The Lead will work with deacons, staff, and lay leaders to equip old and new members for a discipling lifestyle. The Lead will communicate the Scriptures in a clear, relevant way to build people up in faith in Jesus Christ; have a clear conversion experience and a growing faith; will be soundly Biblical; will affirm Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) doctrine and polity. Please provide a brief description of the position you are posting.
Overview of Church and Community
Downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, church of two hundred attendees founded in 1877 seeks a leader who will radiate vision and develop new ministries to international people and others in our geographic neighbourhood. Grasping challenges of international and Canadian cultures, the Lead will work with deacons, staff, and lay leaders to equip old and new members for a discipling lifestyle.
The Greater Moncton Area is a vibrant and growing community of 170,000 in southeast New Brunswick, an hour’s travel from the vacation land of Prince Edward Island and the warmest salt water north of the Carolinas. Nearby are the dramatic tides and geology of the Bay of Fundy. With beautiful parks, trails, and thriving businesses, Moncton has beauty and urban convenience. Residents enjoy a high quality of life in a bilingual city with two universities, theatre, big screens, sports teams and events, music concerts and regional retail outlets at the hub of three Maritime provinces. Growing employment opportunities attract individuals and families -- nationally and across the world -- who seek a welcoming, safe, and thriving place to call home.
Church Purpose | Mission Statement
Love God, Love People!!! By our faith in God, the work of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, we exist to Love God through Bible-centered worship, spirit-filled preaching and practical teaching. Furthermore, we exist to love people through close fellowship, compassionate ministry and a passion for evangelism.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Master of Divinity is Recommended
Role and Responsibilities
WORSHIP: Teach the whole counsel of God; conduct baptisms; preside at the Lord’s Supper; give oversight to worship service planning. Elicit active prayer in the congregation.
LEADERSHIP: Build the congregation for ministry. Plan and organize for mission in 64 downtown blocks, fold in new members among dozens of new Canadian families. Coach boards and the congregation in forming vision and strategic planning. Participate in agenda-setting with the Chair of Deacons and attend deacon meetings.
ADMINISTRATION: Supervise the staff in the day-to-day ministry of the church and in the long-term vision of the church; develop standards for ministries. Serve as ex-officio member of boards and committees.
COMMUNICATION: Communicate vision; focus the church on important missions, projects and prayer needs; keep in touch with church groups formally and informally; relay information within church life to sponsor a cohesive effort.
DISCIPLING AND EQUIPPING: Develop leadership opportunities; equip congregation to disciple new families, especially newcomers to Canada.
PASTORAL CARE: Visit hospitals, shut-ins, members, and adherents; conduct funerals, weddings; counsel those in need; prepare candidates for marriage.
SELF DEVELOPMENT: Make time for prayer, personal Bible study, professional development, exercise, and relaxation. Participate in a yearly review with deacons.
Strong Biblical foundation. Teaching, preaching and discipleship skills. Leadership. Experience working with new Canadians.
Contact Rev. Michael Trites email email@example.com, or (506) 851-1745
Highfield Street United 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.