Senior Ministry Position — Canterbury Presbyterian Church, Victoria.

 CPC Overview

 

Canterbury Presbyterian Church (CPC) belongs to the Reformed tradition with its focus on the preaching of the Word of God and worship and fellowship on the Lord’s Day.  We are wholeheartedly committed to the doctrinal standards of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.  We are looking for a senior pastor who will thoughtfully and faithfully expound the truths of the Word of God and apply them for Christian living and witness in the 21st century.

 

CPC is a congregation of approximately 120 members and adherents.  CPC has a Japanese language Congregation, called Melbourne Japanese Christian Church (MJCC) comprised of approximately 30 members and adherents.  Sunday worship services usually have 110 attending the English service, with 20 attending the Japanese language service which is held at the same time.  A less formal evening service is also held in English.

 

The English language congregation includes a large number of Korean-speaking members and adherents, and we have a Korean Assistant Pastor employed to help serve these needs.

The Japanese congregation typically has a full time Japanese speaking pastor, however the position is currently vacant pending appointment of a new pastor.

 

CPC currently also employs a Pastoral Worker part time.

 

The ministries that CPC currently run include:

 

Prayer Meetings

Regular prayer meetings are held at CPC.  There are also regular meetings at the church during Prayer Week, occurring each quarter.  A monthly Missions prayer meeting is also held to focus on those on mission or preparing for the field, and a bi-weekly prayer meeting held prior to the Sunday Service.

 

Bible Studies

Multiple Bible studies are held on a weekly and fortnightly basis, including a young adults group, mothers study, and Japanese and Korean language studies.  We also have a Friday night dinner, fellowship, and Bible study for adults from an international background.  Attendance is approximately 5-10 each week.

 

Sunday School

We have an active Sunday School program held during each morning service.  Currently there are 30 children in total, with eight teachers on a rotating roster.

 

Youth Group

A regular Friday youth group is run for secondary aged youth. This group is led by young adults with oversight by the Korean Assistant Pastor and Pastoral Worker.

 

Missions

A Missions Morning Tea presentation is held once a month after the morning service, where missionaries are invited to give a presentation before the lunch is served.  CPC has a PWMU group that meets, and as a congregation currently supports three missionaries.

 

Sunday Lunches

A lunch is served most Sundays after the service, often Korean or Japanese style meals.  More than half of the congregation remain after the service for these lunches and they provide a great opportunity to fellowship.

 

Free English Classes

Free daily classes are run for non-English speaking people to learn basic conversational English.  These classes include a short Bible presentation in each class and attract between 20 and 30 on a regular basis.

 

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Anyone prayerfully believing that they should inquire further regarding this position should contact the Interim Moderator, Rev. Graham Nicholson, on (03) 98195347 or the Session Clerk, Mr Peter Graham, on (03) 98031605.

Join the CultureConnect team

God is providing new and unprecedented opportunities for Christians in Australia to reach out to people of other cultures and faiths right outside our front door.

CultureConnect, a ministry of Interserve Australia, seeks to bridge the gap between the church and ethnic minorities in Australia. Learn more.

We’re seeking a Youth Worker to help kids engage effectively in the multicultural world they’re living in.

Youth Worker

  • Are you a trained teacher or youth worker?
  • Do you have some cross-cultural experience?
  • Are you passionate about helping Christian kids to live missional lives?

We’ve been working with Scripture Union QLD to develop an intercultural understanding program for schools: CHAT – Cultural Hearing Asking Telling. It’s been designed to help schools meet their Australian curriculum intercultural understanding requirements in a fun, safe, group-work setting.

We are looking for someone to lead the promotion and implementation of CHAT in independent schools and church youth groups. This is a role that may grow and develop as CHAT rolls out over the next few years. Want to be part of helping kids to engage effectively in the multicultural world they are going to live and work in? We’d love to hear from you.

Interserve is a childsafe organisation.

This is a part-time (0.4) salaried position based in Sydney or Brisbane.

See here for the Job Description.

Contact:

Lisa Bateup
CultureConnect Director
director@cultureconnect.net.au

NORTHERN DISTRICT CHINESE CHRISTIAN CHURCH SYDNEY

Children’s Pastor

ND (Northern District Chinese Christian Church Sydney) is a church of four
congregations, two English and two Chinese, with a growing children’s
ministry of around 100 children. We are looking to employ someone to join
our pastoral team to work with our English-speaking children.

