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O God you led your holy apostles to go and make disciples in every place. 

Grant that by the guidance of your Holy Spirit, St Mary’s together with interested candidates may recognise the call to ministry with our community of children and families. 

May you uphold all work for the building of your kingdom through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.



Join St. Mary's Bardon Anglican Church as a Families Minister.

We are a spirit-filled Christian community dedicated to seeing children and families come to know Jesus Christ.

As a Families Minister, you'll focus on preschool and lower primary ministry.  

Your responsibilities include implementing Sunday School programs, outreach to youth and families, and team motivation.


We seek energetic and creative individuals who can lead and inspire. You'll be supported by our Priest in Charge and Parish Wardens, with mentorship opportunities.

Diocesan remuneration and licensing apply.

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Help shape a Christ-centred community.

Families Minister

Part - Time

16hrs Per Week

Ministry Position Description

Families Minister


Who are We

St Mary’s Bardon Anglican Church are a community of Christians who believe in the sovereignty of God, the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.  Our church ministries exist to build a sense of belonging and purpose.


The Ministry Role

A paid ministry role to assist development and growth in our children’s and families ministry. Families’ ministry is a dynamic role that adapts to seasons and waves. Current ministry is predominantly to pre school and lower primary and their caregivers.


Key Responsibilities

To Disciples Families by:

  • Resourcing and implementing a Sunday School Program 

  • Seeking and creating opportunities for outreach to children, youth, and families 

  • Assisting in Creative ministries

  • Strengthening and motivating a team



This role is open to all potential candidates and, although welcomed, is not dependent on formal ministry or theological training. We are looking for a candidate with the following attributes:

  • Previous experience within a ministry leadership role

  • Has the ability to effectively communicate the Gospel

  • Can mentor fellow workers, leading and inspiring them in the work of the ministry



The applicant for the position of Families Minister will be required to: 

  • Be a faithful and prayerful disciple of Christ, a role model for our children and youth. 

  • Be energetic and creative in ministry.

  • Be able to work in a team situation, and to lead where necessary. 

  • Have some level of theological and ministry training or be committed to gain such qualifications. 



Report to and be supervised by the Priest in Charge and Executive Team (Parish Wardens).  As well as a mentor relationship with a trusted Parish member external to the team in which you report.


Remuneration and Licensing

Remuneration will be in accordance with Parish Regulations Canon.

Licensing, if not ordained, will be subject to the application and approval of Authorised Stipendiary Lay Minister by the Archbishop of Brisbane.


Application Process

Applications can be submitted to


Applications will be subject to a reference check, a Working with Children check and Police check clearance – as per the Anglican Diocese of Southern QLD’s Professional Standards.

Applications close when the position is filled by a suitable applicant.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

  • A covering letter addressing your fit with the above position description – especially qualities/attributes and the key areas of responsibility – outlining the qualifications, experience and contribution you would bring to the role and to our church

  • A curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three referees who know you  well – people able to comment on your faith and ministry (eg. a ministry supervisor; a ministry peer who has worked with you; someone who has benefitted from your ministry/leadership...)

  • Answers to the questions below (Bullet points will suffice)


1.   Please outline your Christian experience: When and how did you become a Christian? What have been some of the significant points in your spiritual journey?

2.   Please give a brief outline of the key points of the Gospel, as you would explain them to:

i) A pre-school aged child,

ii) A primary-school child,

3. Please explain your understanding of biblical authority, and the place of the Bible in Christian ministry.

4. What are key factors in helping a child become and grow as a disciple of Jesus?

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