Seaforth, Ontario , N0K1W0
We are seeking a Pastor (Full-time)
A Snapshot of Bethel Bible Church:
Bethel Bible Church is a small Associated Gospel Church, located on Main Street in Seaforth, a pleasant rural community in Southwest Ontario. Our weekly gathering includes upwards of 45 to 50 people, and more for special events and services. Our congregation has a long history in Seaforth, and God has been faithful and richly blessed us over the years with solid preaching, and miraculous interventions. We endeavour to make ourselves known in the community through various means of outreach. We host a yearly Vacation Bible School in August that draws many community children to its programming, as well as a “Boys and Girls Club”, and a monthly Men’s Breakfast. At the annual Seaforth “Santa Claus Parade”, the church opens its doors to serve hot chocolate and treats to the parade-goers. We value our relationship with the town and enjoy free use of the park in the heart of town to hold outdoor services there in the summer months.
Bethel Bible Church has several families with young children, as well as singles, couples with grown families, and seniors. We have an obvious “gap” when it comes to families with teenage children that we would love to fill. To learn more about us, visit our website at bethelbiblechurch.ca
A recent survey among our stakeholders revealed a church that loves God and has a heart to share the Good News of the Gospel with others, whether in our community, or in the larger world. Our budgeted Mission offerings help us support upwards of 10 foreign missionaries and organizations. The results of this survey correspond with an earlier survey taken of our entire congregation and, we feel, they consistently show where our “heart” is, as a Congregation. To that end, we are looking for a Pastor to further teach and mentor the Congregation in order to equip us to fulfill our ministries through the building up of our gifts and skills.
To summarize, one of our people said, in effect, “We are like a brand new Church!” We have had excellent teaching in the truths of the Scriptures, but now we are waiting to see whom God is going to send us in order to move ahead and be a brighter light to the people of Seaforth and Huron County.
A Snapshot of the Pastor We Seek:
We are searching, with God’s guidance and the direction of the Holy Spirit, for a Pastor who is led by the Spirit of God. This person would be forthright in preaching the Grace and Mercy of God through the death and resurrection of Christ. He would be able to help us achieve our desired outcomes alongside our Church leadership team. This person would be outgoing and gregarious—one who truly enjoys meeting and working with people, both in the Church and in the community. This person would have a “Big Picture” vision. He sees ways to innovate the means of achieving the goals of our church. He has the skills to unite the congregation behind the overarching vision of our ministry; and, he shares our Congregation’s heart for a global-view of Missions, both internationally, and, at home.
Our new Pastor would be one who would initiate ideas and anticipate difficulties, but who would not be one to do all the “legwork” himself to see these ideas come to fruition. He would find the people in the congregation with the gifts to pursue the desired outcomes, and mentor and advise them as required. To put it another way, Bethel Bible Church is looking for a “Player Coach”, one who leads and teaches, but who does so from alongside, and in association with the congregation, being able to motivate and disciple our people.
Our new Pastor would have the gifts of comfort and encouragement to those who are hurting and discouraged. He would have an honest concern for the spiritual welfare of each member of the Congregation, and he would be bold in finding ways to bring back a viable ministry to the Youth of Bethel and the surrounding communities, in concert with those in the Congregation who feel the lack of this ministry most strongly.
Basic Requirements for our new Pastor:
Bethel’s new Pastor must be able to be accredited by the AGC. See the link for the statement of faith:
We seek someone with:
- solid academic credentials
- successful ministry experience
- willingness to re-locate into or near to our community of Seaforth
A candidate chosen for an interview would be prepared to provide personal and work- related references.
We are prepared to offer a mutually agreed upon remuneration package, commensurate with the person’s experience and academic background.
Potential candidates are asked to please submit a cover letter, resumé or CV to:
Attention: Ryan Yoanidis, Chair of the Bethel Search Committee
The posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 11084 ]