English Congregation Pastor at Austral Asian Christian Church
(Initial 1 year contract with possibility to extend)
- Preach the Word of God on a regular basis
- Provide pastoral care for an English-speaking congregation with an Asian background
- Provide support to the English-Speaking Children’s Ministry (Awana)
- Provide leadership and training for leaders, including one-on-one mentoring on a regular basis
- Discipleship of current leadership team with the vision of training them to mature spiritually to then train up the next group of potential upcoming leaders
- Collaborate with the greater church body to provide a future vision
- Worship – Oversee the running of worship and ensure that biblical practices are followed
- Evangelism – Perform outreach activities
- Holder of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Theology (or equivalent)
- Capable of fluently preaching in English
- Demonstrated passion for pastoral care, i.e. previous experience
- Experienced in one-on-one mentoring
- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively in a team and effective time-management/organisational skills
- Has the right to abode and work in Australia
- Ability to preach in another language such as Mandarin/Cantonese
- Familiar with the Australian and Chinese culture, and preferably living/ have lived in Australia
- Able to provide worship training
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
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 300 in Cantonese services, around 120 in the English service, around 50 in the Mandarin service and a growing children’s ministry of around 100 children.
We are looking to employ someone 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.
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 particularly 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 focusing in discipleship initiative;
- 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 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.
Application consists of a cover letter, resume, and appropriate references should be emailed to the ND Pastor Searching Committee at email@example.com.
Enquiries: Levina Chim (0404 470 637) or Rev. Douglas Fyfe (0425 746 221)
Toowong Baptist Church of Brisbane, Queensland is seeking for a full-time Cantonese Congregation Ministry Pastor to join our pastoral team. 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. It also has children and youth ministry programs with the sole aim of leading our next generation to Christ our Lord and Saviour.
The main responsibilities of the successful candidate 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.
The candidate should:
- Have a strong sense of calling to ministry;
- Be registered with or eligible to be registered with Queensland Baptist;
- Be fluent in Cantonese (reading, writing and speaking);
- Be competent in English (reading, writing and speaking);
- Have comprehensive pastoral ministry experience;
- Have recognised theological qualifications; and
- Be eligible to work in Australia.
For more information, please contact the TBC Pastoral Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toowong Baptist Church
5 Jephson Street
TOOWONG QLD 4006
Toowong Baptist Church (TBC) – International Congregation
Position: Student/pastoral worker (Paid position)
Job description: Helping to run and develop the International ministry at TBC alongside the pastor and other leaders.
Specifics: 8 hours per week (4 hours on Sunday morning including attending the international service. The other hours to consist of preparation time, mentoring, meetings etc).
Focus area will depend on a combination of the needs of TBC and the worker’s gifting and training requirements.
The initial contract will be for 12 months followed by an additional 12 months if agreed to by all parties. It is hoped the successful candidate would be available to start February 2021.
Please contact: Rev David Martin 0423952583 or send your resume to email@example.com
Queensland Theological College is looking to appoint a full-time lecturer, with the position available from January 2021. This role is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, training students who are graduating to serve in a growing variety of ministries and contexts.
The successful applicant will have the following attributes:
- A passion for serving the Kingdom of God through theological education in the Queensland context in particular, with an eye to the global mission of God;
- The capacity to teach New Testament studies to advanced postgraduate level, including completion of a relevant doctorate of high standard or being in the late stages of relevant doctoral work;
- Ability to teach in another area(s) and/or possession of other skills and experience (particularly in training preachers) that are valuable to the life and ministry of a theological college are highly desirable;
- A commitment to the theological position, ethos and ministry training philosophy of QTC.
For further information regarding the role or questions about making an application, please contact Andrew Bain (Acting Principal) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be submitted by 5pm AEST, Friday 2nd October 2020, by email to email@example.com. All applications should include a CV with details of all academic qualifications, publications, and ministry and teaching experience, and a short statement summarizing how you believe you could make a valuable long-term contribution to the ministry of QTC.
