The following positions are available at York Street Church of Christ.

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor

Reports to: Council of Elders

Staff Management:  There are 7 staff, plus a number of committees and working groups – some of which are managed by staff and some are managed directly by the Senior Pastor.

Hours: Full time.

Personal Criteria:

  • Dynamic personal relationship with Jesus, seeking on-going growth and spiritual maturity.
  • Accepts the infallibility of scripture and doctrine as expressed in the “Apostle’s creed” (following).
  • Humble dependence on God’s wisdom and strength, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, to do God’s will for God’s glory.
  • A pastoral heart – having deep concern love and empathy for the congregation and wider community
  • Gifted with the abilities and passion for:
    • leadership,
    • preaching,
    • teaching, and
    • mentoring.
  • Visionary, with ability to inspire, lead, unite and disciple others to achieve the vision.
  • Dedicated to God’s standard for unity in the Body of Christ in all teamwork situations.
  • Living a personal life and leading own family, according to God’s moral standards and truth.
  • Compassion for the lost and hurting, with personal outreach as a way of life.
  • Supportive and encouraging towards the exercising of spiritual gifts for the benefit of the body of believers.
  • Able to receive ongoing personal and/or professional feedback with openness and  humility.



  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma of Theology or Christian Ministry from a recognised Bible College.
  • Accredited by Churches of Christ Victoria and Tasmania or is willing to undergo the process of Accreditation with CCVT.
  • Proven experience in management/leadership development.
  • Working experience outside of the Church is also considered to be valuable, though not essential.



  • Experience in a Senior Minister role is highly desirable, though not essential.
  • Strong evidence of leadership along with setting of vision and successfully implementing.
  • Experienced and gifted communicator, preacher and teacher.
  • Ability to guide, coach and mentor staff and key leaders to achieve the Church’s vision and goals.



  • To deliver the Vision and Mission of York St.
  • Leadership of staff, volunteers and the congregation.
  • Ensure effective and strategic connections into the Ballarat community (in order to deliver on York Street’s Vision and Mission).
  • Effective evangelism and discipleship programs.
  • To ensure a healthy and vibrant church culture.
  • To oversee effective and prudent financial management.



  • A rolling 5 year strategic plan with annual review/updates.
  • The ongoing development of all staff supported by structured Job Descriptions and continual review processes in place.
  • Annual operational plan (including reporting structures).
  • Annual evangelism plan.
  • Annual discipleship plan.
  • Annual ministry team plan.
  • Annual missions plan.


Term: Full time ongoing with annual review. Please note, applicants must hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

Please note, applicants must hold Australian citizenship or permanent residency.


The Apostles Creed.

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit; Born of the Virgin Mary; Suffered under Pontius Pilate; Was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven; And sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; The Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting.


To apply, please email your application to

Office Administrator - applications close on Friday the 18th of January.

Office Administrator

Reports to:
Finance and Operations Manager

Key Relationships:
Ministry Staff; Cleaning Staff; Volunteers

Reporting Staff: Nil

Clerks Award Level 2

Type of position:
Permanent Part-Time

22 hours per week.

You may be required to work reasonable additional hours as required by this position.
Purpose of position

  1. To provide efficient and effective reception and administration support for York Street Church of Christ.
  2. To release ministry staff from administrative tasks to better enable them to minister and serve.
  3. To support and release the church body to use their gifts to serve God.
  4. To support the church in its pursuit of excellence and in its vision and mission.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Front of house, reception, customer service duties.
  2. General administration and office duties including but not limited to:
    – Answering phone calls
    – Email and calendar management
    – Printing and photocopying
    – Computer tasks
  3. Administration duties associated with our Sunday services:
    – Assistance with rostering
    – Announcement slides
    – Orders of service
    – Podcast uploads
    – Maintaining attendance records.
  4. Assist with maintenance of ‘Elvanto’ database.
  5. Collate and prepare monthly “What’s Happening” flyers.
  6. Prepare communications (letters, emails etc.) to church family as required.
  7. Room set up as needed.
  8. Train and support office volunteers.
  9. Additional reasonable administration tasks to support ministry staff, Operations Manager or elders.

Key deliverables

  1. The church office running smoothly as the communication and organisational hub of the church.
  2. Visitors, incoming calls and correspondence received, screened and appropriate action initiated.
  3. All communications/requests responded to in a professional, efficient, confidential and helpful manner
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    – Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures advantageous.
    – Excellent reception and phone manner
    – Excellent computer skills

Proficient in:
Microsoft Office Suite; Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel
A self-starter and thrive on meeting deadlines and you like working in a fast-paced environment.
Personal Attributes:

A servant-hearted, friendly, compassionate and sincere person who genuinely enjoys both tasks and people.
Excellent administration, organisational and customer service skills and a high attention to detail.
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to communicate well with all ages and build both internal and external relationships.
Ability to work across a wide variety of tasks and juggle multiple priorities and conflicting demands in a busy environment.
A flexible team player – able to take direction, work collaboratively and be happy to assist in other areas while also being able to work autonomously and show initiative.
Mature in Christian faith and character, Kingdom minded, active member of the York St Church of Christ.

This job description can be downloaded in PDF format HERE.


To apply, please email your application to