Executive Minister

Inivitation

We invite all congregations and members of Mennonite Church Canada to join with us in prayer as we seek an EXECUTIVE MINISTER. We invite applications and nominations for an individual who will work cooperatively with the Executive Staff Group to nurture, represent and inspire a unified vision of MC Canada.

This full time chief executive officer is accountable to the Joint Council, and responsible for working with the Executive Staff Group for the nationwide program of  Mennonite Church Canada.

This position requires considerable travel within Canada, and occasional travel outside of Canada. Living in the Winnipeg area is required. Assistance will be provided to cover relocation expenses.

Start Date to be negotiated.

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2018 and continue until a suitable applicant is found.

Completion or updating of the Ministerial Leadership Information forms will be required as part of the process.

Contact: 

Inquiries, resumes and letters of interest may be directed to:

email: searchcommittee@mennonitechurch.ca
Mennonite Church Canada
600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Winnipeg MB R3P 0M4
phone: 204-888-6781
toll-free: 1-866-888-6785

Application Processing Begins: 
2018/07/31
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Job Description: Executive Minister
Position Purpose: 
The Executive minister is the spiritual leader of MC Canada and works with the Joint Council, Executive Staff Group and the Regional Churches to promote healthy and spiritually vibrant Anabaptist congregations that are actively engaged in God’s mission in the world.
Time Commitment: 
1.0 FTE
Supervision: 
Joint Council, Mennonite Church Canada
Key Duties: 
Our Vision

God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy and peace, so that God's healing and hope flow through us to the world.

Statement of Identity and Purpose

God calls, equips and sends the church to engage the world with the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a community of disciples of Jesus, a part of the Body of Christ, covenanted together as congregations, regional churches, and a nationwide church body. Gratefully responding to God's initiatives, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves and our resources to calling, equipping and sending the church to engage the world with the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ministry Mandate

sdThe Executive minister is the spiritual leader of MC Canada and works with the Joint Council, Executive Staff Group and the Regional Churches to promote healthy and spiritually vibrant Anabaptist congregations that are actively engaged in God’s mission in the world.

Working together with Regional Church leaders, the Executive Minister supports Regional Churches as they connect congregations to domestic and international witness opportunities, leadership training, and the various resources that they need to thrive in their call to share Christ’s reconciling love with their neighbours at home and around the world.

Appointment

By an action of the Joint Council, upon a recommendation by a search committee appointed by Joint Council

Start Date

To be negotiated.

Key Responsibilities
  1. Work collaboratively with the Regional Church Executive Ministers to develop and implement a strategic plan consistent with the vision and mission of Mennonite Church Canada, and the policies established by the Joint Council.
    1. Produce, update, and execute a strategic plan for implementing the goals established by the Council and approved by the delegates, with appropriate implementation plans.
    2. Lead the MC Canada staff team in implementing the strategic plan.
    3. Nurture the fiscal health of MC Canada.
  2. Lead, organize, and motivate staff for effective service.
    1. Communicate to staff the vision, mission and goals of the Church.
    2. Model and encourage good self-care.
    3. Inspire staff by example, relationship and direction.
    4. Oversee the hiring, supervising, and performance reviews of MC Canada staff.
  3. Manage financial, human and physical resources in a prudent manner consistent with policies established by the Joint Council as well as federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations.
    1. Ensure appropriate financial controls are exercised at all levels.
    2. Ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
    3. Ensure personnel policies approved by Joint Council are in place and are followed, including compensation and benefit packages.
    4. Ensure good stewardship of the physical resources necessary for conducting the work of the Church.
    5. Provide advisory support to the Nominating Committee.
  4. Relate effectively with the constituency of Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church partnerships and external agencies.
    1. Maintain strong relationships with leadership in regional churches.
    2. Nurture, broker, implement, and review Witness partnerships, including receiving invitations from international partners and working with Regional Churches who will convey the opportunities to MC Canada congregations.
    3. Oversee the arrangement of delegate gatherings where the work of the denomination is reported and the Church is built up through worship, fellowship and study.
    4. Represent Mennonite Church Canada in partnership relationships with Mennonite World Conference, Mennonite Church USA, other national Mennonite Churches and organizations; as well as the Canadian Council of Churches, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, other inter-church relations, and developing other partnerships authorized by the Joint Council
    5. Speak on behalf of MC Canada to media, government and other public arenas.
  5. Support the Joint Council, the Executive Committee and the Moderator in fulfilling their responsibilities.
    1. Participate in Joint Council meetings and Executive Committee meetings, reporting regularly and receiving the direction of the Council and Committee.
    2. Assist the Moderator in timely development of an agenda and docket for meetings.
    3. Keep the Joint Council informed of current issues and developments through regular and supplemental reports.
    4. Oversee the arrangement of meetings of the Council and Committee as requested.
    5. Provide, together with the Executive Director of Mennonite Church USA, support for the Joint Executive Committee.
  6. Attend to continuing education and self-care.
    1. Attend to personal health—physical, mental and spiritual.
    2. Balance work responsibilities with family, personal and congregational time.
    3. Participate in appropriate training and continuing education.
Qualifications: 
Mennonite Church Canada expects all staff to exhibit a commitment to:
  • A personal faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord
  • Being active in a local congregation that is a member of a regional church in MC Canada
  • Upholding the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective as a theological guide for the church
  • Being committed to the vision of MC Canada as a missional church
  • Adhering to the Personnel Policies of MC Canada
  • Being energetic, creative and capable of multi-tasking
  • Working well with others as a team worker
Special Considerations:
  • This position requires considerable travel within Canada, and occasional travel outside of Canada
  • Residing in or relocating to Winnipeg