The Evangelical Mennonite Conference is in the process of seeking whom God is calling next to join in ministry with us as our Conference Pastor.
The person we feel God is leading to us will have strengths in:
Job Skills, Knowledge and Requirements:
* Mediation/Conflict Resolution
* Relationship and Relationship Building with a Variety of People
* Effective Communication - both Written and Oral
* Strong Support of the Conference Vision
* A Background in Anabaptist Understanding
* In Agreement with the EMC Statement of Faith
* Credentialed or Able to be Credentialed with the EMC
* Willing to Travel to Visit Pastors and Churches
* An Emotionally Balanced Disposition, Especially in Times of Conflict
* Actively and Passionately Involved in Pursuing Growth in Own Personal Faith
* Actively Pursues and Exhibits Christian Leadership Attributes as Defined in the
Scriptures (1Timothy 3; 2Timothy 2; Titus 1; Galatians 5,6)
If you feel that God is leading you to minister with us as a part of EMC in this role, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Erica Fehr
One- to Four-Week Programs:
Project Macedonia is a service-oriented program for teens and young adults. The purpose of Project Mac is to provide an opportunity to serve alongside ministries both nationally and internationally, to become familiar with our outreach efforts, and to develop a servant heart in a new generation. This program has been active for over 30 years, basing its purpose on the passage found in Acts 16:1-12, where Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Contact Gerald Reimer for more information.
Work Teams provide our constituency with a hands-on practical opportunity to serve alongside national believers on our mission fields, to become more familiar with our outreach efforts, and to develop a stronger connection between our churches locally and internationally. EMC work teams have a long history of going out to humbly serve in practical ways with the gifts God has given. These multi-generational teams of men and women have worked alongside our brothers and sisters in many different countries. Contact Ken Zacharias for more information on coming opportunities.
Prayer Teams give our members a chance to discern with, bless, and empower our missionaries and national church leaders, to become familiar with our outreach endeavours, and to develop a stronger connection between our churches nationally and internationally. Contact Ken Zacharias for more information on coming opportunities.
One- to Two-Year Programs:
Ascend is a missions internship program for those who sense God’s call to missions. The purpose of the program is to provide interns with a broader understanding of EMC’s missions work, to prepare them for future service as they work alongside career missionaries, and to give them a context in which to develop their gifts in outreach, leadership, intercession and discipleship. Interns will spend between one and two years on an active mission field where they will receive ministry coaching from veteran missionaries within a supportive team environment. Contact Gerald Reimer for more information or to receive an application form.
Check out service opportunities through Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission, EMC Associate Missions, on EMC-administered fields in Bolivia, Mexico (Guadalajara) and Paraguay, and with EMC church planting in Canada.
With any applications for EMC pastoral positions, candidates are expected to also register a Ministry Information Profile with the EMC Board of Leadership and Outreach, which can be obtained through Erica Fehr.
Island Gospel Fellowship is a seeking a full time youth pastor/outreach worker to build on a growing youth ministry in the Burns Lake area. Currently there are both Junior and Senior youth groups with a total of 60 youth attending weekly events. Many of these youth are from the community and do not attend any church. A successful candidate should have:
- A passion for outreach and a strong desire to share the love of Jesus.
- An ability to communicate Biblical truths to youth in a relevant way.
- Strong relational skills to connect with youth and work with others.
- The ability to organize events and involve volunteers.
Contact: Search Committee by email or at 250-692-7551
MacGregor EMC in MacGregor, MB is seeking a full time lead pastor. Applicants must have a love for God and the Church, a commitment to Anabaptist beliefs centred on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and be characterized by an attitude of servant leadership and personal integrity in following Jesus. The successful candidate will:
This position is available starting summer 2016.
We are a church of about 100 attendees in a town of about 1000, located on Hwy 1 halfway between Winnipeg and Brandon. For further information, feel free to browse our church's website www.macgregoremc.com and check out www.northnorfolk.ca for information on what our town has to offer.
To submit an application, please email a resume with three references to Dan Sawatzky. To request more information about us or the posting, email Dan Sawatzky or call him at 204-685-2252.
Picture Butte Mennonite Church, a Low German and English-speaking church in southern Alberta with 220 people attending dual Sunday morning services, is seeking an experienced, full-time senior pastor. The ideal candidate should be characterized by an attitude of servant leadership and personal integrity in a close walk with Jesus. This candidate needs to have an openness and sensitivity to the diverse cultural differences within our Mennonite church.
This position would focus on discipleship training, mentoring, teaching and coaching leaders within the church. This position would also include preaching, teaching and strengthening individual personal commitment to faith in Christ, challenging each one to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus. This candidate needs to be a team player as he will be working alongside the existing leadership team. Contact Willy Neudorf, 403-894-7615, email, or Isaac Thiessen, 403-308-5093, email.
Treesbank Community Church is a small rural church in southwest Manitoba that is seeking a pastor to lead our congregation and outreach in our community. This could be on a full- or part-time basis. It could be on a flexible schedule to allow a student to do some practicum while still in college, or to allow someone to transition to retirement on a part-time flexible schedule. If you are interested in church leadership and outreach and feel God calling you to this type of ministry, please contact Leonard Plett at 204-824-2475 or by email.
Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship (VCF) is seeking a permanent fulltime youth/associate pastor. The candidate should have leadership aptitude along with excellent communication skills (including preaching), the ability to support a multi-generational church and have the ability to work with others in teams and unity. The candidate must have a personal commitment to following Jesus; a passion for youth; and have experience in leading and training volunteers. The position would include planning and developing an effective youth ministry and a discipleship program that will teach and strengthen commitment to faith in Christ. It would also include being able to mentor, teach and coach Ministry Team leaders and volunteers in leadership principles. Please see the full job profile at www.vcfemc.com. If you sense the Lord leading you to consider becoming a part of VCF’s ministry team please submit your resume by email or to Box 377, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0.
Winnipeg Logos Church is a one-year-old evangelical Chinese church being planted in the Fort Richmond area of Winnipeg. In partnership with the Fort Garry EMC, it is seeking to reach out to the new Chinese immigrants in southwest Winnipeg. We are diligently praying for a pastor. Bible college or seminary education is required. The applicant must be fluent in Mandarin. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Helen Wang (204-509-2628 or email).