Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Denomination: Anglican
Church Name: Oaktree Anglican Church
Location: Victoria

Seeking a Youth & Young Adults Pastor to lead the ministry to young people and inspire a generation to know and live for the Lord……

12-16 hours per week

This is an exciting gospel opportunity for an experienced and growing disciple of Jesus to make a significant contribution to a church that has a strong history but is in transition towards a fresh new season.

This is a part-time position remunerated for between 12-16 hours per week, depending on individual circumstances.

About Oaktree Anglican

Oaktree Anglican Church is a Charismatic Evangelical Anglican Church in Melbourne’s Inner South East combining the parishes of St. Mary’s Caulfield and St. Clement’s Elsternwick.

We are a diverse, multi-generational community of Christian believers from across South-East Melbourne, who gather to worship freely in both traditional Anglican and contemporary styles, warmly welcoming one another and the presence of God.

We have a legacy of solid biblical teaching, steadfast prayer, a reliance on the gifts and empowering of the Holy Spirit, and an outward-looking focus to reach communities near and far with the message of Jesus Christ. We are a place of healing, nurture and growth for people from a wide range of faith backgrounds.

We celebrate and are thankful for our rich spiritual heritage of over 150 years, and are ready to move into the new season of growth that God has for us. We are excited about our future.

Vision for the Role

This role of Youth & Young Adults Pastor will involve the significant responsibilities of:

Praying that young people would be passionate followers of Jesus
Leading the Friday Night Youth program as well as the Sunday Morning Connect Group ministry
Overseeing the youth leadership team with support and training
Organising the communication, meetings, events and retreats that build this community of young people
Seeking connection with teenagers and young adults from surrounding schools, universities and the local community so that the love of God in the good news of Jesus Christ would be known by many

While much work will be done directly by the Youth & Young Adults Pastor, there is a significant need to empower the members of the church to support and encourage this ministry. There will need to be ongoing team building, training and guidance for the appropriately gifted members of the church.

Personal Attributes

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

Passion for God and for His mission in the world
A deep prayerfulness and personal godliness
Humility and graciousness in relationships with others, particularly as a leader
Energy for the role and a willingness to work hard
A good listener
Perseverance in the face of challenge
Well-developed emotional intelligence with an ability to read interpersonal situations
Capacity to work cooperatively with others
An ability to work independently to ensure that responsibilities are met
An awareness of one’s own spiritual and emotional needs

Selection Criteria

Demonstrated ability to grow in their knowledge of God
Experience working with young people of today
Effective in Bible teaching and preaching for youth and young adults
Ability to develop a strategic mission focus with others
Evangelistic passion and ability to connect with non-Christians
Ability to manage change
Relational skills across all ages and stages
Ability to pastorally care for individuals and groups
Ability in organisation and administration

To Apply

*An application should include:*

1. A letter addressing the position description.

2. A Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

3. The names and contact details of at least two referees.

These should be emailed to the Lead Pastor, Mark Juers [email protected]

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