P/T Children’s & Youth Pastor
Location: Avalon, NSW
Date advertised: 27th September 2019
Job Type: Part time
Closing Date: 1st November 2019
We have recently reset our Church Vision and Mission for 2020 and beyond, and are now looking for a new pastor to join our existing team, with a focus on children’s and preferably youth ministry.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about seeing children and youth come to know Jesus personally and is keen to work with our church families and existing ministry team to see this happen.
Our preference is that you will have experience in either children’s and/or youth ministry and have some theological training (i.e. Diploma Level or above).
We are looking for the right person, which means we are flexible in how the role is developed. There are core elements that we are looking to resource, and other elements that are desirable, depending on gifts, skills and capacity.
The role is currently for 3-4 days, dependant on the successful candidate.
MINISTRY TO CHILDREN AGED 0-12 (CRÈCHE – YEAR 6 STUDENTS)
Teaching our children and growing them in faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ, starting them off on a life-time of Christian discipleship. This includes face to face teaching on Sunday mornings and the development of teaching materials and curriculum with the existing ministry team.
Working with parents to help them disciple their children in Jesus and assist with our Sunday Children’s Church “Lighthouse Kids”.
Help our existing ministry team to train and equip church members to serve within the “Lighthouse Kids” ministry.
YOUTH MINISTRY (YEAR 6 – YEAR 12)
Work with a small team to grow our ministry and outreach to local youth. This currently involves running a Friday night youth group that meets in our local Recreation Centre, and looking for opportunities to “bridge the gap” between youth and their engagement in our Sunday congregations.
SCHOOL SCRIPTURE (Primary and/or High School)
Barrenjoey Churches currently provides SRE to our local Primary and High Schools. These ministries provide a vital connection between local children and youth and our church community. For the right person SRE could be structured into the role.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM (Primary and/or High School)
Coordinating and running a winter and spring holiday program (WinterFest | SpringFest) to reach children and youth within our local community.
If you have a passion for children’s and youth ministry and are looking for an opportunity to serve God with your gifts and skills, we would love to talk to you about possibilities for 2020.
Please contact Sturt Young (Senior Pastor) 02 9918 2829 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org