Position: Regional Pastor (Metro Area)
Organisation: Baptist Union of Victoria
The Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV) is an association of more than 339 congregations and 257 Baptist churches, faith communities, micro churches and Baptist agencies in Victoria. It is a non-profit organisation, with a vision to be a union of flourishing churches with Christ-like followers that redeem society. We do this by encouraging, equipping and empowering our local churches for mission.
Baptists are grass-roots people, with a particular emphasis on the local church. These local churches are self-governing and self-supporting, ranging in size from twenty or so members to several thousand. Although each Baptist church is an independent entity, Baptists nonetheless have always believed in associating with one another - and so churches come together in regional, national and international spheres to promote and support the fellowship of Baptists everywhere.
At the BUV Support Hub, we promote and live out the values of faith, community, servanthood, stewardship and respect.
The Regional Pastor (Metro area) is a member of the Pastoral Leadership Support and Development (PLS&D) team. The purpose of the role is to provide key support and development to local church pastoral leaders toward life-giving sustainable ministry, empowering them to lead flourishing churches with Christlike followers that redeem society.
The position is intended to be the first port of call for churches in times of crisis and transition. This role requires experience in Christian ministry, wisdom, adaptability, and high level of communication skills as pastoral support and leadership development is offered to a diverse range of pastoral leaders.
It offers a stimulating and strategic role in making a difference to people who lead their churches in mission