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Westside Bible Church, Victoria, BC

January 22, 2018

Looking for: Senior Pastor

The congregation of Westside Bible Church (WBC) is seeking a full-time pastor for the established Associated Gospels Church (AGC) in Victoria, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing ministerial leadership in the areas of preaching, teaching, missionary support, outreach, worship, prayer, pastoral care and mentorship to staff and ministry leaders.

The successful individual will have an astute understanding of Scripture. He will fulfill the responsibilities of leader in the spirit of 1 Timothy 3: 2-7 and 1 Peter 5: 1-4. He is expected to live within the doctrinal beliefs of the AGC’s.

Introduction to WCBC

WBC is a small church located in the west shore area of Victoria. Current membership is approximately 31 members but the Sunday attendance is usually above that. WBC is in quickly growing area of Victoria with many young families, single parents, military families and retired people.

Essential responsibilities

A. Preaching, teaching and worship.

  1. The pastor will deliver sermons that are gospel-centered, encompassing the whole counsel of God in scripture.
  • Sermons will seek to clarify original meaning of Biblical text with life application.
  • Sermons are to move people towards the worship of God, the love of neighbour, and to be living as faithful witnesses to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Include counsel to obedience and wise living from the Word. Vital is that this information is delivered in a way so that it may be understood by varying levels of spiritual maturity.

      2. Disciple and mentor those who possess the gift of preaching.
      3. Provide leadership in the teaching ministry of the church.
      4. Provide leadership of corporate worship and prayer.
      5.  Assist in development of small group Bible studies by encouraging individuals who show                   interest in leading such groups.

B. Pastoral care, missions and outreach

  1. Shepherd the people of the church and provide pastoral care (1 Peter 5: 2-4).
  2. Keep leadership informed and updated regarding pastoral concerns, visitor and member status.
  3. Work closely with elders in the coordination of pastoral care.
  4. Provide primary and crisis pastoral counseling for members of congregation.
  5. Explore and partner with local agencies and the congregation to discern where, when and how outreach should take place.
  6. Support of missionaries as determined by the congregation of WBC.
  7. Demonstrate hospitality by inviting people of all ages into his home. Model hospitality and encourage others to take on this activity.
  8. Visitation as needed. Include and mentor others who desire to be available for this ministry.

C. Administration

  1. Work with other members of the leadership to assist in the accomplishment of the church's mission through evaluation, discernment, decision making, planning and overall direction of church staff.
  2. Responsible for maintaining the church's purpose and vision.
  3. Show active involvement in the AGC, including faithful attendance at regular meetings and regional conferences.

D. Spiritual/Professional Development

  1. Conduct regular study beyond that of sermon and teaching preparation.
  2. Maintain an active prayer/devotional/study life.
  3. Continue developing professional and/or theological skills.
  4. Request and receive regular feedback of his overall ministry from elders.

E. Qualifications and Requirements

  1. A man with an informed commitment to the faith as expressed in the Bible. Become versed in articles of faith and doctrine of the AGC. The candidate will need to achieve appropriate Doctrine and Credentials approval by the AGC.
  2. A man who seeks to encourage and develop effective leadership/discipleship in all areas of ministry that supports healthy, long-term growth of WCBC.
  3. A man who is an engaging speaker and effective preacher.
  4. A man with a shepherd's heart and gifts, who clearly and genuinely loves people.
  5. A man with a heart and concern for the lost and needy, both at home and abroad.
  6. If married, a man whose wife is fully supportive of her husband’s pastoral calling. She needs to be supportive of him becoming the Pastor of WBC.
  7. Graduate of an accredited Bible College or seminary.
  8. Ordained or ordainable within the AGC of Canada.

If you sense that the job description interests you and that you would be an excellent pastor and team leader for WCBC, please submit your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Chairman of the Board, Jarek Bekesza at jbekesza@gmail.com 

Please include links or attachments for at least five sermons you have delivered. 

Church profile and values statement, salary and benefit package will be provided upon request. 

Westside Bible Church
3307 Wishart Road
Victoria, BC, V9C 1R2