Pastor (Sole Charge)

Whangamata Baptist Church, Coromandel

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About this role

Full-time position

Whangamata Baptist Church is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Whangamata on the Coromandel peninsula. The town has a small permanent population of around 5000 people, but this swells dramatically during the holiday season. Our church reflects this – on a typical Sunday our congregation sits at around 60-70 people, but many visitors join us over the holidays or during special events such as the annual Beach Hop. Consequently we are seeking a full-time Pastor who will minster to the existing congregation but also be alert to the opportunities for evangelism that present themselves in this popular destination.

We are seeking a Pastor who:

  • Has a strong gift of teaching and preaching
  • Has a healthy personal prayer life
  • Is able to communicate well with others
  • Has a heart for outreach and ministry into the community
  • Is able to relate well to people of different ages and/or cultures
  • Will encourage church members in their personal walk with Jesus
  • Has the ability to identify people’s strengths and spiritual gifts, to support them to develop these, and to encourage them into different areas of ministry
  • Will care for the spiritual and pastoral health of our church family
  • Is a collaborative team player

Previous pastoral experience in New Zealand is preferred. All applicants must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

For further information, and to express interest in this position, please contact Susan, the Chairperson of the pastoral selection committee, at: [email protected]