Senior Associate Pastor Full-time pastoral opportunity
Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, a multicultural, intergenerational church of 1,000 attenders in northern Alberta, is searching for a full-time Senior Associate Pastor. 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 international and local cross-cultural mission, and is a leader in its denomination, the Baptist General Conference of Canada. The church conducts worship services onsite and online in English and Mandarin and houses a culturally international service by a sister BGC congregation. Blessed with stable finances and leadership, Ellerslie now is planning for the next chapter in its history.
The Senior Associate Pastor (SAP) will develop and oversee a robust “group life” team that provides leadership to the church’s discipleship ministries. The SAP will also play a key role on the lead team, adding strategic insight and development to equip and support our staff and lay leadership. Depending on gifting and interest, the SAP may also have a significant teaching and preaching role and will assist in planning for our worship services We are searching for a pastor who has demonstrated several years of development and oversight in full-time Christian ministry. This person must be inviting to younger families and be able to engage them in a wide range of settings. Experience in recruiting and resourcing volunteers is necessary. An appreciation of ministry in a multicultural setting is preferred. 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 protected] The church is interviewing candidates presently and will accept applications until April 30, 2021.