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.

CMS QNNSW Communications 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 cross-cultural gospel workers in the state of Queensland and the
northern NSW region.
The Communication Coordinator will coordinate and produce quality electronic
and print communications that engage supporters in the CMS vision. A vital goal
of our communications is to educate members and churches, increase prayer
support, and raise the finances needed to send and support missionaries. With
the General Secretary you will review and develop the communications strategy
of the branch to ensure that communications remain relevant, clear and
compelling.
You will work with a great branch team, friendly and supportive members, and
fabulous mission personnel who work around the world.

Overall Purpose

To deliver timely and effective communications according the QNNSW branch
yearly schedule for individuals and churches.

Reports to

CMS QNNSW General Secretary

Key relationships

CMS QNNSW branch team and CMS-A

Direct Reports

Nil

Hours and Location

This is a full-time or part-time position based in Brisbane. You will attend the
annual CMS Summer School at Mt Tamborine and possibly regional CMS events

Specific accountabilities

Accountabilities

1. Publications
• Write and edit monthly branch communication to supporters and distribute communication via
email and paper
• Coordinate the production and distribution of missionary and branch support raising material
• Coordinate the production of the CMS QNNSW annual report (mission impact)
• Liaise with external content providers, printers and mail houses regarding copy, design and mail
outs
2. Appeals (EOFY & others as agreed)
• Coordinate the production of church and individual appeal and correspondence in collaboration
with other branches.
• Coordinate the production of appeal materials for various mediums including website, email,
post and social media
3. Social Media
• Oversee the promotion of CMS QNNSW through Facebook and other social media, including
general content, promotion of events and other missionary information
• Manage the CMS branch web pages through posting and updating content
• Provide contributions to the CMS general website as required
4. Conferences
• Coordinate resources including banners, promotional material and displays for Summer School,
Autumn Encounter, Toowoomba conference and deputation events.
5. Strategy
• Working with the General Secretary to review and develop the communication strategy of the
branch

Qualifications

Essential

• Experience in the management and production of electronic and print media
• Strong administrative and communication skills and proven ability to work independently while
liaising with various levels of management, staff and external providers
• Excellent attention to detail and an ability to work to deadlines and on multiple, concurrent projects
• Proven ability to create content for and use electronic media (Mailchimp, website, social media)
• A commitment to the faith and values of CMS QNNSW

Preferred

• Tertiary qualifications in a Communications related course
• Skills in writing for NFP communications and fund-raising material
• Ability to edit and design publications using the Adobe suite of design software

 

Pastor

Grace Presbyterian Church, Rotorua

 

Grace Rotorua was founded in April 2010 by Steve and Eva Panapa.

We are in the process of identifying people who might be interested in a call and who might like to serve in Rotorua.

 

A little more about our Church:

We are a mission church of Grace Presbyterian Church of NZ looking to become a particular church at some point.

We have about 30 members along with a few regular adherents, spanning the age groups and ethnicities. Our members are generally consistent attendees and most are involved in support activities. We believe we have the opportunity to grow in the Rotorua environment.

Rotorua population – about 70,000.

 

Send your expression of interest to Jack Shallard at shallard@live.com

 

Assistant Position at St Aidan’s Presbyterian Church, Wagga Wagga.

 

Please see here for more information.

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

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

POSITION VACANT

NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES PASTOR

Central Presbyterian Church Ipswich is looking for a ministry staff member to lead our children’s, youth and young adults ministries from 2019. The ideal candidate will have experience in children’s and youth ministry and be able to minister effectively to families. The role requires the ability to motivate and train leaders, lead teams and think strategically about effective family ministry. The role is full-time and will be filled by someone with theological training.

Central Church is located about 45 minutes south-west of Brisbane with over 400 people in attendance at services each week. Applications close on Friday 23 November.

To obtain further details of the positions please contact Rev Scott Muir at scott@centralchurch.net.au.

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