Part-Time Youth Ministry Position
The mission of St Alfred’s is to help people become mature followers of Jesus Christ. This is the goal of the youth ministry as well. The Youth Minister will specifically be trying to help teenagers and youth leaders mature as followers of Jesus.
St Alfred’s is an Anglican Church in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The church is in Blackburn North and though there is a strong local identity, people come from many surrounding suburbs to attend. Life at St Alfred's is always busy as many ministries occur during the week not just on Sundays. You can get a feel for St Alfred's and see our present staff team at www.stalfreds.org
We are in the hub of the local community with both primary and secondary schools nearby and the main shopping centre over the road. To accommodate growth we completed a $3.5 million building program in 2009. We are also in a partnership with St Luke's, Vermont.
At present there are two Sunday services at 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. There are over 500 members of St Alfred's with average Sunday attendance of around 300-400. People value the strong biblical preaching, contemporary style of music, ministries catering for children and teenagers, a growing young adults ministry and a generally friendly atmosphere.
The church has an evangelical heritage and has been influenced positively over the years by both charismatic and social justice Christianity. As a community we are therefore committed to seeing that the Bible is taught clearly and undergirds all that we do; that we remain open to God’s Spirit individually and corporately recognising our need for God’s healing and guidance; and that we express the love of God in concrete ways both in our local area and overseas.
Over the years we have come to the conclusion that the first requirement of any staff member is that they have the right character.
This person will be:
St Alfred's abides by “Faithfulness in Service.” This is a nation-wide code in the Anglican Church which explains the appropriate standards of behaviour and practices of pastoral ministry for all church workers (available from the St Alfred's office or Diocesan web site).
Key Task: oversee youth ministry at St Alfred's
This person will be able to:
A key aim for all staff members is team leadership. St Alfred's needs staff members who can lead others, train, encourage, inspire, think ahead, and build team culture that achieves common goals. Youth ministry relies heavily on volunteers so it is important that they are equipped, trained, valued and given pastoral support.
This person will have professional training and experience in either
This person will have or be able to get
This person will be:
Accountability and Communication
The Youth Minister is accountable to the Associate Minister.
Supervisory meetings will be arranged as required.
Attendance at staff meetings is important. These are normally held on Mondays starting at 10.30 a.m.
The Youth Minister will be supported in the role by the Senior Minister and other staff, the Wardens, Parish Council and many volunteer leaders. Although the role may look overwhelming it is a collaborative ministry.
This is a 25 hour per week position (open to negotiation).
The stipend is according to Stipend Determination #34 at the “Lay Minister” rate for an Authorised Stipendiary Lay Minister. This rate may vary depending on the person’s experience or lack of and will be determined by the Churchwardens.
Statutory Superannuation as required by law.
Potential to salary sacrifice up to 30% of package and use of corporate credit card
Travel costs for ministry purposes can be reimbursed (this does not include travel from home to work).
The actual days of work are flexible.
Annual Leave is the equivalent of 4 weeks per annum (ie you would normally be available to work 48 Sundays in the year). Annual leave is arranged by making a written request to the Senior Minister. Other leave is according to Work Choices legislation.
The church facilities will be available for use of phone, internet, photocopying and holding meetings. The Youth Minister will have use of a shared office space.
Professional Development. The Senior Minister has a small amount to assist staff to attend conferences. Extended courses of study (eg a degree or diploma) will have to be funded by the staff member who may be able to get Fee-Help.
There will be a three month probationary period with a review. After that there will be an annual review. It is envisaged that the position will be for at least two years in the first instance.
On a separate piece of paper please answer the following questions about yourself.
Please attach a C.V.
Please provide the names and contact details of two referees – one professional or academic, one personal.
Please send your C.V. , referees and completed questions to
Rev Peter MacPherson,
St Alfred's Anglican Church,
P.O. Box 1076, Blackburn North, Victoria 3130.
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Many thanks for applying. We are praying for God’s guidance in the process of appointment.