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Assistant Pastor of Youth & Discipleship Ministry

Assistant Pastor of Youth & Discipleship Ministry

Company: Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York
Contact Person: Hoytson Wong
201 Tempo Avenue
Toronto, Ontario , M2H 2R9
Phone: 416 499 0111

Position Description

The English Congregation of Grace Chinese Gospel Church of North York (GCGCNY) is a vibrant young congregation of approx. 140 focused on making disciples, cell group ministries, community outreach, and expanding God’s Kingdom around the world through missions. Our church vision statement is: “To glorify God as a cell-based church, passionately multiplying disciples locally and worldwide.”  We are one of four congregations at GCGCNY (Cantonese, Mandarin, English & Children) totalling over 550 weekly attendees.  Our church is affiliated with the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada.

We are looking for a full-time Assistant Pastor to serve alongside the lead English pastor.  Approx. 60% of the ministry role will be leading the youth (teen) ministries, 20-30% the young adult (university/college and recent grads) ministries, and the rest to serve as a team with the lead pastor to provide pastoral leadership to the congregation in fulfilling the church’s vision.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. A life reflecting an ever-increasing submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, personal knowledge of and dependence upon God.
  2. A pastor’s heart, calling and gifting.
  3. A burden and love for youth.
  4. A demonstrated commitment and ability to thrive in a team leadership environment.
  5. A foundational burden and vision for discipleship ministry in the local church.
  6. A commitment to a philosophy of ministry with regards to the cell-based church.
  7. A demonstrated commitment to the evangelistic ministries of the Gospel.
  8. Gifted in outreaching to and spiritual shepherding of people from different backgrounds within a multi-cultural context.
  9. Fluent in English.
  10. People-oriented with good relational skills and strengths in organization, planning and execution.
  11. Graduate (or soon to be graduate) of a recognized seminary, Bible College or equivalent.
  12. Agreement with the Articles of Faith and Doctrine of the denomination.
  13. Successful completion of AGC’s Ministry Application, Compatibility assessment, and Certificate of Ministry Interview.
  14. A candidate without previous pastoral ministry experience could be considered to begin as a Pastoral Assistant.

Job Description:

Reporting to and serving under supervision of the English ministry lead pastor, the assistant pastor’s ministry will be to:

  1. Provide pastoral care and leadership to the congregation, alongside the lead pastor, in fulfilling the church’s vision.
  2. Participate in the preaching and teaching ministry.
  3. Model and impart a lifestyle of prayer, making disciples and relational evangelism.
  4. Model the centrality of Christian community by participating in a cell group.
  5. Disciple lay youth ministry leaders and lead in the discipleship of the youth.
  6. Lead the congregation’s youth ministries.
  7. Lead in the development of youth Christian Education.
  8. Assist the lead pastor in mobilizing the congregation for gift-based ministry.
  9. Assist the lead pastor in nurturing missional ministries through community engagement and outreach.

How to apply:  Please email a copy of your cover letter, testimony of salvation and ministry calling, resume and full academic transcripts to Deacon Hoytson Wong (

Posted: July 10, 2022 | Renewed: January 2, 2023 | Expires: June 30, 2023
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 10893 ]