Pastor of Congregational Care

at Hope Bible Church Niagara (view profile)
Location 301 Scott St., St Catharines, ON, Canada
Date Posted June 14, 2022
Category Pastor
Job Type Full-time


Pastor of Congregational Care: Hope Bible Church Niagara

As the successful applicant, you will devote your full working time and attention to carrying out your responsibilities on behalf of Hope Bible Church Niagara, and shall use your best efforts, skills, and abilities to further God’s Kingdomthrough the local church.

Accountability: You will report to the Senior Pastor or his designate.

A. Character and Conduct:

  • Displays an authentic love for Jesus and people (Matt 22:37-39).
  • Embodies the qualities of a Spirit-filled life (Galatians 5:22-26).
  • Pursues holiness and humility (Ephesians 4:1-24).
  • Models the biblical qualifications for church leadership (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1; 1 Peter 5).
  • Exemplifies strong self-motivation and diligence.
  • Seeks to be organized and is attentive to detail and excellence in all things.
  • Embraces the doctrine and direction of HBCN.

B. Contribution:

The Pastor of Congregational Care is responsible to provide leadership, vision, and spiritual oversight for the biblical soul care and small group ministries of our church. The successful candidate will cultivate a culture of biblical soul care through counselling ministries and small groups, with an emphasis on one-another ministry. It is our expectation that the Pastor of Congregational Care will champion the vision of the senior pastor and elders by upholding the mission, doctrine, pillars, and ministry strategy of Hope Niagara.

C. Organization Description:

The focus of the ministry at Hope Bible Church Niagara is to glorify and honour God by fulfilling the mission the Lord gave His followers through the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40).

D. Key Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Senior Pastor, the Pastor of Congregational Care is responsible for overseeing two vital areas of ministry at HBCN: small groups and soul care.

Small Groups:

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for the continued growth of our small group ministry.
  • Recruit, train, and equip members for small group leadership.
  • Give direction and pastoral oversight to and curriculum writers.
  • Ensure the provision of weekly curriculum for small groups that is consistent with our doctrinal convictions.
  • Connect regularly with small group leaders for open communication, meaningful encouragement/accountability, and pastoral care.
  • Oversee and coordinate the organization of small groups, including the placement of members, appointment of leaders, and the creation of new groups.
  • Provide ongoing analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of our small group ministry, and each individual group through maintaining Small Group Dashboards, Care Reports, and effective communication.
  • Provide an intentional plan for raising up future small group leaders, curriculum writers, and other such positions to accommodate ongoing congregational needs.
  • Give leadership and direction to other discipleship ministries in conjunction with the senior pastor (Men’s, Women’s, Foundations, Recovery, and others to be added).

Biblical Soul Care:

  • Recruit, train, and equip members of HBCN for one-another, biblical soul care ministry. This includes identifying and equipping lay-counselors, counselee advocates, as well as resourcing small group leaders to care for their members.
  • Provide ongoing training opportunities for soul care volunteers.
  • Devote a percentage of time each week to counseling members of HBCN.
  • Coordinate with other like-minded churches, educational institutions, and Christian counseling ministries to stay current on best practices and pertinent issues that are relevant to soul care.
  • Be available for crisis care, reconciliation ministry, and confronting sin issues in the lives of individuals.
  • Develop, plan, and implement biblical soul care classes, seminars, and events that help people respond in faith to crises, pressures, and difficulties in their lives, making God their refuge and better understanding their identity in Christ.
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive soul care plan for Hope Niagara, beginning within small groups and expanding to the whole church context.
  • Equip lay leaders with the necessary training and supervision to actively engage in people’s lives through Biblical soul care.
  • Obtain biblical counselling certification (if not already attained)

Additional Responsibilities:

    1. Promote a culture of healthy, persevering relationships built on Christ’s love within our church family.
    2. Oversee and manage the budget for each area of responsibility.
    3. Provide leadership for direct reports in each area of responsibility.
    4. Assist in providing pastoral care for members of the church, in cooperation with the elders and staff team.
    5. Participate with the staff team in fellowship, encouragement, prayer, and in weekly meetings.
    6. Contribute periodically to worship services through preaching, baptisms, child dedications, communion, and prayers.
    7. Serve as the direct report for part-time or volunteer staff serving in small groups and soul care.
    8. Other responsibilities as assigned.

E. Qualifications:


  • Must be maturing spiritually (Colossians 2:6-7) consistent with our vision and culture.
  • Must be increasing in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
  • Must demonstrate a servant’s heart (Mark 10:42-45) and be teachable and humble (Philippians 2:3-7).


  • Must be an equipper of others.
  • Must demonstrate skill in leadership, management, team building, and communication.
  • Must be an independent and quick learner.
  • Must be a team player with excellent social skills and initiative.
  • Must love people.
  • Must be a capable teacher.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, and excellence in leading within the established vision of the elders.
  • Must be a ministry builder and equipper (Ephesians 4:11-12) with skill in recruiting, training, and encouraging volunteer leaders toward a consistent, fruitful walk with Christ.
  • Must be committed to ongoing improvement, with an understanding of both strengths and weaknesses.


  • Must be committed to the local church and active in building community (Acts 2:42-47).
  • Must demonstrate an ability to relate well and work efficiently with the staff, the elders, and any volunteer leadership under his oversight.


  • Must be in full agreement with the Hope’s mission, vision, doctrine, foundational priorities, and ministry strategy and be convinced of their effectiveness in building the church.
  • Must embody the Hope mission and culture and lead the ministry in a way that is consistent with this approach.


  • Must be highly motivated and action oriented; a strong work ethic; a get-it-done kind of person.
  • Must be willing to put in the hours necessary while maintaining a healthy personal and family life.

F. Compensation

  • Full time
  • Salary to be determined based on qualifications and experience
  • Family benefits package included
  • Retirement contribution plan
  • Vacation commensurate with experience plus a reading week
  • Moving expenses to be determined

Commencement Date: Summer 2022

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter via email to