Avenue Road Baptist Church Published: November 14, 2022
Location
465 Avenue Road, Cambridge, ON. N1R 5S4

Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Application Deadline
2023/02/28
Country
Canada

Description

The Lead Pastor of Avenue Road Baptist Church is to be our friendly shepherd, colleague, and guide and to continue the transformation of our church into one that is relevant to our community while clearly proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to all ages. 

Overview of Church and Community

Avenue Road Baptist Church is an established evangelical church (Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec) with a membership of 130. The average Sunday attendance is 60 – 70 people (as well as those joining on-line.)  Our church is friendly and welcoming.  We are located in a demographically diverse community which is reflected in our congregation.  

Our Worship service is a contemporary expression of blended worship in person and on YouTube.  

We offer Bible studies (on-line and in person), music ministry, Soul Sisters ministry, seniors ministry, missions ministry (sewing/knitting projects distributed locally and abroad), Summer VBS and sports day-camps and  food pantry ministry. A more intentional approach connecting with the community is needed. 

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

As the people of Avenue Road Baptist Church we exist to declare Jesus Christ in our lives, in our community and in the world and to faithfully share in His mission.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Mature Christian character and demonstrates love for God and for His church 
  • Committed to the truthfulness and authority of the Scriptures 
  • Gifted in leadership as a visionary and collaborative leader 
  • Strong relational skills, ability to build and maintain relationships 
  • Effective communicator, relevant to all generations  
  • Approachable, open and respectful 
  • Committed to adaptive leadership 
  • Exhibits love, grace and compassion in word and action 
  • Has the ability to take initiative 
  • Truthful, person of integrity and good reputation in all walks of life 
  • Committed to personal spiritual growth 
  • Able to balance personal life, spiritual life and ministry 
  • Is in agreement with and living a lifestyle consistent with the Avenue Road Baptist Church Statement of Faith which is found at www.arbchurch.com 
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with a Master of Divinity degree 
  • Minimum of five years experience in pastoral leadership 
  • Preference will be shown to CBOQ accredited or ordained candidates  
  • Missional mindset and ability to lead the congregation in community outreach 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with church ministry leaders in service and development 
  • Give general oversight to design and planning of worship services in collaboration with the Worship Pastor and all those who lead in worship 
  • Delivering challenging, relevant and stimulating sermons which are based on sound biblical doctrine 
  • Creating teaching ministries that prepare the congregation for effective service  
  • Serving as ex-officio member with all Boards and has the right to attend all committees/meetings 
  • Assisting church leadership with vision casting 
  • Provide ministry for child dedications, baptisms,  marriages, funerals and other life events 
  • Spiritual counselling within limits of ability, training and experience 

Contact

All qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to ARBCPSTEAM@gmail.com.  

Not all applicants will be contacted. 

Preference will be given to applicants able to work in Canada. 

Avenue Road 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.