Auckland – Staff Positions in Youth Ministry and Social Media

Massey-Riverhead Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural evangelical church on the growing northwest edge of Auckland, is currently needing to strengthen its staff team in the following three areas: youth, junior youth, and social media.  All of these are part-time positions, but could possibly be combined, or may be combined with study or other work.  The persons we seek are deeply committed Christian believers with excellent biblical understanding, are passionate about the gospel, are gifted in helping people come to faith and grow as followers of Christ, are warmly relational, have good people skills, communicate well, are team-players, are self-motivated, and are able to inspire and build.  Expressions of interest by 31st January 2021 to our senior minister, Stuart Lange:  stuart.m.lange@gmail.com 

1.Youth:
Pastoral care, evangelism, discipleship and teaching among youth (age 14+).  Co-ordination of senior youth work, working with a team of voluntary leaders.  The two main events are the Friday Night youth group and the Sunday morning “Disciples”.

2.Junior youth:
Teaching and pastoral care among junior youth (ages 11-14).  Main event is on Sunday morning.  (The appointee in this role may possibly also have a leadership role with ICONZ or ICONZ 4 Girlz).

3.Social Media co-ordinator:
Working on a variety of platforms ranging from social media to email marketing, media distribution to online community management, all for the purposes of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping build the church.

Vacancy: PT Youth Worker – Hamilton

Chartwell Cooperating Parish
Youth Worker

Chartwell Cooperating Church is seeking a Youth Worker for 10 hours a week to assist with a varied Youth programme.

A job description is available by phoning or emailing the Church Office. (07 855 7434 office@chartwellchurch.org.nz )

Applications should be emailed to the Church Office by 24 December 2020.

The Youth Worker position aims to sustain and develop work amongst our youth and enable ministry and mission to take place within Chartwell Cooperating Church Parish.

 

Hours of work

10 hours per week (minimum). This is a fixed-term contract for six months, owing to funding availability, with the expectation of a renewed contract as further funding becomes available.

 

Key Tasks

  • Support and lead activities and events that build community.
  • Explore opportunities to develop our youth ministry
  • Maintain and grow online presence for youth in Church
  • Manage the necessary resources for the programmes
  • Working in a team environment.

Vacancy: Youth Worker (Hawkes Bay)

Epic Ministries is looking for a passionate, hands-on Youth Worker.

Epic Ministries is a well-established Youth Development Organization that serves the community of Central Hawkes Bay. It has a strong missional focus that supports the development of youth practitioners while modelling the Christian kaupapa that underpins it. Our vision is to see a generation of young people empowered to reach their maximum potential; physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually so they can be contributors to a healthy community.

Epic Youth Workers have developed initiatives across: in school, after school and camps as a framework to engage and develop young people. Connections established with the local community, Police and District Council serve as the platform for youth development focusing on good practice around authentic relationships using a strengths-based approach.

We’re looking for an experienced Youth Worker who is willing to be part of and invest into our team culture.

As an Epic Youth Worker, you will:

  • work with our team across a range of programs and initiatives
  • help with the development of young leaders and mentors
  • work with individual youth to help strengthen their story
  • facilitate a range of outdoor experiences and activities

Skills and Experience required:

  • five or more years youth work experience
  • experience leading a range of outdoor activities
  • willingness to engage and develop relationships with youth, families and the community
  • the ability to manage Health and Safety practices
  • a full Drivers License

Personal Attributes:

  • a strong personal alignment with the mission, vision and values of Epic Ministries
  • a heart to see youth empowered
  • resilience and grounding in healthy spiritual practices
  • energy, adaptability and a practical approach

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand and must undergo the Police Vetting process

Please email your CV and covering letter to Jackie.epic@xtra.co.nz

We need your help to make Tips and Tricks videos

PYM is currently working on making some Tips and Tricks videos which will be used when coaching youth leaders. We need your help!

We are wanting youth leaders to film little 30s clips of themselves answering questions, Below are the questions we would love you to answer.

You can film 1 video answering 1 question or film multiple for each topic whatever feels manageable.  The best way to film is to just film facing a camera and be somewhere quiet so we don’t pick up too much background noise! Just remember that 30 seconds is a great length and over a minute is probably a bit long (unless it’s a really epic story that needs slightly longer)

Video parameters:

  • Send as many video’s in as you like but keep it around 30s-1 minute long.
  • Film in landscape view
  • Be yourself and have fun with it
  • Reduce background noise.
  • Use a good camera if possible.
  • feel free to answer the question or share any stories you might have about a win that’s happened on that topic: e.g. a time discipline led to a young person gaining confidence

Please send your videos to jasmin@pym.org.nz

The Questions

We love to hear your stories and ideas and maybe even something that didn’t work well….

1.Dealing with unacceptable
Behaviour
How you have provided discipline in a way that’s both loving and effective?
What is the best rule you have put into place in your ministry?

2.Teaching and Communication

What is the best tip you have to communicate what you want effectively with teens.
How do you get students talking during small groups?

3.Discipling young people

What does discipleship look like in your context?

4. Adolescent development

How has your teens adolescent development shaped what you do or how you do ministry?
What do you do differently for your year 9 vs year 13 students?

5. Engaging and Supporting Parents

What’s the best way you have found to support and engage with parents?

How has engaging with parents changed your ministry for the better?

6. Pastoral care

What is one practical way that you have shown care to your young people?

7. Intergenerational Ministry
What is the best way you have found for building intergenerational relationships?
Do you have a story of young and old forming connections?

Vacancy: Associate Pastor (Mosgiel)

Start and Grow Your Ministry with East Taieri Church

East Taieri Church (Mosgiel, Fairfield and Brighton in the Dunedin area) is seeking a passionate, energetic Christian disciple to join its fun and focused ministry leadership team.

