Lead Pastor Full Time

@ Vanastra Community CRC
  • Huron East, Ontario View on Map
  • Denomination: Christian Reformed
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2022
  • Application closes: 28 February 2023
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    Job Description

    Vanastra Community Christian Reformed Church is prayerfully seeking a full time Lead Pastor, male or female, for a small congregation within a rural community. We are a young and welcoming church looking for a Pastor that will help in discipling the members of the congregation to fulfill it’s mission and vision. A mission and vision to empower all in their walk with God and to equip members to be the hearts, hands, and voices of Jesus to each other and in the community.

    We invite interested candidates to send their profile and/or requests for more information by email.

    Pastor General Responsibilities
    The Pastor will assist in the spiritual development of all members through preaching, teaching and discipling the congregates to equip them to be the hearts, hands and voices of Jesus in our .community.

    Specific Responsibilities
    1. Preaching
    a. Develop weekly biblically based and engaging sermons
    b. Work alongside the Worship Committee to prepare services
    c. Administer the Sacraments
    d. Be an effective communicator
    e. Participate in pulpit supplies as needed

    2. Teaching
    a. Teach Catechism and Profession of Faith classes as needed
    b. Teach Marriage classes and New Members classes
    c. Work alongside Council and Program Leaders in the church to plan and ensure discipleship programs for all age groups in the church

    3. Shepherding
    a. Meet and engage with all members of the congregation through regular home visits
    b. Visit congregation members through life transitions i.e. deaths, births, sickness, etc.
    c. Build and fostering relationships among others
    d. Provide general counseling and refer to professionals as needed
    e. Conduct Christian funerals and Wedding ceremonies when requested

    4. Leadership and Administration
    a. Attend regular Council and Executive meetings
    b. Lead and encourage Council Members in their faith and leadership development ie regular devotions, annual council retreat
    c. Attend Elder and Deacon meetings as required
    d. Attended Classis meetings as needed
    e. Work well alongside other church staff under the oversight of council
    f. Engage in ecumenical activities
    g. Participate in an annual review with council

    Qualifications
    1. Be a committed Christian devoted to the Word.
    2. Be an ordained Pastor of the Chrisitan Reformed Church.
    3. Possess a heart for youth and young families and be personable with people.
    4. Work well with leadership in the church.
    5. Committed to a devotional relationship with God and helps congregate develop their devotional relationship with God.
    6. Encourage people how to relate faith to their daily lives.
    7. Be compassionate, caring, and sensitive to the needs of others while maintaining confidentiality

    Compensation
    Vanastra Community CRC is prepared to offer our new pastor a salary based on the CRC Ministers Compensation Survey. Included in the compensation package is a housing allowance, pension, medical insurance, Canada pension, travel mileage, continuing education funds and time allotted, a sabbatical policy, vacation time and Minster’s retreat funds

    Application closes: February 28, 2023

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