The Anglican Prison Ministry evolved in response to our Lord’s statement in Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison and you visited me” affirming the importance of not forgetting to care for the poor, the isolated and marginalised of our community.
Today in Queensland, our voluntary Prison Chaplains form part of an ecumenical team visiting approximately 7,000 people aged from 17 years up to in some instances prisoners in their 80’s incarcerated for a variety of reasons from minor offences to the most serious of crimes.
We are in need of Volunteer Prison Chaplains to offer pastoral and spiritual care to prisoners throughout Southern Queensland. To be suitable, you would need the following:
- To be baptised and a practicing Anglican who affirms the faith of the Church and belongs to and worships in an Anglican faith community
- Be open to minister within an ecumenical and Multi – Faith environment
- Confidence in engaging within a correctional system that can be authoritarian and punitive
- The ability to exercise discretion and keep confidences
- An understanding of sacred Scriptures, Anglican teachings, liturgy, and theology
Your dedication to the Anglican faith will include a commitment to attend monthly meetings, conduct an ecumenical service on designated Sundays and attend the annual 4-day In-Service Training. You will offer exceptional communication and engagement skills, self-management, and have well-established self-care strategies in place.
Other requirements include:
- Availability and Reliability – after training, a minimum of one shift per week, during business hours for a period of three months (possibility of longer term)
- Confidentiality – this is critical to us and you will need to sign a Role Description which includes a confidentiality agreement
- National Police Check and Working with Children Blue Card – we organise and pay for these if you don’t already have them
Contact David Lunnis on
Position Vacant at City Mission PNG Port Moresby PNG.
The City Mission in Papua New Guinea is currently seeking a Missionary, to appoint as their new General Manager in Port Moresby PNG. This is a specific role to be filled by a committed Christian with previous experience in Management/Administration or Accounting. A strong missionary calling is required with an initial minimum commitment of 3-5 years.
Currently there are five Missionary families attached to the City Mission in PNG. The Mission takes in street youth aged 16- 24, with little or no education who are mostly involved in Rascal gangs in order to survive. In addition, the Mission accommodates children in crisis and those who are victims of incest and abuse. It also runs two Women’s Refuge’s for victims of rape and domestic violence.
The Mission operates in three cities and has 3/4 centres attached to each Mission. Our Headquarter is in Koki, Port Moresby and there are two other Missions situated in Lae, the second largest city in the country, and more recently Madang, another reasonable city where unemployment and crime is increasing. The Mission is non-denominational and works with all churches that are willing to support the Mission’s Christian ethos. The General Manager will report to a local Board that oversees the running of the Mission.
The General Manager will be responsible to oversee the operations of Port Moresby City Mission and look after a staff of around 100, mostly Papua New Guineans. Currently, Lae and Port Moresby accommodate approximately 170 young men in each centre, as well as women and children. Madang has around 80 residents.
The Mission has a church attached to both the Farm in Port Moresby and the Plantation in Lae. Both these sites are about 20 kilometers from their respective city centre’s. A national PNG Pastor is attached at all centre’s. A further church will be attached to the Madang centre in due course
The General Manager will operate from our Mission headquarters in the suburb of Koki in Port Moresby, but will live in a comfortable furnished home at the Mission Farm. It’s a 30 minute drive to our town office each day. The Mission provides a free Mission vehicle, free accommodation including free petrol, gas and electricity. Whilst we cannot afford a huge salary, your only expense in country would be food clothing and entertainment and a reasonable salary is offered to cover these expenses. Return airfares from place of appointment are also provided on an annual basis. Position is not suitable for couples with school age children, unless the wife was prepared to home school. International schools in PNG are available but the costs are exorbitant. Where possible it would be ideal for the wife to assist her husband in the running of the Mission and take an active interest especially in the area of women and children and if possible teaching literacy to the young men.
The ideal applicant for this position should have good social and relational skills and several years experience, in Management, Administration and/or Accounting. Some grant writing experience would be ideal but not essential. He would also need, not only to be able to supervise and delegate responsibilities but also to put checks and balances in place to make sure that jobs are followed through. There is a huge need for this person to mentor, train and evaluate senior National staff under him. Previous experience in a third world country would also be beneficial but not essential, but there needs to be a willingness to learn and understand the culture of the PNG people. From a ministry point of view there is as much preaching, teaching and counseling as the General Manager wishes to involve himself in.
