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Come join our Tribe!  

Matamata Baptist Church is seeking an Associate Pastor to join the leadership of a small-town church that is having a big impact on the Matamata community.   

It is a challenging and exciting time for our Church.    

Every week hundreds of people come through our doors to engage with one of our thriving ministries.  For us, this looks like a team of volunteers making hundreds of school lunches that are distributed to local schools every Monday; babies and toddlers rocking along to Mainly Music so their Mums (and Dads!) have an excuse to connect with other adults on Wednesday mornings; boys doing boy stuff at ICONZ on Friday nights; and ending the week by handing out up to 200 free meals so that families doing it tough can have a hot dinner every Sunday night.  

At the same time, our core ministries such as kids' church and youth group are stretching at the seams. We are seeing an increase in members of our church stepping up to serve. We're looking for someone to join the staff team to support what God is doing here among us.

We are open to how your talents and giftings will complement those of our Lead Pastor and wider leadership team, but the primary focus of the role is to provide leadership over our Youth ministry, and its awesome team of volunteer leaders. The right candidate will have a passion to see young people inspired and challenged to grow in their faith and to help develop our youth volunteers in their capacity as leaders.

Alongside Youth Ministry, there is a significant opportunity to grow and develop your skill as a teacher/preacher. We're interested in providing real time "behind the pulpit", as well as good support to hone your skills if that is an area the right candidate wishes to grow in.


This is a unique pastoral leadership opportunity.


If you are keen to find a new tribe and step up to the challenge of Associate Pastor with us, give Declan a call (or email) to discuss. Come join us on our mission to build a community that connects people with Jesus! 


Contact: Declan Smith, Pastor 


Phone: (07) 888 8338

Applications will be assessed as they are received.



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