Thursday, August 19, 2004

Development pastor

The church I pastor is looking for another person to join a staff team of 4. All 4 work part-time, and we want to continue this ethos (0.75 of full/time), as a way of respecting the workplace ministry of church people.

Ethos and context: After a number of rocky years, the church has made significant changes and is looking to a new future. Our vision is to enable people to walk and grow with Jesus, reflecting his love in our communities and beyond.

Our 3 year focus includes the training another generation of leaders, communicating into the community and developing wholistic lifestyle teaching as part of our mission.

We want to employ a Development pastor to:
– Share communication load in Digestion, our evening service
– Network with church community ministries
– Develop leadership
– Develop people spiritually
– Enhance community within church
– (plus some slush for the passion of the person.)

You will need to be able to work with the existing team, be committed to Opawa’s journey of mission and change, be a realist and a people lover, who can work with what is and who is and have a sense of humour when things go wrong.

Drop me a line if interested, or if you know of someone who could fit the bill.

Posted by steve at 09:57 AM


  1. “this ethos (0.75 of full/time), as a way of respecting the workplace ministry of church people”

    fascinated by this phrase – what does it mean in practical terms? DOes is mean that you employ them three-quarters of a working week? If so, what do they do with 25% of their week?

    Comment by maggi — August 21, 2004 @ 5:55 am

  2. Maggi
    all our staff team work part-time. There is a sense that for us to date, this means we have a life outside church that we are richer for. People in the church have commented how they feel we are more in-touch with their world because we work in different places.

    So we are being idealistic, and hoping this trend might continue. We are hoping to find someone to work 0.75 of the week, and to be paid for 0.75 of the week as well. The rest of the time they would hopefully find work elsewhere, or perhaps, if they are married they could share child care and their married partner could work.

    Comment by steve — August 22, 2004 @ 3:52 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.