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Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor

Company: Grasslands Church
Contact Person: Dan Bernhart
640 3 Street SE, Suite 210
Medicine Hat, Alberta , T1A 0H5
Phone: 4035043494

Position Description

Job Title: Lead Pastor          Direct Report: Elders          Position Status: Full-time/Salaried

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Summary of Position:

The Lead Pastor of Grasslands Church will be responsible to develop, employ, and foster a relational culture and connection systems to move people forward in the faith.

He should be able to help people: Find God, form healthy relationships and fulfil their potential.  This role provides leadership over the many ministry environments beyond our weekend services.

The Preferred Candidate:

• Will have experience leading small groups and building/sustaining systems that facilitate group oversight.

• Should possess strengths in the following areas: leadership, strategy, development, communication as well as strong relational abilities.

• Will have a shepherding gift but will also develop a shepherding culture through small group leaders

• Is self-motivated, not needing micro-management, yet loves to live life with a team.

• Bachelor’s degree, Bible College and/or Seminary degree preferred but not compulsory.

• Align with the vision and values of Grasslands Church, and doctrinal statement of Charis Fellowship (formerly Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches).

• Will work with Grace Fellowship Canada leaders to attain approval for ordination

Job Responsibilities include(but not limited to):

• Preach and host Sunday gatherings

• Ensure the Sunday morning experience is grace-oriented and engaging for both the believer and the explorer

• Connect people to Community Groups or Discovery Groups (i.e. small groups, etc.) and help their spiritual formation

• Keep the church vision and values in front of people at all times

• Develop leaders and care for people

• Lead the entire ministry along with the Elders in a team environment

• Ensure that all ministry efforts are aligned with Grasslands mission and values

• Dream of and develop new ways for Grasslands to reach unbelievers

• Lead staff and volunteers with grace

Specific gifts, passions, and leadership abilities should include:

>Humble, open, and resilient
>Engaging communicator
>Culturally relevant
>Inspirational mover
>An active doer, leads by example
>Team player
>Passionate for the lost
>Aware of his strengths, and weaknesses
>Mature believer
>Big-picture understanding
>Quick processor
>Disarming / Put people at ease
>Spiritually rooted and adept
>Theologically sound


• Participate in annual job performance reviews and evaluations.

This description is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


Posted: March 2, 2018 | Expires: April 30, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 5011 ]