QTC is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, with students from a wide variety of evangelical backgrounds from Queensland and beyond. QTC is an affiliate of the Australian College of Theology (ACT), delivering courses of the ACT ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level.
Associate Pastor, Para Vista, Adelaide, South Australia
Church@ParaVista is seeking an Associate Pastor to join their ministry team. Located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide this church was founded over 35 years ago and is part of the Christian Community Churches of Australia network.
Church@ParaVista is a multi-generational church with a regular attendance of around 200. Our site is a hub for ministry, fellowship, prayer and worship across the week, with the building in use from morning to evening most days. We run a 10am Sunday service, a Friday night youth program along with a weekly kids’ program. Our Op-shop ministry enables opportunities to serve our local community.
Our Vision: For Church@ParaVista to be a Christ-centred, Spirit-transformed community which worships God and serves others.
The Associate Pastor is one of the primary support persons for the Senior Pastor and will work alongside other pastoral staff and the eldership to fulfill the portfolios associated with this position The Associate Pastor has the leadership responsibility for the following portfolios; Youth (YUK), Young Adults and Children’s ministries, providing pastoral leadership, discipleship and incorporating an evangelism ethos for each ministry.
If you enjoy working with all generations and have a passion for pastoral care, discipleship and equipping and encouraging Christians to mentor, disciple and lead others to and in their faith, this would be an ideal role for you. Working with 3-4 other staff you would report to the Senior Pastor and take on various responsibilities within the life of the church.
The position is available as a permanent part time role (0.8 FTE) with start date and hours/days to be negotiated with the successful applicant. Applicants will hold a recognised Theological qualification (or studying towards), ideally have at least 3 years’ ministry experience, and be an Australian resident with the right to work in Australia. The successful applicant will be required to have the following South Australian DHS screening clearances; General Employment Probity, Vulnerable Person Related Employment, Working With Children Check and a National Police check.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a full position description and application form.
Applications close on 31 October 2020.
Orange Evangelical Church
We believe that Jesus gave our church its purpose when he commanded his disciples to go and make
disciples. OEC’s mission statement is: ‘Making Disciples of Jesus — God’s people taking God’s
message with God’s help to Orange and beyond’. Every ministry that we undertake is directed toward
the purpose of helping people to believe in and follow Jesus Christ.
The values expressed below are a practical application of the OEC Statement of Belief
We are people gathered by Jesus Christ and united by His Spirit. Jesus is Lord of all and therefore
everything we do is subject to His authority and dependent on His power. Our desire is to see people in
Orange submit to Jesus’ Lordship.
The Bible, God’s word, proclaimed by us and applied by His Spirit is unashamedly at the centre of every
OEC church gathering and ministry. We speak His truth in love, depending on God in prayer to change
and grow us to be more like His Son.
The love of Christ compels us to go in His strength with His Gospel to seek and save the lost and make
disciples. That is, to nurture and grow those He saves to maturity, so that old and young, married and
single would become the people God created them to be, doing the good works He prepared for them to
God’s grace compels us to live thankful and joyful lives of service with a generosity of spirit that reflects
His incredible generosity to us.
Our plans are not an end in themselves but are undertaken in our desire to be faithful fellow workers
with God in the ministry He has given us to do here in Orange and beyond. We are committed to
gathering together weekly so as to spur one-another on to love and good deeds. We do so looking past
the present to that day when a multitude beyond number gather around the Lord in heaven.
Our prayer is that God will use us to add many to that number from the city of Orange, and that God will
use us to encourage fruitful Gospel growth in both the churches of our region and beyond.
History and future challenges
OEC commenced meeting on the 17th September 1995 ministering to approximately 90 people. OEC
was begun by local people as an independent church committed to the Bible as its foundation for what
we believe and how we live.
OEC’s history can be thought of in three stages:
Stage 1—establishing | 1995 – 2005
OEC had a vision for growth, and expanded to three congregations by 1999
Stage 2—building | 2005 – 2020
OEC expanded further to four congregations with multiple ministries currently touching approximately
800 people. OEC is currently building a ministry centre to support its ministries.
