Alpine Presbytery (Presbyterian churches in the top half of the South Island) is looking for a person (or persons) to host an exciting new initiative forming a new style of Christian community in Hanmer Springs, and providing hospitality to locals and visitors to the region.
This will include experimenting with different expressions of church, partnering with others to serve the local community, hosting Presbytery gatherings, exploring the future use of the St Andrews church building and site, helping the Presbytery grow in our theology of the outdoors, and hosting accommodation for visitors.
This is a 0.8 FTE position, initially for a 3 year term which includes some provision for housing, and it could be shared by more than one person with complimentary skills. We expect the Host to live in Hanmer Springs. The Host will be: highly relational, able to relate to all ages, cultures and demographics; hospitable and generous in character; able to facilitate spiritual conversations and activities; a strategic thinker and team player. They will also be able to help lead the next phase of the project developing the site. Building construction, and maintenance skills are an advantage.