Children’s & Families’ Minister – Christ Church Hawthorn
Christ Church Hawthorn is a small lively local evangelical Anglican church, committed to gospel outreach. The Senior Minister, Andrew Dircks, is a conservative evangelical. As part of an overall vision of outreach, we see children’s ministries as central in our future. We are passionate about this because:
- our church community has young families;
- our church property is right next to Hawthorn West Primary School
- there are many young families in the local area;
- we already run programs for local families with children from birth to the end of primary school;
- we have very suitable facilities for such ministries.
We seek someone who:
- loves children and has a heart for helping them discover and grow in Christian faith and life;
- sees and serves children in the context of their families, is comfortable engaging meaningfully with parents, affirming the primary role of parents in the Christian upbringing of their children;
- is a team player, to work with our Senior Minister and church-member volunteers;
- is a self-starter with initiative and energy. This role has a focus on weekday ministry. Some Sunday ministry would be desirable, but the position could suit someone who has some Sunday ministry at another church and wishes to add more paid ministry to their working week.
- Lead, or serve actively in, our Thursday after-school kids’ club, which includes food, craft, games, Bible lessons, singing and prayer. In partnership with the Senior Minister, coordinating and leading church-member volunteers.
- Lead, or serve actively in, ‘mainly music’ (currently Monday and Thursday mornings); includes church volunteers.
- Pastoral and outreach engagement with local young families, especially with the families in the above two programmes.
- By negotiation and depending on hours worked, contributing to the Sunday Kids’ Church ministry, along with church-member volunteers.
For more information about the position, click here: https://www.christchurchhawthorn.org/jobs