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Pastor of Discipleship

Job type: Full time

Category: Pastor / Director

Location: Ottawa, ON Post Date: June, 2017


The Pastor / Director of Discipleship oversees the curricula and leadership of the MET community groups, the intern program (including a formal training program), and some preaching and leading of Sunday services. The Pastor / Director of Discipleship also provides leadership and oversight of the development of a culture of discipleship throughout MET ministries – in particular, the encouragement of one-to-one discipleship. Finally he is an integral part of the teaching team at the MET implementing teaching initiatives as part of The MET culture of “training ambassadors”.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3 Training and equipping: The Discipleship Pastor is responsible for building a culture of discipleship across MET ministries. He leads with a firm conviction of a discipleship culture throughout out ministries – in particular, the encouragement of one-to-one discipleship. He develops the vision for a ministry-wide discipleship program with the approval of the Pastoral Executive Team, develops the implementation strategy, and demonstrates effectiveness on executing the vision.

The MET’s discipleship ministry has 3 facets with an intentional process of evangelizing non-believers, establishing believers in the faith, and equipping leaders. The MET’s discipleship ministry is a Word-centric, people-to-people ministry. We see The MET as a Centre of Discipleship where we train up other church leaders in their discipleship responsibilities. Discipleship at The MET is consistent with the “E” in Effective Outreach, as part of L.I.F.E..

This will be done through the following:

Managing the Community Group Program: The Pastor / Director of Discipleship oversees the teaching and training component of this ministry while being engaged with the person responsible for the Community Group operations:

(13 hours / week – 35% of time)

  • Seeks out leaders, and others to join the journey of discipleship, who demonstrate a strong orientation to discipleship and then intentionally disciple them to be discipleship teachers;
  • Develops or seeks out Discipleship making material for the MET congregation, and adapt to different age / stage ministries;
  • Develops vibrant and compelling training programs to identify, encourage, equip and engage Community Group leaders;
  • Evaluates curriculum for Community Group leaders;
  • Regularly visits all Community Groups, participates in the weekly Bible studies, and provides regular feedback to group leaders to help them grow in their teaching;
  • Develops questions weekly for Community Groups based on the Sunday sermons that encourage discussion, promote spiritual growth, and encourage all to participate in the discussion;
  • Develops innovative means to engaging the church-wide community to be regular, growing participants in the Community Group Program;
  • Consistently seeks out success in this ministry and brings these principles to The MET; and,
  • Shares our Community Group experience with other churches.

Managing the Intern Program: The Discipleship Pastor provides leadership and training for interns who are sensing the call of God on their lives towards ministry:

(13 hours / week – 35% of time)

  • Develops (updates) the vision for an Intern Program with the approval of the Pastoral Executive Team and the Board;
  • Develops the implementation strategy, and demonstrates effectiveness on executing the vision for the Intern Program;
  • Builds a program for those considering the possibility of future ministry within the Canadian church;
  • Builds a program that encourages those who have shown gifts in teaching and preaching God’s word, and want to develop these gifts;
  • Provides a dynamic training program to enable individuals to discern whether ministry is the way forward for them;
  • Manages the Intern Program in accordance with the MET Intern Policy approved by the Board; and,
  • Supervises, guides, and provides a regular schedule for intern feedback.

Preaching and Teaching
(11.5 hours / week – 30% of time)

Preaching: The Pastor / Director of Discipleship is part of the regular rotation at The MET for leading worship services and will preach occasionally:

  • Communicates biblical truth accurately and appropriately to large group gatherings of the church as required by the senior pastor;
  • The preaching will be consistent with maintaining a consistent, godly positive pursuit of godly character. This means maintaining balance and good health in the spiritual, emotional, physical, relational, and intellectual areas of life;
  • Demonstrates ownership of the MET mission, vision, values and ENDS which are evidenced in preaching; and,
  • Acts as the Sunday service leader as designated by the lead pastor.

