Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Ringwood Church of Christ are seeking expressions of interest and applications for the role of Ministry Leader - Formation.
This 0.8 to full time role provides the opportunity for a gifted and energised person to imagine, shape, engage and lead the formation of our church community. A key component of this role is being a team player, with strength, humility, drive and emotional awareness.
This role reports into the newly created role of Director of Ministries, a position that gives more weight to strategic leadership and oversight to the church. Together with the Director of Ministries and other senior team members, the Ministry Leader - Formation will have a key role in shaping the identity, mission and culture of a vital and life giving kingdom community.
We are seeking a Ministry Leader - Formation who will:
- Oversee the formation of the church community. This includes the building up and growth of all members, providing the environment where each person discovers and lives into their vocation.
- Engage and collaborate directly with the Director of Ministries to bring life, depth, vitality, focus, creativity and energy to the vision and direction of the church.
- As part of a high functioning ministry leadership team, engage and collaborate with peers, including ministry leaders of community and mission to bring alignment, connection and drive.
- Build a cohesive team of gifted leaders to oversee teaching, preaching, worship, life groups and generational ministries.
- Foster an environment of deep spiritual reflection, grace, unity and growth.
- Build a culture of discipleship and mentoring which empowers and enables the church community.
- Speak into the issues of our world. Challenge, prompt and encourage meaningful engagement with our world.
Download and view the Ministry Leader - Formation Position Description for a more specific role description, criteria and qualifications.
The successful applicant will be required to have a Victorian Working with Children Check, National Police Record Check, sign their willingness to abide by the Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania (CCVT) Code of Ethics for Ministers, and maintain or obtain Accreditation and Endorsement with CCVT.
About Ringwood Church of Christ
Ringwood Church of Christ is a multigenerational community committed to discovering, expressing and living out God’s love in our neighbourhood and encouraging others to join us. We are shaped by the message and life of Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Spirit to encounter and serve others.
We believe that we have a unique opportunity to envisage and create a different expression of Kingdom community. We sense that we are on the threshold of something new, which is still emerging and unfolding. We seek to be agents of change, inclusive and gracious in our acceptance of difference, and challenging systems that seek to undermine or diminish. We believe that we are called to be a supportive community that encourages, enables and empowers people to reach out and discover their part in mission. This mission is both local and global and we encourage each person to find their voice and role, and to actively engage in and support Kingdom initiatives, wherever they may be found.
We cherish authenticity, vibrancy and creativity of worship which includes active involvement from many gifted members of our church. We are a church that values preaching and teaching that challenges, stimulates and forms us. We also recognise that our worship needs to engage and connect meaningfully with a generation that has little understanding or interest in traditional expressions of faith. We are committed to the authority of the Bible and are open to being led and guided by the Spirit to discover what this means for us in this culture, in this time. We are sustained by prayer and nourished by many life groups and a caring community that reaches out and actively supports people in life’s joys and points of pain. Our church is deeply conscious of our need to be guided and led by the Spirit as we discern and look forward.
Ringwood Church of Christ is filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement about the future that we believe God is leading us into. We are seeking a Ministry Leader - Formation to be a senior key leader of our ministry at Ringwood Church of Christ.
Download and view our Church Profile for more information.
Enquiries can be made to:
Ringwood Church of Christ
Mobile: 0409 357 103
To express your interest or apply, click here.
All expressions of interest or applications will be treated with strict confidentiality, and are preferred to be received by Sunday 11 October 2020.
Due to the nature of ministry call and the significance of this role we anticipate that for some people the process of considering and discerning may take some time. As part of this process we are open to expressions of interest or a phone call to start a conversation, in addition to receiving an application from candidates who are ready to apply.
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