Bi-Vocational Part-Time Pastor

Website Hillsburgh Baptist Church

Brief Job Description:

Hillsburgh Baptist Church (HBC) is seeking a part-time, bi-vocational pastor who is flexible and easygoing, with the ability to minister to a small church. A fitting candidate would be a visionary leader with a drive to grow the kingdom of God. Our ideal candidate would be a pastor with a Master of Divinity degree (or equivalent) with a drive to serve the Lord through preaching, teaching, pastoral care, evangelism, and organizational leadership to our congregation.  We hope that you make it a priority to actively seek the will of God through prayer, and have a strong desire to teach, study, and live by God’s Word. A desire to be a part of our community is of utmost importance. Our minister would be a sincere and caring person who possesses a heart for God to provide guidance, care, and assistance to others. Our key goals are to reach out to the community and grow the church by showing the love of God.

This position opening is tentatively effective as early as the beginning of October. This is a part-time solo pastoral role for an established church in the rural growing community of Hillsburgh, Ontario.


Overview of Church and Community:

HBC has been a solid presence in the community, serving Christ since 1853. Hillsburgh is a community of about 1200 people, within the town of Erin (11,000). Hillsburgh is becoming more diverse with many of its’ population commuting to the GTA. Our vision is one of hope: providing fellowship, worship, discipleship, Christian education, and love through passionate service to the community and beyond. HBC is located approximately a 20-40 minute drive from Guelph, Georgetown, Erin and Orangeville.

The church is a small-sized congregation of approximately 30-50 people. Our previous interim pastor left in June 2023 to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Chaplain.

Mission Statement:


Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

We are looking for a person with some ministry experience who is called by God, recognized by CBOQ, and is ordained or working towards ordination. Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

Good communicator, sensitive leader, well-organized individual who spends quality time with the Lord and has a sense of humour

Trustworthy, Truthful, Loyal, Enthusiastic, Compatibility, Flexible, Open to New Ideas

Preaching, Theology, Discipleship training/teaching, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care Giver, Seniors Sensitive, Visiting, Family Ministry, Children, Youth, Adults, Worship, Association & Denomination Work, Inter-Church Co-operation

Experience in difficult situations, proven leadership with a full spectrum of ages within a church family, and providing spiritual leadership within a community-based ministry

Denominational Requirements: Strong ties to BCOQ/Association

Master of Divinity degree or equivalent


Roles and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Board of Deacons, the Pastor will provide specific support in the following areas:

Provide a solid Bible-based preaching and teaching ministry to meet the varied generational needs of the congregation and attract new members

Administer the Ordinances

Encourage and nurture the spiritual development/discipleship of the congregation through regular Bible study

Lead and inspire the church board and congregation in the development/vision and effective operation of program activities

Provide pastoral support and spiritual care to congregants and their families  in times of crisis, ministering to the sick, dying, and bereaved and regular visitation

Conduct weddings, and funerals, providing appropriate preparation and support

As the needs of our church change and grow, so will the role of the Bi-Vocational Pastor, according to God’s leading.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to explain and apply Scripture to be relevant to our daily lives, preaching, theology, discipleship training/teaching, leadership development

Community-minded – visiting, family ministry, children, youth, adults, worship, connecting –  hospital visitation, visits to seniors and others in need association & denomination work, inter-church co-operation

Good communicator, sensitive leader, well-organized individual who spends quality time with the Lord and has a sense of humour

Trustworthy, truthful, loyal, enthusiastic, compatibility, flexible, open to new ideas

Good interpersonal skills and relations with a diverse population

Desire to increase church attendance/membership

Strong ties to CBOQ Association

Master of Divinity degree or equivalent

Use of technology (online services)

Musical skill are welcomed and encouraged


Please send resume and cover letter to – Janice Miller – Chair of Pastoral Search Committee

Hillsburgh Baptist Church welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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