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 Short Term Appointment Minister of Family and Care [Sabbatical Leave] Gilmore Park United Church, Richmond, BC  

Gilmore Park United is seeking to fill a temporary appointment position while our Minister of Family and Care is on sabbatical.  This position focuses on Ministry to Families, Children & youth and Pastoral Care.  This Minister works collaboratively in a team with the Ordained Minister and both provide leadership in worship.  

Our children and family ministry has grown with several new families joining us lately.  Additionally a new program jointly supported by 5 local churches (Lutheran, United and Anglican) called Faith and Families has been successful.  Camp Spirit was a great success and well supported by the congregation last summer.  We plan to host a camp again this year.  

We have active Congregational Life and Pastoral Care teams that are supported by our Minister of Family and Care.  

We strongly value our Ministry to families, children and youth at Gilmore Park and wish to continue to provide quality leadership while our Family and Community Minister is away on a well-deserved sabbatical break. The sabbatical appointment position is from May 1 to October 9, 2023 including orientation. This position can be part or full-time depending on the skills, interest and availability of the applicant.  

Required Skills are: ·       

Good communication skills
Experience working collaboratively in a team
Caring attitude
Can work with ambiguity
Able to create programs that appeal to a wide range of ages and interests
Creative and flexible  

Optional Role:
Social Media and other communication
Preaching
Pastoral visitation
Vacation Relief for our Ordained Minister  

Does this interest you? To apply please send your resume to Search Committee gpucapply@gmail.com or for more information gpucapply@gmail.com   Closing date February 15, 2023