Two Lecturer/Ministry Formation Co-ordinators - KCML

1x Full–Time
(Dunedin is the preferred location for the full–time position, however Auckland–based will be considered)

1x 0.5 FTE
(Anywhere in New Zealand)

The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership (KCML) is part of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and was established in 2007. The Knox Centre continues the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment, tradition and practice of training and forming ministers and leaders since 1877. KCML is located within Knox College, in Dunedin. 

Its primary purpose is to form ministers and leaders for service in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and partner churches. We work in partnership with a variety of groups and relationships  – including Te Aka Puaho, Presbyteries, Global Mission, Presbyterian Youth Ministries (PYM), Presbyterian Children and Families Ministry (PCFM), and local congregations – to serve a cross-cultural church in a bi-cultural context.

Responsibilities

As a member of the KCML team, the Lecturer/Ministry Formation Co–ordinator will continually develop and implement programmes for ministry formation, leadership development, continuing professional development, and ongoing support for ministers, elders and other leaders and recognised ministries in the church.

This role requires lecturing in at least one (possibly two) of the seven subjects which comprise the NOM internship programme. The teaching load is complemented with a significant role in the ongoing formation and training of interns. 

The Lecturer/Ministry Formation Co–ordinator will contribute to the training and formation of LOM Probationers. 

The Lecturer/Ministry Formation Co–ordinator will engage at Presbytery/Parish level and deliver training and formation of ministers, elders, Local Shared Ministry, and laity whether that be in–person, online, or in written form.

He korero mou - About you

Ideally you will be a member of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand or a member of a church in the Reformed tradition in Aotearoa New Zealand; candidates from other traditions will also be considered.

Qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience

  • Highly developed demonstrable people management skills and proven ability to build, nurture and sustain interpersonal relationships together with self-awareness
  • At least five years in full–time vocational Christian ministry and leadership with strong preference in Aotearoa New Zealand – and current experience in Aotearoa New Zealand desired, especially since 2020
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in Christian Education, Ministry Formation and Leadership Development
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in communal and individual spiritual discernment disciplines/practices
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in bi-cultural; multi-cultural and cross-cultural ministries
  • IT and online learning demonstrable competence and experience
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills

Desirable 

  • Academic qualifications in theology, with a PhD or DMin being the preferred level of qualification
  • Active commitment to the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • At least ten years in full–time vocational Christian ministry and leadership with strong preference in Aotearoa New Zealand – and current experience in Aotearoa New Zealand desired, especially since 2020
  • Experience in effective congregational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand preferred
  • Preferred published research in relevant areas

The full list of experience and competencies required is outlined in the position description.

Me pehea te tuku tono | How to apply

  • Download the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership Profile

  • Knox Centre for Leadership and Ministry Lecturer/Ministry Formation Co-ordinator Position Description

Please provide a covering letter and CV and include referees.

Please include in your covering letter your top three choices of subjects you would prefer to teach in the NOM Internship Programme. Course descriptions of all subjects taught can be found here.

Please send your completed application to the Principal of KCML, geoff@knoxcentre.ac.nz before the closing date of Friday 17th February 2023, 5pm. (Please note – no late applications will be considered).

If shortlisted, you will need to be available for an interview in Dunedin in the week 21st – 24th March 2023.