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Gateway Baptist Church-Victoria BC

Lead Pastor

Gateway Baptist Church-Victoria BC
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Date Posted: 03/17/2008
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Position Overview: LEAD PASTOR

The successful applicant should reflect the following qualities in teaching, evangelizing, preaching and caring by way of:
a deep experience, growing personal relationship and spontaneous love for Jesus Christ;
a love for the Body of Christ and His Church and the ability to minister to a growing inter-generational church;
an awareness of, and walking in, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and possession of a sensitivity to His guidance;
the ability to respond to, and knowledge of, present day worldly culture and the many challenges and transitions going on within the Body of Christ;
an appreciation, acceptance and involvement with the wider Christian Church in Victoria and beyond;
obvious skills in working with groups and individuals in helping initiate and sustain ministries within and beyond our congregation;
experience working in a team staff environment;
good organizational skills.


Give leadership and guidance to Gateways associate pastors, elders and deacons in developing and ensuring a strong, close-knit team;
to encourage the establishment of welcoming, safe, Christ-exalting in-reach and outreach ministries for the Church and wider community.

Pastoral Care:
To be available to the congregation and to oversee the pastoral team and elders.

Take the shared lead in the preaching/teaching ministry of the Church;
to encourage raise up and release leaders in their spiritual gifts for service in the body. 2Tim: 2b


This person will be accountable to the Board of Elders, under the ultimate authority of the Word of God. This person will also have a working relationship with the Deacons council.


Wisdom and skill in working with all generations, and an ability to apply Biblical truths within that context;
an ability to work well in a shared leadership environment;
an obvious love for and an ability to relate with a diversity of people;
a skill and effectiveness in communicating the Scriptures;
gifted as a lead pastor, teacher and counsellor;
strong leadership, facilitator and coaching skills;
sense of humour essential.

Accumulated years of pastoral experience, experience in a lead role an asset;
experience working in a multi-staff church preferred;
experience working alongside elders in providing spiritual leadership to the church;
experience and demonstrated effectiveness in preaching and exercising the fruits of the Spirit rooted in Gods Word is essential.

Formal Bible school or seminary education is essential. Prefer Masters Degree;
meets the Biblical qualifications of an elder;
agrees with Gateways vision and mission statements;
is ordained or willing to be ordained with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.

In his/her life and family models solid biblical Christian character and values