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  1. Company Secretary

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    Bayside Christian College offers a seamless education from Kindy to Year 12. We are dedicated to fulfilling the need for holistic (K-12) education in the Bible- informed Christ-centred tradition of servant leadership, in a way that encourages, enables, and supports our students to be the best possible version of themselves. Our aspiration lies in uncovering the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in a community of life-long learning and we are truly committed to inspiring Christian character in all we do.

    The College operates under the Queensland Baptists Education Company, which is a company limited by guarantee, registered with ASIC and the ACNC, and owned by the Baptist Union of Queensland.

    As a key part of our commitment to good governance, the Queensland Baptists Education Company seeks a highly motivated and qualified Company Secretary to join the Board.

    About the Role:

    As Company Secretary, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth running and legal compliance of the Company. You will be responsible for providing guidance to the Board of Directors on corporate governance matters, maintaining accurate and complete records, ensuring adherence to all relevant legislation and regulations, administering all aspects of Board meetings, collating responses to Government agencies as needed, and ensuring the College Executives have the required access to Government Agencies and the portals they need to do their jobs.

    This is a strategic position with a significant impact on the future success of the College, and while governance responsibilities exist for all Companies, regardless of sector, a detailed and specific knowledge of the education sector, and in particular, as it relates to funding and grants.

    The successful applicant must be a communicant member of a recognised Christian Church and committed to following Christ in all aspects of their life. The successful applicant will recognise this opportunity as one in which they can serve the Lord, in His school, and for His Glory. The successful applicant must be in agreement with the College’s Statement of Faith and be a Witness in all things to our shared beliefs. The preferred applicant must also be endorsed and supported by Queensland Baptists.

    The role is a part-time role averaging 4 hours per week, and while much of the role can be done remotely, there is a requirement to attend Board meetings at the College, and other occasions as needed.

    This is truly an opportunity to support the direction of a truly Christian school, to help in the strengthening of Christian values, and to aid in changing lives and thereby grow the Kingdom. Through management and coordination of Board processes, the successful applicant will aid the Executive in advocating for Christian schooling and ensuring compliance with legislation.

    For more information about this role, click here.

    Note:

    Enquiries may be initially made to the Principal/CEO: principal@bayside.qld.edu.au

    While such Service is considered a life-choice, and a reflection of our commitment to Christ’s Kingdom, an honorarium will be paid to reflect the time required for the role.

  2. Pastor (Part-time)

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    Do you:

    • have heart for mission?
    • have the faith to believe that God can and will work in rural communities?
    • think that you can be the “Pastor to the Town” building strong relationships with people in the community?
    • think that you could see this position as a missional call not dissimilar to a church plant?
    • have great interpersonal skills?
    • believe that prayer changes things?
    • think that you could look at doing things differently and perhaps consider alternative church models for the future?
    • believe that God can supply your needs?
    • WANT A CHALLENGE!!!

    Some history:

    The church has been through difficult times in previous years. 2023 has been a time to regather and seek God’s direction for the future. The church has had an interim pastor travelling from Brisbane once a fortnight and together we have been able to move forwards. We believe that the church is now in a good place to pursue the call of a pastor for the future, 2024 and beyond.

    The congregation averages about 15-20 weekly (max so far 26?). Most people are retired but still are very active.

    The church already does things differently streaming messages from Hervey Bay Baptist Church when the interim pastor is not there. We use electronic music provided when local musicians are not available.

    We don’t want to initially burden a new a pastor with preaching every week. We would rather, in the initial period, see the pastor devote their time to building community relationships and doing/leading mission into the community. We want to see people saved!

    We have a team that has been praying for 1 hour per day, seven days a week for over 3 months now. Praying for revival, for renewal, for God to breakthrough and for you – whoever you are!

    The church is currently running an Alpha program with over 20 participants and 3-5 people who are non-church attenders. God is answering our prayers. We know He will find you too!

    The church does not want to just fade away as its members age. It wants to take a very missional approach into the future. There is a strong desire to see people in the town come to know Christ.  The church wants to explore all options that would allow this to happen and are open to change. We would love to see a “Pastor to the Town”.

    Our vision is that we would find someone who had a longer-term heart for regional ministry, would have a vision for missional outreach in that context and be able to provide spiritual leadership, in partnership with the present leadership, in achieving that goal.

    What the church can offer:

    • 2 to 3 days by the church per week + Sundays
    • A stipend guided by Queensland Baptists for this spiritual appointment.
    • Rent free 3-bedroom manse as part of the 2/3-day spiritual appointment.
    • Supportive congregation
    • Commencing your earliest date 2024, preferably late January or early February.
    • Interim Pastor (Brisbane) who is prepared to support, pray and encourage (if desired)
    • Potential support from a larger Baptist church in the region
    • Applicants may be interested to know that a school chaplain position is currently available at the local primary school.
    • Applications for chaplaincy positions are made separately through SU Chaplaincy and not through the church.

    Who we are looking for:

    • Someone who feels God’s call to rural ministry, not just a position to be filled.
    • Good pastoral and relational skills for the church and the town
    • A missional heart and the ability to lead people on that journey.
    • Someone with a longer view of ministry, to call Mundubbera home.
    • Good biblical foundation and the ability to teach
    • Note: The person does not have to have completed a full theological degree. We would assist the right person to gain the necessary accreditation by Queensland Baptists. Our present interim pastor has been in that situation.

    About Mundubbera

    Mundubbera is located 4.5 hours’ drive Northwest of Brisbane and about 2.5 hours west of Hervey Bay.

