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Pastoral Leaders Development Associate

Pastoral Leaders Development Associate

Company: Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec
Contact Person: Melody Currier
5 International Blvd
Etobicoke, Ontario , M9W 6H3
Phone: 416-620-8600
Position Description

About Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec

Based in Etobicoke, Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) equips churches and leaders as they engage in their mission from God in their community. Our vision is to be a family of churches, transformed by Christ, revealing God’s kingdom. Comprised of about 350 churches, CBOQ is training, equipping and caring for pastors. We are helping to plant fresh expressions of faith, strengthening existing churches and connecting them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive. We are serving the next generation by creating resources and experiences for young people and their leaders to expand their love of God and love of each other. We’re telling our churches’ stories to encourage and inspire them, building up our whole family through the good news of what Christ is accomplishing through us. We are privileged to journey together with our member churches and associations as we serve Christ together.

Position Overview:

The Pastoral Leaders Development Associate is part of the Church Life and Leadership Team. The overall mandate of this team is to equip and enhance the capacity of church leaders to build and disciple thriving congregations.

Under the supervision of the Director of Church Life and Leadership, the Pastoral Leaders Development Associate role focuses on providing resources and services for the personal and professional development of pastoral leaders. This is a permanent full-time position that supervises other staff.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership - Works well with a wide range of individuals to provide support, coaching, encouragement and direction.
  • Results Orientation – Demonstrates a focus on finishing all tasks in a timely manner while taking complete ownership of tasks.
  • Innovative - Able to think creatively to develop new solutions that meet current and future needs.
  • Service Orientation - Strives for excellence, delivering the highest quality care and resources possible to those we serve.
  • Networking and Relationship Building – Effectively builds constructive, friendly, professional relationships and networks of key contacts with people and colleagues, maintains partnerships that can provide information, assistance and support.
  • Accountability - Takes ownership of personal workload, as well as the workload of employees under his/her direction.
  • Communication - Expresses and shares information with consistency and clarity (oral and written).


  • Live out CBOQ's mission, vision, and values
  • With the Director of Church Life and Leadership, develop and deliver resources that will enhance the capacity and effectiveness of pastoral leaders through training, coaching, consulting and other learning opportunities.
  • Work with the Credentials Committee in administering a comprehensive system of accreditation that encourages excellence among leaders, providing accountability, discipline and restoration processes related to the accreditation system.
  • Sustain supervision amongst pastoral leaders through the training and development of pastoral supervisors and mentors, specifically as it regards the accreditation process, and in consultation with Association Ministry Committees.
  • Foster an environment for ongoing identification, recruitment and development of pastoral leaders within local churches and training institutions. Build strategic partnerships with McMaster Divinity College and other training institutions in the areas of leadership innovation, development, teaching and theory.
  • Develop and deliver transition and relocation resources for pastoral leaders
  • Work with the Ministerial Resources Committee in shared projects that equip and enhance the capacity of pastoral leaders
  • Facilitate effective use of CBOQ’s Fellowship Fund, ensuring adherence to approved policies and procedures
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback, coaching and formal evaluations


  • A mature faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to serve through the church
  • Commitment to the mission, faith and core values of CBOQ
  • Experience as an ordained pastor in a local church, with a preference for those with CBOQ experience.
  • Demonstrated success with leading, coaching and development of pastors, employees and others
  • Demonstrated sound planning, prioritization and execution skills
  • Experience in Christian leadership development and training
  • Preferred Master's level degree, with ministry/theological emphasis
  • Will become, or is currently a member of, a local CBOQ congregation
  • Ability to travel in the CBOQ constituency and more widely as required to represent CBOQ


Qualified candidates may apply by January 11, 2018 to Melody Currier at

All candidates whose training, experience, aptitudes and adaptability meet the requirements for the job will be considered. CBOQ welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Posted: December 6, 2017  |  Expires: January 11, 2018
Posted Under: Ministry - General
Career ID: [ 4667 ]