Haileybury & District Baptist Church Published: December 7, 2020
Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Number of Hours per Week
20-30
Country
Canada

Description

THE PASTOR’S PRIMARY TASK IS THE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF THE BIBLE SO AS TO EQUIP THE CHURCH FOR MINISTRY, AND SUSTAIN SOUND DOCTRINE.  THROUGH PREACHING THE PASTOR WILL CHALLENGE THE CONGREGATION TO GROW IN AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, AND THEREBY CARRY OUT THE VISION, PURPOSE AND MINISTRY GOALS OF HDBC.

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE CHURCH COUNCIL AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BOARD OF ELDERS, THE PASTOR WILL SET THE LONG-TERM MINISTRY VISION AND GOALS FOR THE CHURCH.  THE PASTOR IS TO CHAMPION THE VARIOUS PROJECTS OR MISSIONS THAT ARE INITIATED IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

THE PASTOR WILL BE A SPIRITUAL SHEPHERD TO THE CONGREGATION OF HDBC THROUGH THE FAITHFULL WITNESS OF HIS/HER LIFE.  AS A SHEPHERD APPOINTED BY GOD, THE PASTOR WILL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF SCRIPTURE AND STRIVE TO PROTECT THE CHURCH FROM ERROR BY EXERCISING SPIRITUAL OVERSIGHT AND ENSURING THE CONTINUED DISCIPLESHIP OF THE BODY OF CHRIST.

Overview of Church and Community

THE HAILEYBURY & DISTRICT BAPTIST CHURCH STARTED IN 1903.  WE CURRENTLY HAVE A SMALL CONGREGATION OF APPROX 30 PEOPLE THAT LOVE GOD AND BELIEVE IN THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.  WE HAVE AN OLDER CONGREGATION AND NEED HELP TO BRING IN THE YOUNGER GENERATION.  OUR ANNUAL INCOME IS APPROX $50,000 AND WE CAN ONLY AFFORD TO PAY OUR PASTOR $30,000 ANNUALLY.  THE NEW PASTOR WOULD NEED TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS AND A CLERGY TAXABLE ALLOWANCE IS AVAILABLE TO HELP.  THIS MEANS THAT WE NEED A PASTOR THAT HAS ANOTHER SOURCE OF INCOME.  EXAMPLES WOULD BE A RETIRED PASTOR WITH A PENSION OR A PASTOR WITH ANOTHER PART TIME JOB.

HAILEYBURY IS A BEAUTIFUL TOWN LOCATED ON A HILL BESIDE LAKE TEMISKAMING.  IF YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS, LOVE GOD AND CARE ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE GET TO HEAVEN, THIS JOB IS FOR YOU.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

THE PASTOR MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

PERSONAL:

1.        A CLEAR TESTIMONY OF SAVING FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST

2.       A BELIEF IN THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, AND A PASSION TO LIVE BY IT

3.       A CHARACTER THAT EXHIBITS THE QUALITIES OUTLINED IN 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; TITUS 1:6-9; 1 PETER 5:2-4

4.       A LIFESTYLE DEMONSTRATING CONSISTENT SPIRITUAL AND MORAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH ARE IN HARMONY WITH THE COVENANT OF HDBC

5.       AGREEMENT WITH THE SPIRIT AND INTENT OF OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH AND OUR FOUNDATIONAL VALUES

6.       A HEART FOR THE LOST AND DEDICATION TO PROCLAIMING THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

7.       AN ABILITY TO RELATE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPASSION, SENSITIVITY, HONESTY, CANDOR, AND CONFIDENCE

8.       A PATTERN OF COMMITMENT TO REGULAR PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY WITH THE CHURCH LEADERSHIP

9.       A RECOGNITION FOR THE NEED TO MAINTAIN PERSONAL FREE TIME

10.     MUST BECOME A MEMBER OF HDBC

PROFESSIONAL:

