Victory Church is a low socio-economic, multi-cultural parish in Nelson where 10 or so nationalities are represented in the congregation. Approximately 25% have English as a second language. The community is rich and diverse with schools close by and opportunities for community contact, especially with youth. The congregation is growing, especially in the area of families, and we urgently need mature people to join our team as we seek to reach the mission field right outside our door, and disciple the young people coming in.
Nelson is a designated refugee resettlement location so Victory community has a broad range of ethnic diversity, religion and languages spoken as many refugee families live in the area. This is a low socio-economic area, with many households on low incomes and claiming benefits.
The Opportunity: Due to the unique multicultural makeup of Victory Church we are seeking a very special person/s to work both in Victory church, and in the Victory community.
- To undertake missional outreach into the culturally diverse and low decile community with the good news of Jesus
- Mentor community youth, especially at a local school which has requested help
- Assist with discipleship and leadership development among church members, especially youth
- Develop alternative means of worship incorporating music and drama to help overcome language barriers
Hours & Remuneration: This is a salaried position (3 years), with remuneration equivalent to the Anglican Clergy Stipend and a housing allowance. Additional allowances are also included. Funding level and duration is dependant on a grant application.
What we’re looking for: the ideal person(s) for this position will be a mature Christian of deep faith which they are willing and able to share with others, especially youth and young adults. They must be comfortable working in cross cultural environments, amongst the disadvantaged, refugees and immigrants; overseas experience would be an advantage. They will be creative quick thinkers; self motivated, well organised and capable of working unsupervised, but also able to communicate well with others, including the Church Leadership Team and Vicar. Good computer skills and an interest in music/drama would be helpful as we are attempting to use these means to overcome language barriers both in mission outreach and discipling.
Application Process: If you intend to apply for this position, send a cover letter with your resume to Janis Holland (email@example.com) by Friday 2 March 2018. For further information contact Janis Holland or you can check out our website for more information about Victory Community Anglican Church.
As a condition of appointment, you must successfully complete NZ Police vetting.