Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto (MCC Toronto) has an extraordinary opportunity for a fulltime Ministry Leader Spirituality and Engagement.
MCC Toronto, established in 1973, is a progressive spiritual community, rooted in Christianity and originally founded to serve the needs of the LGBT community. Today our congregation is diverse: our heterosexual community has grown significantly; over 30 ethnic backgrounds are represented; over 20 countries reported as a place of birth; more than 20 different languages are spoken and we are home to a wide range of faith backgrounds, including individuals with no previous church history. On average, 600 people attend our worship services every Sunday. For people facing life’s challenges, a wide range of programs and support groups are offered. MCC Toronto also offers classes, seminars, retreats and workshops for spiritual and personal growth. MCC Toronto’s vision is to be a Bridge. We believe in the core values of Spirituality, Diversity and Advocacy.
Our rich and successful history of social justice has given us a unique position in Toronto, in Canada, and increasingly in the world. We led the battle for same-sex marriage in 2001. In August of 2011, we were invited to officiate at the state funeral of Jack Layton, a senior Canadian statesman, affirming our position as a progressive, inclusive faith community that is becoming a beacon for change in the world. More recently newly elected Toronto Mayor John Tory said “this church (MCC Toronto) is the epi-center of the protection of (Canadian) values.”
Reporting to the Executive Pastor, this position will further advance the vibrant paths of spiritual growth and opportunities for community engagement which lie at the heart of MCC Toronto’s past, present and future.
A continued focus of MCC Toronto is to increase the level of congregational connection, excitement and engagement such that congregants experience a sense of belonging; find multiple ways to connect and grow no matter where they are on their life or spiritual journey and combine their talents, time and resources in meaningful ways to transform lives, our community and the world.
The Ministry Leader of Spirituality and Engagement will develop, nurture and continuously improve the ways in which MCCT explores, expresses and experiences progressive spirituality, generous hospitality, welcome, inclusion and community.
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Other Key Activities:
Qualifications and Attributes:
This position requires flexibility in work schedule to support events that occur outside of regular working hours. Must be willing to work regularly on Sundays and interact with congregants before and after Sunday worship services.
This is a tremendous opportunity to join an organization that plays a unique role in the local community, is passionate about its growing value to the world and helps individuals achieve their spiritual development goals. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Please send resume with cover letter stating salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2016.
Our Mission is to bring people closer to God and one another. Our Vision is to be a vibrant, inclusive, progressive community of faith that transforms lives and transforms the world. We are a spiritually and sexually diverse community who is fully awake to God’s enduring love.
We are seeking a full-time (exempt) individual who:
Reports to: Senior Pastor
Theology of The Met Church: Please click the following link to see our “Who We Are” document. (http://storage.cloversites.com/themetropolitancommunitychurchofsandiego/documents/MCCSD%20Brochure%2020141215%20Final.pdf)
Education & Experience
Gifts & Abilities:
Dan Koeshall, Senior Pastor
A complete application should include:
Position: Minister/Director of Congregational Care
Hours: 20-25 hours per week, non-exempt employee
Compensation: Upon Request
Supervision: Senior Pastor
Qualifications: Ordained Minister with CPE qualification & pastoral care experience or Lay person with pastoral care experience.
Description: The Minister of Congregational Care is responsible to recruit, train and oversee all pastoral care ministries and services of Founders Metropolitan Community Church Los Angeles.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Reverend Dr. Neil G Thomas, Founders MCCLA, 4607 Prospect Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 or via email to: email@example.com.