Part Time Vacancy – Auckland

Youth Ministry Coordinator (One year contract – up to 20hr per week)

We require a creative person with a deep Christian faith and a desire to help young people grow spiritually. You will help them to learn about the Christian faith and the Bible, to develop their relationship with Jesus, to have fun with friends and express their faith in creative ways. You will lead/support existing ministries including Sunday Youth, ZED intermediate, Friday “the Pack “and Young Adults.

Applications close 18 Nov 2022.

Want to study for free? – Auckland

Want to study for free?

Do you want to gain experience in ministry?

Want to earn while you learn?


Come join our team as a Ministry Assistant.

We will pay for tuition fees*, you’ll be given opportunities to gain experience in ministry and we will pay you to work with us 20 hours a week.

If this opportunity interests you, please contact:

Rev Michael Frost on 021 769 704


Recommended Pay Scale for youth workers

The PYM Recommended payscale has been recently updated for staff being employed due to the recent increase in the Living Wage.

PYM recommended pay scale 22-23

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 $23.65. 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.

This pay scale ranges from $23.65 per hour for an inexperienced, unqualified lay ministry worker in a rural setting to an annual salary of $76k for a lay ministry worker, who manages a team of youth workers in a large ministry context in a major city, is qualified and has over 9 years of paid experience. 

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.

Job Vacancy: PT Auckland

Community Lay Pastor

The Bucklands Beach Cooperating Parish is seeking to employ a Community Lay Pastor to lead our various initiatives in responding to the needs of our local multicultural and multigenerational community. The successful applicant will have many of the following attributes:

  • A heart for the Parish and the Bucklands Beach community
  • A strong desire to help the parish to achieve our goal of “Being the Gospel to all people”
  • Great organizational skills, capable and willing to learn.
  • Experience running events/ministries
  • Ability to work with stakeholders within the congregation and wider community to identify ministry needs
  • Experience completing Health and Safety documentation
  • Experience working with budgets and planning
  • Computer literate
  • Great relational and pastoral skills
  • Experience working with people of different ages, cultures and beliefs.
  • Relevant qualifications or experience in intergenerational, early childhood, child or youth work within a Christian environment


The Community Lay Pastor will report to the Parish Minister and Parish Council. Initially the position is part time (20 hours per week) and is funded for one year with the strong possibility of the funding and position continuing. This is an opportunity to build a church community in a new and exciting way.

Applications and further information contact David Hall 09 533 1601 or Applications close on Friday 26th August 2022

Buzz July/Aug

We invite you to read this latest edition of the Buzz Newsletter

In this month’s Buzz:

  • The ONE National Ministry Leaders’ Conference
  • Key Leaders Retreat – Queenstown
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Youth Ministry Coaching
  • Eco Church
  • The Whanau Friendly Process
  • Intergenerate Conference
  • The Justice Conference

Eco Church

The PCANZ Special Assembly 22 supported the proposal that the PCANZ become a denominational partner of Eco Church NZ and that individual presbyteries and parishes be encouraged to join Eco Church. Eco Church New Zealand  is churches across Aotearoa New Zealand actively caring for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission.  A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand established the Eco Church NZ Project in 2020 as an ecumenical initiative to support church communities to actively care for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission.

Special Assembly also passed a motion that all ministry units within the Presbyterian Church undertake the A Rocha Eco Church survey and choose one action point from each suggested area to complete over the coming year.

Online Eco Church Wānanga
Calling all church-based eco reps and those interested in Eco Church from across the motu!
Three-part interactive online wānanga for Eco Church kaihāpai / advocates.
25 July – Session 1: What is an Eco Church?
1 Aug – Session 2: How do Eco Churches work in practice?
8 Aug – Session 3: Challenges, opportunities and what YOU can do
Who: Anyone who wants to support their church to care for the environment
When: 7:30pm – 9pm on Mondays 25 July, 1 Aug, 8 Aug
Where: Zoom, in the comfort of your own home

Download the Wananga poster here.

Eco Church Website

Vacancy – Wellington

St. Barnabas Church (Plimmerton Presbyterian Parish) is looking for a part-time or 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: