St Stephen's Anglican Church

We are a community of people who have come to understand that Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. We haven't got everything worked out, but we love God, His Word and His Spirit, and we are seeking to grow in our love for each other, and to reach out in love to those around us.  

23 Oct, 2018
Provide passionate leadership, vision and direction for Stephens’ children’s ministry and connect more children to faith in Jesus and the St. Stephen’s community through missional outreach THE ROLE We are looking for a person who has a passion for children and a desire to see our children’s ministry growing and developing - to ensure that our children grow in their faith, friendships, using their gifts and serving others.  The role is 4 days per week, including Sundays (There is the possibility of extending this position to more than 4 days).   Salary in accordance with the Sydney Anglican guidelines, dependent on qualifications and experience KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES To plan, organise and lead the children’s ministry programme Lead, manage, train, oversee and deploy the children’s ministry team Develop and implement a strategy for children’s ministry Plan, implement and monitor the curriculum for children’s ministry Recruit and train new leaders Lead the SRE team at Willoughby Public School Resource and support parents and families in the discipling of children Responsible for the oversight and implementation of Safe Ministry requirements   PERFORMANCE MEASURES Programmes growing in numbers, participation, enthusiasm and vision Growth in connections with children and families in the local community Regular meetings with children’s ministry team for prayer, feedback, encouragement and training Healthy relationships with children and parents and between team members New children and families, followed-up and made to feel welcome Children growing in discipleship and learning how to disciple others Growing participation by children, (and parents), in the life of the church, eg Sunday mornings, prayer, learning how to use their gifts, and serving others All St Stephen’s safe ministry policies implemented Clear communication with all key stakeholders KEY RELATIONSHIPS Senior minister Youth pastor Women’s pastor Safe Ministry Rep. Principal and staff at Willoughby Public School PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS A mature personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as Lord and saviour Committed to daily prayer and bible reading Personal integrity and professionalism with a good reputation with those inside and outside the church Passionate about children and parents becoming followers of Jesus Christ Self-driven, teachable, and with a positive attitude Committed to the beliefs, vision and values of St Stephen’s  SKILLS Excellent teaching and communication skills Creativity.  Ability to create an exciting and stimulating learning experience suited to the children of this area Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to lead and manage a team Ability to develop and implement strategy Good organisational skills Self-organised Proactive Ability to think and critique theologically EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Working with Children check Experience in children’s ministry A track-record of leading children’s ministry programmes, or evidence of ability A formal theological qualification would be an advantage Experience in education would be an advantage ST STEPHEN'S WILLOUGHBY An Anglican Church, close to Chatswood and North Sydney, and about 20 minutes by train from central Sydney. We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds who are seeking to serve the cause of Jesus in our part of Sydney. Our vision is to:   Make followers of Jesus Christ:  to REACH people for Christ, ESTABLISH them in Christ and GROW them in Christ.   Become a church of which Jesus would be proud:  to honour Jesus in everything   Be a Kingdom Presence:   to bear witness to Christ in our community and beyond, both in word and deed Please request an application form from  or telephone (02)9415 1727 for more information.  
St Stephen's Anglican Church Willoughby NSW, Australia Part time