Newlife Church is a large, multi-generational, multi-ethnic evangelical Christian community based in the heart of the Gold Coast, Queensland. It has active congregations at Robina, Brisbane City and Coolangatta, and it operates a ministry training college and a large community service enterprise (Newlife Care Inc.).
The strategic vision to 2030 seeks to propel Newlife to become “one family, many churches,” a multiplying movement with a focus on evangelism, church planting and discipleship, as it lives out its vision to see “more people, more like Jesus.”
The church is looking for a minister with the experience, qualifications, skills and character to serve as its Lead Minister, based at Robina.
The role of Lead Minister is to provide visionary, strategic, theological and pastoral leadership as Newlife Church builds on the four pillars of its vision: developing leaders, growing healthily, planting churches and being a lighthouse church.
The Lead Minister is also the CEO for Newlife Care Inc., gives leadership to the ministry and staff teams, and works closely with the elected Elders and Newlife Care Board. The role encompasses responsibilities with the ministry team at the Robina campus as well as giving visionary and strategic leadership across the developing Newlife network. The Lead Minister will participate in the Propel Network Inc. and the Gold Coast City Pastors Roundtable.
This is a ministry placement of the Uniting Church in Australia (Qld Synod), under the oversight of the Presbytery of South Moreton, for the exercise of ordained ministry. Preference will be given to ordained ministers of the Uniting Church in Australia. A lay person may be appointed to the role subject to successful completion of requirements for the UCA Ministry of Pastor. Remuneration is per the stipend and conditions of ministry placements in the Uniting Church in Qld.
For the full Position Description, selection criteria and other relevant information, contact the Presbytery of South Moreton, email@example.com, phone (07) 3807 7421, or speak to the Presbytery Minister, Rev. David Busch, 0438 646 559.
Applications, addressing the selection criteria and including a full resume and contact details of 3 referees, should be sent to: Vacancy: Newlife Lead Minister, Secretary of Placements, Uniting Church (Qld), GPO Box 674, Brisbane 4001, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.