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Lead Pastor

Lead Pastor

Company: West Vancouver Baptist Church
Contact Person: Don Hill
Location/Address:
450 Mathers Ave.,
West Vancouver , British Columbia , V7S 1H3

Position Description

General Position Description

West Vancouver Baptist Church seeks a collaborative Lead Pastor who will join, facilitate, and equip us to continue consolidating and realizing our ministry Vision. He or she will help us restage post-COVID-19, and mobilize our congregation in the work we feel we have been called to do, as well as providing ongoing support for the spiritual growth of our community. We recognize the responsibilities in this description are very broad, and cannot all be done by one person alone.  The successful candidate will be expected to extend his/her reach by bringing alongside, and delegating to, others with complementary abilities.

Primary and Specific Responsibilities

The Lead Pastor will provide oversight for the following areas:

  • Organizational leadership, ministry vision and mobilization: Inspiring and equipping the church to pursue our Vision; promoting responsible biblical stewardship of time, money, and talents; encouraging ministries that reach unchurched residents of the community with the Gospel; fostering the integration of newcomers into the congregation; encouraging all congregants to grow spiritually and to participate in the mission work of Christ.
  • Administrative leadership: Overseeing the administration of all areas of the church; supervising, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating staff; building teamwork, maintaining open communication, and coordinating ministry through regular staff meetings; participating in committee work as appropriate; reporting to the church Council.
  • Public preaching and teaching: Regularly preaching and teaching the Word of God; giving leadership to the church’s overall educational strategy, particularly with respect to the adult congregation.
  • Pastoral care: Giving direction and support to the church’s overall program of pastoral care; providing counsel, comfort, and spiritual guidance to congregants and community members as appropriate.

Qualifications

An ordained minister, or eligible and willing to be ordained by Canadian Baptists of Western Canada
Masters level or higher theological degree from a recognized theological college
Successful experience in managing a multi-staff church in a secular, urban, multicultural environment

Scope of the position

This is a full-time position. Scheduling details will be worked out between the successful candidate and the church Council.

Compensation

Compensation is commensurate with the CBWC recommendations for Lead Pastors based on congregation size and the applicant’s education and experience. 

Additional information

For more details about our church and the Lead Pastor position, please visit our website and view the Lead Pastor Profile document. 

WVBC is affiliated with Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) and Canadian Baptist Ministries. For general information regarding ministry application requirements and process, please consult the CBWC website.  

Applicants are requested to use CBWC’s standard pastor resume format, a Ministry Information Profile (MIP). The MIP can be obtained from the CBWC website.

Interested parties may send their resume and other information to search@westvanbaptist.com. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for this position is June 15, 2022.

Posted: May 9, 2022 | Expires: August 7, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 10580 ]