Communications Officer Job

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What will it take for future generations to become passionate about global mission? What will it take for the church to re-imagine her place in God’s plan of redemption? What will inspire the next wave of reformation, renewal and revival in New Zealand and beyond?

The answer: STORY.

Stories are what free our imaginations and enable us to dream in new ways. Story is what shapes how we see the world. And story is how we can ensure people not only know about mission, but see themselves a part of it!

We’re looking for a new Communications Officer who can help us capture stories of mission and convey them in a transformative way. You’ll be responsible for planning, editing and overseeing the production of a variety of mission publications that help tell the story of NZCMS and our work today. This requires both creativity and an eye for detail.


Applications close this October 20.

A job description can be downloaded by clicking here.

For more information please email Janet@nzcms.org.nz

Ethnic Communities Enabler

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The Anglican Diocese of Wellington and NZ Church Missionary Society are seeking to appoint the first Ethnic Communities Enabler (ECE)

Rapid social, technological and political changes in the world have acted as catalysts for migration and movement. New Zealand has increasingly become a multi-cultural society. About 25% of those living in New Zealand were born in other nations, and our close proximity and cultural makeup means our nation can be seen as a strategic gateway to Asia and the Pacific.

The Anglican Diocese of Wellington is seeking to build on its growing reputation for innovative approaches to mission. The mission of the Anglican Diocese of Wellington is to be a transformative, Kingdom of God movement of local faith communities. We care for the last, the lost, and the least. We are seeking someone to be part of what God is doing in the diverse and exciting cultural environment of the Wellington Diocese in order to see more followers of Jesus in ethnic communities while also increasing their representation and full participation in all parts of the Diocese and beyond. This position aims to provide a tangible way of growing the Kingdom of God among ethnic communities in the Anglican Diocese of Wellington by identifying current communities and looking for opportunities for development and partnership. The creation of this new role of Ethnic Communities Enabler is the first step of this vision.

To see this vision fulfilled, the Diocese is partnering with the New Zealand Church Missionary Society. NZCMS is a mission organisation seeking to mobilise the Church of New Zealand for God’s mission. We partner with individuals and churches who share a common vision, particularly Anglican churches. NZCMS is recognising the opportunities for cross-cultural mission within New Zealand and seeks to support the Church in New Zealand in growing in its passion and engagement for cross-cultural mission both locally and globally.


The Purpose

The three year role’s primary focus is to:

increase the number of disciples of Jesus in ethnic communities support leaders within existing churches as well as fresh expressions of church develop closer mission partnerships with other ethnic congregations and explore opportunities for growth and partnership help parishes and ministry units to better reflect the ethnic identity of their communities help lay and ordained leadership in the Diocese to recognise the ethnic bias within themselves and their congregations in order to consciously engage with those at the fringes of their communities and help those groups to grow in culturally relevant ways

This is a full time position based in Wellington.

Request a fuller job description can be downloaded by clicking here. Please send your application to steve@nzcms.org.nz with a CV, and a statement about your faith and personal approach to ministry. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Operations and Finance Manager

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Are you a strong financial administrator who is looking for an opportunity to put your skills to work in a much coveted role within a mission organisation? This is a unique opening that allows you to combine your keen eye for details with your passion for the big-picture of what God is doing around the globe! We are looking for someone who is competent in administration, office management and finances and who has the ability to oversee and manage various projects.

The New Zealand Church Missionary Society (NZCMS) is a mission community seeking to mobilise the Church of New Zealand for God’s mission. We are a team that has big vision and big ideas, seeking someone to help move us from ideation to implementation. We are looking for someone who is able to ask the right questions, identify pitfalls and challenges, help us move from idealism to optimistic yet pragmatic realism, and help oversee strategic activation. To this end, the Operations & Finance Manager will also assist the National Director as his Executive Assistant.


This role is well suited for someone who

Has the ability to self-manage Is a good administrator and can multi-task Is organised and has an eye for detail Is proficient with managing office finances and is familiar with financial systems Relates well to people from a wide range of backgrounds Is passionate about what God is doing around the world Has great communication skills Can problem solve and project manage


This is a full time position based in Christchurch. For more details download the job description by clicking here.

Please send your applications to steve@nzcms.org.nz. Applications close 20 July 2017


Released: 23 June 2017

Executive Director for AsiaCMS

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AsiaCMS is seeking to appoint an Executive Director who will take on the leadership role of an expanding missions agency.

AsiaCMS is part of a global network of organisations who obey the call of God to proclaim the Gospel in all places and to draw all peoples into fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They equip, train and send mission leaders to various people groups, cultures and countries in the Asian region.

They currently have a vacancy for an individual who can demonstrate the appropriate skill, experience and passion to lead AsiaCMS into its next phase of operations. In particular, they are looking for applicants with the following qualities:

Strategically lead and implement the mission and vision of AsiaCMS Build and lead a team of office-based and regional staff with individual specialisations; this includes direct oversight and annual performance reviews Build relations with wider CMS network, church partners and other stakeholders Identify, develop and implement a fundraising strategy for AsiaCMS

Please pass on the information to any relevant individuals or parties who you feel would be a good fit and benefit from this opportunity. If you would like more information please contact office@nzcms.org.nz. And please pray that God will bring the right person along for this very significant and strategic role.

