Opportunity for Transitional Pastor in Rural Southeastern Alberta
Vauxhall MB Church (VMB) is looking for a full-time transitional pastor (TP) who will commit to no less than 12 months of service (up to 24 months) in assisting the church toward a renewed vision and mission. This person (or couple) is able to build bridges relationally and work toward spiritual and emotional health within the church, especially those in leadership. This pastor (or couple) is willing to move into Vauxhall for this season and the church commits to providing the finances and resources to help the pastor be successful. The candidate is willing to interview with the Alberta MB Conference (ABMB) credentialing team and shall evidence strong support for the ABMB Confession (https://abmb.ca/about/our-confession-of-faith/ ). This candidate is to be familiar with rural congregational life and comes with significant pastoral or ministry experience, with a strong passion for equipping leaders who can effectively share their faith and care for others. Availability shall be as soon as possible.
Town of Vauxhall Profile
Vauxhall is a rural, agricultural community in south-eastern Alberta. This town of approximately 1200 supports a number of small businesses and has access to all basic services. Its central location is a short 20-minute drive from Taber and is approximately an hour from both Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. This community is a blend of people, mostly of European origin, with a growing Low German Mennonite population. The town has many newly renovated services including a public library, an outdoor pool, three schools (a K-6 Elementary School, a Grade 7-12 High School that is home to Vauxhall Academy of Baseball and a Grade 7-12 Alternative Program), and other service/infrastructure projects. Vauxhall is home to a variety of different clubs and organizations, offering opportunities for people of all ages from young to old. This thriving small community is warm, friendly, and a wonderful place to raise a family. More information on programs and services can be accessed on the Town of Vauxhall website or by the following link: http://town.vauxhall.ab.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Vauxhall-Profile-2018.pdf
Vauxhall MB Church Profile
The VMB Church began as a small farming church in the 1930s, built on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Like many in the community, generations of families have grown together through the years. This congregation of under 100 has members from many generations, and includes families from both Vauxhall and the surrounding communities. VMB Church is characterized by a love for the Lord, a deep desire to grow to know Him and His word, and an enthusiasm to reach out into the community. This church has struggled through a number of conflicts in the last several years and is seeking healing and a renewed vision. There is a collective desire to honor the Lord in all things and to passionately share the lifechanging truth of Jesus Christ with the community.