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Cantonese Pastor

Cantonese Pastor

Company: Markham Chinese Baptist Church
Contact Person: Deaconess Annie Lau
9580 Woodbine Avenue
Markham, Ontario , L6C 1H8
Phone: 905-887-6222

Position Description

The Cantonese Pastor works within a team setting to equip the Cantonese congregation of diverse age groups.

Overview of Church and Community (recommended)

Currently, the church has a team of 10 pastoral staff and about 1000 congregants across four Divisions: English (~150+ people), Mandarin (~200 people), Cantonese (~500 people) and Young Life Division (~150 people).

The church is strategically situated next to Hwy 404 between Major Mackenzie Drive E. and 16th Avenue in a residential area developed over the past 25 years and is expanding into the north with predominately Asian origin.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Work with church leaders to recruit, train, coach and support ministry leaders.
  • Suggest and implement new initiatives for building stronger Christian families.
  • Provide support, visitation and pastoral counseling to leaders and members as needed.
  • Contribute within a team setting to the development of the Cantonese Division and the entire church
  • Be involved in preaching, teaching and prayer ministries as well as general pastoral duties
  • Serve as mentor to the assigned Small Groups, shepherd Small Group Leaders, visit those groups on a regular basis and offer support and realistic help to them
  • Attend church-wide and divisional ministry meetings
  • Report ministry progress to Cantonese Lead Pastor and/or Senior Pastor on a regular basis

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • With calling from God and with strong passion to serve in the body of Christ
  • Theological education: M.Div. or above from an accredited and recognized theological institution
  • 5 years pastoral experience in North America of similar church size and culture preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in Cantonese and English. Knowledge of Mandarin is an asset
  • Accredited by or willing to seek accreditation with CBOQ
  • Be a team player and cooperate with other Divisional pastors for ministry alignment and church unity


Posted: December 13, 2021 | Expires: June 13, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 9770 ]