Our Vision:- Growing great community
Our Values:- All people matter to God We need to grow We need to be in community We need to serve
Leith Valley is a growing community of people who share a common faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that He alone can meet the deepest needs of humanity, and that a dynamic and growing relationship with Him is the most important thing in life.
Sometimes you just need someone to listen. At Leith we have a team of compassionate and caring people who can provide help when most needed. As your church family we want to hear from you and see how we can help.
Employment Vacancy: Children and Families Coordinator
20 hours per week, beginning January 2017.
The key aim of this role is to oversee and facilitate Christian formation and pastoral care of all children from birth to the end of Year 6. There is also a strong emphasis on developing relationships with parents and caregivers and supporting them in their ministry to their children. One further goal is to work with the wider church towards integrating children into the congregation in a meaningful and lasting way.
This is a coordinator role and will involve some teaching but the emphasis is on resourcing and supporting our quality volunteers and continuing to develop this team.
The successful applicant will
· Have a passion and vision for children and faith formation.
· Have experience and success in team building and empowering others to serve.
· Exhibit excellent communication and organisational skills
For a full job description please contact the church office. Applicants should forward their CV and a covering letter to the Parish Council by Tuesday 1 November.
Most Recent Blog
Richard Dawson, 16 September 2016
The other day I ran up against one of those chaotic moments in life which makes you wonder where God is. A person turned in front of me at an intersection without looking and seemingly not understanding that straight through traffic had the right-of-way. I jammed on the brakes and just managed to stop in time but the dipping of my suspension meant that I touched her left hand bumper and did significant damage to it whilst leaving a little scratch on my bumper. She was suitably contrite and apologetic and I was left with her business card and that weird feeling that this shouldn’t have happened.
Later I was watching the Rio Paralympics which I’ve really enjoyed and heard a wonderful interview with our hero of the day, Sophie Pascoe. She said a remarkable thing. Referring to the accident which left her without the lower part of her left leg she said that she now felt that this accident was a blessing because it had lead to so many good things in her life! Amazing really. I’m sure she and her family didn’t feel that way for a long while but in the fullness of time something good has come of it.
I wonder if you’re in that place of regret right now? I wonder if you’re facing the fallout from one of those chaotic moments which has left you or a loved one damaged, maybe even permanently? I wonder if your life is full of regrets and ‘what-ifs?’ If that is the case can I say to you that God has not forgotten your suffering. Our God is a God who brings blessing out of chaos and loss. As with Sophie Pascoe it perhaps takes considerable time to see this come to fruition but it does, because we have a faithful God who is aware of the chaotic world we live in. Today, know that God does not leave us in this state of grief and shock but will work, in His time, to help us realise the triumph in the tragedy.
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267 Malvern Street
Leith Valley, Dunedin 9010
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