the free methodist church in canada

Church Health

Transitions

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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

Interviewing
Brantford, ON – The Open Door Church

Marmora, ON – Marmora FM Church
Sombra, ON – Zion FM Church


Church Profiles available
Newmarket ON – New Hope Methodist Church (Full-Time) Resume submission deadline June 25, 2024

Brampton ON – Bramalea Free Methodist Church (Part-Time) Resume submission deadline July 30, 2024


Preparing Profiles
Once these church profiles become available, they will be listed above as “Church Profiles available”

Belleville, ON – Belleville Centennial FM Church (Rev. Rodney Peterson retiring Aug 31/24)
Campbellford, ON – Campbellford FM Church (Rev. Leonard Bruce – Interim Pastor)
Cloyne, ON – Pineview FM Church
Dryden, ON – Dryden FM Church
Frankford, ON – Frankford Community Church
Godfrey, ON – Cole Lake FM Church
Kingston, ON – Kingscourt FM Church (Pastor Jordan Ruby – Interim Pastor)
Mississauga, ON – Grace FM Church (Rev. Steve Cylka – Interim Pastor)
Orillia, ON – Church on the Hill (Pastor Velma Shewfelt – Interim Pastor) 

Richmond Hill, ON – Richmond Hill FM Church (Rev. Louis Leung – Interim Pastor)
Tillsonburg, ON – Open Arms Church

WANT TO APPLY?

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact Lorilee Bishop

Administrative Assistant

Church Health Office

905-848-2600 ext 406