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With any applications for EMC church pastoral positions, candidates are expected to also register a Ministry Information Profile with the EMC Board of Leadership and Outreach, which can be obtained through Erica Fehr, BLO Administrative Assistant, at efehr@emconf.ca or 204-326-6401.

Please send all position ads, including pastoral search ads, to messenger@emconf.ca. All ads are to be 150 words or less. All ads can be edited. Please advise us when it is no longer needed.

Additional EMC Openings

Often there are more churches looking for senior, associate, youth, and interim pastors than are identified on this page. For information on additional openings, contact conference pastor Layton Friesen (lfriesen@emconference.ca); conference youth minister Gerald D. Reimer (greimer@emconference.ca); and church planting coordinator Charles Koop (ckoop@emconference.ca). The national office phone number is 204-326-6401. Talk with Erica Fehr, administrative assistant to the BLO, to request a cell number for a particular person.

EMC Positions

Oak Bluff Bible Church is seeking a full-time pastor. We are a welcoming, family-friendly church that averages 50 people on Sunday morning. We enjoy contemporary and traditional worship music. We understand the importance and value of ministering together to be a light in reaching our growing community and surrounding area of Oak Bluff, Man. (located at McGillvray and the Perimeter Highway of Winnipeg). Applicants must be in acceptance of the OBBC (EMC) Statement of Faith and aligning with the theology, values, and church culture of OBBC. A valid criminal records check and child abuse check are required for this position. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.  Preference will be given to those who are willing to relocate to Oak Bluff or the surrounding community. To apply or for future inquiries, please e-mail pastoralsearch@oakbluffbiblechurch.com.


Picture Butte Mennonite Church, a Low German- and English-speaking church with 200-plus people attending dual Sunday morning services, is seeking an associate pastor. The ideal candidate should be characterized by an attitude of servant leadership and personal integrity in a close walk with Jesus. The candidate needs to have an openness and sensitivity to the diverse cultural differences within our Mennonite church. This position would primarily focus on the English ministry. This candidate needs to be a team player as he will be working alongside the existing leadership team as well as the senior pastor. For information, contact Isaac Thiessen, 403-308-5093 or isaact@genicadev.com


Fort Garry EMC is seeking a full-time senior pastor for an established, dynamic congregation. We are an inter-generational, ethnically diverse congregation, located in Winnipeg, Man., near the University of Manitoba, with a strong ministry to English-language learners. Working out of their own commitment to the Lordship of Christ, the ideal candidate is a gifted speaker who would lead and collaborate with the pastoral team, discerning and pursuing God’s purpose in our church. They possess a reputable theological education at the graduate level and are committed to a theology shaped by Anabaptist tradition. Submit queries and résumés to the Pastoral Search Committee at fgemcpastoral2018@gmail.com. Further info: fortgarryemc.radiantwebtools.com/about/careers/


Pineridge Fellowship Chapel of Hudson Bay, Sask., a logging and farming community, seeks a full-time senior pastor to begin serving in 2019. PFC, linked to the EMC, is the evangelical community church, stable and with a good reputation, that serves the community of about 1,300 people and surrounding rural area. With an attendance of 40 to 50, PFC has a mix of people of various backgrounds and nationalities. The congregation is largely older yet has several younger families and a good foundation to build on. Outreach is welcomed. Our current pastor is retiring this summer after 20 years. Hudson Bay has basic services, yet is somewhat isolated from a larger centre and travelling is involved to connect to the wider community. We ask that you prayerfully consider whether this might be a place of ministry to which you are called. Contact PFC at: Dennis Reimer, church board chair, 1-306-865-3618 or dreamer@xplornet.ca; or PFC, Box 13, Hudson Bay, SK S0E 0Y0, pfch@sasktel.net, 306-865-2623.


The EMC’s Campaign of One is looking for one church planter to work in urban Canada. Is that person you? Are you being called to start a church in Windsor, Ont.? If interested, contact Charles Koop, EMC church planting coordinator, at 204-326-6401 or ckoop@emconference.ca.

Other Positions

Attention, Christ-centred high-school teachers, snowmobile and boat sales and service people, pastors, and police officers: Are you growing weary of feeling redundant? Are you tiring of working where you’re replaceable? Are you longing to be useful where a Christian presence isn’t, unless you are? Fort Chipewyan, in northern Alberta, may be the home of spiritual challenge and blessing for you! Call Arlyn van Enns at 780-697-3818.


Bethany College’s Thrive program seeks a male resident director to help create a Christ-centred living and learning environment. The MRD will seek to establish a mentoring relationship with students with respect and without favour. Other duties include planning weekly fun/community events, planning and overseeing weekly dorm chapels, helping with student travel to ministry locations, and implementing strategies to build community.

The MRD should have a growing personal faith in Jesus Christ, a passion to mentor others, good listening skills, leadership and administrative abilities, and team work skills. An honorarium will be provided in addition to room and board. Start: Aug. 27, 2018. Please forward your cover letter, resume and three references (two personal and one pastoral, not relatives) to admin@thrivesk.com or info@bethany.sk.ca.


Living Hope Ranch, located in the Cypress Hills near Consul, Sask., is seeking a Christian counsellor/social worker willing to join us in our endeavour.

We are a 12-month, faith-based residential program for teenage girls, ages 13-17, struggling with life-controlling issues. We offer a structured environment that fosters growth through a personal relationship with God, preparing residents for success in future relationships and careers.

For information see http://www.livinghoperanch.ca/careers.php or email livinghoperanch@gmail.com

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