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Grace Community Church (MB) Profile - A Family of Love and Caring

A little about us:

Grace Community Church is a small town Church located in the friendly community of Herbert, Saskatchewan.  Our Sunday morning worship services are set in a very relaxed atmosphere and begin with a time of fellowship over coffee and muffins in the foyer.  Next we engage in a time of worship in song led by a number of different teams followed by a sermon.    We are affiliated with the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches and what we believe can be found at www.skmb.ca

We are a body of believers who are seeking to honour God by following our mission statement:  “Our mission is to love God and develop followers of Jesus Christ.”  We currently have the majority of our ministries centered around young families as well as our young children’s programs which have become very active and vibrant.  At present we have 3 children's Sunday School classes and offer Children's Church and babysitting during the Sunday morning message. 

Grace Community church also partners with the Herbert Community Youth Ministry (HCYM) which is a joint project supported by the churches of Herbert, named “The Cube”. This ministry is for Herbert and the surrounding area youth which employs a full time youth Pastor. We support The Cube in prayer, financially and have a number of our church family members serving as youth sponsors.

We are a multi-generational Church who wants to see people of all ages come to a saving faith in Christ.  Traditionally we have been a very giving Church and we are still dedicated to having a heart for missions and would love to begin to see mission teams going out from our Church once again.  At this time our average Sunday morning attendance is 60 – 70 people in addition to the small groups and prayer meetings that meet throughout the week.  We are not afraid to take risks and make changes when we believe that God is calling us to change.

Who we are looking for:

We are searching for a Jesus centered man whose love for his saviour is evident to all who meet him.  Someone who is not afraid to energetically and clearly preach the Biblical truths boldly with the goal of driving our congregation towards a more Christ centered life.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic people person who loves people and will take the initiative to connect with people and build relationships.  We are not so much seeking an office bound person but rather someone who wants to interact with the people of the Church throughout the week wherever they may be as well as being involved with the community.  We want him to show us how to take the gospel into the community.  Because we are a rural Church with a small paid staff (Lead Pastor, Secretary, Janitor) someone who is self-motivated and can work well as part of a team would be ideal.  He must fit with the Biblical outlines in 1 Timothy 3 : 1 – 7 and Titus 1 : 6 – 9.  Our future shepherd must have strong Biblical knowledge and an unyielding determination to expand the kingdom of God in our Church, in our community and to the ends of the earth.  The successful candidate must be credentialed with the SKMB.

A little about our community:

Herbert is a small town located 25 minutes east of Swift Current on the Trans-Canada highway with a population of around 800.  We are largely agriculture based but have been growing in other industries as well.  Our community has many services such as a K – 12 public school, outdoor swimming pool, Co-op gas station & hardware centre, library, grocery store, sports complex with an active hockey program, 3 sheet curling rink, a couple of restaurants, Herbert MCC Thrift Shop, fire department, post office, two senior care homes, Doctor and hospital, pharmacy, seniors drop in center, machine shop, local newspaper a number of hairdressers and Credit Union.

Surrounding attractions:

Herbert is close to many amenities and services such as:

Swift Current, located 25 minutes west of Herbert, is a town of approximately 16,000 people and offers a shopping mall, Walmart, movie theatre, two golf courses, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, movie theatre, bowling, art gallery, museum, Mennonite Heritage Village, to name a few.

Lake Diefenbaker, located 45 minutes north of Swift Current, with 800 kilometres of shoreline, it is the largest body of water in Southern Saskatchewan. It is known for golfing, camping, boating and world class walleye fishing.

The Great Sandhills, located 159 km north of Swift Current. The region contains one of the largest set of active sand dunes in Canada, which draws visitors from across the country.

Cypress Hills, located 156 km south west of Swift Current. For many, this has been a gathering place, and people have camped in the hills for centuries. Today, you can camp in these same hills, fly-fish the streams, hike the trails and zipline through the trees. The park is home to rare wild flowers, 220 species of birds and 47 mammals including moose, elk, deer, antelope and cougar.

Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 154 km east of Herbert.  Located in historic downtown Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate Saskatchewan escape.

After prayerful consideration if this position is something that you believe God is calling you to, please feel free to direct any questions or your resume to clintmathies@hotmail.com or to Box 577, Herbert, SK, S0H 2A0

Websites you may be interested in:

www.gccherbert.ca
Facebook: Grace Community Church
www.chinooksd.ca/school/herbert
www.townofherbert.ca
www.swiftcurrent.ca
www.tourismswiftcurrent.ca
www.templegardens.sk.ca


Waldheim MB Church - Lead Pastor

Waldheim MB church is looking for a lead pastor who is called by God and willing to use their leadership gifts to help us fulfill our mission.  After a year of evaluating our past and seeking God for our future, we are seeking a pastor who is a visionary leader, team player, and one who understands their primary role as an equipper (Ephesians 4:12).  Our pastor will guide staff and leadership teams to foster spiritual growth among members and to empower them in their gifts and ministries.

