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We are inviting applicants for the Student Pastor role at Elim Church Dunedin. We are a growing Pentecostal 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.

Job 1
Student Pastor

​We are looking for a passionate leader for our student and young adult ministry


As the Student Pastor, you will engage the student and young adult community of about 200 people at Elim Dunedin by overseeing the leadership, pastoral care, discipleship and evangelistic expressions of this ministry area.  Your role will be to enable people in this life stage to become people who prize God’s presence, who are present with each other and a presence in our city. This role requires strong leadership and pastoral skills, knowledge of the issues facing this generation and the wisdom and life experience to help people navigate these challenges.

As Student & Young Adult Pastor, you will:

  • Lead the development and growth of the Student/Young Adult community including pastoring the Sunday Night Service, social gatherings, discipleship groups, camps and outreach events

  • Lead people in this life stage to a strong and firm faith in Jesus Christ

  • Facilitate compassionate care, spiritual direction and pastoral engagement for those on a journey of faith, assisting them to navigate life’s challenges from a biblical perspective

  • Encourage the development of passionate relationships with the wider church in order to build faith and encourage one another, acknowledging that we are on a bicultural journey

This role requires someone with at least 18 months of pastoral and leadership experience. Relevant qualifications in Biblical Studies, Theology, Youth Work and/or Leadership will be highly regarded, as will experience in managing events.

Hours: 32 Hours

Applications close Monday 20th May at 5pm. 

Please send your CV and cover letter to

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Job 2


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 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!

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