Pastoral team member/s

  • youth, young adults, young families
  • community development

About us

Canberra Baptist Church ( is a community of around 250 people committed to ‘Building a vibrant and open community which is responsive to God’s love in Christ and committed to serving God and people’. Our goals are that, led by the Spirit, we will:

  • explore together what it means to follow Jesus today, 
  • build an inclusive, caring community, and
  • share God’s love and justice in words and actions.

We are looking to expand our ministry team to include a person or people with the skills and experience needed to:

  • further develop ministries to youth, young adults, and young families, and
  • further develop the Currie Crescent Community Centre as a ministry of the church to the surrounding community.

The church has a small youth group, a range of young adult groups, and families currently meet monthly for Family Church.

The Currie Crescent Community Centre ( was established by the church in 2014. We run some of its programs, while others are run by groups who hire space. Programs include parent groups, a playgroup, support groups (including a cooking program for differently abled people), music, dance, etc. Tara’s Angels, a BaptistCare programme providing support for women who have experienced domestic violence, is also based at the centre.

We value the diversity represented in our community. We welcome and affirm followers of Jesus of all cultural heritage, ability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation, and invite them to participate fully in the life of the church.

About you

You have a demonstrated Christian commitment, a pastoral heart, and a concern for social justice. You can work collegially with the ministry team, church leadership and members, and centre users and participants. You are willing to be part of our church community. You may be ordained, but ordination is not required.

Hiring you will build the capacity of our ministry team to:

  • Support youth, young adults, and young families in developing their Christian faith.
  • Provide pastoral support to youth, young adults, and young families.
  • Develop strategies for expanding the Church’s ministry to youth, young adults, and young families.


  • Manage the operations of the Currie Crescent Community Centre, with administrative support from our Office Manager.
  • Liaise with existing and potential new users of the Centre.
  • Further develop the Centre as a ministry of Canberra Baptist Church.

You are interested in either full-time work or part-time work.

What we offer you

  • Join a small, passionate, dedicated team making a difference to people’s lives and the community.
  • Be part of a supportive community.
  • Flexibility in negotiating remuneration and work hours.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Click to download the position description and church profile. Feel free to contact John Higgins, the Church Secretary, at if you have any questions.

To apply, submit a covering letter of no more than 750 words and a resume to by 11 pm Friday 17th December 2021. Your covering letter should tell us which area(s) you believe you can contribute to, why you would like to be part of the Canberra Baptist Church community, and whether you are interested in full-time or part-time work.