Anglican Parish of New Town and Lenah Valley, Tasmania
Location: New Town & Lenah Valley, Hobart
Job Type: Full-time
Closing Date: when filled
About New Town & Lenah Valley
Nestled in the cosy inner north of Hobart, New Town and Lenah Valley are just minutes from the CBD of Australia’s second oldest city. There’s more to Hobart than art galleries and old buildings (though there are plenty of both of those) – within 20km of the CBD you can go mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and surfing. If sailing is more your thing, you’d be minutes away from the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Right next door is the suburb of North Hobart which features many excellent cafes and great takeaway shops. There are lots of schools and a few good hospitals close by.
Of the population of around 13,000, nearly 7% were born in India, 6% in Nepal and 5% in China. There is a growing multiculturalism in this part of Hobart.
About the Parish
The Anglican Parish of New Town & Lenah Valley is an evangelical parish with two weekly services – on Sunday morning there is one traditional and one contemporary service. The contemporary service features weekly kids and youth ministry.
There is lots of fantastic ministry underway in the Parish, including a playgroup, a youth group, Bible study groups, hospital and aged care ministries, and a sewing and language group for women from international backgrounds. They would like to grow and expand their ministries to older teens and young adults, and they are also looking to develop effective discipleship pathways for families as they teach their children about following Jesus.
We have a Senior Minister, two honorary Assistant Ministers, and a part-time Children’s Worker (10 hours/week).
You love doing ministry with kids and young people! You are comfortable (or willing to learn to be) with classic Anglican services, and are excited about sharing the gospel with teens and young adults. You have ideas about how to connect with those outside of the church.
- Degree from a theological college (completed or near completion)
- Able to preach and teach from the Bible
- Able to lead people in making disciples of Jesus
- Experience in working with children, youth and/or young adults
- Team player
- Able to work with technology
- Experience leading volunteers in a church context
- Openness to being ordained in the Anglican Church
About the Diocese
Bishop Richard Condie, the current Bishop, wants making disciples of Jesus to be at the core of everything we do. He also highly values training and support for church leaders – this includes each ministry leader in the Diocese having a coach/mentor, being in a cohort with others at the same life/ministry stage, and money and time given from the parish for professional development each year.
The current group of clergy/ministry leaders (about 80 in total) meet together twice a year and are highly supportive of each other in gospel partnership.
Find out more at the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania website.
- Information about stipends and allowances in the Diocese is found here
- Housing or a housing allowance will be provided
- Appointment will be subject to fulfilling Safe Church Communities requirements, including a Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Card and completion of a satisfactory Safe Ministry Screening Check.
How to apply
To apply or for further information please contact the Registrar on (03) 6220 2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a CV and three referees. Appointment will be subject to screening and training though the Safe Church Communities program of the Diocese of Tasmania.