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Pastor

Pastor

Company: Maple Creek Community Church
Contact Person: Search Team
Location/Address:
110 Inman Rd
Dunnville, Ontario , N1A 3B8

Position Description

Church Profile

Maple Creek Community Church is located on the eastern side of the small community of Dunnville, bordering the beautiful Niagara Peninsula. This Christian faith community worships and celebrates body life in a multi-use facility situated on a small acreage campus on a quiet sideroad. This family fellowship is a ‘small church’ of some sixty people, young and old. With new families joining the church and the hope of more, the belief is the church will continue to grow as its future is entrusted to God. Maple Creek is affiliated with the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada and as such enjoys the oversight and counsel of a wider group of leaders and pastors.

There is an anticipation, within the congregation, that God is doing something unique and lovely at Maple Creek. The congregation is a warm, welcoming, loving group of God’s children embracing God’s faithfulness, He has nurtured the church through over 80 years of ministry. We seek to care for one another as well as those beyond this fellowship as prompted and equipped to do so, faithfully living out the Truth of Scripture for God’s glory. We realize we are travelers on a journey, living in the Kingdom but with a firm view of the hope of Christ’s restoration and eternal life with God.

Community Profile

The community of Dunnville is over 160 years old, established as a transportation hub of roads, rail and waterways bringing settlers and commerce to the area. A strong farming community, a vibrant tourism industry along with light industry is the backbone of the local economy. With five financial institutions, a thriving hospital and social support agencies, a healthy retail sector and an active recreational culture, the town offers much to its’ residents. Being close to major centres such as Hamilton and St. Catharines, any amenity is available if wanted. A well-used library, an active theatre group and a River Arts Festival round out the cultural side of this small, vibrant town.

Dunnville is a beautiful town along the gentle Grand River, just kilometers north of the shores of Lake Erie. It’s “Grand Living in a Grand Town”.

This is meant to be a brief summary of the church at Maple Creek and the community of Dunnville where the church has been called to serve as ambassadors of Christ. A more expansive profile is available upon request.

Leadership Profile

The Future Pastor of Maple Creek: 

  • Has a personal commitment to Jesus Christ which he clearly articulates, submitting to Holy Scripture as his authority for faith and life.      
  • Subscribes whole-heartedly to the Articles of Faith and Doctrine of the Associated Gospel Churches and has achieved (or is able to achieve) appropriate Doctrine & Credentials approval.
  • Is an engaging preacher who teaches scriptural Truths in every Sunday Sermon, with relatable personal anecdotes, contemporary references and applications as well as scholarly insights.           
  • Is someone who understands the need for individual and corporate prayer. Someone who truly values relationships, who strives to bring the church closer together.
  • Provides Pastoral Care that unifies and strengthens church families through regular and engaging communication with parents, youth, children and seniors and provides Christ-centred teaching to children during the Sunday Service.       
  • Seeks to facilitate the growth of Christ’s church by using his spiritual gifts to serve the larger community, creating opportunities to Witness to local non-believers.           
  • Develops personal leadership skills through independent learning. Seeks to cultivate mutually edifying relationships with elders, local pastors, church members and the AGC.           
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and uplift ministry leaders in the church and identifies strengths in members who are less involved and encourages their participation and service.
  • Collaborates with church leaders to resolve issues as they arise and works well within the existing administrative framework.

Experience & Education

The incumbent should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably completed or working to complete a Masters of Divinity, and some experience in pastoral ministry.

Additional Notes 

Capable of passing Ontario’s Vulnerable Section Check

Legally eligible to work in Canada

Please advise us of any accessibility-related accommodation in your cover letter (or email).

Employment Type:  Full-time

Interested persons may forward their C.V. and cover letter to maplecreekchurch@rogers.com no later than February 1, 2022.

The successful candidate is expected to provide teaching during the Sunday Service, as well as care and community engagement throughout the week.

Posted: January 11, 2022 | Expires: February 1, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 9844 ]