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Hi Church family,


We are inviting applicants for a range of roles here at Elim Church Dunedin. We are a growing church on a bicultural journey committed to discovering our potential as children of God and followers of Jesus. You can find out more about what it looks like to work at Elim Dunedin by watching the above video.


Please contact Barbara to express your interest in a particular role at office@elimdunedin.com. Please include a current CV and a cover letter.


Applications close Monday 12th September 2022.

Positions available:

Executive Pastor

PA to Senior Leader

Youth Pastor

Finance Manager

Pastoral Care Leader


Executive Pastor
3 JOHN 1:4

Hours: Up to Full Time

Video link: https://youtu.be/GmcNYTnVm5k


We are looking for a passionate spiritual leader, with strong administrative and systems experience.


Description: As 2IC, the executive pastor will provide operational and spiritual leadership to Elim Dunedin. You will work in strong partnership with the senior leader which requires a high trust relationship and environment. Our priorities lie in creating and nurturing a discipleship environment, building a healthy teamwork culture and maximising people’s gifts right across the community. The role requires excellent communication skills, self-awareness and a desire to connect with and empower others in their calling.


As Executive pastor, you will:

  • Sit on the senior management team, inputting planning for our strategic direction on a month-to-month basis, and making operational and tactical decisions to ensure effective week-to-week operational delivery

  • provide management for our pastoral team, ensuring they have all of the information, skills and training opportunities they need to thrive in ministry here.

  • Provide leadership and direction to events, ministries and building and mission projects.

  • Minister and pastor in a congregational context.


This role requires someone with at least five years of management and leadership experience. While experience in church-based employment or ministry may not be necessary, it will form a key part of your future as you take up leadership in a Pentecostal church.

Pastoral Care Leader

Hours: 20 Hours per week

We are looking for someone who loves people and wants to implement systems to ensure they are cared for as they face the realities of life.


Description: to ensure excellent pastoral care is delivered across our church, through life groups and in congregational settings. This role requires you to work well with teams and across departments, motivating staff and volunteers in the ministry of people care. While you will not be expected to conduct all of this pastoral care yourself, you will need to develop networks and contacts so we can appropriately support people through the realities of life. You will ensure there are strong provisions of support both through the church and clear pathways in connection with other local ministries and charities in the following areas (and others that may be your passion):


  • Over 65’s and their spiritual and community needs

  • Grief support and bereavement counselling

  • Mental health support

  • Marriage preparation, marriage and parenting training

  • Prayer and pastoral care ministry

  • Financial and practical support for those in need


This role includes the administrative responsibility for weddings, funerals, new babies, and baptisms. 

Youth Pastor

Hours: 20 Hours per week

Video Link: https://youtu.be/8T1079zRRwE


We are looking for someone who will courageously lead and inspire our young people in their journey with faith and life.

Description: To lead and inspire our youth between the ages of 11 and 18, in their journey with Jesus. This role requires someone with excellent connection and leadership skills, communication ability, and who enjoys working with people with a diverse range of strengths and responsibilities - both amongst the youth and their parents.


You will be responsible for our midweek youth program, and our Sunday intermediate and senior’s programs. You will need to envision the leadership team to carry the ministry with you. There is also the potential for this role to grow with wider church leadership and management responsibility if the right candidate comes forward. Previous leadership experience in ministry or youth work is preferred.

Personal Assistant to Senior Leader

Hours: 20 Hours Per Week

Are you hungry to learn and grow in your calling, while serving a senior leader and enabling him to be most effective?

Description: you will provide robust administrative support to the senior leader to enable his focus on leading the church. The role requires that you are skilled in using technology, managing multiple calendars and that you can manage a clear and simple system for organising documents, contacts, events and projects. You will plan meetings, and where necessary attend them. You will maintain contacts and facilitate ongoing relationship development. You will help keep the senior leader informed and monitor progress on projects. You will be able to problem solve, and provide creative solutions, sometimes in urgent contexts. Confidentiality and trust are expected as part of the role.

Finance Manager

Hours: 16 Hours Per Week


Description: The ideal candidate will have extensive Xero experience, a high attention to detail, and discretion. You will work oversee the accountant to ensure the accurate presentation of Income & Expenditure reports on a monthly basis. You will process our fortnightly payroll. You will ensure all financial processes are implemented and quality controlled. You will compile reports, and construct and maintain projections as we plan 1-3 years out. You will maintain healthy communications with our donors, including providing them information as required on their donations. Any additional finance interests or skills are a bonus.



Interning at Elim Dunedin 

If you choose to intern at with us you will need to complete an Elim Leadership College (ELC) programme as part of your internship. These are programmes that teach Christian leadership and ministry while developing real-world skills. Internships are between 1-3 years and are always connected to a ministry in the church. 

what the ELC Programme looks like 

has three internship programmes each of which builds on learning gained in the previous years to form a progression from years 1 to 3. 

How do I become an intern?
  1. Pray, asking God for clear direction as to whether Internship is where He is calling you.

  2. Talk to Gabe, share what God has shown you and ask for their confirmation of the call.

  3. Read the information on our website.

  4. Agree with Gabe on the ministry area you will serve in and discuss the responsibilities you would have.

  5. Discuss a potential supervisor and mentor with Gabe.

  6. Once the supervisor and mentor have agreed to these roles, they need to read the Supervisor and Mentor Handbook.

  7. Complete the application form and the police vetting form.

  8. Gather the required documents and signatures to accompany your application.

  9. Send in your application. Email it to info@elc.org.nz or mail it to PO Box 58-644, Botany, Auckland 2163.

  10. Throughout the application process, continue to pray for God’s leading and wisdom.

Once ELC receives your application, you will be notified by email and advised of the next steps in the enrolment process.

Let us know you are interested.

Thanks for submitting!