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  • Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church is a congregation of Jesus-followers which has served Aylmer and Elgin County in Southwestern Ontario for 123 years. We are prayerfully and diligently seeking a Pastor who is a passionate, visionary leader who will oversee the spiritual leadership of our congregation. 

    The pastor is the chief servant-leader of Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church. The pastor serves as an elder, vision-caster, preacher-teacher, teambuilder, and spiritual caregiver. We seek a pastor who has a vital, personal relationship with God in Jesus Christ who is committed to the Way and the ways of Jesus. 

    The successful candidate would be a person who loves people, has a heart for the poor and broken and possesses the ability to relate to people from varied socio-economic, ethnic, and generational backgrounds. A passion to reach the up-and-coming generations is essential. We are seeking a pastor who is externally-focused, willing to live in our community, and oriented toward reaching out to and serving in the community. Working well with people as a person who is self-aware, emotionally mature, relationally skilled, and socially adept is a priority. 

    Understanding the requirements and demands of pastoral ministry, we encourage keeping a healthy balance between work and family life. The right person for this position should have a healthy and balanced work ethic, being neither a workaholic nor a clock-watcher, but rather be comfortable with whatever hours the job requires. The successful candidate must always be flexible and reliable. 

    We seek a pastor who is a skilled communicator and preacher-teacher who is committed to the Bible as the Word of God and the historic Christian faith and who equips and employs those likewise gifted from within our congregation. Because we value the spiritual gifting and priesthood of all believers, we look for a pastor who is a disciple-maker and teambuilder who shares and makes room for others to be involved in ministry. The successful candidate must display Christ-centered servant leadership and foster team building. The pastor will be committed to relationships and collaboration, a leader, motivator, encourager who equips and employs others in the work of the ministry, offering opportunities for growth as servants of Christ both in the church and in the community. 

    We are praying and searching for a pastor who shares our vision. We seek a pastor who will lead us into becoming a transformed and transforming church-family in which we all exercise our spiritual gifts in ministry to one another as we gather and serve in our small groups and Sunday gatherings, and in service to our community as we engage in Gospel witness and good works. We desire a pastor who will work with us to become a community of Jesus-followers who so love God and each other that their love overflows in acts of tangible grace and radical generosity to bless the people of Aylmer and Elgin County. We want a pastor who, with us, longs to see the people of our communities attribute the difference we make in their lives to the difference that Jesus has made in our lives so that many come to faith in Jesus and join us in loving and serving Him. 

    This is a fulltime position with compensation according to guidelines provided by our denomination the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada ( In addition to the salary, the church participates in the EMCC benefits plan and provides funds toward retirement/pension in accordance with prescribed recommendations. 

    To learn more about this position, our church family, the EMCC, and our community, click here.

    If you wish to inquire about or apply for this ministry opportunity, the application process and contact information are provided below. 

    Application Process and Contact Information: 

    One can only learn so much from a resume so, in order to get a more complete picture of you, as a person, and your interest in the position at Aylmer Evangelical Missionary Church, please provide a cover letter that responds to the following question: 

    1. Describe your faith in Jesus. Tell us how you came to know the Lord, about your journey with Him, and about your current walk with Him. 
    2. Describe for us how the Lord worked in your life to convince you of His call to serve in pastoral ministry. 
    3. Describe two of the most defining experiences from your spiritual pilgrimage that have helped you as a person, disciple, and servant of Jesus. 
    4. Please provide us with a single page of your philosophy of ministry as it pertains to the role of Pastor. 

    When completing your resume, please include the following information for each position you’ve held in the last 10 years: 

    • Type of employment and/or volunteer experience 
    • Size of organization 
    • Your place or role in the organization 
    • Specific accomplishments that you personally achieved 
    • A reference for each organization or, if you have served in only 1 or 2 organizations, a total of 3 references from among the organizations with which you served. 

    Please also provide the following social media links with which you have an account: 

    • Facebook 
    • Instagram 
    • LinkedIn 
    • Twitter 

    Submit the cover letter, resume, and any other information to: 

    Ed Rutledge, Search Committee Chair at AEMC 
    165 Rutherford Avenue, 
    AYLMER, ON N5H 2W7 
    (519) 639-1161 

    Or email at

    For full position profile, click here.