Associate Pastor Community and Mission

City on a Hill Melbourne East

Applications closed Tuesday 2nd March 2021


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 seven locations in four cities. In 2017, City on a Hill planted in Melbourne’s east, and since then this location has grown to be a thriving church that is continuing to know Jesus and make Jesus known.
While our story is characterised by constant change and growth, we have maintained an enduring commitment to Christ and his call on our lives in this generation. We are committed to raising up gospel hearted leaders, to build healthy churches, which will reach and serve cities with the gospel of Jesus.


The Associate Pastor, overseeing Community and Mission, will be an energetic and warm community builder who is passionate about developing and deploying Christian leaders to know Jesus and make Jesus known. They will be an experienced pastor with strengths in Bible teaching, leadership development and evangelistic entrepreneurialism.

The Associate Pastor will join the team at City on a Hill: Melbourne East with specific oversight of the second pillar of our ministry activity ‘community’. This effectively includes all the ministry of our church outside of our Sunday services. Our Gospel Communities are a key part of this, along with other midweek ministries and events. Importantly, our missional endeavours in evangelism and mercy through Many Rooms will also be under their oversight.

The Associate Pastor is a full-time role based at City on a Hill: Melbourne East and works closely with, and reports to, the Lead Pastor.


  1. Lead the Gospel Community ministry, shepherding and training existing Gospel Community leaders while setting up systems of recruiting, coaching, developing and multiplying new Gospel Community leaders.
  2. Ensure the smooth and efficient integration of new people into City on a Hill’s community through connections and newcomer events and processes.
  3. Oversee the delivery of other discipleship initiatives within our community including missional training events and courses and other community and youth programs, Lead and develop the leaders of these initiatives.
  4. Teach, train and develop the missional culture of our congregation, initiating new evangelistic endeavours and the scope of our mercy activities with Many Rooms.
  5. Join the team of pastors at City on a Hill: Melbourne East, exercising loving pastoral oversight across City on a Hill: Melbourne East.
  6. Embody City on a Hill’s vision and mission to know Jesus and make Jesus known to those within and outside of our church community.


  1. A demonstrated love for Jesus and his people.
  2. Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of City on a Hill.
  3. Completed, or in the process of completing, formal theological training.
  4. Fulfil the qualifications of an elder/pastor in 1 Timothy 3:1-8 including the ability to teach.
  5. Demonstrated ability to cast vision, recruit, coach and deploy leaders and volunteers in order to ‘equip the saints for the work of ministry’ (Eph. 4:12)
  6. Experience in pastoral ministry, with a strong initiative and self-starting mentality to contribute to a fast-growing environment.
  7. A robust theological understanding of and experience with discipleship, small groups and evangelism.
  8. A warm, personable and pastoral demeanour with a strong love for people.
  9. A ‘gospel confidence’ that boldly trusts in God’s saving power while seeking to innovate in order to reach new people through ministry.
  10. Live a committed, prayerful, holy life of dependence on God in Christ.

All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Victorian Working with Children Check, a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude them from the role, and uphold the standards outlined in the Anglican Church of Australia Faithfulness in Service code of personal behaviour for church workers.

Applications closed Tuesday 2nd March 2021