Expressions of Interest 2021

Expressions of Interest 2021

Ministry opportunities in Tropical North Queensland

The Lakes Church (Cairns, QLD) is seeking expressions of interest for the following roles commencing 2021. You may be an experienced pastor/leader or just beginning on your ministry journey—if you have a sense of gifting and call, we’d love to provide mentoring and invest in your development.

We’re looking for people to make a leadership contribution in each of these areas whether it’s for 1-2 years or a longer term of 5+ years. Various part-time opportunities are available or can be combined into a full-time role. Remuneration for most roles is based on Churches of Christ in Queensland recommendations complete with salary-packaging benefits and five weeks of annual leave. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia, hold or be eligible for a Queensland working with children blue card and be able to be endorsed as a Ministering Person with Churches of Christ in Queensland.

WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS

A gifted worship leader and musician, you’re passionate about helping people engage with God together through worship. You are committed to growing a community of creatives to shape our Sunday gatherings – musicians, singers, technicians, photographers, videographers, artists, designers, and communicators. Confident in caring for a diverse team, invested in developing their gifts and excited to recruit new team members for the cause. Preaching, service hosting and event management opportunities are available for interested applicants.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

A natural connector, you’re passionate about seeing young people find community and grow in their faith in Jesus. You will lead our Lakes Crew youth ministry team and develop a school-leaver and young adult community. Preaching, service hosting and wider generations ministry opportunities are available for interested applicants.

CONNECTIONS

Warm and welcoming, you love to help people find a place they can belong and take the next step on their journey with Jesus. You’ll lead a large group of committed volunteers through our welcome, info desk and hospitality teams. You’ll take a systematic approach to ensure people are followed up and connected into the life of the church. Preaching and service hosting opportunities are available for interested applicants.

ACCOUNTS & ADMIN

An admin extraordinaire, you’ll be part of our ministry support team responsible for the day-to-day operation of the church office and facilities. A core part of the role will be bookkeeping including data entry and processing of payments. Some project work will be required in addition to routine tasks. Graphic design and communication opportunities are available for interested applicants.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your expression of interest in one or more of these roles by Tuesday 5th January 2021 to geoffs@thelakes.org.au. Please limit the expression of interest to one page and attach your resumé along with the contact details of three referees (including a church pastor).

ABOUT THE LAKES CHURCH

The Lakes Church (www.thelakes.church) is a vibrant church in Cairns with a 50 year history of being a welcoming community of all ages. We are affiliated with Churches of Christ in Queensland. We are a community of over 600 people with a heart for loving people and inviting them into a growing relationship with Jesus. The roles above would complement our staff team of seven, serve our two services each Sunday, empower our kids & youth programs during the week and help our church continue to mature and grow.

ABOUT CAIRNS 

Cairns is a safe and friendly tropical city with a casual, relaxed atmosphere. A two-hour flight from Brisbane it is a nature-lover’s paradise, situated perfectly between the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and Wet Tropics rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands. Cairns is a modern city of approximately 160,000 people with a vibrant arts and cultural scene and thriving café and dining precincts.

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