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Assistant Maturity Pastor

Norwest Anglican Church
Location: Baulkham Hills, NSW
Date advertised: 8th February 2024
Job Type: Part time
Closing Date: ASAP

At Norwest, we long to see Jesus King of every heart and every home.  

Norwest Anglican is a vibrant and growing evangelical church in Sydney’s north-west. In God’s kindness, over the last decade we seen remarkable growth. More than 700 adults, youth and children attend our Sunday ministries – including five services (at 8:30am, 10.30am, 1pm Mandarin Church, 4:30pm and 6.30pm Chapel Lane), one of which is livestreamed. Alongside Sundays, we hold many mid-week activities. 

Strategic challenges and projects that we are currently undertaking include further establishing a ‘teams model’ within a “5M’s model” of ministry, a significant building project (refurbishing our main auditorium building in 2024) and investigating our first off-site congregation plant in the next 24 months. 

Norwest is seeking a suitably gifted Christian woman to join our team as our new Assistant Maturity Pastor. Initially this is a 3-day a week role with room for the right applicant  to grow in days and responsibilities over time

Key responsibilities

  1. Provide oversight of Pastoral Care across the church.
  • Work with the Team Leader of the Care Team, developing team members in providing proactive and visible care to our members.
  • Support community group leaders so that their groups continue to be the first port of call for the pastoral care of group members.
  • Be the first port of call for the pastoral care of women that escalates beyond community groups.
  • Provide advice and support to Senior Staff in both the management of individual pastoral situations as well as the shaping of pastoral policy.
  • Maintain the Norwest Pastoral Care Matrix to ensure staff are aware of the pastoral care needs across the church.
  • Work with Senior Staff to ensure that members receive appropriate pastoral care as outlined in the Pastoral Care Flow Chart.
  1. Work alongside the Maturity Pastor as the Assistant Maturity Pastor
  • Meet with both the Maturity Pastor and the Maturity team to plan and implement strategies and projects in accordance with the Maturity vision.
  • Within the Maturity portfolio have a particular focus on helping Norwest women go deep in God’s Word.  
  • Attend and participate in the weekly M Pastors meeting.
  • Work with our Women’s Community Group leaders to raise up and develop new female leaders.

Our new Assistant Maturity Pastor will:  

  • Become a member of Norwest Anglican Church, committed to both a Congregation and a Norwest Community Group.
  • Have a deep love for God, a whole-hearted desire to live for and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and a have a growing relationship with Him.
  • Have a highly collegiate working style, reflected in their interactions with staff and lay leaders.
  • Have a clear passion and gift for imparting the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Work comfortably under the direction of the senior leadership, as well as work autonomously and make decisions within the scope of the role.
  • Understand child protection issues and be fully committed to the safety of all young people in our care. 
  • Be passionate about introducing both individuals and families to Jesus and seeing them grow in their knowledge and love of Him.
  • Understand that a life in church leadership is a call to live a life beyond reproach and one where we model godliness through every aspect of what we say, how we act and who we are.
  • Be committed to the Norwest Anglican Vision and Values.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A diploma level theological degree or counselling qualification is preferred. However, for the right candidate who is willing to pursue further study other relevant qualifications will be considered.
  • Experience in pastoral ministry or the pastoral care of women is preferred.
  • A Safe Ministry check, and a completed Safe Ministry Training certificate from the Professional Standards Unit of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney will be required before commencement and must be maintained as current at all times.
  • The successful candidate must hold and maintain, at all times, a current New South Wales Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • The candidate will also be required to be licensed by the diocese in this key role. This includes an interview with the local Bishop (or his representative), as well as filling in a lifestyle questionnaire.

Please send enquiries or a CV to The Rev. James Lewis, Senior Assistant Minister james@norwest.org

We seek to appoint the right people first and fill the role second. It may be that there is something in the position description that you aren't a fit for but you consider yourself a good candidate otherwise, please still apply as there may be flexibility for the right candidate.

Please be aware that this job ad was placed and authorised only for the sydneyanglicans.net website.

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