Westminster Chapel seeks an intentional interim Pastor as Stated Supply, who will be responsible to the Session. He will provide regular pulpit supply and work with Session and the Congregation to prepare the way for a new pastor. We seek someone who demonstrates a deep personal walk with God in his life and in his preaching, and is devoted to prayer and the reading of the Word. The term of engagement will be for no longer than one year, renewable at the request of Session and at the review of presbytery.
This is a unique, focused, short term opportunity. Ideal candidates may be retired pastors or pastors in a transition situation.
Westminster Chapel is in the Canada West Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
Our church began in 2001 and currently has about 125 members, which includes about 35 teens and children. Active professing members total approximately 80. To learn more about us, you are invited to visit us at https://westminsterchapelpca.ca.
We are located in Lethbridge, a growing city of approximately 100,000 people with a small town feel. Located a one hour drive north of the Montana border, two hours south of Calgary, and 1.5 hours east of Waterton and Glacier National Parks; recreation and the big city are not far away.
Candidates for this position must:
– Be ordained or able to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.
– Receive and adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures. Exceptions shall be provided in writing.
– Strive to meet the qualifications of Elder delineated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
– Strive to preach the Word in accordance with 2 Timothy 4:1-5.
Preaching and Teaching
– Plan and lead the worship services of the church as scheduled by Session, and review weekly song selections provided by the Music Coordinator. Two sermons per week, except for Community Group Sundays, is the norm. Opportunity for pulpit exchanges or supply exist.
– Preach and teach the Word of God as written in the Old and New Testaments; calling the congregation to personal faith in Christ, to repentance, spiritual growth, service, and evangelism through biblically grounded sermons and teaching.
– Administer the Sacraments, as scheduled by the Session.
– Attend Session as a guest; participating in discussion, sharing insight and suggesting direction.
– Work with Session to review and further develop vision and direction for the church.
– Familiarize himself with us, as congregation and session, and analyze who we are, identify problems, and help us prepare for a new pastor.
– Assist the Pastoral Search Committee in its work.
– Visit and counsel congregants as time permits or extenuating circumstances may require.
– Support and encourage the ruling elders in their work as Session.
– Officiate services for deceased members as requested and supported by Session.