Job opening: General Secretary
Exciting ministry position open: General Secretary of the Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Aotearoa.
SCM Aotearoa is a progressive, inclusive, ecumenical organisation which connects, encourages and inspires students to explore their faith in an open-minded and justice-focussed environment. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated person who can nurture and administer the national movement as well as provide encouragement and practical support to growing groups on campuses around the country.
The General Secretary reports to the AGM and to the national executive (the National Co-ordinating Group). The role is based at the national office in Wellington (this is negotiable).It is a national position which would require domestic travel with the possibility of some international travel. The ideal candidate will have a background in youth work or church work. Proven administrative skills and self-motivation are essential. Ability to build rapport with students and work with a wide range of people is essential. Good understanding of the church and of church and ecumenical networks is an advantage.
This is a half-time equivalent position with a $22,000 salary.
For a full job description and application contact the SCMA National Office: email@example.com www.scm.org.nz
Applications close, 25th November 2013. The position begins on February the 1st 2014.
SCMA is an equal opportunity employer.
SCM National Conference 2013- Applications Open
You are invited to join us for our annual conference which will be full to bursting fun, festivities and felllowship. It will be from the 6th to the 8th September Home of Compassion Island Bay, Wellington.
That they may all be one, is our theme for this year which will be richly explored by our Guest Speaker: Rev Prince Devanandan. Prince is the Mission and Ecumenical Secretary for the Methodist Church of New Zealand.
Activities will include: Bible study, discussion, worship, facilitation training and presentations.
Fee: $50 contribution towards the cost of the conference
Travel Subsidies are available
For more information check out the documents in the resource tab or contact the National Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, (03) 479 5445 or 0276999712
Women Doing Theology Conference
There is an opportunity to represent SCM Aotearoa at a regional level and attend a life-changing theological and leadership course.
WSCF-AP and CCA-Ecumenical Formation, Gender Justice and Youth Empowerment will jointly conduct an Ecumenical Leadership Development program called Women Doing Theology (WDT)’s workshop with theme“Breaking the Chains of Violence, A Journey towards Liberation and Transformation” from October 6-11, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of this workshop are,
· To build the awareness on the emerging issues faced by the women in Asia and the Pacific among the participants and particularly focusing on the issue of Violence Against Women (VAW);
· To empower and equip the women through the process of women doing theology by interpreting or re-read the bible from the women’s perspective;
· To nurture, strengthen and uplift each other by sharing stories and experiences;
· To coordinating possible ways of responding to the women’s concerns;
· To encourage the process of women doing theology as an alternative way of dealing with violence against women in local, national or regional context;
The criteria for the participants’ are: 1.Preferably between 20-45 years of age. 2. Knowledgeable about the situations and issues of violence against women that need to be addressed at national, sub regional and Asia Pacific levels.3. Strongly involve in SCM programs or with the Women ministry of the church. 4. With ability and commitment to share their learning when they return.
WSCF AP in collaboration with the CCA will take care of the board and lodging for the duration of this workshop. We will be grateful if your office/national movement can kindly contribute towards the travel cost of the participant by giving the indication in the registration form. This will be a sign of your ownership of the life and work of CCA and WSCF AP.
Check out the resource page for more information and to download the application form. Please register you interest with the National Office by the 16th of August: email@example.com