About us:

East Taieri Church is a large and vibrant Presbyterian church, which actively engages with its surrounding communities in God’s mission.  At East Taieri we are passionate about seeing lives transformed through the saving power of Jesus Christ. We seek to provide a place where people of all ages and stages can encounter the living God. Each Sunday we offer four great worship services across three locations, which range in style from contemporary to traditional. We also support a wide array of ministries, which aim to help Christians live out their faith in their everyday lives.

About the role and where you fit in:

This full-time role will have particular responsibility for and a focus on:

  • Preaching, service leading and equipping the body of Christ
  • Building and supporting teams
  • Pastoral care and discipleship
  • Leadership support for our ministries which are engaging children and families

This role offers the opportunity to learn and grow under the guidance and mentorship of an experienced Senior Pastor and broader ministry leadership team whilst also being able to take the lead in areas of responsibility and try new approaches in the implementation of the vision and strategy of East Taieri Church.

About you:

The Associate Pastor position is ideally suited to someone starting out in ministry, although someone experienced in ministry with families may well feel called to apply.

Some of the personal qualities and gifts we are ideally seeking include:

  • Leadership ability – able to motivate and supervise staff and volunteers
  • Preaching/Teaching gift – able to teach and equip people to carry out pastoral care and discipleship
  • Pastoral gifts and listening ability.
  • Apostolic gift – able to take risks to start new ventures.
  • Self-starter who is able to manage own time and priorities and organize and manage projects.

It is expected that applicants will already have a degree level theological/ministry training qualification, although ongoing professional and personal development is also part of our team culture.

For a position description and to apply:

We have a great team of people at East Taieri Church and invite you to consider whether God may be calling you to join us. Please email manager@etchurch.co.nz for an application pack.  Applications close at 5pm, on 25th November 2020.  www.etchurch.co.nz

Vacancy – Presbytery Central Associate Youth Enabler

Presbytery Central

Is seeking an

Associate Youth Enabler (up to Full time)

Presbytery Central is the regional body for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand in the lower North Island. There are Presbyterian and Union Churches, Church schools, Presbyterian Support (a social agency) and various chaplaincies in the regions of Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Taranaki, Wellington and Whanganui.

Our primary purpose is to encourage, equip and resource these local churches and their leaders in continuing the mission of Jesus Christ within their communities. We are about networking and resourcing churches.

The Associate Youth Enabler works in collaboration with the Youth Enabler to create and develop an environment where youth leaders in the region are nurtured, supported and assisted to build healthy youth ministries, which offer young people the opportunity to grow their faith in God.  And as appropriate, encourages and assists the development of new youth ministries in the region.

Responsibilities include:

Training – Equipping and coaching those involved in youth Ministry                   

Resourcing  – Identifying and producing resources for the task of Youth Ministry.

Events  – Being involved in relevant youth events, eg Easter Camp

Networking – Actively networking among those involved in youth ministry within the Presbyterian Church and ecumenically.

Advocacy – Representing the issues and needs of young people and youth leaders on a local, regional and national level.

Job Description

Applications close: 13 November 2020

For further information email pc@pym.org.nz, or to apply send your CV with a cover letter to pc@pym.org.nz

FT Vacancy CHCH, Hope Youth Trust Director

Youth South West Trust is seeking to appoint a Youth Director to lead and manage youth work, across three sites of Hope Presbyterian Church and beyond into the communities that make up South West Christchurch.  The leader will coordinate the team of youth workers and a large team of volunteers.   This is a full-time role reporting to the Hope Youth Trust Board and the Senior Pastor.  The Youth Director is a member of the Core Leadership Team of Hope Presbyterian that is led by the Senior Pastor.

We need a Director who has strengths, experience and evidence of competencies in the following areas:  visionary leadership, administration, developing a coherent and effective youth strategy, managing a cohesive and effective team, connecting with community and business leaders, maintaining effective key relationships.  Experience in the funding and grants applications process would be desirable.

We are looking for a person who is sustained by a deep personal Christian faith, who has a heart for the empowerment of youth, an empathy for those who work with youth, and who will develop and maintain spiritual and personal disciplines and a work – life balance that contributes to long term, sustainable ministry.

It is expected that the Director would commit to worshipping within the Hope context. 

To be eligible to apply, you must hold NZ Residency and have a full NZ drivers’ licence.  As a condition of your appointment, you must successfully complete NZ Police vetting.

This position commences on 1 February 2021. 

If you believe God is calling you to this exciting role, please send a letter of application and current curriculum vitae to: david.dally@hopechurch.net.nz

Applications close on 4 December 2020.

FT YOUTH COMMUNITY WORKER WANTED – Wellington

St. Barnabas Church (Plimmerton Presbyterian Parish) is looking for a full-time staff member to focus on two specific and related areas of ministry on a 50/50 basis of time allocation, namely:

  • to actively lead, encourage and develop all aspects of Christian life with and for youth and their families/whanau in alignment with the St Barnabas mission plan; and
  • to be actively engaged with and in the community of northern Porirua, providing care, compassion and support to youth and their families/whanau through the Schools, sports clubs and other locations where youth gather.

Applicants should possess appropriate attributes including: a strong Christian faith; boundless enthusiasm, integrity and honesty; initiative, confidence and self-motivation; strong communication and interpersonal skills; competent administrative skills; ability to function both as a team leader and team member; and flexibility of hours.

To apply for the position, or to enquire about the role or receive a full job description, please contact Rev. Richard McLean, richard@ppp.org.nzApplications close 23 Nov 2020.