17 Mar, 2021

Associate Pastor - Family (Children & Youth) & Community/Outreach Ministries

  • Torquay Christian Fellowship
  • Torquay VIC, Australia
Full time Church Church Minister / Pastor / Leadership

Job Description

Torquay Christian Fellowship Baptist Church is seeking an Associate Pastor who will lead our Families (Children & Youth) and Communities/Outreach ministries into a new season. After prayerful consideration, God has led us to seek a person who, in line with our vision to ‘Declare Jesus, Develop Disciples and Glorify God’:


  • Has a Theology/Ministry degree from a recognised Bible College.


  • Has at least 5 years’ experience in a key pastoral position – preferably with children/youth.
  • Has the ability to align with the TCF vision: ‘Declare Jesus – Develop Disciples – Glorify God’.
  • Is an effective communicator who has worked led teams to empower, equip and entrust others to serve.
  • Has the ability to disciple, mentor and encourage others - particularly young people - in their faith.
  • Has the ability to provide pastoral care for families and ministry volunteers.
  • Is able to resource and encourage parents to disciple their children
  • Is able to develop creative ways to encourage participation & engagement of families in the life of the body of Christ and to strengthen healthy relationships and good communication within families.

Personal Qualities:

  • Walks humbly before God, is committed to prayer and to His Word.
  • Desires to be in a daily journey of personal discipleship who is growing in faith.
  • Has a strong desire to see people come to know Christ and build a personal relationship with Him.
  • Relates well to people of all ages and has a heart for outreach into the community and will seek ways to engage with the culture of the church and town.
  • Is accountable, able to reflect upon, and respond professionally to, feedback.
  • If married, has a spouse who is also a committed Christian.


  • Is available for a full-time position in line with BUV remuneration (experience, etc)
  • Has a willingness to move to Torquay/Jan Juc or the nearby area.
  • Will attend Torquay Christian Fellowship worship and other activities/events
  • Has permanent resident status or is a citizen of Australia.
  • Follows the BUV statement of beliefs. (see attached)
  • Will maintain professional development and is willing to be part of Baptist Union of Victoria community.
  • Has current Working with Children & National Police Checks.

Working alongside the Senior Pastor the Associate Pastor will be involved in, and responsible for;


In line with the TCF vision to ‘Declare Jesus - Develop Disciples & Glorify God’:

  • Oversight of the weekly Sunday KidsChurch (preschool, and primary school age) & Youth programs. (see below youth’).
  • Provide curriculum and support to enable families to worship and practise their faith.
  • Create opportunities for service and foster an expectation of attendance and involvement of families in the life of TCF.
  • Develop pathways for families to come to understand and experience God’s love for them and what it means to know and to follow Jesus.
  • Plan, co-ordinate, promote and administer other TCF Children’s & Family ministry activities. (Music Mornings, Friday Play Group, camps and other events as required).
  • Model responsible leadership in accordance with TCF Child Safe Code of Conduct.

TCF currently has a core group of youth who meet together with Anglesea Baptist Church youth. There is an opportunity to coordinate this loose partnership into a more formal joint youth ministry program.


In line with the TCF vision to ‘Declare Jesus - Develop Disciples & Glorify God’:

  • To explore possibilities and opportunities to engage with TCF’s community ministries– Torquay early Learning Centre (TeLC); Torquay Food Aid (TFA); the Torquay College (p-6) Chaplain; and the proposed TCF Community Hub (café, events, counselling, etc), to provide pastoral support, programs, and other activities as planned.

For further information, please contact:

Rev Danny McDowell, Senior Pastor, Torquay Christian Fellowship:

2 Pimelea Way Torquay, VIC, 3228.

Office phone: 5261 6831 email: danny.mcdowell@torquaybaptist.com

What We Believe – Our Doctrinal Basis

What does it mean to be a ‘Baptist’? – Baptist Union of Victoria (buv.com.au)

  1. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
  2. The existence of one God in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  3. The deity and incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, the second person of the Holy Trinity.
  4. The fallen, sinful and lost estate of all people.
  5. The salvation of men and women from the penal consequences and power of sin through the perfect obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ, His atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His unchanging priesthood.
  6. The immediate work of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of men and women, in their sanctification, and in their preservation to the heavenly Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. The necessity, in order to know salvation, of repentance towards God and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. The resurrection of the dead, and the final judgment of all people by the Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. The two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are of perpetual obligation: Baptism being the immersion of believers upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in His death, burial and resurrection; the Lord’s Supper being a memorial, until He comes, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Closing Date

17 April 2021

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