If you have a passion for children, we want to hear from you! Previous
experience in children’s ministry is preferred, but new graduates with some
children work experience are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking to further develop our Kids for Christ (KFC) children’s ministry
at ND (from infants to year 6) and are seeking someone who will be able to:

  • Oversee children’s ministry particular, in discipling and training
    leaders of this ministry;
  • Work closely with other ND pastors and lead the KFC working
    committee to develop strategies in line with ND’s vision particularly
    in our discipleship initiatives;
  • Consider an appropriate curriculum and outreach program for
    children; and
  • Oversee and run an evangelistic kids holiday club.

The applicant will work closely with the ND pastoral team and be actively
involved in children’s ministry including the training and support of Sunday
school teachers and leaders.

The applicant should be a mature Christian and ideally would have a Bachelor
of Theology from a recognised theological institution, although Diploma
holders are also encouraged to apply.

An application consisting of a cover letter, resume and appropriate
references should be emailed to the ND Pastor Searching Committee at
psc@ndcccs.org.au as soon as possible.

Enquiries: Rev. Douglas Fyfe (0425 746 221) or Wilson Cheung (0402 893 421)

Assistant Minister Position

St Andrews Presbyterian Church Launceston is seeking to employ an assistant to the minister.  The position is initially 4 days per week with the expectation that this will grow into 5 days per week.  We are looking for an ordained minister who will carry out the duties of the ministry of prayer and the Word with a special focus on family ministry and pastoral care.  If you are interested in applying for this role then please email the Rev. Jason Summers for more information (jasonsummers006@gmail.com).

Do you have a mission heart for beyond the Great Divide where the horizon is wide?

Warren Pressies are an active crowd and we’re looking for a devoted minister.
If you love the Word and God’s people,
we are ready for your pastoral care and your help to reach our community.
Our members are engaged in ministry throughout our town and are excited
for the help of a pastor to extend the reach of the gospel.

Specifically, are you:

  • Keen to be involved in our rural community?
  • Ready to offer pastoral care and spiritual nurturing within our church?
  • Able to give clear , balanced, biblical preaching?
  • Willing to respect and enjoy diversity within a body of believers?

Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in
Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”

St Andrew’s Warren NSW: a small church with BIG scope!

Please contact:

Mrs Barbara Hancock, Session Clerk, 0427 476 314, kooly05@skymesh.com.au
Mr Wayne Connor, Interim Moderator, 0438 960 034, wayne@dubbo.org

Gateway Presbyterian Church (Kyogle) is seeking expressions of interest from a pastor to form part of their ministry/mission team. This small country church, 2 hours south of Brisbane, is seeking a part-time (50%) pastor and will provide a manse. There would be the requirement to preach approximately twice a month and pastoral care duties.

The position has been vacant for 9 months and the vacancy is due to the retirement of the pastor who had been working with the congregation for the last 10 years. There is a genuine love among the members, who are seeking to stand firm in their faith in a constantly changing society and to boldly proclaim the gospel in Kyogle. The congregation is made up of people of all ages numbering about 30 including several young families.

Kyogle is part of the Casino Parish, which has oversight over and support for the Kyogle congregation.
The applicant needs to be theologically trained, with a Reformed faith and a deep love for Jesus and his word, and preferably have a mission focus. The applicant would work closely with the Session (Eldership) of Casino.

All enquiries should be sent to.
Rev. George Ayoub
PO Box 263 Casino NSW 2470
Or email, george@casinopc.org.au
For more information, I can be contacted on 0412302439

Kenmore Presbyterian Church is seeking a part-time appointment

Can you get the word out among your friends and contacts that ‘KPC is seeking a second part-time appointment’ and direct any enquiries to myself or one of the elders? The Session has identified some key areas of ministry and are keen to talk to anyone who may be able to serve.  Our thoughts at this point are to find someone to help with youth and young adults. Ideally the Session would bring a proposal to a Congregational Meeting on 10th November. If you’d like to know more please talk with myself or one of the elders.

Steve Blencowe

steve@kpc.org.au

0423 654 786

Opportunity for Service

After 5 years of service, Surendra and May Wesley have decided to move on from Mt Magnet, WA at the end of 2019 and have accepted a call to Victoria.

