Location: Normanhurst, NSW
Date advertised: 25th March 2021
Job Type: Part time
Closing Date: 29 April 2021
St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Normanhurst is a vibrant church community with five growing congregations and a range of exciting ministries developing across all ages. We are looking for a female co-worker to join the staff team to lead and develop our ministries of pastoral care.
This is a 3 day per week part-time paid position.
You will be a committed evangelical Christian, with a complementarian understanding of ministry, pastorally warm, organised, and experienced in parish ministry with an emphasis on pastoral care.
The role includes:
- Responsibility for developing and implementing strategies and plans for the spiritual and personal wellbeing of congregation members experiencing heightened pastoral needs.
This will involve the coordination of a dedicated cross-congregational team who meet regularly to triage pastoral needs & coordinate care strategies (including meals & transport, Bible reading & prayer, counselling, hospital, retirement village & nursing home visitation).
This will also involve the training and mobilisation of a larger group of dedicated lay members who are equipped to offer effective pastoral care across the St Stephen’s congregations.
- Playing a visible role of leadership across the congregations; being available as a female voice & counsellor to congregation members; engaging with the parish women’s ministry, mother’s union & senior’s ministries; engaging in Bible reading, discipleship & evangelism to women.
- Working with a capable and committed parish staff team to develop other ministry initiatives as the needs and opportunities of the Parish develop.
Theological qualifications and experience in pastoral care ministry in a Parish context is preferable. The possibility also exists for the candidate to pursue advanced certification in the area of pastoral care.
Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or eligible to work in Australia.
Please apply by sending your expression of interest, including CV and the names of two referees to Rev Baden Stace (Rector) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9487 3730 if you would like more information.
The position commences as soon as the successful candidate is available in 2021.