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Associate Minister

City on a Hill Ballarat

The story so far

City on a Hill began with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God. Since our inception in Melbourne in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God’s grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of ‘knowing Jesus and making Jesus known’. City on a Hill now meets across ten locations in six cities.

City on a Hill Ballarat began in 2022 as a small group of men, women and children in a living room, praying and hoping to start a church for the sake of sharing Jesus in this city. Since then, God has grown us in size and in faith, still committed to that same mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known.

In the season ahead, we see City on a Hill Ballarat continuing to grow and mature as a church. Our heart remains to reach Ballarat with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus, and in order to serve this mission we need to grow the team with godly and passionate people exercising their God-given gifts for His glory.

Role description

The Associate Minister will be someone of exceptional character and with a broad level of competence – an all-rounder capable of crafting bold, imaginative and practical strategies to further God’s kingdom. This is a significant appointment in providing strategic and practical support to the City on a Hill Ballarat Lead Pastor. The Associate Minister will play a role in coordinating our Sunday services, and in the ministry life of City on a Hill in Ballarat with a particular focus on our Gospel Communities ministry.

The Associate Minister will be based in Ballarat and will report to the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Ballarat. This is a paid, part-time position of 2-3 days per week, with actual engagement to be agreed with the successful applicant


  1. Playing a visible role in City on a Hill Ballarat community life, pastoral care, leadership, and preaching in Sunday services.
  2. Coordination of our Sunday gatherings, in conjunction with the Lead Pastor.
  3. Providing leadership, training, discipleship and pastoral care to the members of City on a Hill Ballarat, with a particular focus on the Gospel Communities ministry.
  4. Cultivate a culture of safe ministry for all people involved in ministry at City on a Hill Ballarat, upholding all safeguarding policies and practices in partnership with Movement leadership.
  5. Management of various projects in partnership with the Lead Pastor (eg. Search for permanent venue, coordination of church camp, oversight of internal systems and processes, etc.)
  6. Be a valued participant in staff events and community life at City on a Hill Ballarat and the wider City on a Hill Movement.


  • A demonstrated love for Jesus and his people.
  • Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of the church as a member of City on a Hill Ballarat.
  • A robust understanding of the Scriptures, with formal theological education desirable.
  • Able to preach in a manner than rightly handles the word of God.
  • Fulfil the qualifications of an overseer/elder outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:7-9, and display the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22.
  • Able to communicate, manage time and self-direct to manage duties effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.
  • A ‘gospel confidence’ that boldly trusts in God’s saving power while seeking to innovate in order to mature existing people and reach new people through ministry.
  • Able to maintain trust and confidentiality when handling sensitive information.


All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Working with Children Check, complete a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude them from the role, and uphold the standards outlined in the City on a Hill Code of Conduct.


To apply for the role please send your current resume along with an application letter addressing the key skills, competency and character requirements to Also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.

For more information, please contact us on 03 9640 0990, or email

Applications close: 2nd June, 2024