Our English speaking congregation (ESC) is a relatively young but multi-generational congregation consisting of 150 people ranging from children and youth to working and retired members. Twelve years ago, God blessed us with a new church building in East Vancouver near a Skytrain station. Given our location in the inner city, we’ve experienced some growth from people from varied walks of life, but we still desire to grow in love beyond the boundaries of our church building.
We prayerfully invite applications for the position of Associate Pastor to lead the English Speaking congregation. We seek a servant of God who can deeply nourish us with God’s word, and challenge us to love God more within our community and beyond. We value in-depth exegetical study of scripture, but we also hope to grow deeply as worshippers in spirit and truth. Most importantly, we desire a shepherd who not only relies on God for strength, but also reminds us to do the same and seek Him in everything.
We are pre-dominantly a multi-generational Chinese church as VCEFC consists of a Cantonese, Mandarin, and English Speaking congregation. We value our relationship with the other congregations as many of our congregants are second generation Chinese Canadians, and we share common ministries in the church. We hope for a candidate that has a background or experience working in a North American Chinese church. But we would be even more enthusiastic for a pastor to help us create a vision for how to utilize our strengths as a multi-generational Chinese church. Given our cultural context, as a wholistic church we desire to realize our full potential as a supportive body of Christ.
We invite applicants who have a minimum of 3 years pastoral ministry experience preferably in a North American church. Masters of Divinity graduation or equivalent from an accredited evangelical theological seminary or bible college is also required.
This ESC pastoral position is supported by a youth pastor, and various lay ministry leaders and committees. We hope to co-labour closely with the pastoral staff to support their vision, and to find fulfillment as a family of God with Christ as the head.
By the grace of God, we hope the right candidate is led to serve at our church. For more information about our church, please check us out at www.vcefc.org. Please email your resume to the attention of the Pastoral Search Committee at [email protected]