Teaching: The Pastor / Director of Discipleship, under the direction of the Lead Pastor implements teaching initiatives as part of The MET culture of “training ambassadors”, recognizing there is a desperate need for competent and faithful gospel workers in Canada:

  • Reports to the sr. leadership team on training and development initiatives (e.g. EQUIP Canada: The EQUIP Internship and Training Program; EQUIP mornings; EQUIP getaways; and, The EQUIP national conference). Teaching will include such opportunities as;
  • Occasional Saturday morning workshops in Bible handling and Bible teaching, designed for those who have a Bible teaching ministry of some kind – elders, Sunday school teachers, community group leaders;
  • Mini-getaways to challenge and encourage pastors to sharpen their Bible teaching skills; and,
  • National conferences based at The MET to model, teach, and encourage ministry leaders to preach the Word of God faithfully and effectively.

Acts as the Sunday service leader as designated by the lead pastor.
There are expected to be other related duties for the Pastor / Director of Discipleship

  • Is an active participant in the ministry staff discussions;
  • Participates in ministry staff and all-staff meetings, and prayer meetings;
  • Fulfills the professional development requirements;
  • Participates in the performance review process, including peer evaluation, self-evaluation and annual review sessions;
  • Develops personal goals with the Lead Pastor to enhance ministry performance; and,
  • Completes reporting requirements in a thorough and timely manner.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

The position is full time (40 hours weekly) and as a salaried position it is expected that the incumbent will often be called upon for additional requirements.

Please contact Sue Reissner: [email protected]

Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministries

Job type: Full time

Category: Pastor / Director

Location: Ottawa, ON Post Date: June, 2017


The Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry is a teacher of scripture, an equipper of children, in a disciplemaking culture. The Pastor / Director provides overall direction and implementation of a biblically-based, layled, age-appropriate ministry to children up to Grade 6. The Pastor / Director supervises a large volunteer staff as well as paid positions, presently including the METTykes Director(s), an intern, and summer students. The Director will have access to administrative support through the Shared Services Centre.

The position focuses on training, equipping, and discipling children in scripture in engaging and creative ways. The current curriculum is based on the Children Desiring God model.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning: The Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry develops and executes strategic initiatives consistent with the MET mission, vision and values, and the ENDS (as established by the Board).
(2 hours / week – 5% of time)

• Devotes himself / herself to prayer and ministry of the Word;
• Regularly consults ministry leaders to implement, evaluate and execute strategies for effective ministry to children;
• Finds success in Children’s Ministry globally and bring the best practices to the MET; and,
• Develops both an annual philosophy of ministry document and a ministry plan with strategic initiatives (based on the ministry calendar year) for annual review by the Pastoral Executive Team.

Training: The Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry provides leadership in recruitment and training for volunteers to assist in the ministry. This is the largest volunteer-led ministry at The MET.
(10 hours / week – 25% of time)

• Supervises and evaluates ministry personnel and volunteers;
• Provides regular teaching on age-appropriate discipleship and evangelism;
• Engages, equips and encourages volunteers to support the ministry;
• Develops and delivers training for volunteers (teachers);
• Ensures all volunteers are consistent with The MET’s Child and Youth Protection Policy; and,
• Develops an aggressive reading plan to explore resources for the ministry as well as personal development.

Executing: The Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry develops and leads the discipleship ministry for children on Sundays and throughout the week.
(24 hours / week – 60% of time)

• Oversees weekly lay-led programming for children, including Sunday School (2 services) up to Grade 6, and weekly club programming (AWANA, Boys Brigade) for up to Grade 6;
• Oversees at least one annual significant outreach activity (e.g. Vacation Bible Camp); and,
• Oversees all database requirements, including the check-in system for all programs.

Equipping: The Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry develops and promotes resources to strengthen and equip volunteers (teachers).
(4 hours / week – 10% of time)

• Schedules resources including seminars, courses, retreats which will strengthen Children’s Ministry;
• Establishes and builds effective relationships with parents; and,
• Communicates regularly with parents using various media e.g. social media, newsletters.

There are expected to be other related duties for the Pastor / Director of Children’s Ministry:
• Is an active participant in the ministry staff discussions;
• Participates in ministry staff and all-staff meetings, and prayer meetings;
• Fulfills the professional development requirements as per Develop.Me;
• Participates in the performance review process, including peer evaluation, self-evaluation and annual review sessions;
• Develops personal goals to enhance ministry performance, working with the Lead Pastor; and,
• Completes reporting requirements in a thorough and timely manner.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

The position is full time (40 hours weekly) and as a salaried position it is expected that the incumbent will often be called upon for additional requirements.

