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Andrew Murray Congregation: Full-time minister

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The church council of Andrew Murray Congregation (Johannesburg) is prayerfully awaiting applications in order to fill the vacancy of full-time minister. “Diensleraars” with the specific “legitimasie” of “outreach” or “community development” are also welcome to apply.

Closing date: Tuesday 16 July 2024,12:00.

CONGREGATION’S PROFILE

Andrew Murray was founded in 1966 as an English speaking congregation with the aim of including people who were not of Afrikaans background into the life and ministry of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Through the years, the faith community has developed into a spiritual home and family for a large variety of people, from seekers to displaced individuals, for those who live alone and those with families of different kinds, for people with a variety of physical and other needs.

Andrew Murray has a close relationship with Echo Youth Development, sharing part of the church property with us. We also value close cooperation with other faith communities in the area.

The church and manse are located in Orchards, an established suburb of Johannesburg, just north of the CBD, close to excellent schools and universities.

At present, the congregation is made up of around 300 confessing members and 60 members under 18.

Andrew Murray is part of the Presbytery of Johannesburg.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  1. An ordained minister of the Dutch Reformed Church or other recognised Christian denomination.
  2. Somebody who loves God, themselves and other people.
  3. A spiritually mature person who lives in an honest relationship with themselves, who is adaptable and willing to learn and grow.
  4. Someone with a strong sense for liturgy who appreciates good church music.
  5. A person who enjoys diversity, who sees a colourful community as a gift from God’s hand, and who thrives in the complexity of building communities across differences.
  6. A person fully bilingual and proficient in Afrikaans and English.
  7. A leader who can operate very well in a team and who deals with the normal congregational administration and organisation in a comfortable manner.

DUTIES

  1. As prescribed in Art 9 of the ‘Kerkorde’.
  2. Other responsibilities as agreed with the church council and working groups.

REMUNERATION

  1. Synodical scale as guideline, taking experience and living conditions into account.
  2. Accommodation in a comfortable manse (‘pastorie’) on the church grounds.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Send us a brief letter of motivation for your application (max one page).
  2. A short CV (no longer than two pages) with three referrals and their contact details.
  3. Any links to two previous sermons/services led by you.
  4. Send your correspondence (in English) to: chairperson@andrewmurray.co.za

For more information, please contact Herman Kocks (chairperson of the church council) on 082 440 0149 or chairperson@andrewmurray.co.za


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