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Online/Digital Minister of the Word

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Job Listing Date
25 Jan 2019
Location
ACT
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Other

Online/Digital Minister of the Word

Who are we?

The Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

About the Role

We are seeking a full time, online/digital Minister of the Word to work as part of a ministry team we call "Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community".  This small team will work primarily with our rural and remote congregations, but within the reality of our contemporary context shaping Uniting Christian communities for the future. A flexible 'home base' is a possibility however regular travel to regional/rural NSW, and the ACT is essential.

The Saltbush Team is comprised of the Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, a Scattered Community Minister and this role of Online/Digital Scattered Community Minister. This position sits within UME, but is enabled and supported by a broad Church; Synod, Presbyteries, Congregations and individuals. Key to success in this work will be working collaboratively and encouragingly with colleagues and within this broad church in particular with Presbyteries and Congregations.

As a member of the Saltbush Team, the role will be involved with:

  • Shaping an Australian contextual, grounded, missional encouragement to UCA Christian community in rural and coastal regions
  • Working with congregations, groups and individuals who want to explore shaping new forms of UCA Christian community
  • Connecting and encouraging rural, remote and coastal UCA Christian communities as part of 'Uniting the Scattered Community' and affirming their place within the wider body of the church
  • Working to provide an ecclesiastical, missiological and liturgical grounding for scattered UCA Christian community within the 21st Century context

What will you be doing?

  • Establishing an online 'Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community' space
  • Establishing opportunity for online Scattered Community interactive relationships
  • Establishing an online space that supports Uniting Scattered Communities in their gatherings and worship beyond the bounds of traditional practice and "resources"
  • Providing theologically grounded, visually creative, lectionary based, experiences of the word each week for use in relational ways by Uniting Scattered Christian Communities
  • Supporting the work of Saltbush, individual's and UCA Christian communities through online Ministry
  • Supporting individual's and UCA Christian communities in their use of online media and technology
  • Establishing a foundation of reflection based on the themes of Christ-centred communities, mission as relationship, unity in diversity and one in Christ alongside other Scattered Communities
  • Contributing to the organisation and leadership involved with Scattered Community Gatherings
  • Working constructively and encouragingly within a broad church to affirm the place of both Saltbush and smaller Christian community including Uniting Mission and Education, Secretariat, Uniting, Frontier Services, Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and the Rural Ministry Reference Group

Do you have the following gifts and skills:

  • An understanding of the Basis of Union and a willingness to work within the ethos and polity of the Uniting Church in Australia
  • Tertiary qualifications in Theology and/or Divinity
  • Significant understanding, contemporary experience and gifts in each of the following key areas:
    • Information Technology
    • Online community and social media
    • Ministry and preaching
  • A grounded theology and ecclesiology placed within the context of 21st Century life
  • Visual artistic appreciation and demonstrated skills
  • Experience in exploring and shaping diverse, missional Christian community
  • A broad perspective on the nature of Christian community and the work of the church
  • Demonstrated ability to work within team ministry and pastoral sensitivity with a strong relational capacity to work within a broad church including understanding, negotiating and managing complex relationships with congregations, presbyteries, synod agencies and individuals
  • Experience in shaping and working with others over distance through technology and electronic communication
  • An ability to work independently while integrating team ministry with attention to achieving the desired outcomes
  • An ability to think strategically while at the same time embracing creativity
  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to work/life balance
  • An ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout rural/remote NSW
  • Willingness to be located in rural/regional NSW ACT
  • A valid driver's license
  • NSW Working with Children Clearance and ACT Working with Vulnerable Persons Clearance
  • Entitlement to work in Australia

How to Apply?

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your ministry profile and cover letter, clearly outlining how your qualifications and experience align with our requirements outlined above.

If you have any questions and/or would like a copy of the Position Description please contact Rev. Mark Faulkner, Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, at markf@nswact.uca.org.au.

Applications should be addressed to Rev. Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary, Synod of NSW and the ACT, and must be received by 5pm Thursday 28 February 2019.

Uniting Mission and Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Uniting Mission and Education prefers to manage all sourcing directly therefore introductions via agency will not be accepted.

Who are we?

The Uniting Church of Australia (UCA) is one of the largest not for profit and faith-based organisations in Australia.

