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Lead Pastor

Spruce Grove Alliance Church

Spruce Grove, AB


Job Description:

Spruce Grove Alliance Church is seeking a vibrant, friendly team player to join our pastoral team. At SGAC it is our desire To Know Jesus, To Know One Another and To Make Him Known. The Lead Pastor position is a great opportunity to join our team and provide leadership to our congregation and staff.

Pastor’s Profile: Working together and reporting to the Elders, the Lead Pastor has responsibility for the following:


  1. Preacher/Teacher: Oversees and leads the preaching and teaching ministries of the church.
    1. Communicates the Christian faith and lifestyle in an engaging and relevant way.
    2. Responds to issues in society, the community and the church with practical relevant Biblical input.
    3. Oversees the spiritual formation ministries of the church.
  2. Team Leader/Team Player: Oversees and leads the staff and ministry leader teams.
    1. Leads staff meetings and maintains healthy staff working environment.
    2. Appoints, mentors, supervises and reviews staff.
    3. Delegates authority and ministry responsibilities to staff.
    4. Facilitates ministry development with staff.
    5. Ensure staff have opportunity for personal development, growth and support.
  3. Equipper: Trains and develops key lay leaders for effective ministry.
    1. Disciples and mentors key lay leaders.
    2. Develops leaders through intentional training.
    3. Provides pathways for emerging leaders to engage leadership and ministry in the church.
    4. Encourages and empowers others to grow in their gifts and calling.
  4. Visionary Leader: Oversees, coordinates and collaborates to fulfill the vision, mission, core values and strategic plan for the church.
    1. Oversees and reviews the vision, mission, core values and goals of the church in consultation and collaboration with the elders, staff and key lay leaders.
    2. Inspires the leadership and the congregation to embrace the vision and align ministries around the vision, mission and values.
    3. Coordinates strategic and developmental planning.
    4. Establishes and communicates ministry priorities.

Key Characteristics and Personal Qualifications

  • Dependent on God - Experiences a healthy, growing relationship with God characterized by surrender and a desire to hear and follow God’s leading.
  • Spirit Filled – Believes, practices and teaches on the Holy Spirit and the spiritual disciplines.
  • Biblical World View – Sees the Bible as infallible and foundational to the effective fulfillment of our Mission and Vision.
  • Demonstrates a Personal Bold Faith - Lives out and challenges others in a deeper walk with Christ.
  • Models servant leadership – Prepared and equipped to serve through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pursues a Personally Balanced/Healthy Lifestyle – Lifelong learner, practices and enjoys a well-rounded lifestyle, maintains healthy financial responsibility, supportive family environment and includes the development of friendships and interests beyond vocational ministry.
  • Leads Well - Is experienced and growing as a visionary, collaborative, transparent leader in pastoral ministry to a multigenerational church and places a high value of growing the church through the empowerment of team leadership.
  • Values Equality - Able to support both women and men to follow their call from God, supporting them in the role God has gifted and equipped them for in Christ's body, the church.
  • Builds Relationships - Makes the development of authentic relationships a priority.
  • Conflict Management – Able to address and guide healthy resolution of conflict.
  • Accountability - Involved in peer relationships of accountability, mentoring, encouragement and support.
  • Engaged and Responsive to Community – Actively engages with the community and welcomes individuals to take their next step with God.

Education and Experience Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred in a relevant ministry area from an accredited University/Seminary
  • Experience working in a mid-sized church (600+) in a pastoral leadership role, lead pastor role experience preferred
  • Proven track record of fruitful ministry
  • Affinity and comfortability with technology
  • Prepared to live in the community
  • Agrees with the Statement of Faith of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada and able to be licensed by the denomination

Working Relationships

Responsible to:

Jesus first and foremost

Elders Board and District Superintendent

Works Closely with:

Pastoral, Administration and Ministry Support Staff

Ministry Leaders




Salary to commensurate with education and experience. Further details to be addressed during interviews.

Please submit resumes to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please visit our website at to view the full Lead Pastor Role Description.

Apply By Date: 31/08/2022


Contact Information


Address: 250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, Ab
T7X 1W6