Hiring: Minister of Pastoral Care

Hours: Supply appointment; 20 hours/week, on average, including some Sunday mornings.

General Description of Duties:

Reporting through the Ministry and Personnel Committee, which represents the Council of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church to Toronto South Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, the Minister has the primary responsibility for Pastoral Care at TEMC. He/she will embrace a collaborative model of ministry in his/her work with the other clergy, Director of Music, and other ministry and staff positions.

The overall goal of this position is to nurture a community of care.

Specific responsibilities:

The Minister of Pastoral Care will use his/her skills to aid the congregation to reach the goals identified in the current Ministry and Mission Profile (2017), and following our Long Range Plan (LRP) will focus on the Pastoral Care needs of congregation members and adherents of all ages.

Working in cooperation with other members of the ministerial team and the lay leadership, this position assumes ministerial oversight of the Pastoral Care Committee and the Health and Safety Committee.

Day to day activities will include: pastoral visits to hospitals and homes; funerals; individual and/or group counselling; recruiting and training lay pastoral visitors; attending congregational events; attending meetings, such as staff, council, and committee meetings; proposing and implementing new pastoral initiatives; if ordained, responsibilities may include weddings and baptisms.

The Minister of Pastoral Care will not be required to preach, but will sometimes be involved in worship leadership and writing liturgy.

Education, Skills and Experience:

This is a supply appointment and we will consider applicants who are ordained in the United Church of Canada or another denomination, as well as candidates for ministry, and retired clergy.

The qualified candidate should have completed or be enrolled in theological training for ministry (M.Div or MPS), and should have experience in Pastoral Care in a congregational setting, especially with seniors. Experience and training in Gerontology and/or counselling would be assets.

The candidate should demonstrate a concern for the needs of those who are ill, bereaved, or struggling with various challenges of life, as well as having an appropriate appreciation for the overall context of ministry in Midtown Toronto.

Other Qualifications and Personal Qualities

The suitable person for this position will:

  • Possess a strong Trinitarian foundation to their ministry;
  • Be a prayerful and compassionate person who delights in caring for others through prayerful engagement with God;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and time management skills in order to meet the fluctuating needs of the congregation;
  • Be a strong, contributing and collaborative team member.

Please send your CV to searchcommittee@temc.ca 

Thank you for your consideration!