Please contact Sue Reissner: [email protected]

Youth Pastor

Job type: Full time

Category: Pastor

Location: Ottawa, ON Post Date: June, 2017


The Youth Pastor provides overall direction and implementation of a biblically-based, gospel-centered family supportive youth ministry to junior high and senior high students.  He also provides leadership and oversight of the development of a culture of discipleship in the MET Youth – in particular, the encouragement of one-to-one discipleship.

Role and Responsibilities

Ministry Strategy and Planning: Develops and maintains an overall strategy and plan for youth ministry that fits the MET mission, vision and values (biblically faithful, mission-minded, people-developing, relationally-strong and regionally involved):

(10% of time)

  • Reviews and understands the MET’s mission, vision and values as they apply to Youth Ministry;
  • Plans focus on discipleship and evangelism for METYouth;
  • Determines current Youth ministry issues and trends in the MET and beyond;
  • Finds success in Youth Ministry outside The MET and applies to the MET;
  • Consults academic and ministry resources to integrate demonstrated strategies for youth ministry;
  • Engages METYouth staff, other ministry staff, and volunteers in the planning process; and,
  • Develops strategic plans, annual ministry plans and annual philosophy of ministry plans; reports regular on adherence to these tools; and,
  • Communicates plans to MET ministry staff and encourages participation.

Teaching: Responsible for the teaching of God’s Word to high school students that is geared to accomplish the purposes and goals of the high school ministry:

(40% of time)

  • Devotes himself to prayer and ministry of the Word;
  • Serves as the primary teacher for Youth at The Met;
  • Applies God’s Word to current events and youth trends;
  • Provides regular teaching series on discipleship and evangelism;
  • Reviews teaching plans to ensure solid biblical content consistent with MET doctrine;
  • Oversees, equips, trains, provides feedback to other capable teachers who can communicate effectively with Youth;
  • Develops a teaching plan that dovetails the overall plans and strategies of The MET; and,
  • Incorporates regular worship into teaching sessions.

Recruitment, Discipleship and Training: Recruits, disciples and oversees a team of adults to assist and lead both junior and senior high ministries:

(20% of time)

  • Recruits and disciples a team of volunteers who will be disciplemakers;
  • Ensures compliance for all volunteers with The MET’s Child and Youth Protection Policy;
  • Consistently solicits input from staff for possible sponsors and mentors;
  • Regularly engages, encourages, and equips volunteers;
  • Conducts regular training programs for all leaders, sponsors, and mentors to ensure the ministry’s objectives are being followed, and policies adhered to; and,
  • Equips youth sponsors to handle God’s Word accurately.

Parental Engagement and Communication: Supports parents through regular, effective and engaging communication to better assist them in their raising young people:

(15% of time)

  • Ensures youth programs are family-supportive and not divisive between youth and parents;
  • Establishes and builds effective relationships with all youth and their parents;
  • Communicates regularly and effectively with parents via social media and other forms; and,
  • Provides teaching that strengthens and encourages family relationships and dialogue

Leadership Development: Develops personal leadership skills, consistently seeks opportunities to develop student leaders, and acts upon a personal ministry growth plan.  Youth ministry leadership skills are developed both at The MET and abroad through various means including short term missions trips:

(15% of time)

  • Guides sponsors and mentors through performance measurement tools and provides ongoing feedback;
  • Leads short term missions trips with the intentional goal of developing student leaders;
  • Creates a personal ministry development plan to enhance ministry performance through engagement with ministry partners outside The MET; and,
  • Participates in, teaches at, ministry-centric conferences.

 

There are expected to be other related duties for the Youth Pastor:

  • Equips and encourages parents to disciple their children;
  • Is an active participant in the ministry staff discussions;
  • Participates in ministry staff and all-staff meetings, and prayer meetings;
  • Fulfills the professional development requirements as per Develop.Me;
  • Participates in the performance review process, including peer evaluation, self-evaluation and annual review sessions;
  • Develops personal goals with the Lead Pastor to enhance ministry performance; and,
  • Completes reporting requirements in a thorough and timely manner.

Additional Notes

The position is full time (37.5 hours weekly) and as a salaried position it is expected that the incumbent will often be called upon for additional requirements.

Please contact Sue Reissner: [email protected]