Jobs available at Mangapapa Union Parish


Church Leader Vacancy

Nestled on the stunning East Coast of the North Island, Gisborne is a vibrant and welcoming community with so much to offer.  With a rich history and culture, Gisborne is home to many beautiful beaches and abundant outdoor activities, providing the perfect backdrop for a relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle.

We are a cooperating Presbyterian/Methodist parish with strong evangelical and charismatic heritage, nestled in a suburb of Gisborne, and we are seeking a full-time Church Leader who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and has been born again by the power of the Holy Spirit.  We believe that the filling and leading of the Holy Spirit is essential for effective ministry and a deepening relationship with God.  A strong foundation in biblical theology, with a deep understanding of the Bible and the ability to be able to effectively communicate its message to others is also a must, as we strive to faithfully proclaim and live out the message of the Gospel.

Our ideal candidate will be a NZ resident and have years of experience serving in ministry, with a track record of effective leadership and a heart for serving God's people.  They may be an ordained or lay minister, but they will be working in team ministry and must have godly character, be fully committed to living a life that is pleasing to God and be experienced in using the gifts of the Spirit.  They will also have a sense that God is calling them to this leadership role and to our church.  We believe that true leadership in the church can only come from those who have been divinely appointed to lead.

Our ideal candidate will:

   •   Be born again and have a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ
   •   Be a Bible-based teacher, with deep understanding of, and able to apply, God’s Word
   •   Be Spirit filled and led
   •   Encourage the ministry and gifts of the Holy Spirit
   •   Have a passion for the Gospel, be outward focussed
   •   Love people, be a good listener and team player

If you meet these requirements and feel God is calling you here, then you can apply for the position by completing our Job Application Form and sending it with your CV and a covering letter to  


Church Leader Job Description - click HERE

Job Application Form - click HERE


Applications close Friday 9th June 2023.



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