Expressions of interest are invited from members of the Uniting Church, either ordained or lay, for a 0.3 position within the Presbytery of Western Australia (WA).
About the Role
The Rural Resource Minister will provide support and resourcing to rural congregations and faith communities so they are enabled to engage in worship, witness and service as the people of God in their communities.
The Rural Resource Minister will
- Develop relationships with and provide pastoral support and encouragement to leaders in rural congregations and faith communities.
- Ensure that appropriate worship resources are regularly provided to worship leaders in rural congregations and faith communities.
- Be an active member of and provide administration support to the Rural and Remote Ministry Network.
- Assist the Rural and Remote Ministry Network to provide training and resourcing to lay leaders in rural congregations and faith communities.
- Assist rural congregations and faith communities to discern future directions and explore new models of ministry.
- Advocate to ensure that rural congregations and faith communities receive support from the Presbytery and its staff.
- Relates to: Rural and Remote Ministry Network, other committees and networks of the Presbytery and ministers and lay leaders in rural and remote congregations and faith communities. The Rural Resource Minister will work as part of the Presbytery staff team and will build positive relationships with other Presbytery staff.
- Reports to: This position is accountable to and reports to a person appointed by the Presbytery Standing Committee.
- Member of the Uniting Church (lay or ordained), understanding of the Basis of Union and commitment to the Code of Ethics and Ministry Practice
- Sound Biblical and theological knowledge within the ethos of the Uniting Church.
- Understanding of the current context of ministry in rural communities and the issues facing rural congregations and faith communities
- Awareness of contemporary approaches to rural ministry and a passion for enabling the church to creatively develop in rural WA.
- Effective pastoral skills and ability to work with people from diverse theological backgrounds.
- Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
- Well-developed skills in time management.
Applicants need to read the detailed Position Description. To express interest or request more information please email Bev Fabb, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all expressions of interest must include a cover letter and address the selection criteria.
Application Closing: 5.00pm on Friday, 27 January 2023