Our small (40-50 congregants) rural evangelical church is looking for a pastor; a mature individual, theologically sound, gifted teacher, well spoken communicator with a passion for being involved in leadership within the church community and a desire to be involved in the general community, a graduate of seminary or graduate of an established bible school with a strong reputation for turning out biblically sound individuals with the ability to step into a leadership role and come alongside a well established church.
Our congregants are ranging in ages from 18 months to 87 years, with the largest demographic being young families with children. We strive for unity in essentials and grace in non essentials. Many of our adult congregants have grown up in this church and are now raising children and even grandchildren within its walls. We are very focussed on christian education for all ages and have a desire for our congregants to have access to theologically sound teaching within Sunday school taught by congregational members. We are a congregation that delights in fellowship with one another and we enjoy hosting a variety of church and community events within our walls and on our large church property. We have established, over the more than 50 years of the Orion Evangelical Free Church, a valued and respected presence in our surrounding communities of Orion, Manyberries and Etzikom. Most but not all of our congregants are farmers and ranchers, some with off-farm vocations as well. In the last 25 years of our church history we have had 3 pastors; the retirement of a more than 30 year pastor, an 11 year pastor resign and move to a neighbouring community with larger congregation and most recently a young pastor that moved on after 4 years of service to be closer to family and further his education.
Our church has a pastoral parsonage which is located in Etzikom, a 15 minute drive from the church. It is a well kept 2 level home, with 4 bedrooms, office, full finished basement, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and large yard with deck, lawn and vegetable garden area. The parsonage is in the Prairie Rose School Division No.8 with bussing to Foremost School for grades K-12.
Please contact Lynette Finstad (pastoral search committee chair person) at
[email protected] or 403-548-0993
Please submit resume, cover letter and sermon mp4 files to the above email address.