    It has a population of about 1300 residents and a primary school/lower secondary to Year 10. Year 11 and 12 students attend school at Gayndah by bus (45 min drive)

    There is a significant seasonal picker population from Papua New Guines, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu which live in town or on local rural properties. There are great opportunities for ministry here for someone based in the town.

    Citrus is a major industry in the area along with cattle.

    There is a local hospital and ambulance.

    Like to have an initial chat?

    Interim Pastor (First person to call for a chat):

    Lawrence Dorsett: lpdorsett@yahoo.com.au, 0412 349 975

    Church Elders:

    John Baskerville: john-wanda@bigpond.com, 0492 030 777

    Russell  Mills:   cindymills70@gmail.com,  0434 372 512

    Regional Minister:

    Keith Stevenson:  keithst48@gmail.com, 0492 030 777

    Click here for the Word Version of the Job Ad.

  3. Associate Pastor, Youth and Young Adults

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    Job Type: Part-time (2 to 3 days p/week) 

    About Us:
    We are 27 years old, the southernmost church on the ‘Coral Coast’ strip of Bundaberg with a large just under 10-acre parcel of land and an adjacent population of spiritually unserved people. The church family has seen a steady numerical growth within the past 18 months and have the expectant hope that this will be the continued trend in our future. Our Sunday gathering worship is a mix of songs from hymns to modern and our preaching is expositional and varies between verse by verse, thematic, topical and narrative. Our attendance is are around 110 people each week with a good cross section of all ages. Our leading growth has come from young families with primary school aged children.

    We have many active ministries which include Kids Club, Switch Youth, Care Hub that supports those in need, Men’s Shed, Growth Groups, fun-a-size + craft and dance groups to name a few.

    Our coastal community is in the early stages of new development and population growth.

    Please see our website: www.coralcoastchurch.org for more information.

    Position Overview:
    The Associate Pastor serves with the Senior Pastor (along with any other pastors) in providing leadership, pastoral care, and teaching to the wider church with a particular focus on youth and young adult ministry as areas of specific accountability.

    Our desire is that our youth and young adults grow in their love for the Lord and one another, grow in their knowledge of God and his Word, are equipped to serve the Lord and are seeking to reach out and connect young people in the community for Christ.

    Key Responsibilities:
    Youth and Young Adults Pastoral Duties:

    • Execute the ministry of ‘Switch Youth’ at Coral Coast Christian Church (yrs 6-12 in 2024, yrs 7-12 in 2025+), by planning the program, recruiting and rostering team members, communicating with families, preparation for the program, preparing spiritual content for weekly ‘D’ time session
    • Developing collaborative missional pathways for Coral Coast Church to engage with local schools
    • Oversee the development of young adults in the church community in their Christian living. Encourage connection and social activities, develop leadership opportunities and encourage serving within the church.
    • Oversee the development and growth of accountable ministry areas
    • Provide pastoral care, mentorship, and support to the young members of our community.

    General Pastoral Responsibilities:

    • Assist the Senior Pastor in providing spiritual leadership, guidance, and pastoral care to the This includes preaching and teaching during worship services, delivering meaningful and relevant messages.
    • Contribute with the Eldership pastoral care and counselling within the church
    • Assist in maintaining strategies to reach, welcome and integrate new-comers into the church family
    • Handle conflicts in a healthy manner in accordance with church policies

    Qualifications:

    • Registered (or working towards being able to be registered) as a Minister with Queensland Baptists
    • Must be a mature and growing believer with exemplary Christian character
    • Able to meet requirements to become a member of Coral Coast Christian Church
    • Qualified to at least a diploma level Ministry and/or Theological qualifications (or equivalent) or in the process of gaining this qualification
    • (Preferred) Passion for working with youth, with the ability to engage and relate to them.
    • Some previous leadership and team building experience
    • Previous experience working with young people
    • Ability to obtain a Child Protection Suitability Card from Commission for Children & Young People
    • If married, spouse must be able to meet requirements to become a member of Coral Coast Christian Church and supportive within the pastoral call and ministry

     Remuneration:

    • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications as per Queensland Baptist guidelines.

    How to Apply:

    For more Information:

    Pastor Phillip Monteith
    0402 314 362
    phillip@coralcoastchurch.org

  4. Solo Pastor

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    Is God calling you to Bundaberg West Baptist Church?  Bundaberg West is seeking to employ a pastor for a 4-days-per-week role to shepherd and nurture the church and cultivate connections within the community.

    Bundaberg is a thriving modern town on Queensland’s Sub-Tropical coast, with a population of approximately 100,000.  Bundaberg West Baptist Church is known for its welcoming nature and Bible-based teaching. You can find out more about the city and surrounding area by accessing ‘bundabergregion.org’.

    If these are your strengths?

    Bundaberg West Baptist Church is looking for a godly man, preferably registered with Queensland Baptists who:

    • Must have a strong personal faith and demonstrate integrity in their life with Christ.
    • Provide spiritual leadership through preaching/teaching.
    • Cultivate the current church culture of being welcoming and Bible-based teaching.
    • Lead and support the vision of the church to engage in worship, fellowship, discipleship and mission.
    • Equip the church to exercise their gifts and talents to serve the body and their community.
    • Work together with the leadership team in the areas of:
    • Biblical Studies
    • Pastoral Care
    • Outreach
    • Mission
    • Prayer
    • A deep love and burden for people and souls.

    Remuneration will be according to the QB Ministerial Remuneration Guidelines.

    If God is drawing you to inquire further, the Pastoral Search Team would love to hear from you. Please contact Brenda via email:

    bundabergwestbaptists@gmail.com or 0407 159 051

    0407 159 051 after hours – Pastoral Search Team Secretary

    0439 745 616 – Pastoral Search Team Member