Warrnambool and District Baptist Church is a mid-sized evangelical church in the heart of Warrnambool city (3 hours south-west of Melbourne). We presently worship twice on a Sunday, at 10 am and 5 pm. We have a strong network of small groups and good pastoral care among congregation members. We are demographically-skewed to older ages (60+) but have a growing group of young adults and young families. We are passionate about prayer, Biblical teaching, and sharing the gospel with those we know. In 2022 we are looking to refresh our church buildings and seek more opportunities to reach and bless our city. We have a lead pastor, two part-time admin staff and an eldership which is responsible for spiritual leadership and making key decisions in the church.
Our church vision is to be a church of spiritually maturing disciples of Jesus who prayerfully seek God’s direction and seize opportunities to reach people in need with the gospel.
We are seeking an Associate Pastor to serve on our ministry team. The role has considerable flexibility, designed to allow the candidate to pursue their gifts, passions, and calling. For example, for a candidate passionate about youth ministry, the role could be weighted in that direction. For a candidate gifted in children’s ministry, the role could accommodate that. For a candidate who would like experience across a range of ministry roles, the role can provide that breadth of experience for them.
The role is 2-3 days per week, with remuneration at the standard BUV rate (adjusted for level of training and ordination status as standard). The workdays are flexible, although Sunday is required. The role reports to the Lead Pastor and is accountable to the elders and the congregation.
We are interested in someone with a heart for Jesus and the gospel, willing to serve God’s people and the wider city. At least one year of theological college study is desirable (although we would be open to someone studying concurrently to working in this role). We are open to someone with ministry experience or a recent college graduate.