Lead Pastor

Crestwood Church

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2A2 - ( Canada )

Denomination: Mennonite

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: June 15, 2020

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Working together and reporting to the Guiding Team, the Lead Pastor:


* Oversees and leads the preaching and teaching ministries of the church (Preacher/Teacher)

- Ensures solid biblical teaching.

- Effectively communicates the Christian faith and lifestyle to people of diverse backgrounds and maturity

- Ably addresses issues in society, the community, and the church with practical, relevant biblical input

* Stays in touch with spiritual and personal needs of the flock (Shepherd/Counsellor)

- Makes an effort to know people and care for them lovingly and appropriately

- Is available for meetings and counselling sessions as needed with individuals, couples, families (using office hours when possible and after hours when reasonable)

- Our pastor needs to be a shepherd as well as a leader to offer soul-care to the people, not just direction for the organization.

* Trains and develops leaders for effective ministry (Equipper)

- Disciples and mentors key leaders

- Identifies new leaders and develops them through intentional training

- Provides pathways for emerging leaders to engage in leadership and ministry in the church

- Encourages and empowers others to grow in their gifts and callings


* Collaborates with the Leadership Team in implementing the vision, mission, core values, and strategic plan for the church (Planner/implementer)

- Contributes to review and development of vision

- Coordinates strategic planning to implement vision

- Establishes and communicates ministry priorities

* Oversees and leads the staff, volunteers, and ministry leader teams (Team Leader/Team Player)

- Leads staff meetings and maintains healthy staff working environment

- Appoints, mentors, supervises, and reviews staff

- Delegates authority and ministry responsibilities to staff

* Oversees the pastoral ministries of the church (Pastoral Care Coordinator)

- Shapes the pastoral ministry of the church regarding weddings, funerals, special seasons, outreach events, etc.

- Supports pastoral ministries to key church groups including children, youth, and interest groups

- Leads in responding to specific pastoral situations including conflict resolution, disciplinary - - processes, and critical pastoral incidents

* Provides a supportive environment for significant relationships and partnerships with the local community, city, and denominational/missional networks (Networker)

- Ensures a church presence, support, and/or a voice in times of need or challenge within the community

- Arranges for church representation at important public community events and functions

- Develops positive public relationships with possible rental groups, community groups, leaders, and organizations

- Participates in networks with other leaders for mutual equipping and support as available

- Personally contributes, and enables the church to contribute, to broader kingdom and mission-oriented activities, outreaches, and causes


About Crestwood Church:

We strongly desire to move Crestwood Church forward into the next season of ministry to which God is calling us in Medicine Hat. We desire to be a church built on the foundation of Christ, embracing grace and exercising faith for our church, its ministries, and its people. While holding to the Alberta MB Confession of Faith, we want to explore what it means to be open and obedient to the Holy Spirit in a way that leads to transformed lives and effective ministry in and outside of the church walls. We are seeking to be shepherded, taught, mentored, and equipped to know and use our spiritual gifts to effectively engage people where they work, live, and play to shine Jesus to everyone we know and to impact every life we can.


Job Qualifications:


Dependent on God

Demonstrates a bold personal faith

Models humble servant-leadership

Models disciple-making as a personal value

Strength in building and maintaining relationships

Supports opportunities for women in leadership roles in the church


Master's Degree preferred from an accredited Bible school and seminary with course work that focused on preparation for full-time ministry and/or pastorate

At least five years' experience in a pastoral position. Lead pastor role experience preferred

Willing to pursue credentialing with Alberta Mennonite Brethren Conference


Position Information:

Job Title:
Lead Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
$50,000 - 60,000
Organization Type:
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Church Size:
less than 100

Contact Information:

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Contact Name:
Colin Green
2348 Dunmore Rd SE
Medicine Hat
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ZIP Code:
T1A 2A2
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