Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, a multicultural, transgenerational church of 1,400 attenders in northern Alberta is searching for a full-time Pastor of Starlight Mandarin Ministries.
Ellerslie is a church with a rich heritage and a bright future. The church leadership is aligned in its vision to make disciples who love God, love people, and serve the world, “Bringing Jesus into Life” in southwest Edmonton and beyond. Since its founding 70 years ago, the church has grown from a small fellowship of believers to a “big steeple” church that is active in church planting and international and local cross-cultural mission, and is a leader in its denomination, the Baptist General Conference of Canada. The church conducts worship services in English and Mandarin and houses a culturally Filipino service by a sister congregation.
Blessed with stable finances, Ellerslie now is planning for the next chapter in its history.
The Pastor of Starlight Mandarin Ministries (PMM) will provide visionary leadership to the Starlight Congregation—the Mandarin-language congregation at Ellerslie. The PMM will recruit, equip, and resource a team of paid staff and volunteers to engage Mandarin speakers in a wide range of settings. The PMM will serve as the primary communicator for the Starlight Mandarin Worship Services and will serve on the Starlight Leadership Team. As a member of the Ellerslie pastoral team, the PMM will identify with the overall church mission and vision. Working in a collegial environment with the church’s professional staff, the PMM will develop strategic programming that will equip and empower the Mandarin congregation for effective, efficient, and life-changing ministries by the Spirit of God.
We are searching for a candidate with a Master of Divinity degree who has demonstrated several years of development and oversight in full-time Christian ministry. North American ministry experience is an asset. This person must be inviting to Mandarin speakers and their families and be able to engage them in a wide range of settings. Fluency in Mandarin and English is required, as well as an appreciation of Mainland Chinese culture. Experience in recruiting and resourcing volunteers is necessary. The successful candidate will have a growing relationship with Jesus and experience in spiritual leadership. The ability to obtain credentials with the Baptist General Conference of Canada is also required.
Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, Canada. The city is a growing, progressive community with a stable, healthy economy, good schools, excellent healthcare facilities, several post-secondary institutions, and varied recreational opportunities. Edmonton is surprisingly multicultural and has a vibrant arts scene. Edmonton International Airport is a major regional transportation hub and is serviced by several North American and international airlines. Housing is affordable, especially as compared with other growing Canadian cities.
For more information on this opportunity and its requirements, please forward your résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. The church will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found.