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Church or Ministry Walmer Road Baptist Church
Location 188 Lowther Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1E8
Date Posted May 26, 2014
Language English
Job Type Full-Time Pastor
Permanent Position No


The Interim Pastor will work alongside our existing pastoral team, assuming for an indefinite period of time – minimum six months – some of the responsibilities of a “senior pastor”. An important task will be to help the congregation move through the transition period to receive a new Pastoral Team Leader. The Interim Pastor will be accountable to the Council of Deacons. The Interim Pastor will not be eligible for the Pastoral Team Leader role.

Overview of Church and Community

Walmer Road Baptist Church is a diverse community worshiping and serving in downtown Toronto. For 125 years, faith and the city have connected at Walmer. God loves Toronto. As Christ-followers, we are committed to loving God and therefore, to loving Toronto.
We express these commitments in many ways: through worship, community, the arts, mission and service. We are passionate about following Jesus, and passionate about the city.
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Role and Responsibilities

1. Teach/Preach in worship services, two to three Sundays per month.
2. Be fully available to lead in the ordinances of the church: baptisms, communion; also weddings and funerals.
3. Work closely with the Worship Leaders in preparation for Sunday worship services.
4. Be available to church leaders and the congregation for pastoral care and to help provide appropriate pastoral response to unexpected situations.
5. Maintain excellent communication with the pastoral team, including weekly meetings.
6. Be available to the pastoral team for consultation and support.
7. Attend meetings of the Elders and the Council of Deacons.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

1. A love for Jesus Christ and a keen interest in urban church ministry.
2. Strong interpersonal skills.
3. Strong teaching/preaching gift.
4. Strong pastoral skills – experience in pastoral care and counselling.
5. A theological degree: M.Div. or equivalent, and a licence to perform weddings.
6. Experience as the pastor of a church.
7. Able to be a team player.
8. Some experience with congregations in transition.
9. A love for the city and a sense of God’s call to serve with Walmer at this time.
10. Agreement with Walmer’s statement of beliefs and willingness to sign the church’s Code of Conduct.


Name: Jennifer Bardeggia

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