Vacancy: Children & Families Minister

St Bart’s is a vibrant and growing church, located in the beautiful city of Toowoomba (population 150,000) and 130km west of Brisbane. Toowoomba is renowned for its family-friendliness and temperate climate. Over the last twelve months St Bart’s has experienced a rapid expansion in the number of children and families involved in the life of our church. St Bart’s currently has 75 children as members of the church, and an average of 39 children (0-12 years old) involved each Sunday (but can be as large as 50). Each week, an additional 25 children (on average) are involved with mainly music and another 25 children with our Friday Kids Club. Children and families are a valued part of our church and require special attention.

We currently have a rare opportunity for an experienced and passionate Children & Families Minister to join our team full time and make a real contribution to our church’s mission to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for God’s glory.

Working full-time (38 hours per week - which will include Sunday mornings and some after-hours work as applicable), you’ll be responsible for overseeing, leading, and growing the children (aged 0-12) and families ministry at St Bart’s. You will help shape and implement our children and families strategy, identify and train leaders, disciple families, coordinate and participate in Sunday ministries (such as crèche, Sunday School, and our approach to children and worship), lead and coordinate our weekly Friday Kids Club, and liaise with other children’s ministries in our church (such as mainly music, mother’s book club, and religious instruction in schools). Depending upon experience and suitable qualifications, there is also the potential opportunity to preach on a semi-regular basis.

Our successful applicant will have a passion for Jesus, a proven track record in children’s ministry, and be a strong leader and team player. We’re looking for an excellent communicator with well-developed organisation skills capable of managing a diverse range of competing priorities, expectations and responsibilities effectively. Tertiary qualifications in theology and/or ministry would be preferable, as would experience in preaching. Candidates must also meet all requirements of a safe ministry check and have a current Blue Card.

For more information or to submit your application (cover letter and CV), contact Adam Lowe on 0410 512 782 or


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