Whistler Community Church is hiring:
Family Ministries Pastor

We are currently searching for a Family Ministries Pastor, and we invite qualified applicants to apply below via the Google form. Applicants of interest will be then contacted. While there is no deadline, we encourage those interested to apply now.

Full Time Salaried Position

 Role Summary:

The Family Ministries Pastor reports to the Lead Pastor. As a shepherd of Christ’s church, the Family Ministries Pastor is accountable to demonstrate the character qualities prescribed in 1 Tim 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. Theological alignment to the Confession of Faith of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) is required. The Family Ministries Pastor has oversight of Nursery, Sunday School, Youth, Young Adult, Parent & Marriage Ministries in addition to overall Pastoral Care for the congregation.

 

Across all Family Ministries areas (Nursery, Sunday School, Youth, Young Adult, Parent & Marriage):

  • Ensure Gospel teaching and spiritual discipleship for all areas of Family Ministries, both within the existing church community and the broader Whistler Community.
  • Recruit, develop and lead a community of Ministry Volunteers & build sustainable team / program to support the range of Family Ministry programs provided by the church.
  • Develop and resource Small Groups that cater for the needs of each specific area of Family Ministries. Disciple and mentor volunteer Small Group leaders for each area of Family Ministries.
  • Develop and lead outreach activities targeted to Whistler Youth / Young Adult / Parents. These activities will include activities not located at the church property to engage with Whistler community.
  • In partnership with volunteer leaders, lead school age ministry outreach activities that cater for different needs of different school age children. Partner with camps outside of Whistler to engage Whistler children in holiday camp programs.
  • Partner with the Sunday School Team to ensure there is an alignment between the teaching and development of the children in Sunday School and their progression into the Youth program.
  • Ensure the ministry support and transition between Youth / Young Adults is seamless, to provide support at all ages during these formative years in young believer’s lives.
  • Develop and lead Youth / Young Adult Specific Worship Services that includes Worship and Gospel proclamation in an environment that is engaging and enriching for Youth / Young Adults.
  • Partnership with other Christian Youth / Young Adult ministries across the Sea to Sky to leverage other programs with the aim of developing the Christian Youth / Young adult community in the Sea to Sky (e.g. Young Life).

 

Preaching & Pastoral Care:

  • Partner with Lead Pastor for Preaching Ministry to support WCC’s mission and vision and to support WCC’s spiritual growth and encouragement (Eph 4:12-13). Exegete and research sermon content to support Preaching Ministry, including the delivery of 1 sermon / month for the overall congregation in addition to specific Families Ministry  sermon requirements.
  • Pastoral Care for the overall congregation in partnership with the Lead Pastor. Provide one-on-one pastoral counseling and refer to fully trained Christ-centered counselors when necessary. 
  • Lead a Pastoral Care team that provides regular visitation to church members and attendees in need. 
  • Ministry outreach to the broader Whistler community, including connecting with infrequent or past attendees to reconnect them to the Church community and support their spiritual growth. 
  • In conjunction with the Lead Pastor, provide welcoming support for newcomers.
  • Membership and Baptism program management; counsel congregational members as they consider Membership and Baptism decisions.

 

Character and Experience:

  • Gospel-Centered: Seeks to abide in Christ while speaking the Gospel to themselves and others.
  • Proactively Relational: Regularly builds healthy relationships by reaching out, listening, and loving others well.
  • Can-Do Team Player: Offers patience and grace to others and is eager to collaborate, assist, and serve the interests of the team sacrificially.
  • Eager to Grow: Understands they have not yet arrived and can receive feedback to grow. Understands the value of continual, incremental improvement over an extended period.
  • Clear Communicator: Represents themselves and the organization well through verbal, written, and nonverbal communication.
  • Persistent and Focused: Can manage time, energy, and resources independently and responsibly so that they devote themselves to productive activities.
  • Humble, Positive Leader: Has an authentic, joyful attitude and genuine desire and eagerness to engage, develop and lead others while humbly giving themselves to the task and people at hand.
  • Bachelor of Arts majoring in Youth / Young Adult Ministry, Biblical Studies, Church Ministry, Theology, or Worship preferred and at least 3 years of experience in church Youth / Young Adult ministry.
  • Applicants with a 2 year Ministry Diploma and relevant experience will also be considered.

 

Compensation:

Salary set according to BCMB Salary Guidelines

Benefits and pension provided by CCMB https://ccmbclegacyfund.com/benefits