Pastor

Pastor

Katherine Baptist Church

Pastoral
Northern Territory
Posted 3 weeks ago

Katherine Baptist Church is seeking a Pastor (3 days per week) who has a “Let Me Help You” approach to leading our church and believes they are being called, shaped, and equipped by God to lead us through our next season of following Jesus and representing Him in Katherine.

This person needs to have a resourceful, supporting and affirming nature to encourage members of the church to use and improve their skills and giftings in their mission within the community.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Has a dynamic and vital personal relationship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
  • Is passionate about helping people to know and follow Jesus
  • Is approachable, knowledgeable and discerning
  • Having an ability to relate to people from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Is a down-to-earth communicator with a natural way of speaking with people of all ages
  • Preaching ability that is biblically based and applicable to varied ages and understanding.
  • Ability to work with the board who is leading the church in our vision
  • Equipping and empowering members of the church
  • Leading outreach into the community

Responsibilities

Preaching

Will preach majority of Sundays, whilst encouraging and developing other preachers (and inviting guest speakers).

Worship Services

Overseeing the organization and leading of services ensuring the smooth running and co-ordination with the worship team.

Discipleship & Small Groups

Needs to oversee the ongoing health of these ministries through encouraging participation by all members of the congregation.

Prayer

Involved in, encouraging, and promoting as integral to our church health and well-being.

Fellowship

  • Actively sharing in the life of the church
  • Getting to know all who attend the church being an integral part of their role
  • Expected to support but not necessarily organize fellowship events.

Pastoral care

Encourage the inclusivity of everyone within the church and ensure community spirit through small group involvement and community outreach Involved in providing pastoral care in an ongoing manner especially in times of individual or family crises.

Property, Administration and Finance

These issues are entrusted to our board with the Pastor’s oversight and advice being part of this role Administrative help is provided with Pastors input welcomed.

Ministerial Experience

It would be preferable for an applicant to have a variety of pastoral, ministry, and leadership experience.

Theological Training

Sound theological and biblical training with relevant qualifications that are completed and recognised. An adjunct to this would be a willingness to pursue accreditation with the Baptist Churches of SA & NT or to become a recognised pastor.

Personal Development & Training of the Pastor:

The church actively supports the pastor in pursuing ongoing and appropriate professional development.
Additional time and budget is allocated for this purpose and the pastor will have a budget for expenses incurred in the course of their ministry.

Accountability and Reporting:

The pastor is expected to report regularly to the church board.

Salary and conditions

The role is 3 days per week according to the recommended rates and terms and conditions of the Baptist Churches of SA & NT (see http://sabaptist.asn.au/salaries-wages). We encourage our Pastor to take the leave entitlements that are available, according to the recommended conditions of the Baptist Churches of SA & NT. We understand that a part time role necessitates negotiated flexibility with hours.

Where to now
To discuss this opportunity please contact:
Rev Mark Sanders as the moderator by phone on 0430388910 or email msanders@bcsant.org.au
Formal applications can be addressed to Terre Prime as the Chairperson of the Pastoral Search Team for Katherine Baptist Church and should include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Referees who can verify ministry skills, character, and interpersonal skills.

These can be sent to terre_prime@yahoo.com

For more information about the church, click here.

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