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  • Elgin Missionary Church in Stratford, ON is looking for a Lead Pastor.

    Thank you for prayerfully considering Elgin Missionary Church for your next, potential, shepherding opportunity.  Preferential consideration will be given to the candidates who most closely embody the traits listed below and whom we discern to be the best fit for who we are as a congregation and to lead us into who we would like to become.


    Ultimately, we are looking for an experienced lead pastor who loves Jesus and loves people.  We want someone who will help to restore a sense of community to our church family.  We also want someone who is gifted in evangelism and leadership; who will equip and empower us to reach into our community. 

    There are a number of churches in Stratford and surrounding areas.  We do not want to draw on our fellow churches and recycle sheep. We want to carry the love of Christ to our un-churched neighbours and, in turn, have them come to Jesus.


    We would like you to have a passion for the Word of God, the love of God, and all people.

    We would like you to have a number of years of experience in church or para-church ministry.

    We would like you to have at least an MDiv Pastoral Studies or similar degree.  Relevant undergraduate degrees will be considered provided there is substantial relevant work and life experience.

    We would like you to be very familiar with and in agreement with conservative evangelical theology and the theology of the evangelical missionary church.

    We would like you to share with us your basic philosophy of Christian ministry.

    We would like you to share with us any specific experiences you have had leading groups (churches, para-church organizations, etc.) through times of transition.

    We would like you to complete a 16 PF or Ocean Personality Assessment (OPA) / Big Five – preference given to the OPA / Big Five – and share the results with us.

    We would like to see your resume or CV (curriculum vitae).

    Finally, we would like you to be open and honest, first and foremost with Jesus if we are the right fit for you.  Then, we want you to be open and honest with us about who you are why you believe God may be calling you to be our next lead pastor.

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