Thornhill Baptist Church Published: July 9, 2021
Job Type
Permanent Position
Number of Hours per Week


We are currently seeking to hire a Pastor of Congregational Development to join our ministry team in doing ministry with refugees and newcomers in our community. 

Overview of Church and Community

Thornhill Baptist Church is a growing intercultural, intergenerational church serving the communities of Thornhill, Richmond Hill and north Toronto. We are united by our commitment to Christ and our desire to glorify God through our worship and service. 

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Matthew 28:19-20:  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

M.Div degree or equivalent 

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for someone with: 

  • Strong Christian faith 
  • A deep commitment to a holistic approach to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ  
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills 
  • Experience working with refugees and other newcomers to Canada 
  • Experience in discipling new Christians 
  • Pastoral experience 
  • M.Div. degree or equivalent 
  • Technical experience with Zoom, Facebook livestreaming and Faithlife Proclaim would be an asset 



The job entails: 

  • Helping our congregation develop as we reach out to refugees and newcomers in our community and introduce them to the life of our church. 
  • Providing support and assistance to persons making refugee claims. 
  • Discipling new Christians as they grow in their faith 
  • Training new Christians to take on ministry and outreach responsibilities themselves. 
  • Oversee children/youth (or Next Generation/Emerging Generation) ministries, particularly Sunday School and youth class 
  • Working with the Board of Deacons to develop plans to implement these objectives. 


Preferred Skills

Technical experience with Zoom, Facebook livestreaming and Faithlife Proclaim would be an asset 


Please submit resume to:

Marlene Parr, 


Thornhill 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.