Congregational Care Pastor

Pathway Community Church | Winkler, MB, Canada

Posted Date 2/06/2024

The “Congregational Care Pastor’ will help Pathway fulfill its mission of “Helping those far from God come to know life in Christ” This is accomplished through ensuring spiritual care for the congregation and the extended community.


Biblical Care – (50%)

  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive care plan for PCC, beginning within Home Groups and Deacons, and expanding to the whole church context. This would include courses, seminars, and events to help people respond to life issues.
  • Recruit, train, and equip members of PCC for mentoring ministries. This includes identifying and equipping mentors, as well as resourcing Home Group leaders to care for their members.
  • Provide ongoing training towards care for Deacons and care volunteers.
  • Work with Deacons to provide communion services.
  • Devote time each week to connecting with attendees of PCC.
  • Officiate weddings, funerals, dedications, baptisms and celebrations.
  • Coordinate with other like-minded churches, educational institutions, and Christian counseling ministries to stay current on best practices and pertinent issues that are relevant to care.

Home Groups – (25%)

  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for the continued growth of our Home Group ministry that includes a Home Group leadership team.
  • Recruit, train, and equip members for Home Group leadership.
  • Give direction and pastoral oversight to curriculum.
  • Ensure the provision of weekly curriculum for Home Groups that is consistent with our doctrinal convictions.
  • Connect regularly with Home Group leaders for open communication, meaningful encouragement/accountability, and pastoral care.
  • Oversee and coordinate the organization of Home Groups, including the placement of members, appointment of leaders, and the creation of new groups.
  • Provide ongoing analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of our Home Group ministry, and each individual group.
  • Provide an intentional plan for raising future Home Group leaders, curriculum writers, and other such positions to accommodate ongoing congregational needs.

Spiritual Counseling – (20%)

  • Be available for crisis care, reconciliation ministry, and confronting sin issues in the lives of individuals.
  • Pursue initial counseling opportunities. This would involve meeting with congregants to assess the level of care needed and provide resources for accessing that care. (Including referrals to professional agencies)

Professional Development/Personal Growth — (5%)

  • Devotes time to spiritual, mental, physical development and well-being through personal disciplines.
  • Attend courses/workshops as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the lead pastor, annually develop ministry SMART goals. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time bound)


  • Ability to lead effectively in a collaborative culture of empowerment and decentralized decision making.
  • BA or BS degree desirable, comparable experience acceptable.
  • Meets Biblical qualifications for church leadership. (1st Timothy 3, Titus 1)
  • Excels in strategic planning and discipleship.
  • Highly compassionate and relationally focused.
  • Motivated from meeting with people in large and small group environments.
  • Have a strong level of competency with crisis management, interpersonal relational skills, and positive solutions-based thinking.
  • Strong listening, leadership, and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience in building and leading volunteer teams.
  • Willingness to sign the Covenant of Personal and Professional Ethics of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada.
  • Strong, effective written and verbal communication.
Salary60,000.00 - 65,000.00 Annual
Ministry Focus
Employment Status
Full time

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