Job Post: Full-Time English Pastor

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Basel Hakka Lutheran Church (BHLC) is seeking a Lead Pastor for their English Congregation. BHLC has served the greater Vancouver area for the past 30 years and the English congregation is a community church with an active membership base of 50 people.

The current Five Visions of the English Congregation are:

  1. Authentic Lifelong Discipleship and Mentoring
  2. Loving Committed Family Church
  3. Intentional Disciple-making Church
  4. Vital Witness to Our Neighbours
  5. Empowering Mission to the Dalits and Beyond

Principle Function

The Lead Pastor of the English Congregation is responsible to provide spiritual leadership by:
a) modeling in his or her personal life the grace and love of God;
b) proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ;
c) teaching the biblical revelation;
d) engaging in pastoral care ministries; and
e) providing leadership and guidance in all areas of church life.

Accountability

This position is accountable to The Church Council and The English Congregational Board.

Responsibilities

1. Provide Spiritual Leadership

  • Preach and teach the Word and conduct public worship in harmony with the faith and practices of this church.
  • Mentor and work collaboratively with church leaders and co-pastor(s).
  • Conduct marriage and funeral rites in accordance with the teachings of this church and in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia.
  • Administer baptism, confirmation and Holy Communion.
  • Seek out and encourage qualified persons to prepare for the ministry of the Gospel and strive to extend the Kingdom of God in the community, at home, and abroad.
  • Strategically disciple and equip members to be disciple makers, trusting and loving God so that they authentically desire to serve Him.

2. Provide Pastoral Care Leadership

  • Visit church members, especially those who are ill and are in need.
  • Provide counsel for all who request it or who are in need.
  • Lead/train leaders in caring visitation of members.
  • With the church Council administer discipline.

3. Provide Outreach Leadership

  • Train, organize and lead members to do visitation of and witnessing to their neighbours.
  • Lead church in planning regular outreach/revival emphasis.
  • For members who move, commend them to the pastoral care of the church nearest the location of their new home.

4. Provide Administrative Leadership

  • Lead church to develop basic church programs.
  • Install members or the church Council.
  • Lead church to plan monthly/annual calendar
  • Supervise church employees according to church policy.
  • Keep accurate membership records including baptism, confirmations, marriages, burials, and communicants, and keeping all such records in a separate book which shall remain the property of the church.

Qualifications

  • Possess the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3:1-7
  • Subscribe to and agree to the Apostolic, Nicene and the Athanasian Creeds, as well the unaltered Augsburg Confession and Luther’s Small Catechism
  • Graduate from a recognized seminary with at least 5 years of North American pastoral experience.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; Chinese dialects are an asset but not a requirement.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in multi-cultural setting.

Remuneration

This is a full-time salary position with benefits.

To Apply

Please send your Resume and Statement of Faith to the Pastoral Search Committee at pastorsearch@bhlc.ca by October 15, 2014.

Job Post: Full-Time English Pastor

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