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Lead Pastor Willowlake Baptist Church

Lead Pastor Willowlake Baptist Church

Company: Willowlake Baptist Church
Contact Person: WBC Search Committee
45 Willowlake Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba , R2J 2Z4
Position Description

General Position Description:  

Willowlake Baptist Church (WBC) is a small, suburban, multi-generational faith community that seeks to meet people where they are at.  Our Lead Pastor shepherds our community of Christ followers whose vision is to “connect, grow, and serve” in our relationship with God, one another and our neighborhoods.    The Lead Pastor is responsible for the overall leadership of programs, activities and part-time staff at WBC.

WBC is a congregationally led church that believes in the priesthood of all believers.   There is a board as well as elders that work alongside the Lead pastor and 2 part-time staff.   WBC has a blended worship service and strives to follow the church lectionary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides Biblical preaching and teaching that challenges WBC in spiritual and practical ways
  • Works with church council and elders in fulfilling the vision of WBC
  • Identifies, mentors and equips people in the church for leadership and service
  • Supervises and supports staff
  • Provides counselling, mediation and conflict resolution

Desired Qualities:

  • Communicates (evangelizes) and demonstrates a visible faith in Jesus
  • Comfortable with multicultural, multigenerational congregation
  • Open to new ideas while being sensitive to existing traditions
  • Seeks to help the church address current challenges such as spiritual apathy, changing cultures and increasing outreach
  • Motivates congregants as well as small groups to live our current vision of “connect, grow and serve”


  • Master of Divinity from a recognized theological college
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant pastoral leadership preferred
  • Demonstrate competence in preaching and teaching God’s Word
  • Understanding of pastoral leadership of a small church in an urban setting
  • Combinations of education and pastoral experience may be considered
  • Demonstrated history and desire to engage in life-long learning
  • Satisfactory Child and Adult Abuse Registry check and satisfactory Criminal Record Check (vulnerable sector search)
  • Ordained or eligible to be ordained with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC)

Employment Details:

  • This is a full time salaried position
  • Compensation will be commensurate with training and experience; to be fairly negotiated according to the compensation guidelines of the CBWC

Application Submissions:

Application Deadline:

October 30, 2017 (The position may remain open until a suitable candidate is selected)

Posted: April 8, 2017  |  Expires: October 30, 2017
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 3872 ]