Name of the church: South Vancouver Pacific Grace MB Church (SVPGMBC)
Denomination: Mennonite Brethren (MB)
Overview of church: SVPGMBC is a Cantonese and English speaking multi-congregational MB church planted in 1995. http://www.svpgmbc.org/intro_history.html
Role and Responsibilities:
The candidate will work closely with the existing EM pastor to minister to those in the following life stages: high school, college, career and young families. Moreover, the pastor will work together with the other pastors and lay-leaders to serve the church as a whole.
The roles and responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:
Worship and Preaching – Establish and articulate overall vision for worship that is biblically faithful and contextually meaningful. Preach the Word in Sunday service and in various settings. Sermons should be careful in its exegesis of the original words, culture and historical setting and relevant to the contemporary audience.
Prayer – pray for the church and develop a vision for prayer for the English Ministry. Train EM brothers and sisters on the importance and discipline of prayer for all of life.
Small Group Ministry – Provide training and support to small group leaders. Offer assistance for them to develop, plan, and foster small group ministry.
Leadership Formation – Work closely with the leadership team (English Ministry Steering Committee – EMSC) and administrative staff. Support and guide leadership team, provide discipleship training, plan the training and planning contents of leadership retreats. Opportunity to mentor a pastoral intern may arise.
Pastoral Care – Provide pastoral care for our members through different life events (crisis counseling, funerals, baptisms, and weddings).
Community Outreach – Train members in the church for evangelism.
Administration – Ensure that information is effectively communicated to the church body and ministry plans are properly carried out.
Denominational and Interdenominational Partnership – Serve as a liaison between SVPG ministry and the wider MB family. Foster relationships and partnerships with other ministries.
Character Qualification: Candidate must fulfill the character qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9, that is, spiritual maturity, holiness and blameless in every area of life.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited theological seminary of evangelical faith, or equivalent, is required. M. Div. degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years as full-time Pastor in a church in North America, or equivalent, is required.
Understand Chinese and Chinese-Canadian culture and is comfortable working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Adhere to both Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) and SVPGMBC Constitution, including statement of faith and bylaws. (http://www.mennonitebrethren.ca/mb-beliefs/)
Interested candidates can send their resume to:
English Pastoral Search Committee (ATTN: Carmen Ng)
South Vancouver Pacific Grace MB Church
611 E.50th Ave.
Vancouver BC V5X 1A9