Applications are invited for a Full-Time Minister to fill a vacant placement at Wagin Group of Congregations, Wagin.
About the Placement
The Wagin Group of Congregations comprises three small rural congregations in the Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. Worship services are conducted in the towns of Wagin (weekly), Darkan (twice monthly), and Dumbleyung (monthly), as well as a short worship service at the local aged care facility (twice monthly).
Most members are in the fifty-plus age group and enjoy a blend of traditional and more recent music and liturgy. The Wagin Groups’ Strategic Plan details four specific areas of action/ministry; these are:
- Public worship
- Corporate prayer
- Holiday Hobby Club, and
- CommuniTEA Hub.
The Holiday Hobby Club provides activities for children, whilst the CommuniTEA Hub facilitates community building within the wider community. Each activity is run by enthusiastic members from within the Wagin Congregation and significant connections are being made within the broader community.
The CommuniTEA Hub has successfully applied for special grant money to facilitate outings and social activities, which have helped meet some of the needs of lonely and socially isolated people. The congregation also has a strong overseas mission focus, with personal connections to Christian ministry and community building in Ukraine, Cambodia, and Papua New Guinea. This single ministry placement is supported by a willing team of lay leaders and lay preachers. The Church Council works closely with the minister and leadership to ensure the appropriate provision of ministry throughout its area of responsibility.
Further education and development for the minister and for lay leadership are encouraged and financed by the Church Council. A comfortable air-conditioned four-bedroom manse is provided in the town of Wagin which is 220 kms southeast of Perth. Wagin offers all facilities required for medical, educational, and shopping needs, and offers a variety of sports and service clubs. The regional towns of Katanning and Narrogin are close by.
About the Role
The congregation is searching for a leader who can:
- Provide authentic spiritual leadership grounded in clear theological discernment.
- Enthusiastically lead worship, prayer, and biblical teaching.
- Work in a diverse community.
- Communicate well and can offer compassionate pastoral care.
- Provide collaborative and inspirational team leadership.
- Help grow, nurture, and develop leaders and members.
- Offer leadership and support to the various missional outreaches of the congregation.
To express interest or request more information, including a more detailed Position Description, please contact Hannes Halgryn, Associate General Secretary (Strategy), via email: email@example.com or phone at 0418-718-939.
Please note that all expressions of interest must include a cover letter as well as a Uniting Church Leadership Profile.
Application Closing Date: Friday, 7 April 2023.