This creates an opportunity for a suitably qualified couple to get involved in an exciting ministry that is bearing fruit in a unique location. Current activities include weekly church services, a well-attended Sunday school, town-based outreach and local patrol ministry.

If you have a heart for the lost and a desire to help God’s people grow in maturity, and you have skills in evangelism, one-to-one discipling, preaching and small group leadership, then this might be a role for you.

A track record of effective service as an elder, home missionary or pastor in a Presbyterian Church is desirable, as is some formal theological training. The ministry work in Mt Magnet is a joint work of the Presbytery of WA, APWM and PIM. Please contact Andrew Letcher, CEO of PIM, by email to ceo@pim.org.au or phone on 0438 868 964 for an information pack or to express your interest.

Children’s Pastor

Northern District Chinese Christian Church Sydney (NDCCCS) is an inter-denominational church which has been serving the Marsfield / Epping community for more than 30 years. We have Sunday services which meet in English, Cantonese and Mandarin in two locations – with regular attendance of around 350 in Chinese services, around 100 in the English service and 90 children.

We are looking for a full-time children’s pastor who will be able to further develop our Kids for Christ (KFC) children’s ministry (infants to Year 6) with primary role to:

  • Oversee children’s ministry, in discipling and training leaders of this ministry;
  • Work closely with other pastors and lead the KFC working committee to develop strategies in line with our vision, particularly in our discipleship initiatives;
  • Consider an appropriate curriculum and outreach program for children; and
  • Oversee and run an evangelistic kids holiday club.

If you have a passion for children work, we want to hear from you. Previous experience in children’s ministry would be highly desirable, but new graduates with experience are encouraged to apple.

The successful applicant will be working closely with the pastoral team in training/support of Sunday school teachers, leaders and helpers.

The applicant should be a mature Christian and ideally would have a Bachelor of Theology from a recognised theological institution, although Diploma holders are also encouraged to apply.

Current theological students who would be interested in a student ministry placement with NDCCCS are also very welcome to make enquiries.

Enquiries: Rev. Douglas Fyfe (0402 746 221) or Wilson Cheung (0402893 421).

National Director of Next Generation

C I T Y ON A HI L L MOVEMENT
City on a Hill has a vision to plant 50 churches that reach 10 cities with the good news of Jesus.
City on a Hill now meets across five locations in three cities, and is preparing to plant our next two
locations this year. God willing, over the next five years we will launch our next five local churches.
In this season ahead it is our hope to grow our next generations ministry to be regularly reaching
over 1,000 children and youth.

Investment in Next Generation ministry is a newly committed strategic priority for City on a Hill.
We are committed to reaching the next generation with the gospel of Jesus. This new role of
National Director of Next Generation Ministry will play an active and strategic contribution to peak
leadership across the City on a Hill Movement, and will be responsible for overseeing and
supporting healthy, vibrant, and fruitful next generations ministries across all our current and
future church locations.

This is a full-time position.The successful applicant would have a home church at one of our
church locations across Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane or Gold Coast, but would be required to
travel and visit all church locations across the Movement.
For more information including details on how to apply, please visit cityonahill.com.au/ministryopportunities
or email hr@cityonahill.com.au.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Assistant to the Minister – Full time position

Mission Statement
To provide an effective witness to the Gospel through Sharing Jesus Christ.

Position
The Presbyterian Church of St Andrew Canberra is seeking expressions of interest from academically prepared and or experienced people whose focus is children, youth, young adults and young families; and contemporary worship. Preference will be given to ordained Presbyterian ministers, those seeking ordination, or applicants with theological preparation and/or experience in the above areas of focus. All are welcome to apply regardless of denomination or gender.

