One- to Four-Week Programs:
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 Gerald Reimer 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.
Picture Butte Mennonite Church, a Low German and English speaking church, with 250+ people attending dual Sunday morning services, is seeking an associate 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 primarily focus on the English ministry. This candidate needs to be a team player as he will be working alongside the existing leadership team as well as the senior pastor.
For more information contact Isaac Thiessen, 403-308-5093 or E-mail.
We at the Pineridge Fellowship Chapel of Hudson Bay, Sask., are distributing this letter to possible pastoral candidates who are looking to enter a senior pastorate in the coming year. PFC is affiliated with the EMC. For over 50 years PFC has met and served in our community of about 1,300 people, with roughly the same number in the surrounding rural area. Although affiliated with the EMC, our local congregation is made up of a mix of people of various backgrounds and nationalities. In our town we are often seen as the evangelical community church.
Our congregation is largely made up of older people, but we have several younger families as part of the church and would love to see an effective outreach to younger families in our community. Sunday morning attendance is about 40 to 50 people.
The pastoral position is full-time and housing is provided close to the church building. The pastor is also enrolled in the conference pension plan. Salary is based on our conference pastor salary guidelines, so there are considerations for education level, years of experience, and size of the congregation.
Our current pastor is planning to retire during the summer of 2019 after serving for 20 years in this position and having been part of the congregation for a longer time after that. There is a sense of stability and the congregation has a good reputation in the wider community. We believe there is a good foundation on which to build for the future.
Hudson Bay is a logging and farming community. The basic services are here even though the community is somewhat isolated from a larger centre. Anyone coming to minister here should be aware that there would be some travelling involved if connection to the wider community is wanted.
The local ministerial is active, meeting once a month, and cooperates in providing spiritual ministry within our health care facility, a seniors’ residence, and other community services. There is good support for one another and respectful cooperation in areas where common ground is found.
As you receive this information, we ask that you prayerfully consider whether or not this might be a place of ministry to which you are called and for which God has prepared both yourself and the church. You may contact PFC at: Dennis Reimer, church board chair, 1-306-865-3618 or email; or PFC, Box 13, Hudson Bay, SK S0E 0Y0, email, 306-865-2623.
Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA) is a faith-based charity with a mission to bring hope and a future through Christ to youth and their families in the inner city. ICYA provides a safe, active and nurturing environment for children and youth in Winnipeg, many of whom experience poverty, abuse, and neglect. We are in need of new team members to help fill various program and administration positions. If you feel called to work with inner city families or know someone who may be interested, please visit our website: www.icya.ca/careers-volunteering. Questions? Call us: (204) 582-8779 or email.
Rio Grande Bible Institute Canada on St. Mary's in Winnipeg is looking for a part-time public relations coordinator. This faith-based charity focuses on Bible training in preparation for global outreach. Duties would include promoting the work of RGBI Canada and representing the ministries of RGBI. An important function would be to organize the activities of the group from RGBI Texas in their travels in Canada. The hours would be flexible. Call 204-254-3639 if you are interested.
If you are interested in helping out in the kitchen or elsewhere at Steeprock Bay Bible Camp (Manitoba), please contact Ferlin Abrahamson by email or at 204-281-2879 as we have an ongoing need for volunteers in various capacities. Thank you for your continued support in prayer, encouragement and finances so that SBBC can continue its mandate of “teaching the Word of God and principles of Christian life so that children in this area may know Jesus- “The Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Recovery of Hope is hiring an Administrative Assistant for our Main Office on Harrow Street in Winnipeg. This is a 0.65 FTE position and includes day and evening shifts. Those interested in applying for the position should go to the Careers area on the Eden Health Care Services website for more information.
An international school in a creative access country in Central Asia is looking for qualified teachers: Secondary English, Secondary Maths, Secondary Science, Principal. Our school is dedicated to transforming the lives of our students, the communities we’re part of, the country we serve.
You’ll be able to apply your skills in an exciting and challenging environment that will transform you as you transform others! You’ll be supported by a friendly, vibrant team of committed colleagues. Parents are involved in many aspects of the school, giving it a unique family feel. You are welcome to serve for a year or longer.
For information and an application, contact Tim Dyck.
Youth for Christ Portage has various full-time ministry positions open, including summer staff, drop-in director and staff, skate park director and staff, north end director, campus life staff. The positions involve working with school-age youth in various settings. Some of the areas include after school programs, Bible study programs, high school drop-in programs, sports programs, and one-on-one mentoring. YFC Portage is located in Portage la Prairie, Man. For information or to apply for a position, please contact their office: email or 204-239-6763. You can also visit www.yfcportage.com.