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Positions at Mapuru Christian School, Arnhem Land

Mapuru Christian School is described by its principal, Linda Miller, as the most progressive school in Australia. It is a place where ‘inclusive’ means having a worldview that is broad, generous and comprehensive. Linda is looking for staff who are keen to experience what Mapuru in Arnhem Land has to offer. See the details below, or meet and chat to Linda at the Common Dreams Conference in Brisbane.

MapuruAre you an experienced EAL/D teacher who loves developing students’ early literacy & numeracy skills?
Do you hold deep respect for Yolnu values, histories and languages?
Are you enlivened by the prospect of working collaboratively in teaching teams?
Are you a practical person who can develop creative, purposeful learning for students living with their families on their ancestral estates?
Are you interested to become part of our succession planning team for Teachers, Specialist Teachers and Teaching Principal?
Are you a committed teacher who holds an inclusive Christian worldview?
We invite you to consider joining our team at Mäpuru Christian School
Expressions of Interest are sought for the position(s) of:
Relief Teacher
English as an Additional Language Teacher, Yrs 1—10
Mäpuru Christian School has vacancies for EAL/D relief teachers who are keen to work collaboratively with Yol?u co-teachers. Relief teaching positions are available for short periods with a view to developing an ongoing relationship with Mäpuru, and to take up full time positions as they become available.

Mäpuru is in NE Arnhem Land and is a unique, beautiful and very remote tiny town of about 100 people inclusive of 40-50 students.  There is no alcohol, drugs or domestic violence and the children are enthusiastic learners.  We follow an innovative Elder and community guided bi-literacy and bi-cultural curriculum that involves much learning on country.

You can find out more about Mapuru by contacting Linda or visiting the website:

Linda Miller, Teaching Principal: Ph: 08 8970 4996
Email: linda.miller@ntschools.net
PMB 301, Winnellie NT 0822

To learn more about Mäpuru visit: www.arnhemweavers.com.au

If you open the Cultural Tours tab, you can see stories written by visitors to Mäpuru about their experiences, year by year. 

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Exciting Ministry Opportunity

The Joint Nominating Committee has today asked me to share the following with you in the hope that appropriately skilled, experienced and motivated people will apply for the position of Minister at St Michael’s in Collins Street Melbourne. Please pass on this invitation to people you think could apply…..if only I was younger! 

Collins St 2St Michael’s Uniting Church is located in the heart of the world’s most liveable city – Melbourne Australia.

A rare opportunity has become available for an experienced Minister who embraces contemporary, progressive Christian theology and has an understanding of the factors that contribute to psycho-spiritual wellbeing in us all.

You must be an experienced, soundly-researched and inspiring preacher who understands the opportunities a well-resourced city church can offer.

Collins Street 1You will also

  • Have strong leadership ability and dynamic communication skills
  • Be able to inspire, energise and promote growth in the congregation, the life of the Church and its mission
  • Be committed to ongoing theological education, integrating other disciplines, contemporary thinking and promotion of mental wellbeing
  • Promote inclusivity and multicultural understanding
  • Nurture people in faith and spiritual development
  • Demonstrate experience, creativity and innovation in the development, management and evaluation of community projects
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with others in the Uniting Church in Australia and beyond
  • Understand the dynamics of a city church where all are accepted
  • Show how you have supported pastoral care initiatives

Collins St 3For further information or to apply, please email applications@stmichaels.org.au for a confidential response. Closing date: 14 October 2016

Position advertised – progressive ministry

Ministry Opportunity of a Lifetime!

St Michael’s Church is located in the heart of the world’s most liveable city – Melbourne, Australia.

A unique opportunity has become available for a Minister who embraces contemporary, progressive Christian Theology and has an understanding of the dimensions that contribute to psycho-spiritual wellbeing in us all.

You must be a very well researched and inspiring preacher who understands the opportunities a
well-resourced city church can offer.

You will also

  • Have strong leadership ability and dynamic communication skills.
  • Be able to inspire, energise and facilitate growth in the congregation, the life of the Church and its mission locally and globally.
  • Be committed to ongoing theological education integrating other disciplines, contemporary thinking and promotion of mental wellbeing.
  • Be an advocate of the Jesus Seminar.
  • Demonstrate experience, creativity and innovation in the development, management and evaluation of community projects.
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with others in the Uniting Church in Australia and beyond.
  • Understand the dynamics of a city Church where all are accepted.
  • Show how you have supported pastoral care initiatives.

 

For further information or to apply, please email applications@stmichaels.org.au for a confidential response.

Closing date: 19 February 2016.

 

Job Offer – Milpara Project – Expressions of Interest Invited

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Project Coordinator – Brisbane

Preamble: The newly released 2013 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) census data about the Uniting Church in Australia reveals an organisation facing some tough questions about the future. Commentators have identified many reasons for a decline in church attendance and a growing lack of interest in the church as an important part of life and community. This problem is not restricted to the Uniting Church. Some progressive thinkers within the Uniting Church, have endorsed the Milpara Project which seeks to address the question of relevance by giving churches and their congregations a new way of relating to their communities by integrating their activities. 

Brief job description: The position of Milpara Project Coordinator consists of a person to assist with the development of the Milpara Project, currently based in the Acacia Ridge community and potentially in all communities. Milpara will encourage churches to share ownership and use of their facilities, help churches collaborate with local communities in capacity building and address some of the social needs of local communities. Milpara is independent of any church but its conceptualisation has come from members of the Uniting Church and the project is initially aimed at ensuring the continuing vitality and relevance of the Uniting Church. While this project is in its formative stage, interested individuals and groups are being engaged in the conversation about its development and the coordinator’s main responsibility will be to develop this conversation and engage in assisting congregations to develop ways to relate to their communities through the facilitation of practical activities. Continue reading