Lead Pastor

New Hope Free Methodist Church

Vision Statement:   We are dedicated to being a family-friendly church that shares the joy, hope and love of the Christian faith; standing in prayer and in faith for our Muskoka community.

Mission Statement:   Our mission is to be Christians who make a difference in the lives of others by teaching and living a Christ-centered message.

Core Values:  Christ-minded, commitment, compassion, confidentiality, dependability,  flexibility, reliability and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

Personal Requirements:

A mature relationship with Jesus as Lord and Saviour
Regular practice of spiritual disciplines (communion, study, prayer and fasting)
A person of prayer with strong interpersonal relationship skills
Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and ministers in the power of the Spirit
A healthy balance of work and rest in his/her life
A person of integrity with good reputation with those inside and outside the church
Agrees with the doctrines of the Free Methodist Church in Canada  http:fffmcicca/articles of religion.

Core Competencies: Must have:

A focus of introducing new Christ-centered activities to the extent that our church engages the Muskoka community for Christ.
Open relationship with Jesus Christ to minister and talk to others about salvation through the story of Jesus Christ.
Bible College or Seminary degree preferred:  Other qualifications/training considered
Strong abilities and experience in equipping leaders/teams to the extent that their activities are based on Christ-centered goals
Ability to connect relationally with adults and youth to the extent that counseling and mediating can be provided as needed in a loving and Christ-like and compassionate manner.
Good teaching ability and communication skills will be continually developed to continually foster a fresh Bible-centered spiritual approach in the church membership
Ability to work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and Ministry Leaders so as to accomplish Christian objectives as outlined in Matthew 25:35-40
Helpful – computer literate with Microsoft packages.
Services to continue online for shut-ins
Delegate to those who are experienced to assist.  It’s not necessary to do the entire service alone.

Please contact Davika at The Free Methodist Church in Canada Leadership Development office via email (davika.fmcic@gmail.com) by February 14 to request a copy of the church profile and pastoral job description to prayerfully review.  Instructions about how to apply for the position will be sent with the profile.

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