Job Description:

Waldheim MB is looking for a lead pastor who is called by God and willing to use their leadership gifts to help us fulfil our mission. After a year of evaluating our past and seeking God for our future, we are seeking a pastor who is a visionary leader, team player, and one who understands their primary role as an equipper (Ephesians 4:12). Our pastor will guide staff and leadership teams to foster spiritual growth among members and to empower them in their gifts and ministries.

We acknowledge the unique nature of the pastoral vocation and therefore value a work/ministry environment of trust and accountability. The lead pastor oversees staff and ministry leaders, while being accountable to the Church Leadership Team.
General Qualifications:

Biblical qualifications for an elder (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5:1-4)
Gift mix of leadership, preaching/teaching, and wisdom/discernment
Credentialled by the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches
5 years of pastoral or related ministry/vocational experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ministry/biblical training

General Duties:

Provide overall leadership and administrative support
Primary teacher and preaching coordinator for Sunday mornings
Shepherd the flock personally and through ministry teams
Weddings, Funerals and crisis care as needed and in conjunction with leadership
Engagement in the surrounding community

Vision / Mission / Values:

Vision: That everyone in our valley will experience how Jesus can change lives.
Mission: Creating opportunities for people to encounter, know, love and become like Jesus.

Values:

1. Relationship with God and each other

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22: 37-40)

• Prioritizing our relationship with God and living that out in our church and community is the authentic life we strive to live. Extending compassion and care is reflected in our community involvement and love for our valley – both the people and the land.

2. Word of God

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)

Living our lives on the foundation of God’s word – being doer’s and not just hearer’s.
Commitment to God’s word as truth for life - not a legalistic rulebook.

3. Discernment through Prayer

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5)

• We are a church that relies on prayer for guidance and direction.

4. Relevance without compromise

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15)

• Unlike God’s truth, culture and methods change. While honoring God’s word, we want to be intentional and creative in responding to and engaging our ever-changing culture.

5. We are a sending church

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So, after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. (Acts 13: 2-3)

• Sending out those we love and have invested in is hard (especially our own young people), but it is also a reality and privilege in our context. May building His kingdom always take priority over our own needs.

6. Hands on/practical serving and caring

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)

...make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders... (1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12)

• We love to serve in practical ways where we “get our hands dirty” and use our various gifts to give physical evidence of care. Mennonite Disaster Service is an example of the kind of ministries we are drawn to.

Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church Profile

Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church is filled with people who have hearts that desire to serve the Lord and to be his hands and feet in this and surrounding communities. We are a church with a rich history of 100 years, as well as a church with a newly renewed vision and passion for what God is calling us to do.

Every Sunday morning our congregation meets for a morning of worship and Sunday school. However, our ministry does not stop when Sunday morning ends. Our congregation is deeply involved in the many programs and ministries that our church offers. Each week our youth pastor meets with the youth of the community and plans an evening event for our senior and junior youth groups, which he runs along side of youth volunteers. Our pastors work alongside of our leadership team to make sure that the church is running smooth and following our vision and mission.

Our church has a heart for serving. We are very hard working, and we readily help in whatever ways we can in our community. We have partnered with another church in town to run a Bible club for boys and one for girls. These clubs meet weekly and have many children attend who do not have any other connection with church, while there, they memorize Bible verses, have a Bible lesson, and craft or game time. Redberry Bible Camp is another one of these ministries. We give to this camp financially as well as with our time. Many of our youth work there during the summer, and we have people from our church who direct, cook, and work with maintenance. We also give a lot of volunteer hours to the MCC Thrift store in Rosthern, the Women’s ministry in Waldheim (W.O.W.), catering for the community, and giving Food Hampers to those who are needy. For a church of our size we offer many programs, and try to be as involved as possible in our communities. Through this past transitional year, we have tried to focus on the programs that really fall in line with our vision and mission.

Our congregation is filled with generous people, as I said before, they give a lot of their time to the church, and they also give of their finances. Last year our budget was $434,000 and the giving for the year was $435,328. Every year the congregation has stepped up to make sure that enough funds are given that we can continue to run the church, as well as give to the missions our church has decided to support.

Our church has so many loving people of all ages. We do have slightly more retired people in our congregation, but in the last 5 years we have gained many young families. Our church people have a great desire to spend time within different generations and to build deep relationships with each other. It is an exciting time of growth and change in our church and we are all looking forward to the years to come.

