Associate Pastor of Next Gen

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church

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3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1V 4Y1
www.scbc.com
POSITION POSTING
Position title:
Associate Pastor of Next Gen
Position status:
Full-time permanent
Ministries:
Next Generation Ministry
Reports to:
Next Generation Ministry Charge Pastor
Direct reports:
none
Posting Date:
May 24, 2023
Application deadline:
Until position filled
SCBC the Church
Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) is a trilingual (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) multigenerational church with about 1,800 members. We are strategically located in Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area, which is one of the most dynamic and multicultural areas in North America. We strive to serve the local community and beyond seeking to be a blessing to all peoples.
Please visit our website at www.scbc.com.
POSITION OVERVIEW
SCBC is committed to making the church relevant and engaging for the younger generation. For this goal/vision, we need a pastor with a passion to reach the next generation for Jesus! He/she is first a minister for the young (children and youth) and secondly for the parents of these young people because they are in the greatest position to influence the young.
The Pastor of Next Gen will help our younger generation come to KNOW Jesus, GROW in their relationship with Him, and GO out into the world to make a difference. With an emphasis on providing leadership in spiritual growth, team building, and outreach, the Pastor of Next Gen will help us build our intergenerational church, reach out to draw families into the body and/or community of our church family, and ensure that we are all working together to make disciples of the younger generation.
The leader we seek will work in collaboration with the pastoral team, deacons, and lay leaders in a team approach to holistically minister and support the discipleship of our younger generation. He/she will be equipped with space and resources to make a significant Kingdom impact. This position reports to the Charge Pastor of Next Gen Ministry.
Major Responsibilities
Assist in the development and implementation of a clear vision to promote spiritual growth in the next generations to know Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him, and go out into the world to make a difference.
Partner with Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry leadership for synergy in vision and strategy, in particular the transitioning ministry within each age group.
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3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1V 4Y1
www.scbc.com
Work collaboratively with the Next Gen Pastoral team to provide pastoral care to children/youth
and families.
Assist in the preparation of engaging content and ensure excellent experience for weekly youth
programs (Friday nights Youth Group and Sunday mornings huddles).
Maintain a strategy for reaching and connecting new Next Gen and families into our church
community.
Develop strong authentic relationships with the parents and families with Next Gen age
children/youth and assist in the implementation of family discipleship (parenting) plan.
Develop opportunities/events that are for families and Next Gen to connect, grow, and serve
together. Make these events innovative and interesting to allow invitations at-large to our
community.
Recruit, screen, train, retain and supervise a team of energetic and enthusiastic volunteer
servants.
Explore the application of emerging technologies that help engage more Next Gen and volunteers
in the ministry of the church.
Develop and maintain an online presence via social media platforms to maintain communication
with students, parents, the congregation, and community with information regarding youth ministry
events and programming. Collaborate with Communications Team(s) where necessary.
Assist with enforcement of safety and Plan-to-Protect guidelines, volunteer background check
organization and administration.
General Pastoral Responsibilities
Participate in general pastoral duties such as preaching, visitation, pastoral counselling and other
leadership roles as assigned by the Next Gen Ministry Charge Pastor.
Co-work with the Outreach Pastor and the ministry team to provide leadership in reaching out to
the community
Provide clear communication with regards to ministry progress, results, and obstacles to the Next
Gen Ministry Pastoral Team (NGPT)
Assist in the development of annual budgets for his/her areas of responsibility with the input of
his/her ministry team(s)
Collaborate and work closely with current lay leaders in building up a Christ-centered, Scripturalbased
church community of vibrant faith, hope and love
Join the current SCBC pastoral staff in serving a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-generational
evangelical church of 1,500+ regular Sunday attendance
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3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1V 4Y1
www.scbc.com
QUALIFICATIONS
CAPABILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
1. Mature faith in Jesus Christ, godly character, a strong commitment and calling to serve the
local church (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
2. An authentic and proven passion for making disciples and reaching the next generation.
3. Can clearly teach and illustrate Biblical concepts focusing on reaching those who are not
Christians and discipling those who are in Christ.
4. Ability to think strategically and involve others in all levels of the disciple-making process.
5. Ability to implement a strategic vision with creative out of the box ideas.
6. Team player with strong servant-leadership and communication skills within a large multigeneration
congregational context.
7. Energetic, resourceful and innovative in ministry as well as leadership development.
8. Strong relational skills and compassionate understanding of personal issues – ability to
communicate effectively with Next Gen and families.
9. Strong administrative and organizational skills.
10. High capacity with the ability to adapt and problem-solve.
11. Good understanding of the challenges and opportunities in a digital world and familiar with the
use of social media platforms for communication purposes is an asset
12. Willingness to get to know and do life together with leaders, always seeking to keep short
accounts, care for, encourage, respect, encourage, and love each other.
13. Be a self-starter with drive and passion, and a continual learner.
14. Assent to the Statement of Faith, purpose and mission of SCBC and to comply with Baptist
faith and practices
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Minimum 3 years of experience in a church or para-church ministry. Experience in Children,
Youth, and/or College Ministry an asset.
2. A Master Degree of Divinity (M Div.) or its equivalent in theological education from an
Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited institution.
3. Proficient in English (written and orally). Spoken Cantonese/Mandarin an asset.
4. Ability to pass a background check.
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3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1V 4Y1
www.scbc.com
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the job requirements as soon as
possible to nextgenpastor-sc@scbc.com or by mail to:
Search Committee for Pastor of Next Gen
Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
3223 Kennedy Road
Scarborough, ON
Canada
M1V 4Y1
Please quote “Pastor of Next Gen” in the subject line.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
As pastors of SCBC need to have frequent contacts with the congregants and others in the
community, all applicants must declare their COVID vaccination status in their application cover
letters—whether they have been fully or partially vaccinated. If offered conditional employment with
SCBC, all candidates must provide proof of their COVID full vaccination before the employment start
date. If candidates request COVID vaccination accommodation based on medical or other valid
reasons, such requests will be considered by the Search Committee.
SCBC is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.
If contacted by a Pastoral Search Committee member in relation to an employment opportunity,
please make your accommodation request, if necessary, at that time. We will take accommodation
measures to provide you with a barrier-free selection process. All accommodation requests will be
treated confidentially.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be
contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to nextgenpastor-sc@scbc.com