Spring Garden Church Published: December 22, 2022
112 Spring Garden Ave, Toronto ON M2N3G3

Job Type
Permanent Position
Application Deadline


We are seeking a Pastor/Director of Missional Discipleship to participate with our ministry team for a parental leave.

Overview of Church and Community

We are a community that believes in a triune, humble, creative and relational God of grace who is our centre and who loves this broken world. Because of this, we seek to be a people of faith who grow as holistic followers of Jesus— disciples who love God, love each other and our neighbour, share God’s story, and show God’s care.

Within our current pastoral team, we have pastors and staff giving leadership to communal worship, communications, children, youth and young adult discipleship, and the over- all leadership and upholding the shared core values of the community.

One of our core values is that we believe we are commissioned by Christ to participate in God’s mission to love the world, sent out in love meeting holistic needs of the local and global community. It is our desire to embody God’s care for our neighbours and creation through creative, adventurous, and God-led ingenuity in a way that aligns with who we are as a particular people in a particular time and space.

Another of our core values is that we believe that God calls us to come together as a diverse community of believers, and therefore we want to walk together, supporting one an- other physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We know that God uses community to deepen and mature our faith as,

led by God’s Spirit, we support and encourage one another in embracing an intimate and transformational relationship with Jesus.

Bringing humble and creative leadership to deepening the personal and communal embodiment of these values is where we see the important place of the Pastor/Director of Missional Discipleship on our pastoral team.


Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Love God and Love Others 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

MDiv or equivalent an asset. 


Role and Responsibilities

Developing Spring Garden’s current local and global missional engagement and possibly discerning new places where there is alignment between holistic needs and the ethos, values and people of the Spring Garden community; strengthening the implementation of meeting these needs through partnerships with existing ministries/organizations and creative initiatives.

Providing leadership in overseeing small group ministries through encouraging, inspiring, equipping and supporting life groups. Being a person of contact and support for other small groups (e.g. Sunday morning bible study and mid-week bible study and support groups).

Full job description here


Preferred Skills

We are looking for a leader with the following Relational Competencies  

  • Humility and passion from a growing and transformative relationship with Jesus  
  • Strong interpersonal skills  
  • Excellent judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality  
  • Ability to respond in a friendly manner to a wide diversity of personalities  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the Pastoral Team  
  • Engaging in team conversation about specific projects and issues  
  • Open to building healthy relationships with team members as laid out in the Pastoral Team Agreement (available on request)  
  • Ability to work enthusiastically in the culture of SGC as reflected in our Statement of Values (available on request)  
  • Willingness to regularly participate in SGC worship as a part of the community  

We are looking for a leader with the following Technical Capacities  

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Strong administrative skills  
  • Ability to build and lead teams, working alongside others as a team player  
  • Competency in proactive thinking and planning on a yearly scope  
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously  
  • Ability to recruit, equip and support ministry partners  
  • Competency in event planning  
  • Awareness of current realities of poverty, marginalization, systemic oppression whether along socio- economic and ethnic lines, etc.  



Please send resume to Search Committee, searchcommittee@springgardenchurch.ca 

Spring Garden Church welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.