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Associate Pastor of Adult & Discipleship Ministries

Westhill Park Baptist Church

REGINA, Saskatchewan

Website: www.westhillchurch.ca

Job Description:

POSITION: Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries & Discipleship
STATUS: Full-Time (40+ hours)

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

ASSOCIATES: Pastoral staff

SUPERVISION: Some support staff

DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP: Adults & Young Families (28-55)

OVERVIEW:

The Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries & Discipleship will be responsible for the spiritual
formation of the adults at
Westhill P.B.C. The primary strategic objective is to define the
standards by which personal discipleship will be measured and to align ministries around a

relational foc
us to achieve those standards among our people. Ultimately this person will build
the infrastructure for spiritual growth and relational connectio
n for the adults who attend
Westhill Park Baptist Church
.

Administratively, the Associate Pastor will identify and develop a core team of leaders to aid in
the process of developing, organizing, training, empowering, and supporting Discipleship Teams
at Westhill Park Baptist Church as the congregation fulfills its core purpose to Pursue God, Build
Community and Unleash Compassion.

As a staff team member, the Associate Pastor shall share in the administrative functions,
congregation leadership, planning Sunday worship, preaching, vision casting, ministry
evaluation, pastoral care, lead a home small group, and other delegated ministry functions. They
will also oversee and supervise our preschool.

The Associate Pastor will be a champion of disciple-making for Jesus Christ. The primary focus
of this role is people. This person will intentionally encourage personal belief and ownership of
one’s love for God, faith in Jesus Christ, and fruit born of the Spirit. The goal of this position is 
to provide leadership and to equip persons to be disciple-makers and to live out sacrificial love
for others, flowing from their supreme love for Jesus Christ. The Associate Pastor of Adult
Ministries & Discipleship shall be a godly individual who demonstrates a vibrant faith in Jesus
Christ and meets the Biblical qualifications for the office of Pastor.

Position Alignment with Westhill P.B.C Core Purpose: To transform lives, families, and
communities by pursuing God, building community and unleashing compassion.

The Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries & Discipleship’s primary tasks shall be to:

  1. Work with the Leadership Teams to develop vision, goals, and benchmarks for the Discipleship
    Ministry related to Adult Ministries. Communicate with staff, lay volunteers and participants to
    evaluate progress toward these stated goals.

  2. The development of an adult discipleship process where adults are equipped to take the next
    step along the discipleship pathway, including using their God-given gifts in service to each
    other, to the church, to the community, and overseas.

  3. Equip our congregants to discover their spiritual gifts, calling, interests, and availability for
    ministry, including our lay leaders, then compile a Spiritual Gift Inventory, personal assessment
    tools, connect them to ministry opportunities.

  4. Support, mentor, supervise and coach the Discipleship Team (not limited to but including
    Gather & Grow teachers, Small group leaders and Adult ministry leaders).

  5. Create the framework for the congregation to grow in their love for God and others through
    the seven spiritual practices of: prayer and meditation, reflection on Scripture, financial
    generosity, participating in a small group community, gifts-based service and ministry,
    invitational evangelism, and corporate worship.

  6. Oversee Small Group ministry. Cast vision for existing small groups, train and equip leaders
    with relevant tools, provide curriculum and other resources, and lead development for new and
    multiplication of small groups, while providing opportunity for all persons to grow spiritually
    and to develop gifts of leadership.

  7. Evaluate and improve resource needs for our "Gather & Grow" classes and other
    weekly/monthly ministry initiatives for Adult Discipleship/Education.

  8. Lead our New Comer’s ministry program and develop guest follow-up and guest-assimilation
    ministry programs which welcome, and introduce persons to Westhill P.B.C, and then invites
    and leads guests toward active fellowship.

  9. Oversee and supervise the staff of Happy Hearts Preschool. Explore ways with the staff to
    connect with parents and optimize the potential enrolment and the outreach goals of the
    preschool to our neighbourhood and church community.

  10. Plan and supervise our church’s community building social events (not limited to but
    including spring/fall BBQ, Christmas banquet, Centennial celebration, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:

Education/Training/Experience/Leadership

  1. M. Divinity, M. Arts or equivalent in disciplines related to Christian Education.

  2. Training and/or experience implementing a discipleship and equipping model in another
    ministry context with clear goals, process, and quantifiable results.

