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Thames Christian Church Senior Pastor Job Opportunity

Leadership

  1. Under the leading of the Holy Spirit work collaboratively with the Board of Elders in setting vision, planning, conducting, and evaluating church ministries.

  2. Provide oversight and support of the day-to-day operations, administration, and ministries.

  3. Inspire and equip the church body to engage in ministry opportunities with members and attendees as well as reaching out to the unchurched in the community.

  4. Recruit, develop and train leaders to assist in all areas of the ministry.

  5. Ability to gain ministry team consensus, encourage collaboration and cohesiveness and a willingness and ability to diffuse conflict.

  6. Be aware of current issues, needs and challenges that face the church today.


Preaching and Teaching

  1. Be responsible for overseeing the Sunday and special worship services and arrange pulpit supply as needed in co-operation with the Worship Ministry Team

  2. Prepare and deliver Biblically based messages that are applicable to everyday life.


Pastoral

  1. Exhibit a servant leader lifestyle with a clear calling to ministry.

  2. Pray regularly for the congregation and the community.

  3. Provide ministry through weddings, funerals, infant dedications, believer’s baptism, and church membership as per TCF guidelines.

  4. Exhibit and encourage spiritual growth through group meetings including but not limited to social activities, teaching times, small groups, one on one discipleship and serving opportunities.

  5. Provide pastoral care to individuals and families and encourage them in their relationships with God.


Qualifications

  1. Be a member of TCF and support the mission and vision of the church.

  2. Be in full agreement with the CNBC statement of faith.

  3. Possess good communication and relationship skills.

  4. Have a passion for evangelization and church growth.

  5. Be accountable to at least one other individual.

  6. Preference to a Canadian Resident.


Education and Training

  1. Preference given to those with a Bachelor of Theology degree or equivalent from an accredited Bible College.

  2. Desire for continued spiritual growth through further study, seminars, conferences, etc.

  3. Proven track record of church planting and/or church growth.

  4. Pastoral experience / life experience an asset.


TCF VISION STATEMENT: To Know Christ and to help everyone become fully devoted to Him.


WHO ARE WE?

Thames Christian Fellowship Congregation is a member of the Canadian National Baptist Convention. We average 50 people per week worshiping in a renovated, former furniture store that we own. We are a friendly church open to others. We fellowship after each Sunday service. This gives us an opportunity to embrace newcomers in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. We also share quarterly potluck meals as a church family. Our music style at TCF is eclectic, blending older hymns with newer praise songs. It is always spirit-filled and heartfelt. Our worship involves multimedia and an online presence.


We are in the heart of a farming community of 104,000 citizens in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, with the city of Chatham proper having a population of 45,000 people. Our church is strategically located in Chatham for outreach ministry. We are encouraged by our recent church growth and believe that God has provided us a unique opportunity to serve Him in this community. At present, our congregation is largely made up of older, mature Christians. Currently we do not have a Children’s Ministry, but we are hoping to see growth in this area. It is our deepest desire to continue this growth not merely to fill the seats in our church but to expand the kingdom of God.


WHAT WE DO?

  • We partner with 3 international missionaries.

  • We partner with 2 international churches.

    • Filipino and East Indian

  • We have Elder Lead Ministry Teams:

    • Fellowship

    • Outreach

    • Discipleship

    • Worship

    • Serving

  • Some of the Present Ministries at TCF

    • The Chosen Series

    • Grief Share

    • Small Groups

    • Alpha

    • Home Visitation

    • Christmas Outreach Banquet

  • We partner with various organizations within the community.


Application: Please email your resume and cover letter that includes a brief

description of your personal testimony, ministry calling, and experience to:

Katharine Smyth, chair at tcfpastoralresumes@gmail.com


To learn more about Thames Christian Fellowship please go to our website:



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