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Vision and Preaching Pastor

Vision and Preaching Pastor

Company: Reality Church Vancouver
Contact Person: Rudy Unger
808 E 19th
Vancouver, British Columbia

Position Description

Company: Reality Church Vancouver

Position Type: Full Time, Annual Contract

Location: The ​Chapel - 808 E 19TH Avenue Vancouver BC

Church Overview

Reality Church of Metro Vancouver (Reality) is​ a Vancouver church, started 10 years ago by Kris Martens as a Mennonite Brethren church plant from Westside Church and Northview. We have grown to be a sustainable, 200 person church in East Vancouver with a diverse congregation.

Our values

  • Gospel Centered
  • Discipleship
  • Authenticity
  • Diversity / Integration

Our vision

Grow to plant: We believe God has positioned us to grow to the 350-400 range in order to raise up and send 50-100 people to plant a church in the Lower Mainland in the next 5 years. We would like to be positioned to work with others to help the church plant move to sustainability through financial, leadership and people resources.

Position Overview

We are searching for a Pastor who excels in teaching and leadership development to use those skills in leading us into the vision that God has called us to.

Primary Outcomes

This role will be held accountable to achieving the following outcomes:


  • Excellent Gospel-centered, Spirit-led, exegetical teaching relevant to the needs of the body and Vancouver
  • Clear motivational communication of Reality’s values and vision
  • Working with elders to develop and set a preaching calendar

Leadership Development

  • Identifying future leaders from within the church body
  • Creating and executing a development plan to create more leaders within the community
  • Teaching, modeling and training upcoming leaders
  • Mobilizing leaders to grow and lead within the body

Community Life


  • Meeting with church newcomers
  • Performing Marriages and Funerals as needed

Education & Experience

  • MDiv or Equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of preaching experience
  • History of discipleship with leaders
  • Eligible to work in Canada

Skills & Abilities Required

  • Christ-like leadership and character
  • History of spiritual growth and development
  • Spiritual and personal maturity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Track record in developing lay leaders
  • Develop and release the various giftings of those within the body at Reality
  • Experience in working with communities diverse in ethnicity, gender, age and socio-economics
  • Willingness to live locally such that proximity from the Chapel and the body is not a barrier to ministry

Helpful Experience

  • Ministry in a major city
  • Pastoring those with Indigenous background
  • Experience and understanding of foster care and adoption
  • Experience in 1 on 1 counseling within a Christian context
  • Leading outreach events with disadvantaged groups
  • Ability to administer and organize church events and operations


  • Based on experience, MB guidelines, location and need
  • Optional fundraising for housing
  • Competitive medical and RRSP package

Reporting Structure

This position will report to Reality’s lead team and elders.

Will work closely with:

  • Administrator
  • Communications
  • Deacons
  • Elders

To apply, please email your CV and 2 recent sermons to and reference “Preaching and Vision Pastor Reality” in your subject.

Posted: August 9, 2018 | Renewed: December 4, 2018 | Expires: January 31, 2019
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 5767 ]