Ottawa, Ontario , K1S 4S4
Sunnyside Wesleyan Church in Ottawa, Ontario is seeking applications for the position of full-time senior pastor.
Founded in 1921, Sunnyside is a diverse mix of university students, young families, professionals and seniors. While located in the Old Ottawa South community close to downtown and on the doorstep of Carleton University, the church draws worshippers from across the city; while a Wesleyan church, most congregants come from other denominational traditions or from no church background at all. Approximately 270 people attend Sunnyside on a regular basis at either of the two services held each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (with one 10 a.m. service during the summer months).
Candidates must evidence a compelling sense of God’s calling to ministry and should also have at least five years of previous pastoral service. Demonstrated leadership and speaking ability as well as sensitivity to ministry in an urban congregation and to university students is desirable.
Note: while candidates need not be from the Wesleyan Church, they must be willing to affirm the Wesleyan articles of faith and church governance. All applications are subject to approval by the District Superintendent.
The successful candidate will provide leadership to a pastoral team and to the board of administration in order to help Sunnyside Wesleyan Church to be:
- A place where we experience God’s transforming love through the Holy Spirit, by faith, the Word of God, worship and prayer;
- A people being transformed by the love and grace of Jesus as we practice authentic community;
- A presence of God’s transforming love in Old Ottawa South, across the city and around the world, through acts of generosity, compassion and outreach.
Application Process and Deadline
Individuals interested in applying are requested to submit a cover letter and résumé on or before April 6th, 2018. The résumé should include the names of three references who may be contacted by the search committee.
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 5072 ]