St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton seeks a full-time minister We are looking for a minister to lead and inspire the congregation of St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton. St Andrew’s is a central city church, situated across the river from Hamilton’s CBD. It has a significant history of multicultural ministry, which is continuing to develop. The minister will be working in a team ministry alongside the full-time minister of the Korean congregation of St Andrew’s and will primarily be responsible for the Kiwi congregation of St Andrew’s. We need a minister who will encourage the active leadership in the congregation, resource people in deepening their faith journey, support pastoral care and lead the congregation as we participate in God’s mission. For a parish profile and other related information please contact the Convenor of the Ministry Settlement Board, Rev. Sharon Ross Ensor, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about St Andrew’s at: www.standrewshamilton.org.nz
Cross-cultural, overseas missional experienced leaders
To all Ministers/ Church Councils, MSB’s:
Greetings . . . .
The Kaimai Presbytery Council wishes to alert you to the value in engaging leaders who have significant missional experience overseas in cross cultural contexts. Such leaders have insights and practical skills to assist in the ministry challenges facing us today. We can learn much from their experience.
- Their ability to observe and learn new cultures (language, values, world views, communication etc.) and adapt ministry and the proclamation of the gospel for that new culture.
- Their capacity to adjust to a context that, like NZ today, constantly changes and challenges. Their growth in resilience is sometimes remarkable.
- Their experience of living by faith and by needing to dig deep into spiritual resources. Often this has been heightened by living with limited resources and in contexts of considerable need.
- Their contribution as ‘mature disciples’ who have proved their faith through obedience and serving beyond their comfort zones for Jesus Christ.
Leslie Newbegin retired from his missionary service in India and did some of his best work in his later years – bringing insights and challenges about the re-evangelisation of the western world. His work is still widely referenced today.