Who are we?
Grace Community Bible Church (GCBC) is a reformed evangelical Church located in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We are a multicultural church consisting mostly of families with young children and individuals who love the Lord and seek to obey him. GCBC holds a high view of scripture as the sole, inerrant and all-sufficient word of God through which God’s plan for salvation and our sanctification has been revealed to us.
What does the role entail?
We at GCBC are an eldership led church that holds to a biblical view of plurality of Elders and we are looking for a Teaching Elder/Pastor to join our team of Elders in leading GCBC towards Christ-like maturity (Ephesians 4:11-14).
- The primary role of the Elder/Pastor will be to labour in the study, preaching & teaching of God’s word at GCBC. (1 Tim 5:17,18)
- You will also join the fellow Elders in shepherding (1 Peter 5:1-3) the flock at GCBC by protecting, feeding, leading and caring for the congregation through the ministry of the word through preaching, one on one discipleship, evangelising, biblical counselling, prayer, practical care and other such avenues in accordance with your gifting.
What are we looking for?
- Firstly, you must be Biblically qualified for this role as per (1 Tim 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9).
- Must have completed ministry training at a theologically reputable Seminary/Bible College
- Your theological position should align with that of GCBC (GCBC Doctrinal Statement)
- The gift of preaching (Expository Preaching)
What is the most important to us?
- As a servant and under-shepherd of the great Shepherd, your gifting in ministry and skills are secondary to your character. (Phil 2:3-8). An exemplary spiritual leader strives to be more humble, gentle and patient as our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Evidence of an intimate walk and communion with God resulting in a growing love and desire for Christ and His word
- A genuine love for God’s people and utmost care for them. A desire to see people grow into the image of Christ and see the lost saved.
What does GCBC offer?
- GCBC offers you a fulltime role for which you will be remunerated for your labour (1 Tim 5:17)
- You will be joining a team of supportive fellow elders and deacons who love the Lord Jesus Christ and whose lives are committed in their submission and obedience to God’s word.
How to apply?
Please use the below form to submit your application. We ask you to attach the following:
- Testimony of Salvation
- Brief statement of your spiritual life as a Christian up until now (experiences of God’s faithfulness, discipline and love, spiritual growth, failures, struggles and victories, etc)
- Two references
- Details of the last two churches you were a member of
- Link/attachement of a recent sermon you preached