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Community Pastor

City on a Hill Brisbane

Applications closed Monday 23rd November 2020


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 is now a movement of churches meeting across seven locations in four cities – including Brisbane, a church which began in 2016, and is now a community of over 350 people.
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 Community Pastor will be a gifted community builder who is passionate about developing and deploying Christian leaders. They love the Bible, investing in future leaders and want to see God’s grace experienced by the community at City on a Hill: Brisbane.
The Community Pastor will join the team at City on a Hill: Brisbane with specific oversight of the second strategic priority of our ministry activity seeking to ‘grow communities of life, love, and maturity’. This primarily includes our Gospel Communities, but will oversee teams who manage our connections process, newcomer events, training events, pastoral care team, prayer ministry, and future ministries that land outside of our Sunday services.
The Community Pastor is a full-time paid position, based at City on a Hill: Brisbane and works closely with, and reports to, the Lead Pastor.


  1. COMMUNITY – 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. CONNECTIONS – Ensure the smooth and efficient integration of new people into City on a Hill’s community through connections, welcoming, newcomer events, and processes.
  3. CARE – Raise up a pastoral care team to support members of City on a Hill Brisbane who are in need of additional emotional, practical, relational and spiritual support.
  4. PRAYER – coordinate our regular prayer gatherings and oversee our prayer teams.
  5. COMMUNICATIONS – Helping to tell the story of all that God is doing through our church community by overseeing our communications team.
  6. MISSION – championing ‘making Jesus known’ through pioneering mission activities by supporting volunteer teams and equipping members in sharing the gospel.
  7. PASTOR – Join the team of pastors at City on a Hill: Brisbane and help to feed, lead, protect, and care for the church. This includes regular preaching in our gospel gatherings.


  1. A deep love for Jesus.
  2. A warm, personable and pastoral demeanour with a strong love for people.
  3. Fulfil the qualifications of an elder as laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
  4. Completed, or in the process of completing, formal theological training.
  5. Experience in leading leaders and volunteers.
  6. A commitment to work in close relational proximity with the Pastors, Staff, and key leaders of City on a Hill: Brisbane
  7. Demonstrated ability to cast vision, recruit, coach and deploy leaders in order to ‘equip the saints for the work of ministry’ (Eph. 4:12)
  8. A ‘gospel confidence’ that boldly trusts in God’s saving power while seeking to innovate in order to reach new people through ministry.
  9. Live a committed, prayerful, holy life of dependence on God in Christ.

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

Applications closed Monday 23rd November 2020