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.

 

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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, New Zealand

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

The purpose of this document is to provide information that will be helpful to Pastors who might be interested in responding to us and discussing the position with our Pulpit Committee.
This is addressed under three headings – the Pastor’s role, the Church, and Rotorua.

The Pastor’s role

Position: Pastor fulltime
General pastoral duties – preaching, pastoral, visitation
Responsible for Sunday morning preaching
Provide leadership with a view to developing potential elders
Work with current Presbytery appointed Session
Promote and guide small groups
Encourage and provide a presence in the community
Key attributes required by the role are:
o Strong and discerning leadership and people skills
o Passion for biblical teaching of the whole counsel of God
o Ability to continue building on the initial church plant
o A shepherd’s heart for lost and broken people

The Church

Grace Rotorua has a strong sense of community.
We follow the reformed, biblical, evangelical, and presbyterian heritage of our national church.
As a believing community, we are intent on building up the Kingdom of God.
The Church was founded in April 2010 by Steve and Eva Panapa. Steve retired in January, about two years earlier than expected, to look after Eva following a sudden serious operation from which she has recovered well.
We are a mission church of Grace Presbyterian Church of NZ looking to become a particular church at some point.
We have about 34 members along with a few regular adherents, spanning the age groups and ethnicities. Many have come from other Christian backgrounds and been attracted by the doctrines of grace and centrality of Christ, and compassionate shepherding.
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.

Our website and Facebook are out of date, so not much help at present. New members have
recently offered to redevelop and administer these, so we expect them to play a useful role in
communication once rejuvenated.

Rotorua

Rotorua is a city and district of just over 70,000. The city is surrounded by a range of farming,
forestry, and visitor activities, and is home to geothermal activity, thirteen lakes, and the famed
Whakarewarewa Forest (Redwoods).
Rotorua is situated centrally in the North Island of New Zealand, about 45 minutes from the sea
and about 2 ¾ hours from Auckland.
As a major visitor destination – for tourism, activities, and sport and cultural events – it is an
interesting and exciting place to ‘live, work, and play’. Some idea of this can be seen in this
website: https://www.rotoruanz.com/

Enquiries and Communications

To: Jack Shallard – Secretary Pulpit Committee
Shallard@live.com

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

 

Please see here for more information.

Tamworth Christian Education Assoc. Inc and Manilla Christian Education Assoc Inc
are looking for a Scripture Teacher

Position: SRE Teacher
Location: High Schools in Tamworth and Manilla
Contact: Penny Clunas via email penny_clunas@yahoo.com.au or phone 0405 440 580
or Rev Danny Morris at St Johns Anglican Church, Tamworth.

More information:
The Tamworth and Manilla Christian Education Associations (linked with Generate Ministries) are looking for a High School SRE Teacher to work 4 days per week across schools in Tamworth and Manilla commencing 28 January 2019. The Manilla Central School component also includes lessons for primary age classes. There is scope for the position to be divided across schools and to work 2 or 1 day / week.
The successful applicant will have a current Working with Children Check number, have completed a church based Child Protection Training course in the last 3 years, adhere to the Nicene Creed and statement of faith found on the ‘SRE Positions Vacant’ section of the Generate website and hold or be willing to study towards, a Diploma in Theology. To teach SRE, you must be authorised to teach SRE by a Department of Education approved SRE provider.

Preference will be given to applicants who hold a current teacher qualification, though other relevant qualifications and experience will also be considered for the role.

To apply please go online to http://oursre.org.au/content/tamworth/gk3wbt
This is a great opportunity for a committed believer to make a difference through SRE.
For further information, please contact the Tamworth Secretary, Penny Clunas, via email penny_clunas@yahoo.com.au or phone 0405 440 580
Perhaps you would like to move to Tamworth? or you or your husband/wife are planning to move and work in the Armidale Diocese.

Bellbowrie Community Church is seeking a part-time (approx. 3-4 days per week) Youth
Leader/Pastor, who is passionate and motivated about sharing the gospel with the youth and
children of our community and church, in order to see these youth and children develop in faith
and fully integrate into the church body.

Bellbowrie Community Church is a Bible believing Christian church located in the western
suburbs of Brisbane. We are an independent evangelical church that is affiliated with a
network of similar churches known as Christian Community Churches of Australia (CCCAust).

We are a diverse group of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives,
who are united together by a common faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. We
believe a genuine relationship with God is the most important thing in life. We believe that the
Bible is authoritative and relevant to life, and as such, we are committed to teaching it, learning
from it, being shaped by it, and living it. For more information, visit our website at
www.bellbowrie.church

The Youth Leader will work with the church leadership, under the authority of the Elders to coordinate
and run the following ministries:

  • Kids Church (weekly)
  • Youth Group (weekly)
  • Teenage Bible Study (weekly)
  • Young Adults Bible Study (weekly)
  • Youth Church Service (monthly)

To register your interest, and for more information please contact the church by email at
john@bellbowriecc.org.au

3077 Moggill Road, Bellbowrie, QLD 4070 | Office 3202 8676 | www.bellbowrie.church

Position available at Young Presbyterian Church

 

Please see here for more information visit www.youngpc.org.au or contact Rev Matt Purnell (Interim-Moderator) matthewpurnell@gmail.com or Mr John Roxburgh (Session Clerk) john@roxburgh.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