Pastor

at Braidwood Bible Chapel (view profile)
Location 306 Braidwood Ave, Peterborough, Canada
Date Posted January 14, 2023
Category Pastor
Job Type Full-time

Description

ABOUT BRAIDWOOD BIBLE CHAPEL: C. Ernest Tatham purchased an empty lot of land in the south end of Peterborough Ontario to plant Braidwood Bible Church back in 1945.

Today this chapel is a bright home for Christians known as an “assembly of Brethren” and is not subject to any outside ecclesiastical authority, but to God alone as revealed in the Scriptures. Our average Sunday gathering body includes over 100+ persons in membership.

Joshua Anderson, our dedicated Pastor of over 10 years of service has recently transitioned from pastoral ministry so we are now seeking the Spirits leading to bring us the right man to care for the body of believers at Braidwood.

 

WHAT WE WILL ASK OF YOU

PREACHING & TEACHING

  • Responsible for the primary expositional preaching and teaching of the Bible during Sunday services (approximately 75% of Sunday Worship and Teaching service annually).
  • Mentoring members through teaching and motivating our people in maximizing their gifts and abilities in service to the Kingdom of God both within our local assembly and in the world as they are called to do so.
  • Provide pastoral mentorship for the continued teaching, disciplining and training of identified members.
  • Provide support and oversight to various teaching ministries as requested including; small groups, prayer meetings and special projects as appropriate.

PRAYER & SHEPARDING FLOCK

  • Act as a servant-leader to compassionately care for the church community, through engaging in ongoing prayer for the body of Braidwood members and identified ministries.
  • Provide short-term biblical counselling and prayer support to members as needed.

 

LEADERSHIP & STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Provide leadership and support to Braidwood’s elders and deacons as a Teaching Elder member related to ministry planning such as; budgeting, communication and engaging with Church body on ministry considerations as well as planned initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Braidwood community initiatives as needed for ongoing ministry projects and events.
  • Present identified strategic directions, church communications, evangelism initiatives and other projects as required to church body.
  • Act a representative of Braidwood Bible Chapel with external stakeholders as required.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND SPECIALIZED DUTIES

  • Periodically review and update Statement of Faith and Guiding Principles as required.
  • Engage in various specialized services as requested, including but not limited to; baby dedications, baptismal services, weddings and/or funerals as requested.
  • Engage with prospective members, new deacon and/or volunteer ministry members for appointment to membership at Braidwood.
  • Act as a building key holder.
  • Additional administrative duties can include; delegating members for various tasks e.g., audio-visual aid, building cleaning and maintenance, website maintenance, social media pages, directory, statement of faith as well as other membership resources as needed.

 

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE FOR YOU:

  • A dedicated and welcoming body of believers.
  • Strong eldership support, prayer, and counsel.
  • Office space with separate meeting rooms for counsel.
  • Salary range starting from $50,000 to $60,000 annually for a typical 40-hour work week.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in theology preferred.
  • 3 + years of ministry experience within a lay capacity within the local church.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in a related pastoral and/or teaching capacity is considered an asset.
  • Leadership experience in a related ministry or missionary capacity is considered an asset.
  • Dedication to Doctrines of Grace.
  • Commitment to ongoing spiritual growth, regular devotion, prayer and meditation.
  • Possess a Marriage License or ability to obtain martial license.
  • Fulfill requirements for eldership, outlined in (1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9).
  • Ability to provide at least 3 satisfactory references.
  • A valid police check with a vulnerable sectoring screening is required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

 

HOW TO APPLY

After review of this job opening candidates sensing God’s calling upon careful prayer and reflection are encouraged submit a covering letter and resume directed to Elders of Braidwood via email at: recruiting@braidwoodbiblechapel.ca .

We will review all applications as they are received until we find our successful candidate. Accommodation in accordance with applicable legislation will be provided for all candidate related activities!