Pastor / Church Planter – Northern Brisbane

Everton Park Presbyterian Reformed Church

Everton Park Presbyterian Reformed Church is seeking a second Pastor (2 days per week) to work with a team of elders. He must be driven by the gospel, with a desire to see a church planted in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane. He must also embrace heartily the Westminster Confession of Faith (with minor amendments by PRC Australia) as a summary of the Scriptures and a confession of his faith. There may be opportunity for the number of days to increase, should the Lord grow the work.

For more information and details on how to apply, contact Kirk Zylstra,
pastor@evertonparkchurch.com.au, 0432 575 925. Applications close 31 July, 2018
www.evertonparkchurch.com.au


The Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church (ACPC) is an evangelical Presbyterian church located in central Auckland, comprising two congregations; one Cantonese-speaking and one English-speaking. We are seeking a full-time Minister to lead our English-speaking congregation.

We are a young, vibrant Presbyterian church in the inner city. Auckland is experiencing significant demographic growth and diversity, but we are one of the few Presbyterian churches here.

ACPC believes that our location and the multi-cultural, multi-generational nature of our English-speaking congregation is a great opportunity to be part of God’s mission sharing the Gospel in this city.

This represents an exciting opportunity for someone who feels called to be part of this vision; a person who will lead us in reaching out to the city for Christ and helping it flourish. This is not a call to “business-as-usual” ministry! This person would naturally have an affinity for working with Chinese people, but would NOT need to be Chinese or speak any Chinese language.

We are seeking a Minister who:
• Affirms the orthodox Christian faith, and can communicate the Gospel in a modern secular context with intellectual heft.
• Is comfortable providing pastoral care to the diverse cultures and age-groups in our English congregation and beyond.
• Has a strong sense of mission and service to the local community.
• Is able to help, develop and deploy the spiritual gifts of our church members.
• Has a passion to taking to the Gospel to the City

Our English congregation has about 60 regular attendees with a range of ethnicities (NZ-born Chinese, foreign-born Chinese, other Asians, Europeans, and others) with ages ranging from children to grandparents.

The English minister will work alongside and report to our senior minister, Reverend Micah Tang, who is responsible for the Cantonese congregation.

Please email your interest
A copy of our detailed church profile is available on request via that address.
Our church Web site is http://acpc.org.nz./index.php/en/