Uniting Mission and Education (UME), as one of four boards of the Synod of NSW and the ACT, has the role of leading and resourcing the Synod in discipleship, mission and leadership in order to serve Christ. UME also assists the Church to provide education, theological insight, strategy, research and resources for leadership, discipleship, ministry and mission. UME manages the operations of United Theological College (UTC), a partner in the Charles Sturt University, School of Theology.

About the Role

We are seeking a full time, online/digital Minister of the Word to work as part of a ministry team we call "Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community".  This small team will work primarily with our rural and remote congregations, but within the reality of our contemporary context shaping Uniting Christian communities for the future. A flexible 'home base' is a possibility however regular travel to regional/rural NSW, and the ACT is essential.

The Saltbush Team is comprised of the Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, a Scattered Community Minister and this role of Online/Digital Scattered Community Minister. This position sits within UME, but is enabled and supported by a broad Church; Synod, Presbyteries, Congregations and individuals. Key to success in this work will be working collaboratively and encouragingly with colleagues and within this broad church in particular with Presbyteries and Congregations.

As a member of the Saltbush Team, the role will be involved with:

  • Shaping an Australian contextual, grounded, missional encouragement to UCA Christian community in rural and coastal regions
  • Working with congregations, groups and individuals who want to explore shaping new forms of UCA Christian community
  • Connecting and encouraging rural, remote and coastal UCA Christian communities as part of 'Uniting the Scattered Community' and affirming their place within the wider body of the church
  • Working to provide an ecclesiastical, missiological and liturgical grounding for scattered UCA Christian community within the 21st Century context

What will you be doing?

  • Establishing an online 'Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community' space
  • Establishing opportunity for online Scattered Community interactive relationships
  • Establishing an online space that supports Uniting Scattered Communities in their gatherings and worship beyond the bounds of traditional practice and "resources"
  • Providing theologically grounded, visually creative, lectionary based, experiences of the word each week for use in relational ways by Uniting Scattered Christian Communities
  • Supporting the work of Saltbush, individual's and UCA Christian communities through online Ministry
  • Supporting individual's and UCA Christian communities in their use of online media and technology
  • Establishing a foundation of reflection based on the themes of Christ-centred communities, mission as relationship, unity in diversity and one in Christ alongside other Scattered Communities
  • Contributing to the organisation and leadership involved with Scattered Community Gatherings
  • Working constructively and encouragingly within a broad church to affirm the place of both Saltbush and smaller Christian community including Uniting Mission and Education, Secretariat, Uniting, Frontier Services, Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress and the Rural Ministry Reference Group

Do you have the following gifts and skills:

  • An understanding of the Basis of Union and a willingness to work within the ethos and polity of the Uniting Church in Australia
  • Tertiary qualifications in Theology and/or Divinity
  • Significant understanding, contemporary experience and gifts in each of the following key areas:
    • Information Technology
    • Online community and social media
    • Ministry and preaching
  • A grounded theology and ecclesiology placed within the context of 21st Century life
  • Visual artistic appreciation and demonstrated skills
  • Experience in exploring and shaping diverse, missional Christian community
  • A broad perspective on the nature of Christian community and the work of the church
  • Demonstrated ability to work within team ministry and pastoral sensitivity with a strong relational capacity to work within a broad church including understanding, negotiating and managing complex relationships with congregations, presbyteries, synod agencies and individuals
  • Experience in shaping and working with others over distance through technology and electronic communication
  • An ability to work independently while integrating team ministry with attention to achieving the desired outcomes
  • An ability to think strategically while at the same time embracing creativity
  • Demonstrated communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to work/life balance
  • An ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout rural/remote NSW
  • Willingness to be located in rural/regional NSW ACT
  • A valid driver's license
  • NSW Working with Children Clearance and ACT Working with Vulnerable Persons Clearance
  • Entitlement to work in Australia

How to Apply?

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please click 'Apply Now' to send your ministry profile and cover letter, clearly outlining how your qualifications and experience align with our requirements outlined above.

If you have any questions and/or would like a copy of the Position Description please contact Rev. Mark Faulkner, Director of Rural and Remote Ministry Initiatives, at markf@nswact.uca.org.au.

Applications should be addressed to Rev. Bronwyn Murphy, Associate Secretary, Synod of NSW and the ACT, and must be received by 5pm Thursday 28 February 2019.

Uniting Mission and Education is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you throughout the recruitment process.

Uniting Mission and Education prefers to manage all sourcing directly therefore introductions via agency will not be accepted.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • What's your highest level of education?
  • Do you have experience in a community outreach environment?

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