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YOUTH PASTOR WANTED IN PALMERSTON NORTH

Youth Pastor (Full time or Part Time)

St Alban’s Presbyterian Church is a larger church which is committed to being Bible-based
and Holy Spirit led. The youth pastor has oversight of intermediate, high school and young
adult programmes. We are seeking a person who has:

  • a real and growing relationship with Jesus and able to articulate what that means.
  • experience in youth ministry.
  • a passion to train and equip leaders.
  • a willingness to seek others’ input and a team approach to leadership.
  • good communication skills, in an upfront teaching role and in personal situations.
  • an evangelical theology and an openness to the Holy Spirit.

The position will be at least 35 hours per week. If this sounds like you then please contact
Rev Steve Jourdain ( Jourdain@xtra.co.nz or 027 2925 421) before July 27th.

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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.

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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
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Pt Youth Worker – Nelson

Are you passionate about youth? Whakatū Presbyterian is
seeking someone who is passionate about connecting with
young people, wants to encourage young people in their
walk with God and to be connecting with the community of
Richmond/Stoke. This role is for 10 hours per week with the
possibility of an extra 10 hours as a 24/7 youth worker in the
local high school.
The Parish Youth Worker shall be an energetic visionary
person with suitable knowledge, skills, values and life
experience to relate to young people and offer leadership in
youth ministry within the church and community. The parish
places a high value on the position of youth worker.
The Youth Worker shall be responsible to the Associate
Minister and indirectly to the Governance Council for the
development of Youth Ministry in the Parish. A support team
is in place. This is a new position. As the job of Youth
Worker develops over time some flexibility as to key tasks
and hours allocated will become necessary. This will be
done in consultation with the Youth Worker.
If this sounds like you, please contact Rev Sage Harris either
by phone 0273560740 or by email sage.harris@hotmail.com

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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

 

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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.

 

 

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PT Regional Youth Ministry Enabler – Taranaki

Presbytery Central is seeking a Regional Youth Ministry Enabler for the Taranaki Region

The position is part-time (8 flexihours per week), and the applicant would need to be based in the Taranaki region. The successful applicant will be part of a team of Regional Youth Ministry Facilitators charged with creating and developing an environment where youth leaders in the Presbytery are nurtured, supported and assisted to build healthy youth ministries, which offer young people the opportunity to grow their faith in God. Part of the role is also to encourage and assist the development of new youth ministries in the Presbytery.

The applicant will already have:

  • An awareness of, and be committed to the mission of Presbyterian and Uniting churches.
  • A strong background in Christian youth work.
  • A facilitative style of leadership.
  • A community builder and a team player.
  • Good organisational, administrative and time management skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

.          An ability to self-start and show initiative.

The role requires some travel and a passion to see youth ministry flourish in Presbytery Central.

Applications close: 15 May 2018

For a complete job description and application form please contact the Presbytery Office.

centraladmin@presbyterycentral.org.nz

 

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FT Youth Pastor – Papakura

First Presbyterian Church is a dynamic, evangelical church in Papakura, South Auckland with a calling to train, equip and send.

Our church serves in a diverse multi-cultural community with a range of needs, challenges and strengths.

We are seeking to employ a fulltime pastor, called by God to youth, to enhance and build on our current ministry to the young people of First Church and Papakura.

The purpose of this position is to contribute to fulfilling the mission of FPC which is – ‘to follow Jesus’.  The mission of the youth ministry is to attract young people to Christ, develop young people as life-long disciples of Jesus and to provide opportunities for young people to serve Christ, within the context of the whole church ministry.

For a church profile and job description, please email office@firstchurchpapakura.org.nz.

The closing date to apply is 11 May 2018

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.