Stage 3—transition to future ways of fulfilling our mission | from 2021
From 2021 OEC will transition into a new phase after it moves into its new ministry centre and different
opportunities to do Gospel ministry open up.
The Senior Minister will ideally join OEC to be part of this process.
OEC is as an independent church which has developed strong links with other Christian organisations.
OEC is a member of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. We support and work with
Western Plains Christian Convention; AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical students); MTS
(Ministry Training Strategy) and numerous mission organisations including CMS and Compassion.
OEC is structured as follows:
Orange Evangelical Church (OEC) Incorporated has been established under the Associations
Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW) to run the affairs of Orange Evangelical Church. OEC’s constitution can
be found here https://www.oechurch.org.au/constitution.
The senior minister leads the paid ministry and administrative staff. He is one of six current Overseers
(the exact number is decided each year). He is the first amongst equals of the Overseers and is also
accountable to them and the OEC partners.
OEC members are those who attend weekly meetings, a good number of these are Partners of the
Association. The Partners of the Association vote to make decisions of the Association, including to
employ the Senior Minister and other paid ministry staff and to elect Overseers.
The Board of reference is available to advise the church and is made up of Christians known for their
maturity of faith and Christian character, and who have demonstrated, in their own context, a
commitment to pursuing similar ministry goals and priorities in their ministry to those of OEC.
Purpose of role
The Senior Minister leads the ministry team (both voluntary and paid) in OEC’s mission, growing the
reach and effectiveness of OEC’s ministries in Orange and beyond. He does this by leading the church
in bible teaching, prayer and discipling ministry leadership. He builds consensus around a vision for the
church and sets the overall direction of church programs in collaboration with the Overseers and ministry
- Lead, sustain and grow faithful bible teaching and prayer in public meetings and other ministry
- Lead and disciple the OEC ministry staff and working with them to develop future ministry leaders.
- Lead the church in strategic thinking in order to grow a shared gospel mindset within the church that
informs and shapes activity.
- Lead a congregation (currently Church@930) as part of the mission, vision and values of OEC.
- Build a gospel-focused team culture across OEC leadership and its ministries.
- Collaborate with the Overseers and other paid ministry staff to establish and implement plans for
mission and ministry.
- Oversee Safe Ministry at OEC.
- Oversee OEC’s response to critical and emerging issues that have a bearing on the spiritual welfare
of the church and its members in collaboration with and Overseers.
- Oversee the work and performance of the paid ministry staff and the Administrator, including
providing encouragement, feedback and guidance.
- Invest in relationships with like-minded Christian leaders, churches and organisations in order to
grow OEC and God’s kingdom more broadly.
- Guarding life, character and doctrine closely
- Ensuring family health and wellbeing
- Leading future thinking and strategic planning
- Leading a large multi-congregational and multi-ministry church through continued change
- Investing in professional development
- Delegating governance and administration, and managing time effectively, in order to prioritise
- Balancing day-to-day congregational responsibilities with OEC-wide strategic responsibilities.
To work collaboratively to lead and manage the business and activities of the church and be
accountable for life and ministry.
To disciple and collaborate on day-to-day ministry activities. To review and provide feedback on
preaching and bible teaching.
Partners of the Association
To inform and effectively engage the partners in the affairs of the Association.
To ensure that appropriate governance and administrative arrangements are in place for the safe,
efficient and effective operation of the church and the association.
Board of Reference and FIEC
To inform annually and (when necessary) to seek advice on matters relevant to the direction and welfare
of the church.
Other Christian churches, leaders and organisations
To be involved beyond OEC in Gospel work which informs and encourages ministry and grows the
vision for God’s church and kingdom.
- Mature Christian man with a reputation for, prayerfulness and faithful, systematic and expository
- A mature Christian man with substantial experience in Christian ministry
- Displays Godly character in accordance with the requirements of Titus 1:7-9 and 1 Timothy 3:2-7
and 1 Peter 5:1-5
- Ability and capacity to lead and disciple a large ministry staff
- Clear, effective communicator including being a compassionate and caring listener
- A degree from a reformed theological college.