Empowered by the Spirit, we are to make disciples of all people of all ages, to the glory of God the Father.
– TGS Mission Statement

Full Time Assistant Minister

Start ASAP

Role based in Cairns, QLD

Interested applicants, please contact Rev. Cameron Wills (Senior Minister) on 0434 649 859 or via email at: cameron@tgs.org.au


The Good Shepherd Anglican Church Edge Hill (TGS) Leadership is looking for an assistant minister to join our team. We are keen to continue growing the congregation in spiritual maturity and in numbers, with a particular focus on discipling emerging leaders and increasing our impact in serving our local community.  Therefore, we are looking for a dynamic evangelical minister, who is a gifted preacher with strong pastoral skills, is able and willing to work collaboratively with the senior minister and the leadership team generally. The assistant minister would preach at both services regularly as well as primarily be responsible for leadership and oversight of our evening service, small groups and youth ministry.

Role Details

  1. Assist the Senior Minister
    • Accountable to the Senior Minister and working alongside him, the leadership team and other leaders in
      the wider ministry of TGS.
    • Primary responsibilities include:
      • Regular preaching at both Sunday church services.
      • Leadership of Sunday Night Church (SNC; 5pm).
      • Leadership and oversight for TGS Home Groups.
      • Additional tasks may be required to ‘share the load’ between all leaders (paid and unpaid) for
        the good of the body. These relate especially to when the Senior Minister is on leave or when tasks
        are of a general nature, relevant to the whole of TGS.
  2. Discipling of Emerging Leaders
    • Assist the senior minister to further equip lay members of the body of Christ for works of service (Eph
      4:11-12), e.g. Sunday church service and home group leading.
  3. Evening Service Oversight
    • Overall leadership responsibility for the 5pm service, including Oversight in the areas of service
      planning, music, service leading, rosters and pastoral care.
  4. Preaching
    • Faithful expository preaching on passages of the Bible with occasional topical preaching (informed by
      Biblical Theology). Currently, preachers deliver the same message at both morning and evening church.
  5. Christian living and example
    • He is to order his life to maintain a regular time for reading, study and meditation on the Word of God.
    • He is to be devoted to prayer.
    • He is also to ensure he spends adequate quality time with his spouse and family and to take proper
      periods of rest, recreation and holidays.
    • He is to set a godly example in Christian living.
    Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do,
    you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16)
  6. Accountability and Review
    • Directly report to the Senior Minister.
    • Meet regularly with the other leaders (including Wednesday morning leadership meeting, Wednesday office
      staff meeting, Bimonthly Ministry Unit Council meetings, etc.)
    • Annual performance review conducted by the Senior Minister and Wardens.
    • The precise components of the job description may be altered by mutual agreement.
  7. Other Expectations
    • Regular attendance at both services is expected to build relationships with all members of the TGS
    • Fill in for the Senior Minister when he is on leave.
    • Sundry tasks such as:
    • Writing Sunday Service prayers on a rotational basis with other leaders (e.g. one month in 6).
    • Writing the ‘Minute From a Minister’ (Short Topical/Biblical Input) on a rotational basis.
    • Building relationships with the Deanery, the Diocese and the wider Christian church – this may involve
      representing TGS in some forums and attending meetings as requested by the Senior Minister.