Canadian Baptists of Western Canada Published: July 15, 2022
Location
#201- 221 10th Ave SE Calgary, AB T2G 0V9

Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Country
Canada

Description

The Mountain Standard Regional Minister (RM) reports directly to the Executive Minister and is a member of the Executive Staff. The RM provides a ministry of spiritual encouragement and support to the CBWC churches and ministry agencies located in Alberta, eastern portions of British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. This involves nurturing and building working relationships with pastoral, local church, and denominational leaders. This ministry focuses on providing pastoral support, ministry consultation, oversight, and support of CBWC programs in the MS Region. The MSRM also carries at least one distinct CBWC-wide portfolio.

Overview of Church and Community

The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada reaches people for Christ by seeking the health and extending the ministry of the local church.

CBWC prayerfully supports local churches and their communities by training leaders, supporting innovative ministries, responding compassionately to social needs, responding to crises and providing churches with administrative and financial services.  In partnership with our local churches, CBWC also plays a collaborative role in seeding new expressions of church for today.

We serve in the three regions of British Columbia and Yukon, Alberta and the Northwest Territories, and the Heartland (Saskatchewan and Manitoba). Together, the churches and ministries in these regions make up the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for Christ
  • Ordained minister, or ability to be ordained with the CBWC
  • MDiv or equivalent
  • Experience in leading people within a pastoral context and preferably leadership experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a liaison, building collaborative relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Familiarity with Canadian Baptists of Western Canada www.cbwc.ca
  • Willing to personally agree with and endorse the Identity Statement of the CBWC

Role and Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to these areas:

  1. To encourage and motivate pastors, church leaders and congregants to intentionally help their churches become healthy, caring, and missional communities dedicated to cultivating leadership, investing in relationship, and engaging in mission.
  2. To preserve the prime pastoral relationship role to pastors without becoming triangulated between pastors, church leaders or other congregants. The RM will help the church leadership seek services and resources to address conflict issues and facilitate a healthy resolution in conflict situations.
  3. To discern and assess when pastoral care is needed for pastors and their families and refer pastors and families to professionals for assistance and support as required.
  4. To support and encourage both pastors and church leaders in their roles and responsibilities by referring them to appropriate CBWC staff (Directors, Consultants, Coordinators, etc.) when specific information, advice, assistance or interventions are required.
  5. To manage the work of the MS Region, including working harmoniously and effectively with the Regional Advisory Group (MSRAG), Administrative Support Staff and other CBWC staff involved in ministry initiatives and programs within the RM’s jurisdiction.
  6. To liaise with and support Regional Ministerial clusters active in the MS Region.
  7. To provide leadership, planning, implementation, and evaluation expertise if major special events and/or gatherings are held within the MSR constituency.
  8. To communicate and liaise regularly with CBWC Executive Staff and other CBWC staff and leaders to ensure that the work of the MS Region is advanced within the context and parameters of the established mission, vision, and core values of the denomination.
  9. To provide leadership and expertise for at least one distinct CBWC-wide portfolio. Currently, this portfolio is responsible for Pastoral Settlement matters for all CBWC churches. In addition, the MS Regional Minister is also responsible for arranging Exit Interviews as required for pastors who are leaving their churches.
  10. To assume any other duties and responsibilities as the Executive Minister may determine.

Contact

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check

SALARY Based upon qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE August 21, 2022

PROPOSED START DATE January 1, 2023, negotiable

Qualified candidates wishing to be considered for this position should send the following application documents to employment@cbwc.ca:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Ministry Information Profile (MIP)

We thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those invited for an interview will be contacted.