24 Jul, 2020

Coordinating Pastor (English)

  • New Life Evangelical Church
  • Blackburn South VIC, Australia
Full time Church Minister / Pastor / Leadership

Job Description

Church Overview

New Life Evangelical Church (NLEC) exists to be a community of God that pursues Biblical truth to draw the world to Christ. Having started as a first generation Cantonese migrant church, NLEC now has a Cantonese, Mandarin and an English congregation, with most of the English congregation’s attendees having been born in Australia.

 

Role Description

NLEC is looking for a full-time English Congregation (Lead) Pastor with proven leadership and communication skills. The successful applicant will provide leadership to the church and will have a strong passion for growing the community.  You will report to the NLEC Elders Board, whilst the NLEC senior pastor role remains vacant, with a working relationship with the NLEC chairman.  You will be leading a team of pastors, partnering closely with the congregational chairman to serve a vibrant community.

 

General Responsibilities

You will be leading the English staff team and the wider English Congregation to follow the work of the Spirit, empowering the English congregation to grow in their relationship with Christ, whilst helping to build a sustainable discipleship culture. Your duties would include:

  • Shepherding members of NLEC English to become Christ-like disciples.
  • Empowering members to live Kingdom minded lives in their school, workplace, and family.
  • Working alongside the Elders Board and Church Council to foster unity and benefit the growth of NLEC. 
  • Building leaders to take on the ministry roles necessary for the Church.
  • Maintaining and growing Church and para-church partnerships
  • Teaching and preaching scripture faithfully, to inspire a love of God’s Word within NLEC English. 
  • Providing oversight to the ministries of NLEC English. 
  • Fulfilling other pastoral and operational duties relevant to the growth of NLEC, as assigned by the Senior Pastor and Elders team.

Desirable Experience

The role would suit an experienced pastor with:

  • Minimum of 10 years of ministry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in team leading.
  • Experience in serving a demographic consisting of children to young parents.
  • An understanding of the varying needs of a cross-cultural Asian community.
  • Experience in youth and/or creative ministries are highly regarded.
  • Chinese language (Cantonese/Mandarin) is also desirable.

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