Community Engagement Ministry Position

To apply for the role below, please email your resume and reason for applying to luke@thebillabong.org.au

Applications close 5pm, Friday 26th January 2018

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Job Description:

To equip The Billabong and its members to engage with the local community in outreach and evangelism through its Celebrations, Life Groups and programs.
  1. Build relationships with users of the Community Centre, especially those with strong connections with members of the local community such as Kids Active and exercise classes.

  2. Identify the needs of our local communities and develop a plan to help us connect with our neighbours (particularly in the area of Children and Families) and establish opportunities for us to ‘Bring Life’ where most needed.

  3. Seek existing networks (and potentially funding) or develop networks that support the development and delivery of family-based programs accessible and inviting to our community such as family and marriage programs.

  4. Develop programs and activities which enable the congregation and its life groups to practice relational evangelism and live and share the gospel in practical ways (eg. Alpha courses)

This is a part time role (number of hours/days per week flexible).

For more info and to apply visit thebillabong.org.au/communityengagement or email via the Apply Now button.

Job Requirements:

Expectations

The Leadership Team and Congregation would anticipate the following:

The position holder will:

  1. Work from The Billabong Community Centre at all paid work times aside from pastoral meetings/events off site or as agreed by the Leadership Team;

  2. Provide the leadership team with a monthly report on progress of activities outlined in the role responsibilities (once per month);

  3. Become actively involved in the community life of the congregation through partipication in a life group and the community activities of The Billabong.

  4. Not work/study/volunteer any more than a total of 5 days per week between this role and any other job or study load, so as to allow one full day off (Sabbath) after involvement in the life of the congregation (ie. worship, life group, community activities).

  5. Meet with the ministry/pastoral team (Minister and other pastors/ministry workers) once per week and attend other meetings as required from time-to-time;

  6. Work closely alongside the leaders of ministries reaching into the community (including life groups) to ensure leaders are equipped and supported where necessary.

  7. Allow the spirit to guide them and the LT in identifying opportunities and setting priorities that may change from time to time.

Core competencies

The Position Holder:

  1. Is of high character and displays maturity as a follower of Jesus.

  2. Has strong communication and organisational skills, is proactive and demonstrates an ability to achieve positive outcomes.

  3. Demonstrates and agrees with the vision and mission and core values of The Billabong, as expressed by the Minister and Leadership Team, and accepts the polity and practices of the Uniting Church according to its regulations and Basis of Union;

  4. Is able to clearly articulate their faith and theology (Christology, Ecclesiology, Missiology and Eschatology);

  5. (Desirable) Holds a minimum Cert IV or Diploma level in Christian ministry, or equivalent training and experience in Christian ministry;

  6. Has a passion for evangelism and the engagement of the church in the wider community for the expansion of God’s Kingdom.

  7. Has a clear vision (and ideally experience) in developing relationships with non-Christians and sharing the gospel in word and deed, and equipping the church to do so.