To assist Gymea Baptist Church in achieving its mission and objectives by developing strategies and teams to welcome and integrate people into the life of our community of faith. A primary strategy for integrating people is through involvement in a Life Group and the development of this ministry and the pathways to it will form an important part of the role.
Supervisor – The Senior Pastor
Time – 5 days a week
Roles and Responsibilities
- To develop the welcoming ministry.
Desired outcome: Newcomers and visitors being welcomed in such a way as to facilitate their continued investigation of GBC as their own community of faith.
- Develop a comprehensive strategy for welcoming and follow-up and work with staff and key volunteers to implement the strategy.
- Recruit, train and develop the welcoming team in the a.m. and p.m. services.
- Recruit, train and develop the stewarding team in the a.m. and p.m. services.
- Maintain attendance figures across all services.
- To develop effective integration processes.
Desired outcome: An increased number of people, newcomers and regular attenders, actively participating in our community of faith.
- To develop, communicate and implement a pathway to integrate people into the life of the church.
- Run regular orientation sessions.
- Liaise with staff and key volunteers about opportunities to be involved and serve.
- Maintain membership records; organise membership transfers and interviews.
- Develop strategies for noticing who isn’t around and to follow them up.
- To develop the Life Groups (small group) ministry.
Desired outcome: A more unified Life Group ministry that is more closely aligned to the vision and direction of Gymea Baptist Church.
- Recruit, train and support Life Group leaders.
- Provide appropriate study material for Life Groups.
- Promote Life Groups and place new people in appropriate groups.
- Develop a strategy to foster more intergenerational and short-term groups.
- Utilise Life Groups for pastoral care and support.
- Pastoral Care
- Care for the congregations through pastoral visitation, counselling and provision of physical and material needs.
- Conduct dedications, baptisms, weddings, and funerals as opportunity arises.
- To preach occasionally in all services as need and opportunity arise (i.e., 6-10 times a year).
Skills and attributes required for this role.
- Demonstrated ability to build teams.
- Demonstrated experience in developing an existing ministry.
- Proven ability to develop a strategic plan and implement it.
- Ability to facilitate change.
- Strong communication skills.
- High attention to detail.
- Ability to work autonomously.
The successful applicant will have a theological degree (or be working towards it) and 5+ years of pastoral experience (or equivalent) and be a registered marriage celebrant.
All expressions of interest or questions regarding the role can be directed to Marc Rader.
Email – Marc.Rader@gymeabaptist.org.au
Phone – 0425 258 384
*Applications close Friday May 8