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GORDON BAPTIST CHURCH IS SEEKING A Cantonese Pastor

Who we are

Gordon Baptist Church is a growing, multi-cultural church on Sydney’s North Shore currently meeting in four congregations each Sunday and in other ways through the week. Presently we have two English congregations, one Cantonese, and one Mandarin. These congregations also share ministries, working together in such things as outreach and children’s work. We are seeking an additional member for our existing pastoral team who will help us to continue maturing in our communion with God, community with one another, and commission in the world. Our vision is to be a distinctive and united body of Christ’s people responsive to the Holy Spirit, supportive of one another, and effective in expressing God’s love and truth locally and globally. Our philosophy of ministry appreciates that ministry belongs to the whole church, and that pastoral leadership is best done as a team, whereby we complement and support one another by our particular strengths, gifts and abilities, being flexible and adjusting roles as necessary. 

Our needs

We are seeking to appoint a full-time pastor (or close to full-time). This ministry includes the following responsibilities:

  • Pastoral oversight of our Cantonese congregation and its services and groups
  • Regular preaching and teaching (average 3 Sundays per month)
  • Training and discipleship (in groups and via individual relationships)
  • Providing bible study material and teaching a group
  • Pastoral care and visitation
  • Cultivating prayerfulness
  • Leadership in developing local outreach strategy and activity to Cantonese-speakers, as part of a larger church effort
  • Working as a member of the pastoral team and diaconate
  • Administration and organisation

Essential requirements

  • Appreciation of issues facing our migrant community and long-term residents
  • Speak and write in both Chinese and English
  • Ability to organise, train and lead other leaders
  • Commitment to growing the Cantonese congregation as a connected part of the whole church
  • Appropriate theological education, Christian maturity, and ministry experience
  • Discernment, faithfulness and loyalty to give long-term commitment to the church

Female and male pastors are invited to apply.

Contact

For more information please contact Rev John Merchant, Senior Pastor at 20 Park Ave., Gordon NSW 2072, on 02 9418 1148, or john.merchant@gordonbaptist.org.au