the free methodist church in canada

Church Health


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There have always been pastors and churches in transition, regardless of which appointment system was in operation at the time.  Once a local church is in transition, a board-approved Pastoral Leadership Task Force (PLTF) develops a church profile and pastor’s job description and works in consultation with the Director of Leadership Development and Church Health to hire a pastor who is a good fit for the local church and the denomination.  After receiving resumes, conducting interviews and selecting a pastor, the PLTF chairperson sends a request to the Bishop for that pastor to be appointed by the conference, and in turn the Bishop presents that recommendation to the Ministerial Education Guidance and Placement (MEGaP) committee for approval, after which the selected pastor is appointed.

At some point in the pastor’s ministry career, he or she will find themselves in transition, whether it is between pastoral appointments at local churches, going into transition without a new pastoral position or transitioning to retirement.  The Transitions Handbook for Pastors is designed to be a helpful resource during the process.

Churches in Transition

Brampton ON – Bramalea Free Methodist Church (Part-Time) Resume submission deadline May 14, 2024

Seeley’s Bay ON – Pine Grove Community Church (Full-Time) Resume submission deadline May 28, 2024


Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Contact Lorilee Bishop

Administrative Assistant

Church Health Office

905-848-2600 ext 406