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Pastor of Ministry Mobilization

Mar 15, 2018

Pastor of Ministry Mobilization

Millarville Community Church is looking for a Pastor of Ministry Mobilization. We’re a Bible-teaching church who wants is seeking a Christian leader to join our elder team to and help organize our church and position ministries to reach our community and world.

As a pastor, you will provide spiritual leadership to the 140 members of our country church. Your duties include preparing and delivering sermons twice a month, minimally, organizing and structuring services. You collaborate with ministry leaders to integrate music and other elements into church services. You will disciple, coach, coordinate, and mobilize congregants to reach out into our community and world.

You also provide care and informal counseling to church members, visit shut-ins, and assist all in the church community in crisis situations. In addition, working as a pastor may require you to officiate at special services like baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Job hours will be irregular, because you must divide your time between services, attending community events both in and out of the church and completing administrative duties.

Additional job responsibilities may include:

• Caring for church members one-on-one

• Overseeing all areas of the congregation’s ministry

• Supporting, overseeing and evaluating congregation, and staff

• Attending regular meetings to keep in contact with ministries

• Ensuring church facilities are maintained and operational.

 

To work as a pastor, you must have comprehensive knowledge of the Bible, good character, and a strong Christian faith. You also must be qualified for ordination by a church or an accredited body. Helpful skills include

• Ability to work as part of a strong leadership team

• Vision for the church and how it can meet our current world.

• Ability to work with people

• Impartiality

• Good listening skills

• Public speaking

• Compassion for struggles and concerns of others

• Ability to communicate clearly

 

How to apply for this position:

Send along the following materials before 5 p.m. MDT, April 6, 2018:

• Cover letter

• Resume

• Two-page essay outlining why you believe this job is a good fit for you and what your potential approach might look like

Address any queries to the Pastoral Search Committee: millarvillechurch@gmail.com.

Send materials electronically to millarvillechurch@gmail.com.

 

Mail materials to

Millarville Community Church, Pastoral Search Committee

Box 32

Millarville, Alberta

T0L 1K0

All inquiries and materials will be kept in confidence.

 

Visit www.millarvillechurch.org to learn who we are as Millarville Community Church.

Community Profile: Our church is a worshipping community, enabled by the Holy Spirit, dedicated to Christ’s commission to point people to the Father, to build them up in faith and life, then equip and encourage them to serve.

People: Millarville Community Church is a Bible-believing body nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. We’re ranchers and business people, teachers and builders, mountain and country folk, missionaries and managers. We love to quilt, hunt, fish, hike, motorbike, fix old trucks, meet and drink coffee. We meet to play music and sing, write stories, meet in homes, and visit each other, in sickness and health. We study, think, and pray. We take seriously God’s call to each of us as saints and strive to find God in all we are and all we do.

History: With the growth of the Millarville community, local Christians saw opportunity for a second local church and one which represented the variety of the Christian backgrounds in the area. Beginning in September 1983 under the umbrella of the Western Baptist Union, Millarville Community Church (MCC) was established. Within a year the church had moved away from the Baptist oversight to become a nondenominational community church, which continues to this day.

The church met in local community facilities like the Library, Ranchers Hall, and the Millarville School gymnasium. In 2000, 5 acres of land was donated to the church group and in 2004 a temporary facility, the former Elbow Valley Community Hall, was set on the property. In the fall of 2004, the congregation moved into its small building, which held around 70 people. The congregation quickly outgrew the building. In February 2005, a 10-year plan to save and plan for a new building began. That same summer we were gifted of the old South Calgary Full Gospel Church from its location on Macleod Trail in Shawnessy, Calgary. The building was moved to our land. The land was prepared to receive the building. In January 2006 the 48 by 120-foot building arrived on site, at the cost of $100,000. The congregation began to meet in the refurbished building July 2006.

Structure: As a non-denominational community church, we are responsible for our own governance. We also report to the government as a registered church and charity. The Statement of Faith and Constitution describe the responsibility and processes of governance. We maintain a flat leadership structure, empowering others to learn and grow as they take responsibility for their work in our church.

A team of Elders brings spiritual and pastoral oversight and is charged with developing vision, direction, spiritual development, instruction and care for the general well-being of the body. A Leadership Team of Deacons and Elders ensures ministries are complete and equipped while stewarding church resources. Each Leadership Team member carries a portfolio of ministry responsibility.

Ministry: It is our goal to see people enfolded, equipped, encouraged, and empowered to become ministers of the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. Ministries take place both within and outside the church as we serve the congregation and local community. As a “community” church we provide a relevant expression of faith in our local community.

We are committed to Missions and are involved in national and international missions, and support those called to missions. We believe in the intrinsic power of God’s Word through the ministry of the Holy Spirit to bring transformation in the believer’s life. Therefore, we emphasize biblical preaching and teaching, offer weekly Bible studies, and support several home groups for smaller gatherings of believers.

 

Based on who we are, our church is a place where people are

• Welcomed to a friendly environment where they feel honoured, respected, and cared for.

• Taught, encouraged, and challenged in their faith.

• Challenged and empowered as Christ’s witnesses and disciple-makers.

 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

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