Hillsburgh Baptist Church Published: July 8, 2019
Job Type
Permanent Position
Number of Hours per Week
32 hours/week


Hillsburgh needs a pastor who is flexible and easy going, with the ability to minister to a small church equipping and teaching the church family to bring Christ to the town of Hillsburgh and the world. A Pastor with a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) to serve the Lord through preaching, teaching, pastoral care, evangelism and organizational leadership to our congregation. In addition, a great desire to be a part of our community but to experience and live within.

Overview of Church and Community

Hillsburgh Baptist Church is a community of believers in Jesus Christ serving the surrounding area through various ministries. Our vision is one of hope: providing fellowship, worship, discipleship, Christian education and love through passionate service to the community and beyond. Hillsburgh Baptist Church is located approximately 20 to 40 minute drive from Guelph, Georgetown, Erin and Orangeville.  Hillsburgh is a small town of 1,500 in the municipality of the Town of Erin, with a population of 11,830. The average attendance on Sunday is 40.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Denominational Requirements: Strong ties to CBOQ Association

Master of Divinity degree or equivalent

Role and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Board of Deacons, the Pastor will provide specific support in the following areas:

1)Provide a solid Bible-based preaching and teaching ministry to meet the varied generational needs of the congregation and attract new members

2)Administer the Ordinances

3)Encourage and nurture the spiritual development/discipleship of the congregation through regular Bible study

4)Lead and inspire the church board and congregation in the development/vision and effective operation of program activities

5)Provide pastoral counseling in times of crisis, ministering to the sick, dying and bereaved and regular visitation

6)Conduct weddings, funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support

Preferred Skills

1) Good communicator, sensitive leader, well organized individual who spends quality time with the Lord and has a sense of humour

2) Trustworthy, Truthful, Loyal, Enthusiastic, Compatibility, Flexible, Open to New Ideas

3) Preaching, Theology, Discipleship training/teaching, Leadership development, Pastoral Care Giver, Seniors Sensitive, Visiting, Family Ministry, Children, Youth, Adults, Worship, Association & Denomination Work, Inter-Church Co-operation

4) Experience in difficult situations, proven leadership with full spectrum of ages within a church family and providing spiritual leadership within a community-based ministry


Linda Russell – Chair of Pastoral Search Committee lindarussell@rogers.com

Hillsburgh Baptist 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. ***