Bow Valley Christian Church is Hiring a Varsity Community Pastor

Community Pastor – Bow Valley Christian Church Varsity Location
Bow Valley Christian Church (BVCC) is a non-denominational, independent Christian church whose history is rooted in the Stone Campbell Movement. We began as a congregation back in 1928 in the Tuxedo Park area of Calgary. Bow Valley Christian Church is seeking to be a Christ-centred, Bible-believing, non-denominational congregation. Our vision: We are ambassadors of God’s Kingdom, empowered by His Spirit to bring transformation to the world around us.
Community Pastor – Bow Valley Christian Church Varsity Location

Bow Valley Christian Church (BVCC) is a non-denominational, independent Christian church whose history is rooted in the Stone Campbell Movement. We began as a congregation back in 1928 in the Tuxedo Park area of Calgary. Bow Valley Christian Church seeks to be a Christ-centred, Bible-believing, non-denominational congregation. Our vision: We are ambassadors of God’s Kingdom, empowered by His Spirit to transform the world around us.

Currently we have three locations. Our largest location is in Varsity (NW Calgary), where we’ve been since 1992. Our other two locations are in the Calgary communities of Mahogany (SE) and Skyview Ranch (NE). Currently, the weekly average attendance of the three sites is 450 people. Our church has a vibrant ministry including: Children, Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministries; Ministries to Seniors , Women, and Men; Care and Support; Small Group; and World Outreach.

We are currently seeking a Community Pastor for our Varsity location. The Community Pastor will be responsible for the following core areas:

Biblical Teaching (be the primary teaching pastor of the location)
Worship (oversee the worship of the congregation in cooperation with the Worship Pastor)
Administration (hire and oversee staff, collaboratively with the Executive Pastor; create and implement an annual budget)
Pastoral Care (oversee: visitations, counselling, mediation, new connections – collaboratively with the elders, staff, and volunteers)
Outreach (be responsible, along with other pastors, for the ‘outwardly focused’ evangelism and ministry plan)
Discipleship (be responsible, along with other pastors, to create and implement a plan to engage the community in transformational discipleship)
Church Representation (be responsible to represent the congregation in various associations and gatherings)
Required Qualifications:

Post-secondary theological education; four year Bible College Degree minimum with a preference for a Master’s Degree from a recognized and accredited seminary; in addition, relevant non-theological education would be an asset
Dynamic and engaging communicator, exhibiting a high level of confidence in large and small group settings in addition to one on one conversations
Proven ability to embrace an organization in the midst of change
Generational fluency – the ability to connect with a diverse congregational demographic
Proven ability to lead and coach teams
Proven ability to balance teaching and worship
Willing to embrace the BVCC Membership Covenant and core beliefs of the Stone CampbellMovement

Additional Qualifications (optional):

3-5 years in church ministry leading multiple staff and/or lay leaders
Knowledge of the Three Streams (Stone CampbellMovement)
Experience in church building construction and development
Transferable skills (i.e. people management, leadership) from secular careers would be an asset
Proven experience of being outwardly focused – oriented towards community outreach with a passion for the lost
Proven experience in connecting with your neighbourhood and local stakeholders with a desire to bring them closer to Jesus
Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict and promote resolution

The successful candidate will receive a compensation package consisting of: base salary, matching RRSP savings plan, professional development, commensurate vacation entitlement, and full extended health benefits.

If you are interested and believe God is leading you to our congregation, we encourage you to submit your resume and ministry profile to: [email protected] We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.