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Executive Pastor

Executive Pastor

Company: Bethany Community Church
1388 Third St Louth
St Catharines, Ontario , L2R 6P9

Position Description

Bethany Community Church is seeking to fill the full-time position of Executive Pastor. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications prior to January 15, 2022. Only candidates scheduled for an interview will be contacted. 

Bethany is looking for an Executive Pastor to lead and assist in our vision to change the world starting here in Niagara. We believe that this will happen through being changed by Jesus, and joining Jesus in changing lives. We believe each person is called to daily connect UP with Jesus, journey deeply WITH others, and to serve and sacrifice OUT in the community. This is our framework for seeking to see people grow with Jesus, and to change lives with Jesus.

At Bethany, we believe that the world isn’t simply changed through content, but Jesus Christ and churches. We believe that lives are changed not simply through attendance, but participation. It is our desire to see every single person growing in their relationship with Jesus and in service of others. 

As Executive Pastor, your role is to lead our staff and our ministries in this direction through coaching, managing, implementing change, and good stewardship. This role is a critical position in our church, providing leadership, guidance, and decision-making in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Ministries and Facilities.  Above all, you must serve with a heart that loves Jesus and people.

Bethany Community Church is a member of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. We seek to bring people to Jesus, celebrate the life of God, develop people toward spiritual maturity and equip them for ministry and connecting with one another in Christ. Bethany Community Church is located in St. Catharines Ontario with a facility of 65,000 sq. ft., employing approximately 20 staff and with an annual budget of $3 Million. Our three weekend services attract approximately 1,200 people.

Interested candidates may respond to this posting by forwarding a complete application to, or by mail to 1388 Third Street Louth, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P9. Please include a cover letter, resume, references, and the results of any personal assessments you may have completed (i.e. Enneagram, Kolbe A Index, Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, etc.). 

The anticipated start date for this position is February/March. 

Click here to review the job description as well as our Statement of Faith and Strategic Plan and Values. 

Please Note: 

  • Bethany is a faith-based, not-for-profit church organization. Our mission is to “change the world, starting in Niagara,” and we strive to do that by practicing our overarching church values (Grace, Vulnerability, and Discipleship) in all that we do. We seek team members who are “Humble, Hardworking, and Group-Aware” (our Team Values), and who demonstrate a commitment to following Jesus, our mission, and our church values. 
  • The successful candidate must have a current Police Check, including vulnerable sector, as well as a Credit check on file at Bethany Community Church prior to commencing employment. 
  • The interview process may have several components including oral, presentations and psychometric testing. 
  • The successful candidate must be or be willing to become, a member of Bethany Community Church. 
  • Remuneration will be calculated commensurate with education and experience. 
  • Bethany community church offers a comprehensive health care benefit plan and an RRSP plan for the successful candidate. 

Bethany Church is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process. Please advise to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Bethany Church acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous peoples.

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Expires: March 3, 2022
Posted Under: Executive
Career ID: [ 9739 ]