Archives for: May 2018

There were 5 posts published in May 2018.

Recommended Pay Scale for youth workers

The PYM Recommended payscale has been recently updated for staff being employed in May 2018 – May 2019.

Recommended Payscale for Lay Ministry Staff 2018

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand adopted the Living wage at GA2012 as the minimum an employee should be paid. The Living wage is currently set at $20.55. This is the minimum amount any lay ministry staff member should be paid.
In addition to the current living wage, it is recommended churches take into account qualifications, experience, responsibility and their location when determining the pay.

It is hoped that the pay scale will encourage lay ministry workers to work longer for churches and to get better qualified.

It is recommended once employed, the lay ministry worker should be reviewed annually, with an increase in salary set on 1 July based on the Labour Cost Index to March, issued by the Department of Statistics.

WCRC internship programme accepting applications

The World Communion of Reformed Churches is pleased to announce that it has an internship opportunity for a highly qualified young person who is interested in gaining valuable experience working with an international ecumenical organization. The internship will be for 12 months in the WCRC offices in Hannover, Germany, beginning in September 2018.

This opportunity is open to English-speaking individuals of WCRC member churches who are aged 30 or younger, including ministers, seminarians or Christian professionals with an interest in working for their churches or the ecumenical movement at any level. Women and individuals from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply.

The intern will be given a variety of experiences within the WCRC, working with both of the programme offices, as well as the general secretariat. Areas of work in the internship experience include:

  • Communion and Theology
  • Justice and Witness (including economic, climate, gender and racial justice)
  • Mission
  • Ecumenical Engagement
  • Communicating the stories of the WCRC

The WCRC internship programme is sponsored by the Evangelische Missionswerk(EWM) and covers almost all costs (including travel, housing, medical insurance and a small stipend). However, it is asked that the intern (or sponsoring church) share in some costs (based on ability).

Deadline for applying is 30 June 2018—and all applications must be endorsed by a WCRC member church.

President:
Rev. Najla Kassab

Fully-funded study opportunity in Palestine

Faith in the face of empire: face-to-face in the context of occupation

The Council for World Mission is offering a month-long study programme in Palestine:

17 August 2018 – 18 Septemeber 2018

This is a fully funded programme that is open to students of theology who are members of the Presbyterian Church. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the complicated and challenging context of the Middle East under a guided study programme with theological students from around the world. The programme will be hosted at a theological College in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Closing date for applications is 30 May 2018

Programme Brief – Faith in the Face of Empire
Application Form 2018- Faith in the Face of Empire

Applications need to be endorsed by the Assembly Executive Secretary. Further information and the application form can be obtained from the Global Mission Coordinator Phil King. Contact Phil

 

Online Form to report hazards or incidents

Groups using our church buildings are expected to report any hazards they find and report any incidents and accidents that happen while they are using the building.

Your congregation may currently have physical forms to this. eg Hazard Form, Incident Form

Physical forms can work really well, but in some cases it can be a hassle. For example, if your group meets on a Friday night, you have an accident, and then you have to wait until Monday to go to the office to fill in a form during your lunch break.

We have put together an online template form which you could use. Using this form, any group using the church building can report a hazard or incident 24 hours a day. Every time, someone fills in the form online, it will go into a spreadsheet, You can even set it up, so your Health and Safety rep or office manager gets an email to say there has been a new entry.

View the online Form

View the spreadsheet. 

To get your own version, click on the spreadsheet, make a copy of, and then edit the form. add your own Church name. We suggest you add a link to the form from your church website.