Hope International School

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The Hope International School in Cambodia are currently looking to fill a number of positions starting in August this year.

The current needs are:

Secondary Principal Primary Principal Primary Teacher Secondary English Secondary Geography Teacher Librarian Guidance Counsellor Facilities Manager

For more details or to apply for any of these positions visit the school’s website by clicking here.

New job at Anglican Missions

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Here’s a new job opportunity from our friends at the Anglican Mission Board.

Anglican Missions is a non-profit organisation that seeks to fund and support overseas missions on behalf of the Anglican church. An exciting opportunity has opened up for an Operations and Projects Officer, with the right skills and experience to contribute to our Board’s strategic directions and business plan, including a key focus on climate change.

We are looking for a person with strong leadership skills due to their responsibilities as second in command to the CEO.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

Designing, overseeing, implementing and reporting on the Board’s Strategic and Operational plans; Assist the CEO to design and manage the Board’s approach and response to natural disasters, particularly in the Pacific region; Prepare high quality project ‘packages’ and assist with securing project sponsorships; Look out for better ways to connect groups to projects overseas; Excellent and sensitive team builder.


Project management experience – aid and development sector. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Excellent written, verbal and listening skills. Excellent at building and connecting great rapport within a team. Superb attention to detail and organisational skills. Creative problem solving and flexibility.

Preferred but not required:

Knowledge about Anglican church ethos Knowledge about overseas missions

Please send a covering letter and CV to Metua Takairangi, Executive Assistant to the CEO at office@angmissions.org.nz  or  call  (04) 473 5172.  Our website is www.angmissions.org.nz

Vicar and Associate Minister Positions in Asia

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Here are two job vacancies in South East Asia. If you know of someone who might be interested in these positions, please send them this page.

All Saints Church would like to welcome a new Vicar and Associate Minister to their team. We are a vibrant church, serving the English speaking Christian community of our large South East Asian city. Our ±250 members come from different countries, cultures and denominations, yet together we serve Christ and each other by “knowing and making known the love of Jesus.” We offer a wonderful congregation with which to be a part, with salary plus benefits including housing.

Key responsibilities:

To lead and pastor one of the two Church centres and the congregations who meet there. To work as part of a Ministry Team and for the Vicar, to lead this team To disciple our church members and evangelise other English-speakers To further develop our small group ministry To strengthen our witness in the English language schools and this community For the Vicar, to lead the church in the further development of the church land

Essential qualities:

Strong English speaker and must be an ordained Anglican Priest Ability to work as part of a team Leadership and pastoral experience, cross cultural and multi-denominational skills Willingness to come to South East Asia through a mission agency


For more details please email office@nzcms.org.nz

Job Opportunity: Personnel Director

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Is God calling you to join our team?

Are you passionate about cross cultural ministry? Are you a warm and caring people person? Have you experienced living in another culture? Are you organised yet flexible? Could you manage the adventure of travel within New Zealand and overseas? Do you have the right to live and work in New Zealand? If so, NZCMS needs you!

We are looking for a Personnel Director to join our team. This role is primarily about offering care and support for a number of our many Mission Partners who are scattered across the planet. That includes providing pastoral care, administrative support, risk management and crisis planning support, and cross-cultural advice. The role also involves intentionally seeking and identifying suitable people as Mission Partners, placing them in locations as set out in the NZCMS Strategic Plan, and developing and maintaining effective relationships with them as well as with the Church in New Zealand and our placement partners overseas.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual, or even a couple who could share the varied responsibilities involved in this role.

The New Zealand Church Missionary Society – NZCMS for short – is an evangelical mission community seeking to mobilise the Church of New Zealand for God’s mission. We are primarily linked to the Anglican Church though we also work with other churches with which we share a common vision. Our passion is to see God’s people taking the whole gospel of Jesus to the whole world.


A full job description can be downloaded by clicking here.


Please email any questions to our National Director Steve Maina. Applications, including a detailed CV with contact details for three referees and covering letter, must be received by 30 October 2016 addressed to National Director, NZCMS: steve@nzcms.org.nz

Preschool Teacher needed in Cambodia

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The Hope International School in Cambodia is looking for a suitably qualified, passionate and creative Preschool teacher to come and join the team. The role would be working with the 3 and 4 year old programme as part of the elementary/primary team.

Hope International School is a vibrant, nurturing school community with a vision to see students impact the world for Christ. Hope School exists to support missionary and Christian expatriate families from over 20 countries, working with the people of Cambodia and surrounding regions.

You have the opportunity to come and serve these amazing families by using your skills and experience as an Preschool teacher. All of our teachers are provided with a living allowance to cover the costs of housing, utilities and day to day expenses.

Contact them now to find out more about this exciting opportunity!