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Pastor - Families and Youth

  Gordon Baptist Church
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GBC is a growing, intercultural church on Sydney's North Shore currently meeting in multiple Sunday and mid-week congregations, conducted in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, and Korean. These congregations also share ministries, working together in such things as outreach and children's and youth work, which are conducted in English. We are seeking an additional member for our existing pastoral team who will help us to continue maturing in our communion with God, community with one another, and commission in the world. Our vision is to be a distinctive and united body of Christ's people responsive to the Holy Spirit, supportive of one another, and effective in expressing God's love and truth locally and globally. Our philosophy of ministry appreciates that ministry belongs to the whole church, and that pastoral leadership is best done as a team, whereby we complement and support one another by our particular strengths, gifts and abilities, being flexible and adjusting roles as necessary.


ROLE PURPOSE: To assist GBC in fulfilling its mission to families (one of our key focusses) – particularly by fostering healthy children/youth ministries.

LOAD Full time (can be negotiated if necessary)


RESPONSIBLE FOR Crèche Team; Children's Ministry Team; Youth Team; Mainly Music Team; Connections with these teams and wider church (across all congregations)


  • Grow, nurture and train strong leadership teams in Crèche, Children's and Youth ministries
  • Ensure particular care for children during “transition” phases (e.g. from primary to high school)
  • Increase coherence and cohesion of all Family ministries (from pre-school through high school graduation)
  • Align Families ministries church-wide (across all congregations)
  • Equip church parents to minister to their children at home
  • Connect with wider local community (e.g. schools; partner organisations, community services)
  • Develop a healthy culture and strategy of outreach and evangelism


  • Committed disciple of Jesus
  • Theology aligned with GBC's mission, vision and values
  • Become a Member of GBC
  • Strong commitment to family ministry
  • Adherence to all Safe Church, legal and insurance requirements involved in role
  • Attendance at team meetings, key ministry programs (as determined in conversation with church leadership), Sunday services, church meetings, other key church events

Hold a valid entitlement to work in Australia


Tertiary qualifications (studies in theology and/or education and/or youth work)


  • Team leading and training
  • Children's and/or youth ministry
  • Working/churching in a cross-cultural environment
  • Teaching/preaching


  • Leadership
    • Raising leaders
    • Teamwork and teambuilding
  • Organisation
    • Administration
    • Communication (verbal and written)
    • Planning and implementation
  • Vision and strategy
  • Pastoral care
    • Relational skills
    • Connecting people
    • Dealing with family issues and conflicts
    • Responding to needs
  • Navigating cultural differences and gaps with nuance
  • Training
    • teaching/preaching/seminars
    • support and growth of leaders
  • Creativity and problem solving


  • Senior Pastor
  • Pastoral team
  • External mentor
  • Diaconate
  • Key leaders of family and youth ministries
  • Building connection across all congregations

Female and male pastors are invited to apply.
Multi-lingual capacity is an advantage, but not a requirement.

CONTACT Rev John Merchant, Senior Pastor: 20 Park Ave., Gordon NSW 2072
Office phone: 9418 1148 email:

The Listing
Area: Gordon, NSW
Status: Full Time
Date: Not specified
John Merchant
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02 9418 1148

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