Pastoral Worker/s

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Liberty Ministries
Location: NSW
Date advertised: 30th August 2017
Job Type: Full time
Closing Date: ASAP

Liberty Ministries is seeking to identify two ministry-minded individuals to commence pastoral work in late 2017/early 2018 to same-sex attracted male and female Christians and Christian families affected by same-sex attraction.

The Liberty Committee envisage both positions being part-time, but would entertain other creative employment solutions (such as one-full time position for the right candidate, or job-sharing).

Convictions, knowledge and experience:

  • Committed to our doctrinal statement - http://www.liberty.sydney/about-us/what-we-believe including holding a classic biblical understanding of sexuality. 
  • An active member of an evangelical church.
  • Theologically minded and willing to apply themselves to ongoing theological and pastoral learning in this area. Some formal theological qualifications an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and pastoral skills with a demonstrated history of fruitful ministry work. Previous experience in pastoral care of those with same-sex attraction an advantage
  • A faithful and engaging teacher of God’s word with excellent communication skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and productively as part of a small team whilst also being self-disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Administrative, fundraising, event coordination and writing skills an advantage.
  • Willing to meet weekly with our committee chair for guidance, encouragement, and prayer.

Key responsibilities include:

  • One-to-one and small group discipleship and pastoring,
  • Developing support groups by raising, equipping, and supervising the volunteer leaders of such groups,
  • Coordination of Liberty events alongside other Liberty committee & team members,
  • Generation of theologically and pastorally-oriented written content for internal and external publication,
  • Platform speaking at churches and ministry events (in line with our complementarian theological position), including Sunday service deputations (up to once a month), 
  • Prayer co-ordination, promotion and fundraising responsibilities.

The successful applicant’s usual days of work would have some degree of flexibility, with the exception of Sunday deputations and part of one nominated day each week for a staff meeting.

The successful applicant/s will report to the Liberty Committee at monthly meetings, will undertake professional supervision and meet regularly with the Liberty Chair or another delegated committee member. 

Remuneration is provided as a stipend plus tax-free allowances, and will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant/s.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to Dominic Steele (Liberty’s Chair) at dominic@liberty.sydney