Closing Date

Sunday, 3 October 2021




Burwood East, Melbourne, VIC

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Christian leader with a strong sense of discipleship and community building.

  • Support Senior Pastor Rev Dr Dale Stephenson at the Executive Ministry level
  • Provide leadership for the church staff and congregation of over 8,000
  • Engagement and mentorship of 275 churches across 13 denominations

The organisation

Crossway Baptist Church began in 1952 as a group of Baptist worshippers and is now the largest Baptist Church in Australia. The Church, under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Dale Stephenson, is renowned for its discipling and community approach, and currently features three campuses with another four in development; 8,000 members sharing 12 services each weekend, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Indonesia.  Russian is done through Satellite TV not as a gathered worship service.

The role

The role of Director of Ministries requires an experienced executive to provide leadership to the staff and community on an ongoing basis. This will allow Pastor Dale to continue his mentorship and capacity building of 275 churches across 13 denominations.

The Director of Ministries will be a high performing individual with a strong sense of discipleship and community building. They will bring a proven track record leading multi-disciplinary teams and an innate ability to engage with stakeholders across the congregation, clinical and social workers, administrative teams, clergy and donors and sponsors.

Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Be committed to the Values, Mission and Vision of Crossway Baptist Church.
  • Have excellence in work and in service, maintaining a clear understanding and approach to seeing best outcome of the Ministry.
  • Have the ability to engage in strategic thinking and think straight, talk straight.
  • Have thoroughness, inclusiveness and clear understanding of role.
  • Have an active compassion for those who have not yet come into the knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
  • Be committed to continued personal growth through prayer, worship, bible study, fellowship and personal holiness.
  • Have the ability to be open and flexible to new tasks that will arise in an atmosphere of progressing the church and ministry for the kingdom to another level.

To apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Crossway Baptist Church to lead the search for this role.  We invite you to read the position description here.  We also encourage you to visit the Crossway Baptist Church website here.

Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Crossway Baptist Church and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 3 October 2021.

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