Community Profile

Community Profile of Waldheim, SK
Waldheim, Saskatchewan, is a growing and vibrant town of a little over 1,400 residents, 57 kilometers north of Saskatoon in the beautiful valley between the north and south Saskatchewan rivers. Although rooted in Mennonite culture, faith, family and farming, recent growth has brought both ethnic diversity and economic development. This thriving community serves its large population of young families with a variety of programs such as hockey, soccer, dance and gymnastics. Waldheim has a growing K-12 school with many post-secondary options just a short drive away.

Here are some facts at a glance (according to Statistics Canada):

Waldheim is quickly growing, it has seen a population growth of just over 17% from 2011-2016.
Over 400 residences within town limits.
Average age of the town’s population is 36.5 years.
26.7% of the populations is 14 and under, 58.8% aged 15-64 and 14% of the population are seniors (age 65+).
The average employment income for full-time workers is $54,873, with the average total income of households being $79,050 (as of 2015).
Predominately English speaking community, with some German, Filipino, Spanish, and Korean languages also present, which is evidence of the immigration that this area has experienced.
The average value of dwellings is $289,118.
The unemployment rate of those aged 15 and over is 5.6%.

Within Waldheim

This nearly 2 square kilometers town boasts of many amenities and unique features including at K-12 Public School, Regional Library, and medical centre. A variety of businesses are located within the town which provide an assortment of goods, from groceries and giftware to pharmaceuticals and hardware. The community is served by a well-trained fire department. There is also a multi-function recreational complex with an NHL sized ice surface and three sheets of curling ice. This well used facility hosts a variety of sports and events, such as hockey, figure skating, curling and gymnastics. At the heart of Waldheim is the Sam Wendland Heritage Park, which is a beautiful area to let children play, or relax on your own. Also adjacent to the town is the Valley Regional Park which contains a 9 hole golf course, ball diamonds, and electrical and non-electrical campsites. All of this, and more, within walking distance!

Waldheim is also unique in that within this small town, there are three churches serving the community; Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church, Salem Church and Zoar Mennonite Church. Although each church is unique, they work together to coordinate Easter Services, Christmas Services and weekly/bi-weekly programs such as Boys Brigade and Gems.


Surrounding Waldheim

Waldheim is surrounded by farm land and several other small communities, also boasting of amenities and services that benefit the entire valley area.

Hepburn, located 15 km SE of Waldheim, is a town of under 1,000 people, and is home to Bethany College, which hosts the Thrive Discipleship Program.
Laird, located 14 km SW of Waldheim, is a town of under 400 people. Much like Waldheim, it has churches, a K-8 school and arena.
Rosthern, located 26 km W of Waldheim, is a town of approximately 1,700 people. This community is also growing quickly as a new pre-K to grade 12 school is being built, with plans of being open for classes in fall of 2020. Fundraising and planning is well underway for a new hospital that will serve the entire valley area. Currently, Rosthern serves the area with an acute care hospital providing 24/7 emergency care, and the responding RCMP detachment. As well, Rosthern provides the surrounding area with an outdoor junior Olympic- sized pool.

Beyond Waldheim

There is a lot to offer the community of Waldheim, all just a short drive away. For many, Saskatoon is a short 57 kilometer commute away, whether for work or school. Saskatoon is the largest city in the province of Saskatchewan and provides the area with a wide variety of employment, educational, and recreational opportunities, as well as many ways to experience the local culture, and shopping. Saskatoon provides the province with several post-secondary education facilities, such as University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Business College, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology and Saskatoon Teachers’ College.

Waldheim also benefits from camps and retreat centers nearby, such as Redberry Bible Camp, Shekinah Retreat Center, Camp Kadesh, Fort Carlton and Batoche. If going camping is what you enjoy, there are a variety of beautiful regional, provincial and national parks also available nearby. Martins Lake, Emma Lake, Christopher Lake, Candle Lake and Waskesiu are some examples.

Thank you for taking interest in our valley area. If you would like more information, here are some websites you may be interested in:

Waldheim Mennonite Brethren Church www.wmbc.ca
Statistics Canada www.statcan.gc.ca
Waldheim community website www.waldheim.ca
Rosthern Community website www.rosthern.com
Bethany College www.bethany.sk.ca
City of Saskatoon website www.saskatoon.ca
University of Saskatchewan www.usask.ca
Saskatchewan Polytechnic www.saskpolytech.ca
Prairie Spirit School Division www.spiritsd.ca
Saskatchewan Regional Parks www.saskregionalparks.ca
Saskatchewan Provincial Parks www.tourismsaskatchewan.com
Parks Canada www.pc.gc.ca/en/index

Interested applicants should submit a resume and coverletter with references to churchoffice@wmbc.ca  

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