Working with the Deacons to lead the congregation in worship, ministry and community outreach once reopening occurs in November.
The successful candidate may be considered for the permanent position.
Overview of Church and Community
Hillsburgh Baptist is one of two churches in the village of Hillsburgh, ON, located in the town of Erin which lies 25 minutes NE of Guelph. The community has a diverse population of retirees and young families. While there are few employment opportunities within the village itself, the neighbouring cities of Fergus, Georgetown, Orangeville and Guelph offer many. Hillsburgh Baptist has a long history of ministry and community involvement, recently observing the congregation’s 167th anniversary. A major addition to the church building in the late 1990s included a new sanctuary, fellowship hall, elevator and servery. The AV system upgrades include projection, sound system and mixing board, and auditory loop for the hearing impaired. A successful pre-recorded online worship service was initiated at the start of the pandemic and will continue until the church re-opens. The congregation has been shaken by the resignation of their last two popular and well-loved pastors due to health reasons, one within the last year during the Covid pandemic lockdown. As well, families within the congregation and community are dealing with serious health issues and grieving the loss of members, some in their prime.
Church Purpose | Mission Statement
The church seeks to spread God’s word and engage with the community while providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Our mission statement is “Reach out to the world; Connect with one another; Discover and grow in Christ; Honour His name.”
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Theological education: Has or is working towards a M.Div. or above from an accredited and recognized theological institution. Accredited by or willing to seek accreditation with CBOQ.
Role and Responsibilities
Work with the Deacons and Committee Chairs to minister to the spiritual needs of the congregation and surrounding community as we return to in-person worship, fellowship and outreach opportunities.
Biblically based preaching with emphasis on God’s loving care for His people. Strong pastoral care and reassurance. Grief counseling an asset.
Musical and A/V experience also assets.
Send resume and letters of inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.