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Pastor/Elder: Oakleigh Anglican Church

Posted: 30/05/18

Oakleigh Christian Fellowship is an associate church with the Christian Community Churches in Victoria and Tasmania.

It is located in a residential area and the demography round the church has changed much over the years with much new building and new residents as well as some low socio-economic housing within a couple of kilometre radius around the church. There is a State Primary School nearby and we are not far from Monash University. We are about halfway between Clayton and Oakleigh shopping and community centres.

OCF has been established for over 40 years and operates from its own established church building and property. The original ministry of the church was a combination of helping people coming out of a church environment that was developing into a cult, plus gospel outreach to surrounding community which at that time had many growing families with primary and secondary school aged children.

The church has a high missionary interest and involvement and is involved in local outreaches in partnership with local Presbyterian, Church of Christ, Anglican, Baptist and other churches.

OCF is evangelistic, and puritan and reformed in its doctrinal position.

It has a traditional open communion service followed by Sunday School and expository Bible teaching that encourages people to live according to God’s word and be effective witnesses for Christ. OCF is congregational and led by a church eldership team, which makes decisions in consultation with church members. Its current Pastor is a volunteer; a retired pensioner with overseas missionary experience.

The church is seeking to grow and renew its outreach to the local community and sees the need for a youngerish pastor with a heart for God and a call to urban ministry to help expand its present ministry.

Overview:

OCF is seeking a Pastor who is capable of building on the investment of its current Pastor and members in growing the church, develop a local youth and family ministry, and services to the community ministering to those in need. The role could be either full time or part time and salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience.

Role Specifics:

Pastoral Care:

  • To be in a committed relationship with the Lord and committed to regular prayer.
  • To preach the Word of God in church and the Gospel in the community.
  • To have a strong focus on making disciples of all.
  • To care for the needs of the church, be it by visitations, counselling and or comforting.
  • To care for the needy in the local community, be it by evangelising, visitations, counselling, and or comforting.
  • To perform baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
  • To serve as emissary of the church in the community.

Leadership Role:

  • The Pastor in conjunction with the leadership team will cast a vision for OCF, setting forth a bold and courageous vison to see souls saved and grow in faith and service.
  • The Pastor should have a vision of seeing the work of the gospel extending beyond the walls of the church out to cities, nations and the whole world.
  • Supporting, coordinating and encouraging volunteer ministry leaders.

Administrative Role:

  • Planning and facilitating and assisting with making the church known in the local community.
  • Planning, coordinating and delivery of programs and events to serve the church and local community with the aim of making disciples of all.

Strategic Imperatives:

To assist develop, implement and monitor the church strategic plan which includes these key imperatives.

  • A spiritually vibrant church
  • An evangelistic church
  • A Community Impacting Church
  • A Multigenerational Church

Support.

The Pastor will be supported in the role.

Requisites:

  • Australian citizen or resident.
  • Covering letter establishing why you should be considered for the role.
  • Resume, including contact details for three references, both within and outside church circles
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check

Further enquiries

These should be made to Jeff Crotty: email – crottyjgb@optusnet.com.au

Phone 0403 293 806

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