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Grindstone Church, Waterdown, ON

January 29, 2018

Looking for: Lead Pastor

Grindstone Church is a body of vibrant believers in Waterdown, Ontario. We are a committed group that loves God, and honestly seeks to serve Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength in our day to day lives. Although our congregation is multi-generational, we do have a lot of young families and see serving their needs as critical for the development of the next generation of disciples and leaders. Our Sunday morning gatherings consist of authentic, relevant worship along with strong biblical based teaching. We also value our small group ministry throughout the week.

We are a church that loves the world around us, and we want to continue to grow in our understanding of what it means to be the light to those who do not yet know him. We operate a “Simple Church” model and don’t fill our week with a lot of programs. Instead we want to be living out the gospel in the families, neighbourhoods, schools and workplaces God has placed us in. We desire to continually be challenged to step out of our comfort zones and step into the things that God is calling us to do, and love those who God is calling us to love.

We are led by a team of Elders and staff, with the Elders primarily setting the ends of our ministry and the staff setting and implementing the means. This is a new and growing leadership model to us, but we see it as setting us up for enhanced ministry.

We are prayerfully seeking a lead pastor who shares our vision and will come alongside us to provide the strategy and leadership to create a culture of discipleship, and to equip and empower us to reach out to the lost. We believe our next pastor will have the following God-given characteristics:

  • Strategic Thinker - You are able to take our vision and break it down into a series of achievable steps.
  • Great Motivator - You are able to provide the vision and inspiration to rally us around the accomplishment of our mission.
  • Effective Manager - You are able to develop the processes and resources to help disciple believers, and to train leaders and workers.

Other competencies that are required:

  • Must be a Christ-follower who exhibits a growing relationship with Christ
  • Must show strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work with all members of the church
  • Flexible to new ideas and willing to lead through any required change
  • Must understand and embrace the value of the team and be a dedicated team player
  • Must lead by example through patience, humility, transparency and honesty
  • Must have a servant heart with a desire to bless and encourage people
  • Provide authority and accountability in conjunction with the Elder Board on various church issues
  • Must be a decision-maker and have the courage to make tough decisions when needed


  • Suitable ministry education from an accredited school
  • Ordination in the AGC (or willing to go through the process)
  • Preferably 5+ years of related ministry experience

This position reports directly to the Elders Board and is ultimately responsible to the congregation. On a doctrinal level, the incumbent is also accountable to the Associated Gospel Church (AGC).

Kindly send your resumé to search@grindstonechurch.com