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Pastor Search
 

We are actively seeking a fulltime pastor to lead our congregation to replace our retiring pastor. We are looking for a spiritually mature man with a deep personal walk with Jesus, an engaging, enthusiastic individual who demonstrates sound biblical teaching and in depth preaching as well as vision.
Please contact us at afcpastorsearch@gmail.com for more information

Job Description

Anola Fellowship Chapel (AFC) in Anola, MB is seeking to hire a full-time Spirit filled male pastor to lead the Adults and Youth at AFC to a closer relationship to Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching and example. We are offering two options: a full-time, salaried position that is ¾ pastoral and ¼ youth minister; or a ¾ position that is only pastoral.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Elders in setting vision, planning, conducting, and evaluating church ministries.

  • Provide oversight of the day-to-day operations, administration, and ministries.

  • Provide leadership to the various ministries of AFC through prayer and ministry of the Word of God.

  • Inspire the church body to engage in ministry opportunities to reach out to the church and the unchurched in our community.

  • Equipping the congregation in the needs of members as well as community.

  • Deliver challenging sermons that are Biblically based on sound doctrine.

Preaching and Teaching

  • Be responsible for overseeing the Sunday morning worship service in co-operation with the Worship Team.

  • Responsibility of delivering the message on approximately 75% of Sunday mornings and expected to find pulpit supply for the remaining 25%.

Pastoral

  • Pray regularly for the congregation and community and maintain a prayer support base.

  • Provide pastoral visitation and short-term counseling.

  • Provide crisis availability and intervention.

  • Provide ministry through weddings and funerals.

  • Disciple-maker – Able to coach followers of Jesus in taking next steps in their spiritual growth.

Optional Youth Ministry ( ¼  time)

  • Lead our students in their spiritual growth through weekly youth group meetings; including (but not limited to) social activities, teaching times, small groups, one-on-one discipleship, and opportunities to serve.

  • Provide pastoral care for our students, as well as for their families and encourage them in their relationship with their youth.

  • Recruit, train and develop youth leaders to assist in the ministry.

  • Be connected well with current issues, needs, and challenges that youth face today.

Qualifications

  • A humble servant-leader as described 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9.

  • Be a member of the church and support the mission and vision of the church.

  • Be in full agreement with, and live your life in congruence to, the Evangelical Mennonite Conference Statement of Faith.

  • Possesses good communication and relational skills and relates well to all generations. 

  • Able to gain consensus on a team, drive team collaboration and cohesiveness, and willingness and ability to diffuse conflict.

  • Clear call to vocational ministry

  • Technical computer literacy

Education and Training

  • Preference given to those with a post-secondary theological degree and formal training in Pastoral ministries and theology.

  • Related pastoral experience an asset.

Professional Development

  • Encouraged for continued growth in readiness for every good work (1 Timothy 2:20-21). This may include further study, a deeper personal walk with God, taking better care of their health, or growth in relationships.

  • Willingness to perform a yearly review and evaluation of your ministry by the Board of Elders, and to develop Professional and Personal Development Plans to map your continued growth in ministry.

  • Be accountable to at least one other person, for example a mentor or a colleague in ministry.

 

Application Requirements

1. Send resume to afcpastorsearch@gmail.com.

2. Resume should include:

a. A cover letter.

b. Work & ministry experience.

c. Level of Biblical education.

d. A minimum of three references (ministry, personal, & local church).

3. Provide your personal statement of faith.

4. A Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Theology, or equivalent; Masters of Biblical Studies, Theology, or Ministry preferred.

5. Legally entitled to work in Canada

EMC Statement of Belief

Visit the EMC website for our statement of belief found at:
https://www.emconference.ca/what-we-believe
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