Presbytery Minister – Bremer Brisbane
The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. In Queensland, the Uniting Church has around 250 congregations and a number of schools, colleges and community services (such as Uniting Care Queensland and Wesley Mission Queensland).
The Presbytery of Bremer Brisbane includes the West Moreton District of South East Queensland, the regional city of Ipswich, and the western suburbs of Brisbane. It is bounded by the Great Dividing Range in the west, the Brisbane to Sydney railway line in the East, and the Queensland New South Wales border to the South and includes the Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, and Teviot Valleys.
In 2017 the Presbytery affirmed the following priority directions:
- Community Engagement
The Presbytery of Bremer Brisbane seeks to call a person with vision, energy and a strong team commitment who will provide strategic leadership, pastoral oversight, missional direction and support across the Presbytery.
The placement is for an initial five-year term. The Presbytery Minister shall be eligible for an extension of a further term subject to a review in the fourth year.
The position’s key responsibilities include:
- Provide leadership, oversight and coordination of mission and ministry across the Presbytery, in consultation with agents and congregations, and in conjunction with appropriate Synod personnel.
- Lead worship and administer the sacraments as appropriate within the life of the Presbytery.
- Provide proactive pastoral care for Ministry agents within the Presbytery, with assistance from the Pastoral Relations Committee.
- Lead Presbytery Staff team and oversee the Presbytery office site.
- Provide advice and support to the Presbytery’s Standing Committee, Pastoral Relations Committee, Property Committee and Sustainability and Strategic Locations Committee, and other appropriate committees as determined by the Standing Committee in close consultation with the respective Chairpersons.
- Develop relationships with Calvary Presbytery to support mission and ministry with first peoples.
- Represent the Presbytery on Synod Placements Committee and other appropriate Synod Committees.
- Develop a working relationship with the Uniting Care Directors of Mission and with appropriate personnel of Uniting Care Agencies.
- Representing the Presbytery as appropriate in ecumenical affairs and other matters as deemed appropriate by the Presbytery.
What do you need to be successful in this role?
- Formal qualifications in theology essential.
- Exhibited capacity to think strategically and to facilitate strategic planning.
- Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage teams in an encouraging and constructive manner.
- Competency in the use of contemporary communication technology.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of the Uniting Church and the polity of the Uniting Church.
- Substantial demonstrated experience in, knowledge of, and commitment to the creation, development, growth and sustaining of healthy Christian communities.
- Demonstrated ability to promote new initiatives and engage with others to facilitate the exploration, development, implementation and evaluation of such initiatives within local community settings.
- Demonstrated team leadership, management, delegation, negotiation, conflict management, pastoral care, mentoring, and written & oral communication skills.
- Ability to deal with the wide range of stakeholders associated with the Church and sensitive/confidential issues.
- Capacity to produce written reports, funding proposals and strategic plans.
- An understanding of, and willingness to work within the complexity of a multi-cultural church in covenant with first peoples.
Stipend Payment and Benefits
Ministerial Agent payments are listed in the 2019 payment notice of the website of The Uniting Church in Australia Queensland.
Further information regarding stipend, allowances and benefits can be found on the People & Culture Policies page of the Queensland Synod website.
Applications close 4pm, 11 October 2019.
Read the full position description.
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