Vocations, Careers and Vacancies

Current vacancies for paid Youth, Children's or Families Ministry Leaders:

Young Families Ministry Leader - St John’s Anglican Church - Parish of Dalby

 St John’s Anglican Church – Parish of Dalby is a cohesive and welcoming parish that has a strong sense of joy and compassion and seek to share this by being a faithful witness of God’s saving grace in the lives of others. We live our mission, “To know Christ and to make Christ known – through worship, reaching out, caring and education,” and see this role complementing and expanding our mission as it applies to young families.
The role of Young Families Ministry Leader is central in supporting, encouraging and engaging young families who are already a part of our parish, and motivating and inspiring them to grow in their knowledge of the Christian faith and in following Jesus. This position is offered as a 3 year contract with a 6 month probationary period, and will require a commitment to working 15 hours per week (with flexibility spread over a monthly period) at the rate of $21/hr + 15% super.

 You will work alongside the Priest in Charge to develop the existing program for Young Families. Working with various volunteers you will prepare lessons and material and be presented during Sunday morning services to lead the Young Families Ministry Program and for our monthly Ignite Youth meetings. You will also be required to attend Parish Council meetings on the second Thursday evening of every month.

 Our successful applicant will be a faithful and prayerful disciple of Christ, a role model for our young families, with a high level of organisational skills and the ability to work autonomously. You will also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an adept ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of people.

 You must be eligible to hold and maintain a Blue Card (Working with Children Check). Qualifications in Youth Work, Counselling or related field are desirable. Having musical skills and abilities, although not a requirement, are also highly desirable. You must also be a confirmed communicant member of the Anglican Church of Australia, or be willing to be received into the Anglican Church.

 Apply today and have the privilege of providing holistic and Christ centred teaching in an environment that encourages young people to grow and develop spiritually. Enjoy the opportunity to witness young families cultivate mature relationships with each other and with Jesus, and establish their faith in fellowship with other believers at the parish.

For more information about St John’s Anglican Parish please visit http://www.anglicandalby.org.au/

Further information, a copy of the position description, or to apply, please contact Reverend David Browne  0428 776 451 or email david@anglicandalby.org.au

 Applications close Friday 6th of September 2019

Grovely Parish: Youth Ministry Leader (Last updated May 2019)

The pictures above are from a gathering of youth and families at Grovely recently, where young people were asked what they would like to see in their new Youth Ministry Leader! Could it be you or someone you know?

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For more info on this position, contact the parish directly on 07 3851 0526 or email office @ grovelyanglican.org.au or call us at AYCF on 3514 7432.

Anglican Parish of Waterloo Bay: Youth, Children’s and Families Minister

The Parish of Waterloo Bay is keen to employ a Youth and Children’s Minister for initially 10hrs/wk (negotiable), leading youth groups on Friday night, spending Sunday mornings with older children and helping to lead Messy Church (8 times per year). Contact the Rev’d Scott Gunthorpe for more information on ph 3822 1110 or email: office(@) apwb.net

Some other Anglican parishes have alerted us to their willingness to employ a Youth and/or Children's and/or Families Minister in times to come.  If you would be interested in registering an Expression of Interest in a position like this, send your resume to Jonathan Kemp at jdkemp@ministryeducation.org.au today. All correspondence and conversations are kept strictly confidential.


If you are contemplating whether God may be calling you to an Ordained Vocation as an Anglican priest or deacon, start at www.anglicanvocations.org

The Bible is full of ordinary people…

God calls everyone to grow into the likeness of Jesus Christ. God calls us to speak of his love to others and to be an example of Christ.

God also calls some people into ordained ministry, as a deacon or priest. Is God calling you? The Anglican Church invites you to explore the opportunities of life in ordained ministry.

If you’d like to start making formal enquiries, send an email right now to the Reverend John Milburn, who is in charge of helping people to become Anglican deacons and priests.  John’s email is john.milburn@stjohnsbulimba.org or ring him on (07) 3902 1814.

Becoming a Youth, Children’s & Families Minister

If you are wanting to work as a ‘Youth Worker’ i.e. a Social Worker specialising in children or youth, we’d suggest you contact AnglicareSQ at https://anglicaresq.org.au/career/

But if you are feeling that God may be calling you towards a vocation in Youth, Children’s and Families Ministry (working in individual churches), and you would like to know more about becoming a professional Anglican YCF Minister, that’s great!

The first thing you should do is contact me, Jonathan Kemp, on (07) 3514 7432 or jdkemp@ministryeducation.org.au, so I can give you the most up to date information on what’s required and how many positions are likely to be available, etc.

Some parishes employ a full-time YCF Minister, but in most, you would be working on a part-time contract basis, usually for 7-15 hours per week, and very typically on Friday nights and Sunday mornings. You would need to think about the time involved alongside your other commitments.

A few more points to bear in mind:

·       You will need to be an active, communicant member of the Anglican Church of Australia. You will have been Baptised and Confirmed OR willing to be “Received” into the Anglican Church of Australia.

·       You should be 18+ and care deeply about the welfare and spiritual lives of young people.

·       You will need to hold or be eligible to hold a “Paid Worker” Blue Card (certifying your suitability to work with children). See the Blue Card site here.

·       You will also need to complete an Anglican Church “Safe Ministry Check” and have that cleared by the Director of Professional Standards; and undertake Child Protection and Professional Ethics Training (which is offered free).

·       If you pass these checks, you are eligible to be Licensed by the Archbishop as a “Stipendiary Lay (YCF) Minister” within a particular parish.

·       All paid Youth, Children’s and Families (YCF) Ministers are to be employed through the Diocese, rather than directly by a parish. This helps to ensure you are being paid the correct amount, that legislation is being met, etc.

·       To qualify for the top Band on the pay scale, ideally you would have completed some formal study in Youth/Children’s Ministry or Theology.

Internships (paid or unpaid) may be available - please ask. We also offer regular training and networking sessions across all parts of the Diocese, so keep an eye out for events happening near you.

There are more than 15 professional YCF Ministers working in the Diocese at the moment and it would be good for you to speak to one or more of them to get a feel for what’s involved - talk to me and I can introduce you.

So pray about it; think about it; and then give me a call.  I look forward to hearing from you.

What if I’m interested in being a Chaplain in an Anglican school in Queensland?

You will need to be licensed by the Archbishop of Brisbane and then employed by a particular school. You will usually need to be an ordained Anglican priest, so see all the info above. Info about our Anglican schools may be found here.

What if I’m interested in being a State School Chaplain?

Education Queensland’s current (state school) chaplaincy policy may be found here.

Scripture Union Qld is the accredited employing authority for most of Qld’s school chaplains. See https://www.suqld.org.au/services/chaplaincy/ for more info.