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Senior Pastor

Apr 06, 2022

About the Senior Pastor:
The Senior Pastor of Trinity will be key in creating and executing the vision of the church. They will have strategies and a vision for reaching the community of Kelowna and growing the church in both number and spiritual maturity. They will have a shepherd’s heart for the staff and the congregation. They will bring clear direction and new life which will breathe excitement and expectation into the staff and church culture. Trinity is entrenched in the community as a cornerstone and desires to be even more of an outreach for those not yet here. Both mission work and volunteering are central to Trinity so the Senior Pastor must have a heart for this as well.
The Senior Pastor Responsibilities Include: 

  • Oversee all ministry activities, ensuring they align with church vision, values, goals, and objectives, including, but not limited to:

    • Providing Pastoral leadership through various paid and non-paid personnel, including spiritual development, discipleship, evangelism, and Pastoral care. 

    • Provide leadership and mentor other Pastoral and non-pastoral staff, for completion of day-to-day administrative and operational activities. 

    • Analyzing the effectiveness of ministry activities, recommend and implement changes based on findings.

  • Communication with the congregation and larger community, including but not limited to:

    • Developing, preparing, and delivering ministry communication in order to teach and shepherd members and adherents to a life-changing relationship with Jesus. 

    • Communicating church values within the community. 

    • Developing and maintaining a budget for the church and ministries. 

  • Oversee, guide, and shepherd people in their personal spiritual growth:

    • Develop, manage, and nurture new faith community members.

    • Create and develop plans to engage and encourage ministry members in their own personal spiritual growth.

    • Assist with the recruitment of church volunteers.

  • Other:

    • Receive feedback from others to ensure satisfaction. 

    • Attend required conferences and development programs. 

    • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You Bring: 
Education & Experience

  • Must have 10+ years of ministry experience with at least 3 of those being in a leadership role.

  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.

  • A Seminary Degree is required.

  • Must be theologically sound (MDiv would be highly preferred).

  • Must have large church experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The effective Senior Pastor will achieve the following goals as a teacher:

  • Pastor the church through shepherding and guiding large groups, encouraging and mentoring.

  • Preaching the Word by sharing in a large church setting what God has for the congregation. 

  • Be the Visionary for Trinity by seeing potential in ministry and individuals, setting the road forward. 

  • Cast the vision for teachings in a team setting for purposes of accountability and alignment with Trinity’s theology. 

  • Diligent preparation of teachings, creating space to hear God's voice for our church.

  • Teaching that takes a developmental approach, with the goal of life change, and every message fitting into the larger vision and direction of Trinity.

  • Teaching will be done with vision and discernment, which compel the church forward in action, not simply provide knowledge. 

  • Communication of teachings must be clear, dynamic, and accessible. Teachings will contain a spiritual depth that allows entrance into it from a diverse population of people with different backgrounds and levels of spiritual maturity.

The effective Senior Pastor will achieve the following goals as a leader:

  • Create and communicate a clear vision and direction which can drive and create cohesion between all teachings and ministries within the church.

  • Shepherd the church body into a new season of growth. 

  • Lead in being the dynamic communicator from the main platform. 

  • Encourage all organizations and ministries of the church to carry out the mission work of Christ as supported by the church. 

  • Mentor and assist other pastors, staff, and church leaders responsible for ministries such as youth, kids, mission work, fellowship, etc. 

  • Supervise, manage, and develop the church staff. Have a shepherd's heart and a listening ear to the past while able to point to the future.

  • Build relational equity in the community.

  • Able to build bridges between generations towards a common vision.

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Fits culturally with Trinity Church.

  • Fits as a family unit in Kelowna, BC.

  • Has a compassionate and servant-hearted attitude.

  • Understands team building and is able to mentor and equip others. 

  • Able to build community within the church and in Kelowna.

  • Has a good work ethic and is passionate about God and serving others.

  • Honest and trustworthy.

  • Authentic and humble. 

  • Is personable and approachable.

What it's Like to Live in Kelowna, British Columbia: 

Kelowna is located along the beautiful shores of Okanagan Lake, in the heart of the stunning Okanagan Valley. Kelowna is the province's third-largest metropolitan area (after Vancouver and Victoria), its seventh-largest city overall, and the largest in the Interior. It is the 20th-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Kelowna's estimated population in 2020 is 222,748 in the metropolitan area and 142,146 in the city proper.
The service industry employs the most people in Kelowna, the largest city in the tourist-oriented Okanagan Valley. In summer, boating, golf, hiking, and biking are popular, and in winter, both skiing and snowboarding are favorite activities at the nearby Big White and Silver Star ski resorts. Kelowna produces wines that have received international recognition. Vineyards are common around and south of the city where the climate is ideal for the many wineries.
There are lots to do in Kelowna! Check out the energetic downtown and beautiful waterfront boardwalk. Go on a tour of the many local Okanagan wineries, restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Hit the trails by bike, visit the historic Myra Canyon Trestles, or hike to the top of a mountain. Relax by the lake at one of the many beaches or take to the water for endless lake activities. Looking for farm-fresh food? Visit the farms, orchards, markets, or many local restaurants for delicious seasonal products grown right here. Looking to play a round? Book a round of golf at one of the 19 golf courses in the area!

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