1.        AN EVIDENT GIFT FOR PREACHING AND TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD

2.       AN APTITUDE FOR EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING THE BIBLE TO ALL TYPES OF PEOPLE

3.       THE WISDOM TO ACCURATELY INTERPRET THE BIBLE AND DISCOVER ITS MEANING

4.       THE GIFT TO DISCERN GOD’S WILL, AND LEAD A CONGREGATION TO THAT GOAL

5.       ENTHUSIASM FOR CREATING A LONG-TERM VISION AND BEING AN ACTIVE CHAMPION FOR IT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CHURCH LEADERSHIP

6.       THE CAPABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN A COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP ENVIRONMENT AND ABLE TO LEAD AND DIRECT THE TEAM

7.       PROVEN ABILITY TO MULTI-TASK IN CHALLENGING SITUATIONS

8.       EXPERIENCE IN FULL-TIME PASTORAL MINISTRY

9.       IS OR IS WORKING TOWARDS BEING AN ORDAINED MINISTER, WHO IS COOPERATIVE WITH AND SUPPORTIVE OF THE CANADIAN BAPTISTS OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.        PREFERRED, A MASTERS OF DIVINITY OR MASTERS OF THEOLOGY DEGREE FROM A RECOGNIZED EVANGELICAL SEMINARY, OR THE EQUIVALENT LAY PREACHER QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

2.       HAS DEMONSTRATED CONTINUED GROWTH THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

Role and Responsibilities

THE PASTOR HAS THE FOLLOWING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. PREACH THE WORD OF GOD
  2. ADMINISTER THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
  3. WORK WITH THE ELDERS AND CHURCH COUNCIL TO INITIATE THE PLANNING PROCESS FOR VISION AND LONG-TERM MINISTRY GOALS
  4. DEMONSTRATE MATURITY IN DISCERNING THE WILL OF GOD IN SETTING THE DIRECTION FOR THE CHURCH
  5. PROVIDE SPIRITUAL OVERSIGHT TO THE CHURCH BY ENSURING THAT ALL AFFAIRS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE BIBLE AND HDBC’S VISION, PURPOSE, AND MINISTRY GOALS
  6. INSPIRE PEOPLE INTO DEEPER AND CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST THROUGH PREACHING AND TEACHING
  7. LEAD THE EQUIPPING AND TRAINING INITIATIVES TO DEVELOP LAY LEADERSHIP WITHIN HDBC
  8. SAFEGUARD THE CHURCH FROM THEOLOGICAL AND DOCTRINAL ERROR
  9. CONDUCT PASTORAL CARE, VISITATION AND CRISIS COUNSELLING, IN COOPERATION WITH THE BOARD OF ELDERS
  10. OFFICIATE AT WEDDINGS, FUNERALS, BAPTISMS AND BABY DEDICATIONS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHURCH VOLUNTEERS AND PASTORS FROM OTHER CHURCHES
  11. PROVIDE LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION TO VOLUNTEER WORKERS
  12. PARTICIPATE AT ASSOCIATION AND LOCAL MINISTERIAL LEVELS

EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF ALL CHURCH BOARDS AND COMMITTEES, AS REQUIRED

Preferred Skills

FOUR MINISTRY/SKILLS WE WOULD PREFER

  1. SHEPHERD- CARE GIVER, VISITOR, EFFECTIVE COUNSELOR, EFFECTIVE OVERSEER OF THE FLOCK
  2. PRIEST- EFFECTIVE WORSHIP LEADER, COMMUNICATES SENSE OF AWE AND PRAISE BEFORE GOD, COMMITTED TO THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER AND INTERCESSION
  3. PREACHER- ABLE TO MAKE THE GOSPEL PLAIN, CLEAR, RELEVANT, GOOD PUBLIC PRESENCE, VOICE, STUDENT OF THE SCRIPTURES

APOSTLE-CHURCH PLANTER/BUILDER, FOUNDATION LAYER, ORGANIZER, VISIONARY, COMMITTED TO CHURCH GROWTH

Contact

RESUMES CAN BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL TO ERNIE HARMAN, COUNCIL CHAIR AT leisure@leisureinn.net. 

BY MAIL TO:
ERNIE HARMAN
COUNCIL CHAIR AT BOX 218,
HAILEYBURY, ONTARIO, P0J1K0.
YOU CAN ALSO PHONE ERNIE AT 705-672-5084.