Job Title: Associate Pastor / Youth & Children's Ministry Leader
Job Type: Full-time or Part-time
Church@TheGabba is a Baptist Church with a rich history spanning nearly 151 years. As an active member of the Queensland Baptist family of churches, we value collaboration, community, and mission work. Our church thrives on the collective strength of our Baptist association, enabling us to engage in a wide range of ministry and mission activities that uplift and empower our congregation. Please see our website: www.gabbachurch.org for more information.
We are seeking an Associate Pastor to take on a pivotal role within our church. The primary focus of this role is to plan, develop, and oversee various programs and activities catering to children and youth. The goal is to nurture their spiritual growth, provide guidance, and cultivate a sense of community and belonging. In addition to youth and children's ministry, the Associate Pastor will play a significant role in supporting the Senior Pastor in shepherding the congregation, offering spiritual guidance, and overseeing various aspects of our church's ministries.
- Create and execute age-appropriate programs and activities for children and youth, including Sunday School, youth groups, and special events.
- Lead and facilitate the Mainly Music Program, which operates every Thursday morning during the school term.
- Develop a curriculum that aligns with the organization's mission and values.
Youth and Child Engagement:
- Cultivate strong relationships with children, youth, and their families to better understand their needs and concerns.
- Provide pastoral care, mentorship, and support to the young members of our community.
- Assist the Senior Pastor in providing spiritual leadership, guidance, and pastoral care to the congregation. This includes preaching and teaching during worship services, delivering meaningful and relevant messages.
- Engage in community outreach efforts to connect with and serve the local community. Serve as a bridge between the church and the community, fostering positive relationships and partnerships.
- Collaborate with the church staff to assist with administrative tasks, such as event planning, coordination, and budget management. Ensure the smooth operation of various church functions.
- Ordained minister registered with the Queensland Baptist Movement.
- Demonstrated experience in pastoral ministry and church leadership.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Compassionate, empathetic, and dedicated to providing pastoral care.
- Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborate with diverse groups.
- (Preferred) Knowledge of child and youth development, child protection, and safety guidelines.
- (Preferred) Passion for working with children and youth, with the ability to engage and relate to them.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications as per Queensland Baptist guidelines.
- Possible accommodation at the church Manse (3 bedrooms) from March 2024 onwards.
- Continuing education opportunities for professional and spiritual growth.
How to Apply:
- Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter outlining their qualifications and their philosophy of ministry, and at least two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Church@TheGabba is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences who are committed to our mission and values. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Church@TheGabba is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all members of our congregation and staff. The selected candidate may be required to complete a background check and adhere to our code of conduct.