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Children's Ministry Leader, Nelson Tasman Bays Corps

  • Exceptional Ministry Satisfaction
  • Fantastic Team environment
  • Influence young lives for Jesus

Who doesn’t like Nelson!  Nelson is the jewel of the upper South Island boasting many desirable attributes; The Climate – up there with the highest sunshine hours in NZ, The Beaches – stunning golden sand and warm water, The National Parks – three at your door step, not to mention a thriving economy and a handy provincial rugby team – ‘Go the Mako’.

The Salvation Army Nelson Tasman Bays isn’t bad either but it is in need of a dedicated passionate Children’s Ministry Leader to continue to oversee and develop the established children’s ministry in the Nelson Tasman Bays region.

About the role

The purpose of the position is to provide leadership to the Children’s Ministry Team and to oversee the effective functioning and development of ministry and mission to children (0-12 years) across the Nelson/Tasman region. The CML will work as part of the Corps ministry team to ensure that a vibrant, child-friendly expression of ministry and mission is occurring in every facet of Corps life, meeting the needs of our children and implementing safety policy in order to protect our children. Areas of key focus include:

  • Outreach – continuing with, and discovering new ways to link with those currently outside of the church
  • Worship – providing meaningful worship experiences for children within the Corps
  • Discipleship – providing support for our young people to journey along the path of faith by providing programme, encouragement, whanau support, and mission experience.

This is a permanent position, 35 hours per week.

This is a ministry position within The Salvation Army and therefore is only open to applicants that are active soldiers.

Person Specification

  • Leadership experience
  • Must have a passion for children
  • Proven track record in ministry to children
  • An ability to build rapport with children and their families from diverse backgrounds and complex needs is essential


So, if you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the team in Nelson Tasman Bays then please email through an expression of interest, along with a C.V.  to:

From there, we will send out an Application Form and the Job Description. Applicants must already have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Permit as well as a full driver’s license and will be required to have their criminal conviction history checked for this position.

Applications close 5pm, Friday February 22nd.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider.  It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus.  The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.