Seeking expressions of interest for Pastoral Team Leader
Mayfield Baptist Church’s heritage and ministry DNA is defined by some powerful and dynamic partnerships and ministries, such as:
- Ministry to children and families which extends into many areas including Hunter Christian School; https://www.hunterchristian.nsw.edu.au, and our connection to the HUB Preschool.
- A pioneering heart, seeking and doing the Mission of God both locally and globally, which is showcased by our developing partnership with Newcastle YWAM http://www.ywamnewcastle.com
- Ministry within our local community, such as MayCare; Click Here
The present demographics of Mayfield as a suburb, are undergoing some significant changes. Once a working-class suburb heavily linked to BHP, Mayfield is now considered an inner-city suburb of Newcastle, which has become a hub for younger people and families. Newcastle is recognised as one of Australia’s most liveable cities.
At MBC, we feel that the 5 Core Values of the Baptist Association describe what is important to us as a body; Christ Centred, Mission Shaped, Relationally Committed, People Empowering and Partnership Orientated. As a church, we recognise our current areas of strength, as well as our identified areas of potential growth and areas in need of development. We desire to see this continued progression into this next season.
The current leadership team, clearly believe that our partnerships and ministries all strongly indicate the things that give us value and energy. This has shaped some clear parameters that we believe will help define the role of the incoming lead Pastor. These characteristics would broadly be; Christ centred, down to earth, bible based preaching, spirit filled, family friendly, excellent team leadership and strong partnership skills.
We have a long and rich history, but are excited to let God shape our future. In 2025, Mayfield Baptist Church will celebrate our 100-year anniversary, which is testament to the rich history of MBC, as well as our commitment towards growth and realising the vision that we believe God has laid before us. For a more detailed description of the position and who to contact, please go to our Pastoral Team Leader Expressions of Interest document, as well as the link to our website; www.mayfieldbaptist.com