Executive Pastor

South West Baptist Church, Christchurch

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About this role

Part-time, 30 hours/week

About Us

South West Baptist Church (SWBC) is a presence-based church with a long history of engaging communities locally and globally, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our vision is:

“To be a redemptive community, sharing the love of Christ in the world, by word, sign and deed; helping people become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.”

We acknowledge and work to honour our commitment to Te Tiriti partnership with Māori and encourage authentic journeys of faithfully following Jesus for Māori and others of diverse cultures.

Executive Pastor

Do you have a passion for seeing people and communities transformed by the love of Jesus? Are processes, compliance and policies music to your ears? Are you looking for a way to engage both of those?

We have an opportunity for a called pastor to serve at South West Baptist Church as our next Executive Pastor. This role works closely with our Senior Pastor as part of our Leadership Team. This involves contributing to and implementing South West Baptist’s spiritual and strategic direction, vision and values.  Our leadership role model the vision of SWBC as a whole-of-life commitment and are, first of all, followers of Jesus and active disciplers of others.

You will have robust biblical understanding of God’s missional bias to the poor and marginalised. Experience essential in handling complexity and leading through change toward shared missional action.

This role also leads our Structures Team, overseeing Finance, Facilities, IT and Human Resources. It’s a position that requires adaptability, needing to hold both details and the big picture, with people management skills in the mix. You’ll be dedicated to ensuring we’ve crossed our t’s and dotted our i’s with our compliance, policies, procedures, and budgeting, all while sharing the love of Jesus!

This role is for 30 hours a week, but this can be negotiated up to full time for our successful candidate. The full job description is available on our website.

The starting date for this role will be May 2024. Applications close Thursday March 11, 2024. If you’re interested in applying or finding out more, please get in touch as soon as possible so we can discuss this with you.

To apply for this vacancy you must be a New Zealand citizen, resident, or have already secured the right to work in New Zealand and therefore hold a valid visa.

Contact: [email protected]