The Parish
The Parish has three worship centres: the Presbyterian Church of St Andrew, Forrest (adjacent to Parliament House); Belconnen; and Weston Creek. Approximately 200 to 250 people attend weekly worship across the three locations. There is current growth in the numbers of people worshiping within the parish.
The Sunday mornings services at St Andrew’s, Belconnen and Weston Creek are largely traditional, as is the midweek service held each Wednesday at St Andrew’s. A contemporary service, called ‘Church@5’ is held each Sunday evening at St Andrew’s; and an Indonesian service is held once a month at the same location.
https://www.standrewscanberra.com/

Duty Statement
The Duty Statement is attached.
Introduction to Canberra
The bush capital of Canberra has a population of over 390,000 people. It is one of the world’s few planned cities, with ready access to the magnificent central lake, open spaces, parklands, and flowing traffic. Canberra is a cosmopolitan inland city which has three prestigious universities,excellent schools and health care facilities, and the coast and Snowy Mountains are nearby.
The following website is recommended to introduce you to Canberra and the region.
http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/

Additional Information
The Senior Minister – Rev. David Campbell – 0438 292 857
OR
The Session Clerk – Sue Hogan – 0417 019 799

Applications close – 21 August 2019
Please do not hesitate to contact either the Senior Minister or the Session Clerk if you require additional information or clarification prior to the submission of your expression of interest.
Sue Hogan
Session Clerk

Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor – Holy Word Church of Auckland
Holy Word Church is a trilingual, Chinese New Zealand church in Auckland. Due to the steady growth of our English congregation (60 people, plus 20 children), we are searching for a full-time Youth Pastor to support our current pastor.
Job Responsibilities and Duties
1. Preach and teach the Word of God, and administer the sacraments.
2. Disciple teenagers and build relationships with them and their parents
3. Develop and oversee the youth and Children ministry of the church
4. Participate and contribute to regular pastoral team and other church meetings.
Job Skills and Requirements
 seminary-trained.
 Passion for youths and children to grow in the Lord
 agrees with our church’s statement of faith
 Fluent in English
How to apply
If you are interested in this role, please send your résumé and cover letter to pastoral.search@holywordchurch.org.nz by 30 September 2019.

Full-Time Chaplain

CARE AND FRIENDSHIP
Since 1952 Full Time Chaplain

Braemar Presbyterian Care’s Chaplain holds an essential role in the delivery of Care and Friendship at Braemar’s three Aged Care facilities.
Our Chaplain oversees a Christian chaplaincy service for over 200 aged care residents and 250 staff living and working at Braemar.

We are seeking candidates for the role of Chaplain, a full time position based across three facilities in Willagee, Melville, and East Fremantle, all located in Perth’s south west metropolitan suburbs.

Who would suit this role?

We are seeking a Chaplain who is, or is eligible to be, a Minister or a Home Missionary of the Presbyterian Church of Australia; with three to five years’ experience in caring for the elderly. The successful candidate will show a commitment to ongoing theological and Clinical Pastoral Education, demonstrated practical First Aid knowledge and a high degree of computer literacy.

Candidates should be willing to embrace and support the Christian principles of Braemar Presbyterian Care and demonstrate a commitment to support and guide residents in the provision of religious, spiritual, and emotional support as required.

Candidates must have a willingness to interact with older people, showing empathy and understanding; be able to work both independently and as part of a team; provide clear and concise reports as required; and hold a current Federal Police Clearance and Driver’s Licence.

To express your interest in this role, please email wbelcher@braemar.org.au or visit www.braemarcare.com.au/careers.

Applications close Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Youth Pastor

Northern District Chinese Christian Church Sydney (NDCCCS) is an inter-denominational church which has been serving the Marsfield / Epping community for more than 30 years. We have Sunday services which meet in English, Cantonese and Mandarin in two locations – with regular attendance of around 350 in Chinese services, around 100 in the English service and 90 children.

We are looking for a full-time youth pastor for our English congregation and would love to shape the role around the right applicant to oversee the youth ministry, particularly in disciping and training the leaders of this ministry. The applicant will also work closely with English pastor and leaders in thinking through and implementing discipleship among the high school students.

If you have a passion for youth work, we want to hear from you. Previous experience in youth ministry would be highly desirable.

The successful applicant will be actively involved in teaching, training and caring, as well as preaching as appropriate.

The applicant should be a mature Christian and ideally would have a Bachelor of Theology from a recognised theological institution, although Diploma holders are also encouraged to apply.

Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume and appropriate references should be sent to the Pastor Searching Committee at psc@ndcccs.org.au before 31 October, 2019.

Current theological students who would be interested in a student ministry placement with NDCCCS are also very welcome to make enquiries.

Enquiries: Rev. Douglas Fyfe (0402 746 221) or Wilson Cheung (0402893 421).