Grace Church of Christ (Victoria) is seeking an Associate Pastor to work with the Pastoral staff and Church Board in meeting the growing needs of the Church.
About Grace Church
Grace Church is a member of the Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania which believes in the authority of Jesus Christ and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in His Church as salt and light of the world.
We are a mid-sized inter-generational Church located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Our vision is to be a disciple-making church with the sole intent and purpose of impacting our generation with God’s love by bringing them into a relationship with Jesus and teaching them to obey Him. We also believe in the training and equipping of all believers.
We are thankful for our rich spiritual and cultural heritage of 40 years. As a community of faith, we are excited about our future. (For more information about our church, go to our website at www.gracechurch.cc)
Vision for the Role
The Associate Pastor plays an important role to serve the spiritual needs of the wider church in the areas of Family Ministry, Grow Group Ministry and depending on the candidate, perhaps other ministries as well. The aforementioned ministries are already established with key leaders in place. The Associate Pastor shall provide spiritual direction, training, mentoring, and if necessary, a hands-on approach to bring a certain ministry to a higher level of achievement.
The Associate Pastor reports to the Lead Pastor, and together, they are both accountable to the Board of Elders. The Associate Pastor shall actively support the vision and mission of the church and is expected to be a team-player by collaborating with all the other ministries in church. Your role will involve the formulation of a mission and strategic plan for the ministries and the allocation of suitable resources to get there.
The Associate Pastor must have a strong biblical foundation always seeking to improve in the area of worship and prayer as part of spiritual transformation. This person shall also contribute to the faithful preaching and teaching of the Word and making and equipping disciples for God’s work.
The Associate Pastor must accept the doctrines and constitution subscribed by Grace Church.
· A person of prayer and conviction
· Suitable theological qualification from a recognized seminary
· Good interpersonal skill
· Working with children check
· Police check
· Has the right to live and work in Australia
Please provide the following items in your application:
· A cover letter
· A curriculum vitae or resume
· The names and contact details of at least two referees (including at least one from your current church)
Kindly email the above to email@example.com as soon as possible.
End August 2022