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Membership and Women’s Maturity Pastor

St David's Anglican Church
Location: Forestville, NSW
Date advertised: 16th November 2022
Job Type: Part time, Permanent
Closing Date: Friday 16th December 2022

We are looking to appoint a 3 days/week Membership Pastor and we may consider expanding this role to extend to women’s maturity ministry as a Women’s Maturity Pastor for an extra two days/week.

We want someone with a pastoral heart, and entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion to build a ministry that will see God glorified as thousands are being transformed by Jesus in the Forest and beyond.

1. As the Membership Pastor, the successful applicant will be tasked with leading us in the area of deeply belonging in community with each other. The focus will be on building teams and structures to help all people at St David’s get connected into the life of church, belong in community with others, and care and be cared for, with a particular focus on the newcomer.

2. Assuming St David’s moves ahead with a Women’s Maturity Pastor, the successful applicant will be tasked with leading us in the area of deeply trusting God’s Word, particularly focused on discipling women. This would include working in partnership with our current Maturity Pastor. The focus will be on building teams and structures to lead and encourage all women at St David’s to grow in deeply trusting God’s Word and seeing this transform their lives.

1. Membership Pastor

The purpose of this role is to lead us as a church in the area of deeply belonging in community with each other, so that our members and newcomers experience and are excited about belonging to the body of Christ and expressing this unity together at St David’s.

Responsibilities

  1. Connection – develop, build and lead teams and structures that help the newcomer get connected into the life of our church, with a particular focus during our Sunday gatherings
  2. Community – develop, build and lead teams and structures that help all people at St David’s enjoy deeper relationships as they grow in belonging to our community
  3. Care – develop, build and lead teams and structures that help care for people who are in need or going through difficulties in life. So that we are expressing practical love and care for those in our church community

Skills

Must have:

  • Pastoral heart and love for people
  • A desire to see people deeply belong in the community of believers
  • Able to lead through teams rather than just individuals
  • Able to implement systems and structures to support the ministry
  • A Self Starter: able to identify connection, community and care opportunities

Good to have or learn on the job

  • How to use Elvanto (our church management system)
  • Strategic planning and implementing experience

2. Possible Women’s Maturity Pastor

The purpose of this role is to lead us in the area of deeply trusting God’s Word, particularly focused on discipling women, so that as women are engaging with the living Word of God, they will deeply trust God and want to live transformed lives shaped by Jesus.

Responsibilities

  1. Pastor – develop, build and lead teams and structures that help women grow as disciples of Jesus as the Word of God is opened and wrestled with
  2. Teacher – to spend time personally deep in the Word to then teach and preach to women in various situations and events to show how God’s Word transforms their lives
  3. Trainer – develop, train and lead key women at St David’s to joyfully, confidently and fruitfully teach God’s Word to other women

Skills

Must have:

  • Pastoral heart and love for people
  • A desire to see people deeply trust God’s Word
  • Able to teach God’s Word faithfully and engagingly
  • Able to lead through teams rather than just individuals
  • Able to implement systems and structures to support the ministry
  • A Self Starter: able to identify opportunities to deepen women’s trust in God’s Word

Good to have or learn on the job

  • How to use Elvanto (our church management system)
  • Strategic planning and implementing experience

Qualifications and Experience

  • The successful candidate will have at least a diploma-level qualification from a reformed evangelical theological college.
  • They will also have a proven ability to lead ministry teams and disciple people.
  • A Working with Children Check and completed Safe Ministry Training will be required before commencement and must be maintained as current at all times.

Expectations

  • A person of deep Christian character who exudes warmth and a love for people
  • A commitment to Reformed Evangelical theology
  • Strong alignment with our vision and values of St David’s Forestville.

For full details visit forestvilleanglican.com/joinourteam

Please email your cover letter and resume to our office administrator, Marina Blythe at office@stdavids.com.au by 5pm Friday 16th December 2022.

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