Mennonite Church Alberta invites applications for the position of Area Church Minister to provide spiritual leadership to member congregations in Alberta. This is a half-time position commencing in early 2017. The Area Church (Conference) Pastor provides leadership development for churches and pastors and gives area church oversight as discerned by MCA Executive. The position reports to Executive Committee and works alongside a Future Directions Coordinator who also reports to Executive Committee.
Key responsibilities include:
• Serving on the Congregational Leadership Committee and consulting/coaching congregations involved in leadership searches, overseeing ordinations, pastoral reviews and general transitions.
• Leading the Pastor Council, providing professional development on the 6 core competencies of pastoral leadership, and providing administrative direction to MCA staff.
• Supporting MCA Executive initiatives and communicating with congregations, providing input and direction to the missional vision of MCA, and supporting local church leadership.
The ideal candidate will have a Master of Divinity degree and at least 10 years of experience as lead pastor or suitable combination, and a commitment to Anabaptist practice and perspective on the life of the faith community. She or he will be a dynamic collaborative leader, an active listener, Biblically sound with missional leadership capabilities, self-aware with cultural sensitivities, and skilled in promoting healthy congregation/pastor relationships.
Considerable travel to local congregations is expected. The MCA provides a range of benefits and a salary structure aligned with Mennonite Church Canada’s Pastor Salary Guidelines.
Applicants are invited to submit their expressions of interest and an updated Ministerial Leadership Information form (MLI) to Michael Ediger (Chair, Personnel Committee) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to request further information from Paul Bergen (Chair, Congregational Leadership Committee) at email@example.com.
Applications are requested by November 30, 2016.
Edmonton Christian Life Community Church (ECLCC) is seeking a full time pastor to serve as a Church Planter in the downtown core of the city of Edmonton. This appointment is for full time ministry and we are looking for a mission-minded co-worker who is willing to make a 5 year commitment to transform the church from a single-ethnic congregation to one of inter-cultural approach.
Edmonton is a fast growing city. With numerous condo developments, a new sport arena and a new provincial museum underway in the central core of our city, revitalization is imminent. This will give rise to countless ministry opportunities to a solid foundation on which to build.
ECLCC is committed to "Knowing Christ and Making Christ Known." The fresh expressions of church are valued and encouraged. We are inviting you to be part of this exciting ministry.
If you believe that God is calling you to a vibrant downtown ministry please contact Jodi Tse at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.