This position involves preaching a weekly sermon, leading or assigning leadership for the adult Sunday school class, and heading a weekly prayer meeting. We are seeking an inspired leader to encourage the congregation in its desire to expand community outreach, while continuing to minister to members. The ideal candidate will be a good shepherd, have a heart for God and a passion for His Kingdom.
Overview of Church and Community
Green Ridge is a medium sized congregation established 25 years ago, averaging 70-80 regular attenders. Our mission statement is ``To know Christ and make Him known``. We value prayer, Bible study, and making Christ known locally, regionally and internationally. GRBC is located in Lennoxville, a borough of the city of Sherbrooke, in Quebec`s picturesque Eastern Townships (www.m.easterntownships.org). Lennoxville attracts a high number of students due to being surrounded by two universities and several colleges. This alone can double the town`s population during the school year and provides a wonderful and diverse mix of culture, and a healthy mix of Anglophone and Francophone residents.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
The ideal pastor will have ministry experience, be ordained, with Bible training/Divinity school education. Further, the pastor will have a reliance on Biblical truth and spiritual discernment to lead and guide GRBC as necessary. Compliance with and respect for the GRBC statement of faith (see www.greenridge.vpweb.ca) is required.
Some French language skill would be an asset.
Role and Responsibilities
The pastor needs to be an effective communicator, with a heart for others, willing to speak the truth in love and make the Gospel message clear. The pastor has a shepherd’s heart to care for the flock through counseling and visitation, as well as to encourage and equip the congregation for service.
An emotionally and spiritually mature Christian, with a strong testimony of faith, scripturally sound, a passion for prayer, who desires to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the surrounding community.
Name: Melissa Guay
Green Ridge 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. ***