Develop your career in youth ministry
Identify and Develop young leaders
Build youth ministry in the community
St John’s Anglican Church is situated in Timaru on the east coast of the South Island. We are an active church community working together towardour shared mission. We value our inter-generational culture and have a growing number of young people within our own congregation and extended ‘family’.
Our continued growth and our ministry in the community has created the opportunity for a full-time Anglican Youth Worker and South Canterbury Enabler. In this role you will draw on your understanding of youth culture and issues to provide ongoing strategic advice to church leaders. You will work within our Ministry team to establish and lead sustainable, community-facing Anglican youth work in Timaru and the surrounding area.
A key success factor in this role will be your ability to develop strong relationships with a range of stakeholders including church and community leaders, youth leaders and young people. You will provide advocacy and support for young people from both within the church and the community. You will share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and partner in God’s mission in the world. Working with parish leaders, you will develop youth ministry initiatives shared with other Anglican churches and create safe spaces for young people to gather and build community. You will actively encourage and develop young leaders educating and enabling them to take an active part in the parish, the community, and the Diocese.
To succeed in this role, you should be actively practicing the Christian faith and have achieved or be working toward a related academic or professional qualification. You will have a proven track record in youth ministry. You will have the skills, values and life experience to relate well to young people and will be an excellent communicator.
If you are interested in learning more about this new role we would love to hear from you. Please email cover letter and your C.V to firstname.lastname@example.org the 30th of July 2019