  3. Previous ministry experience, and/or strength in and ability to build and lead teams and sub-
    teams on a large Christian organizational level.

  4. Well balanced leadership and delegation skills that employ the gifts of others.

  5. An understanding of systems theory and its implications for large organizations

  6. Computer technical skills relevant to the job.

  7. Social media presence and capacity to connect and do ministry virtually.

  8. Subscribe to a Pastoral Leadership Team Ministry model.

Personal Characteristics

  1. A Christ-centered, biblically rooted, warm-hearted and contagious faith in Christ which
    expresses itself in a loving, joyful, healthy relationship with others and personal freedom in
    sharing his/her personal experience/journey with Christ.

  2. Exhibit the gift of teaching and preaching with noted strengths in discipleship development
    and evangelism.

  3. A team player who works well with other church staff members and who has proven
    effectiveness in working with volunteers.

  4. Evidence of Christian character with lived-out spiritual disciplines and participation in the life
    of the church.

  5. A personable person who prioritizes people and relationships over tasks.

  6. A clear passion to see, draw and invite uncommitted persons into a living relationship with
    Jesus Christ.

  7. An excitement and commitment to the mission, vision and core purpose of Westhill Park
    Baptist Church. An expectation to become a member of the church.

  8. A visionary person with the freedom to explore the most effective means by which the
    church’s mission and vision can be fulfilled.

  9. Work/life/family balance that extends to support systems outside the church.

  10. Light-heartedness, authenticity, flexibility, with a sense of humour, and ability not to take
    him/herself too seriously.

  11. High energy, flexibility and creativity for the demands of a growing ministry.

  12. Personal commitment to Baptist polity, core values and culture of Westhill Park Baptist
    Church, and willing to abide by all Board approved church policies.

Job Related Expectations:

  1. Salaried: Full-time role. A 40+ hour week is the salary baseline.

  2. A church provided office will be the primary place for day-to-day activity.

  3. Volunteer in various aspects of congregational life beyond the salaried role.

  4. Serve on the Pastoral Ministry Team and participate at weekly staff meetings.

  5. Serve as the Pastoral Team liaison on one of the church’s working committees

  6. Attend Denomination meetings and represent Westhill Park Baptist Church at other ministry
    related events when assigned by the Senior Pastor.

  7. Credentialed with a License and Ordination through Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.

  8. Reports directly to the Senior Pastor of Westhill Park Baptist Church.

  9. Pursue personal growth and practice spiritual disciplines.

  10. Participate in Continuing education or ongoing training pertinent to the role.

  11. Preach occasionally on a rotation schedule as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

  12. Assist and work in a collaborative manner with the other pastors and support staff of Westhill
    Park Baptist Church.

  13. Design and oversee the budget for all activities within the Adult ministries and Discipleship
    portfolio of the church.

  14. Provide pastoral care and counsel as needed and within the training limits and qualifications
    of the pastor and pastoral role.

Salary & Benefits:

Competitive wage that is commensurate with experience and education as per the C.B.W.C.’s
salary grid
recommendations. A Comprehensive Benefits Package.

Process and timeline:

  1. This position will be posted through May 31, 2022, or longer as may be needed.

  2. Applications shall be submitted electronically to Senior Pastor Tim Coleman at
    office@westhillchurch.ca
    and must include a current resume, and cover letter.

  3. Candidates entering the interview process will need to provide a substantive doctrinal
    statement and recordings of past teaching/preaching sermons.

  4. Candidates who are shortlisted will have to read, affirm and sign the ministerial protocols
    manual and agree to the denomination’s (C.B.W.C) culture statement.

  5. Candidate hire will be dependent upon the recommendation of the pastoral search
    committee with input from the Board of Westhill Park Baptist Church.

  6. Anticipated start date: June 15th, 2022, or a date mutually agreed upon.

 

Westhill Park Baptist Church in Regina, Saskatchewan is looking for an Associate Pastor of Adult & Discipleship Ministries. Click on the attached file to view the job description and application information.

Apply By Date: 31/05/2022

 

Contact Information

Email: office@westhillchurch.ca