Should you be interested please contact: Chairman, City Mission, Bruce Avenell Bruce.Avenell@alphainsurancepng.com or ring PNG Mobile +675
In Australia please contact: Exec. Director, Larry George at email@example.com or Aussie mobile 61 0406029723
Web site <www.citymission.com.pg> (nb: Mission website is currently down)
Grafton Presbyterian Church
Full time ministry focussed on young adults and young families
(Open to male or female, part time or shared couple salary etc, to suit circumstances)
We are looking for someone with ability and passion to communicate the Gospel to unchurched and Christian young adults and young families.
Our desire is to expand our evangelism and discipleship in this age group.
You will be able to work as part of a team.
We are looking for someone who is currently pursuing or has completed theological or ministry training and can work within a Presbyterian congregation.
If you think this might be you contact Pastor Michael Eleveld for a detailed job description on 0400208013
Toowong Baptist Church of Brisbane, Queensland is seeking for a full-time International Congregation Ministry Pastor. This person must have at least 3 years of full-time pastoral experience in a multicultural church environment.
The main responsibilities will involve preaching, teaching and assuming the pastoral role through building relationships with members while ministering to their spiritual needs and outreach to embrace newcomers into the church.
Toowong Baptist Church is a vibrant, multicultural community with Cantonese, Mandarin and International-English speaking ministries seeking to connect people to God and each other through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
For more information, please contact the Pastoral Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
The vacancy is due to the retirement of the pastor who has 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.
The congregation is made up of people of all ages numbering about 30.
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.
The position is for 3 days a week with appropriate remuneration. Also there is a possibility of an SRE position at Kyogle High School, providing an extra day and a half for the successful applicant.
All enquiries should be sent to.
Rev. George Ayoub
PO Box 263 Casino NSW 2470
Or email, email@example.com
For more information, I can be contacted on 0412302439
Bribie Island Baptist Church is looking for someone who has a great love to see young people discipled into a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The suitable applicant must be able to create a fun, stimulating and safe environment where young people from the ages of 10- 18-year old can meet to engage with each other and have fun in an atmosphere where they can also invite others. The aim is to transform lives, equip them for effective service, and encourage them to grow spiritually and reach out to others, while serving as a spiritual leader and role model to the youth.
As a Youth Worker, you will join our church ministry leadership team; build a youth work team and help plant fresh expressions of church and community work amongst young people.
Bribie Island is 45min north of Brisbane CBD and surrounded with beautiful beaches.
Opportunities for accommodation could be explored.
Please contact Ps Ray Airosa for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH SOUTHERN QLD
We are seeking to appoint a
YOUTH & FAMILIES MINISTER
Love Jesus • Grow Disciples • Serve and Change the World
Biblical • Prayerful • Missional • Generous • Obedient • Faithful
A Minister of NPAC will:
1. Be able to relate well to people of different life stages and share the Christian faith with them in
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.
• The role will include leading and teaching across all 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.
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 the Plan. Be on
the NPAC Leadership Team.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated depending on training and experience.
Commencement Date – negotiable
PLEASE APPLY IN WRITING TO:
Ven Chris Johnson
2 Wyllie Street, Petrie Q 4502
Ph 3285 6333
Closing Date for Applications – Friday August 3, 2018
Northern District Chinese Christian Church Sydney
Full-time 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 full-time with our English-speaking children from our Chinese and English congregations.
If you have a passion for children, we want to hear from you! Previous experience in children’s ministry is required, but new graduates with 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:
(a) Oversee children’s ministry particular, in discipling and training leaders of this ministry;
(b) 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;
(c) Consider an appropriate curriculum and outreach program for children; and
(d) Oversee and run an evangelistic kids holiday club.
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 email@example.com before 31 August 2018.
Inquiries: Rev. Douglas Fyfe (0425 746 221) or Wilson Cheung (0402 893 421).
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.
Please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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
To express your interest please submit a resume and cover letter with at least one referee to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.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
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.