Mission Pastor

Part Time 3 Days A week (Negotiable).

Establish Church is a new church in Cronulla Sydney that wants to see hundreds of people establish life in Jesus, community around Jesus, and Mission for Jesus.  Over the last three years we have laid firm foundations, developed a young and vibrant leadership team, which has seen significant conversion growth and a growing body of mission contacts.  

To ensure we continue to keep mission front and centre as we push towards our vision to see 10% of the local area reached by 2025 we are seeking to employ a Mission Pastor who will mobilise and equip the saints for mission and build structures that can be multiplied as we plant more churches, and under God see 100’s of people establish life in Jesus, community around Jesus and mission for Jesus.

Position Purpose

The primary focus of this role is to lead our mission purpose areas, through providing oversight and leadership, multiplying leaders and teams, and the development of a strategic plan for the multiplication of these areas to facilitate planting.  


  1. Oversight & Leadership:
    As the Mission Pastor you will provide strategic oversight and leadership of the mission purpose area. As such, you will ensure that we maintain and develop:

    • Clear Initiatives & Plans, that annually pushes Establish Church towards our vision and goals under God.

    • Healthy Leaders & Teams, that are mobilised around that vision, by providing spiritual leadership, training, and coaching.

    • Effective Pathways & Priorities, that reaches our target group and recruits our members to live out the gospel on everyday mission. This includes oversight of some of our current priorities of Cronulla Life (Annual Mission), Life course and connect events.

  2. Multiplying Leaders & Teams:
    To ensure that we facilitate growth under God the Mission Pastor will be responsible for multiplying leaders and teams that champion our vision, mission and values. As such you will be responsible for developing:

    • Leadership Pipeline, that resources the vision by identifying, training and equipping leaders and teams.

    • Healthy Culture, culture within our mission teams that is infectious.

  3. Strategic Planning.
    As part of the ministry team, and along with the lead pastor, you will play a significant role in strategic planning for the planting of a second gathering, and subsequent plants. Along with the roles and responsibilities above, which will facilitate this in part, it will also include:

    • Development & Execution, of a strategic plan for multiplying mission across two gatherings.

    • Identifying & Training, mission area heads for subsequent gatherings.


The Mission Pastor will be someone who meets the general qualifications of 1 Timothy and Titus, and be a person who will agree with the theological convictions of Establish Church and be captured by, and seek to promote the vision, mission and values of the Establish Community.

  1. Essential.

    • A deep conviction for the lost.

    • A deep love for people and the local church.

    • Someone who actively seeks to connect with people and share their faith.

    • Have a good understanding of objections to Christianity with experience in teaching and applying the Bible in such contexts.

    • A gifted communicator and preacher.

    • Have entrepreneurial gifts, with an ability to analyse, strategise and problem solve.

    • Significant ministry experience leading and developing leaders and teams, as well as the ability to steward resource.

    • Have a BTh in Theology or Higher.

  2. Desirable.

    • Have experience in, and an understanding of Team Ministry (5M’s/Purpose Model) of ministry.

    • Have experience in writing, and/or running evangelism courses.

    • Have experience in raising financial support for ministry.



The role is currently Part-Time 3 days per week with a view of extending to full time as we grow. In the mean time, a Full-Time option may be possible dependent upon the candidates willingness to support raise, or tent-make.

Salary Package is calculated according to our remuneration guidelines and is dependent upon experience, qualifications and life package.

Applications Close 15th March

To apply or enquire more details about this job, please send a copy of your resume to our Lead Pastor Lee Murray at lee@establishchurch.com or call on 0414185996.

For more information regarding Establish Church feel free to have a browse around our website.