Employment (Churches)

Lead Pastor

Brooks Evangelical Free Church, Brooks, AB, CANADA

Shepherd, lead and oversee the staff and church body to develop passionate followers of Jesus Christ.

Ministry description

Brooks Evangelical Free Church is seeking a lead pastor to join our current staff of two pastors and an administrative assistant. We are a thriving church of approximately 250 congregants.

Responsibilities

Preaching and teaching

  • Will preach the Word of God—"As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority.” (EFCC Statement of Faith)
  • Will develop and manage the preaching schedule
  • Will be governed by prayer and Scripture in sermon preparation
  • Will oversee the development of small group leaders
  • Will work closely with the staff, elders, board and volunteers to create an enjoyable worship atmosphere on Sunday mornings

Influencing and communicating

  • Will be an effective communicator with people of all ages and cultures, in groups of all sizes
  • Will display strong interpersonal skills, listening skills and emotional intelligence; knowing yourself well
  • Will passionately communicate the BEFC vision, motivating people to fulfill the vision of the church with unity
  • Will be the primary staff contact with new and visiting families
  • Will regularly visit all adherents of the church
  • Will work to foster an attitude of outreach within the church, living his life as an example of this
  • Will empower others in their leadership, working alongside staff, elders and ministry team leaders; mentoring, equipping, empowering and encouraging

Servant leadership

  • Will be a leader of leaders and the pivotal spiritual leader of BEFC
  • Will mentor all other staff of the church to ensure excellence in ministry, to maintain a healthy team environment and to challenge each staff member to develop their full potential in ministry
  • Will conduct and lead weekly staff meetings
  • Will oversee business decisions for the ministries of the church, along with the church board
  • Will work alongside the elders in all matters of leadership, coaching them and regularly evaluating the ministries of the church and their progress
  • Will conduct annual performance reviews of all ministry and office staff
  • Will mobilize the church to fulfill their vision

Qualifications

  • Devoted to a life of faith in Jesus Christ and all that entails
  • A skilled communicator, demonstrating high emotional intelligence in relationships
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited theological institute
  • Church leadership experience in a multiple staff church
  • Agree with the EFCC Statement of Faith and be willing to be credentialed by the Evangelical Free Church of Canada

How to apply

Please send your resume along with a cover letter and philosophy of ministry to Pam Dyck at thomasd@eidnet.org.

Please include the following:

  1. A cover letter expressing why you are interested and how your experience has prepared you for this ministry
  2. Your comprehensive resume
  3. Your faith story and philosophy of ministry