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Gateway Baptist Church-Victoria BC
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 03/17/2008
Job Type: Full-Time
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.
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