At Citywide Baptist church, we know that church has to be done differently than it has been done before. We want to be much more than a Sunday service. We are doing our best to follow Jesus into the adventure of living whole lives in an authentic community, and we are looking for someone to join the team.

Wanted: Someone to change the lives of young people

We are searching for a Youth and Children’s worker with the ability to think outside the box, lead teams and mentor young people.

This position has been created as a first intentional step in resourcing what we hope will be a growing ministry to children and youth.  

Three options for the right person:

  • Get a qualification: The person in this position would be eligible to participate in a traineeship pathway towards a Bachelor of Ministry through the newly established Frank W. Boreham College that could attract Austudy and Fee Help in addition to the wages.
  • Minister in Schools as well as the church: This position could be complemented by employment as a local school chaplain for up to three and a half additional days a week, providing a natural extension of the overall role.
  • This role could be taken up without either of the abovementioned options.


  • To lead and build a team of leaders that provide an age-appropriate discipleship model for children aged 0-12 during Sunday morning Church services. ( 2 hours Sunday morning + 2 Hours prep)
  • To facilitate a weekly Kids Club or similar program to serve local children who are not currently engaged in church activities. (1 hour program, 3 hours prep)
  • To lead and develop a youth leadership team to run an age-appropriate discipleship model that includes a weekly youth gathering and encourages each young person to step into the unique calling that God has on their lives.(1.5 hours program + 2.5 hours prep)

Our Youth and Children’s Worker will:

  • Work under the direct supervision of the Executive Pastor.
  • Supervise Voluntary leaders in Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry and Children’s Outreach.
  • Provide regular reports on activities of the Youth and Children’s Work
  • Actively conform to and ensure the church follows  the Church’s ‘Safe Church’ policies
  • Participate in an annual Performance Review 


This position is renumerated pro-rata in line with the Baptist Union remuneration guidelines at between 60-70% of Senior Pastor wages depending on skills, training, and experience. This puts the hourly rate between $26 and $31 plus a personal expense allowance of $45 per week.

The position is entitled to five weeks annual leave and up to 60% of the wage may be taken as an exempt fringe benefit.

This position is initially a 12-month appointment, with an annual performance review process to address performance against the role profile.  

Applications for this position can be sent to