Staffing at Southside falls mainly in three categories. Congregational Leaders have a 50% role as they lead the life of a neighbourhood congregation. Value Pastors also have a 50% role as they lead the church towards bearing witness to God in their specific value (Heart, Mind, Strength, Neighbour, One Another). We have further staff who give leadership in areas of administration, Youth, and Children and Family Ministries.
At present, we are looking to fill several positions. We are in need of Congregational Leaders as well as Value Pastors in the Mind, Strength and Neighbour Values. Our desire is to find at least one full time person who would lead a congregation and a value (FT position) and another who would also lead a congregation or a value (PT position).
The person(s) we are looking for will be capable of a senior/solo pastoral role, but desires to work in a team environment. This person will share our Baptist and Missional convictions.
Overview of Church and Community
Southside is 27 years old. Throughout our history we have desired to be attentive to the kingdom of God. Through our innovative and creative efforts we have been privileged to have a local and national influence.
Planted in what was then a lower class neighbourhood called Edmonds in South Burnaby, our desire was to be a church plant that planted other churches. We were very intentional about loving our neighbours and introducing people to Jesus. Southside has become an ethnically and generationally diverse church.
Not long after we started, we believed God was leading us to plant another congregation in another neighbourhood (North Surrey). Then came a third (Langley) and a fourth (North Burnaby). We were starting to learn about what it meant to become a people on mission with God. As a result, we felt called by God to plant our first oversees congregation in Sauk, Albania.
Over the history of Southside, we have believed that God has given us a vision of “Establishing Multiplying, Missional, Christian Communities.” Our life together is shaped around the invitation to love God with our hearts, minds and strength, and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves (one another). Our structure (cell-congregation-celebration) means that our Mission Group Leaders are equipped by staff to pastor the people in their neighbourhoods. We have covenanted as a people to follow Jesus together, and to grow closer to Him on mission through a set of five practices.
Southside Community 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. ***