We’re Hiring: Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator

15 February

Reports to: Paul Dale (Senior Pastor)      

Hours: 3 days a week

Church by the Bridge exists to make mature disciples who will live for Jesus and love like Jesus. Integral to our mission is our communications strategy that seeks to connect people with a multitude of ministries designed to make, mature and mobilize disciples of Jesus.


The Communications & Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining our communications channels and database to enable people to connect with the mission and life of Church by the Bridge. Their primary role will be the co-ordination of all marketing across ministries as well as looking for new ways to innovatively add value to the ministry. 


  • A deep conviction to see disciples made and matured
  • Creative and strategic thinking
  • Project management and leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and knowledge of computers
  • The ability to discern strong visual design
  • Design skills to make simple graphics and website amends would be preferable but not essential.
  • A knowledge and love of social media
  • A proven track-record of delivering creative marketing campaigns
  • Some experience of mailchimp, garage band & elvanto is desirable but full training will be given


  • Co-ordination of marketing across Church by the Bridge
  • Weekly maintenance of church communication channels
  • Management of church database


1. Co-ordination of marketing

  • Manage workflow, including timelines for all marketing and event briefs as required
  • Write creative briefs for graphic designers
  • Sourcing graphic designers
  • Co-ordinate the production (e.g. printing, distribution)
  • Establish a vision for digital media
  • Establish, manage and maintain a social media strategy
  • Oversee the redevelopment of website and ongoing maintenance
  • Evaluation of communication & marketing strategy

2. Weekly maintenance of communication

  • Oversight of communications matrix
  • Upload sermons
  • Compile and send enews
  • Compile and print newsletter
  • Oversight of ‘church news’
  • Update notice board regularly
  • Update website regularly

3. Database management

Management of members database (Elvanto), including adding all new members and creating people flows
Creating reports, as required

Remuneration: in line with the recommendation of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney

Live out an active faith as a disciple of Jesus
An active prayer and devotional life
Attendance of a Church by the Bridge Sunday gathering
Meet with Pastor for support and accountability
Attendance at Prayer Meetings, Working Bees, Thrive Day etc.
Receive a performance review every 12 months, including a 3 month probation review

To apply for the role please send your current Resume along with an Application Letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria to Also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.

Closing date: Friday 10th March

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24 January

Christianity Explored

22 January

Jesus of Nazareth never held a political office, never wrote a book, never married, never attended university, and never visited a big city. He was a lower-class worker who died homeless and poor. Yet, in spite of all odds—obscurity, powerlessness, and execution—he is the most famous person in all of human history. Why?

Christianity Explored is a free 6-week course which gives you time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith – Jesus Christ. You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud, and you can ask any questions you like. Or, if you prefer, you can just come along and listen. Visit the Course website

Christianity Explored is available at various times throughout the year, on Monday nights at 7.30pm in the Hall at Church by the Bridge (Broughton Street, Kirribilli). Light refreshments are provided. Sign up for the Course

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christianity Explored for?
Christianity Explored is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people. Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, this course is for you. Everyone is welcome - from the most sympathetic believer to the convinced atheist. We will respect your background, culture and beliefs. Tell us as little or as much about yourself as you feel comfortable.

What goes on?
Light refreshments (antipasto/dessert) are provided at the start of the evening, so don't worry if you have to come straight from work. The course is normally run in several groups of six to nine people, and after briefly discussing the course material from the week before, there is a talk or DVD on the theme for that week. Then the groups discuss any questions that have arisen, and the evening ends at about 9pm. Of course, if you'd like, you're welcome to stick around a bit longer for a coffee to discuss any further issues you might have. And you can ask any question you want, at any time during the course.

How long does the course last?
The course runs for 6 weeks, including a weekend (or day) away, when you can explore other areas such as the Bible, the Holy Spirit, prayer and the church.

Can I pull out if I want to?
Of course you can.

How much does the course cost?
Nothing - but some courses might ask for a small contribution towards any food provided.

Do I have to bring anything?
No, all course materials are provided.

Is it 'churchy'?
We hope not. It's not a church service. There's no praying, singing, or clapping, and you won't be asked to read aloud.

Am I going to get preached at?
Each evening includes a talk (or DVD) designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate discussion. Hopefully you'll find it challenging and amusing. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions.

Do I have to speak in the group?
Not if you don't want to. You are welcome to come and just sit and listen.

How is Christianity Explored different from other courses?
The focus on Mark's Gospel, with its emphasis on who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him, makes Christianity Explored quite different.

Why is the course run?
Christians count it a real privilege to explain the truth and relevance of the Christian message. We don't have all the answers but believe that we have exciting news to share about Jesus Christ.




Ed Yorston
Course leader

Serve in 2017

4 January