Port Williams United Baptist Church Published: August 29, 2022
Location
1031 Hwy 358, Port Williams NS, B0P1T0

Job Type
Category
Permanent Position
Yes
Country
Canada

Description

This is a senior pastor role for a village church in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Important values that guide our life together as a congregation include open membership, open communication, community involvement, ecumenical co-operation, inclusion of children and youth, study, and growth in personal discipleship.  Worship has always been our central activity; at PWUBC we value both traditional worship and creative expression. 

 

Overview of Church and Community

This is a solo ministry in a village church. A comprehensive document is available upon request for prospective ministers who would like to inquire about this opportunity.  

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

We, the members of this Port Williams United Baptist Church family, by the grace of God, in the manner of Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Spirit, will strive always:  

  • to be inclusive and welcoming of all persons, while appreciating and respecting our differences; 
  • to demonstrate loving concern for each other; to learn and grow through faithful study of the Scriptures and the world in which we live; 
  • to share our time, talents, and treasures joyfully in service to Christ, within our church, our community, and around our world. 

Adopted November 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Ordained and accredited by a recognized Baptist body, such as the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms, the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada or an acceptable equivalent crediting body. Candidates from other denominations may be considered with the understanding that they would lead us in a way that is consistent with Baptist identity, as espoused by PWUBC 

Role and Responsibilities

Responsibilities would include preparing for and conducting Sunday services (and others as required), providing pastoral care and/or counselling to individuals, visiting with members of the congregation, working with youth leaders and Christian education committee to support the implementation of programs for youth and families.  

 

Preferred Skills

A person who is open, inviting and inclusive, who encourages our members to be involved. Someone who will make honest, authentic connections with congregants, and have a willingness to visit congregational members. Formal training or experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: preaching, worship leadership, youth and family ministry, pastoral care and counselling. A combination of relevant education and experience would also be considered. 

 

Contact

Candidates are asked to provide a detailed resume as well as a cover letter in which they describe how their education, relevant pastoral or other experiences make them a strong candidate for our position. 

Application deadline for prospective ministers is October 30, 2022. 

Candidates who are shortlisted may be required to provide references. 

 To find out more about this opportunity please contact our PWUBC Search Committee Chair, Barbara Rushton brushton870@gmail.com, to receive electronic copies of the Brochure for Prospective Ministers and/or our Senior Minister Job Description 

Port Williams 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.