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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@emconference.ca or 204-326-6401.

Please send all position ads, including pastoral search ads, to messenger@emconference.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) and Director of Youth and Discipleship Gerald D. Reimer (greimer@emconference.ca). The national office phone number is 204-326-6401. Talk with Erica Fehr, Church leadership assistant to the BLO, to request a cell number for a particular person.

EMC Positions

The Evangelical Fellowship Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, is accepting applications for a half-time Youth Director. A Bible college degree is preferred. The successful applicant will give leadership to the youth program, work with volunteer youth leaders, and seek to disciple and mentor our youth. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2021. To request a detailed job description, or to submit a resume and application, contact Ernie Koop: email erniekoop17@gmail.com, phone 204-326-9028, mail 200 Woodhaven Ave., Steinbach, MB R5G 2C5.


Rosenort Fellowship Chapel (RFC) in Rosenort, Man., is seeking a lead pastor. We desire a spiritual leader who sets an example of commitment to Christ in his private prayer and devotional time. He will preach the Word of God and serve the RFC congregation and the community, promoting spiritual vision as described in 2 Timothy 4:1–2.

He will provide the preaching/teaching ministry, challenging us to become more like Christ. He will conduct communion, baptisms, weddings and funerals. He will coordinate Sunday morning worship services and other services as needed. He will be involved in visitation ministry. He will be a resource to all the committees of RFC. He will be responsible for office management. He will represent RFC at the regional and conference levels. He will report to the leadership council and ultimately to the church congregants.

For information about this position, contact Brent Friesen at rfcsearchcommittee@gmail.com or 204-712-7254.


Prairie Grove Fellowship Chapel, serving Lorette, Man., and the surrounding area, is seeking a full-time senior pastor for a congregation of approximately 80. We are a friendly, welcoming church where all ages are well represented and respected. Our mission is “To Love God and To Love People.”

We are looking for a pastor who is a shepherd at heart and is gifted at preaching and teaching. He must have a deep, personal relationship with God and be able to hear, discern, and follow God’s leading. We are looking for someone who is humble and compassionate, who listens well and tries to relate to others, and is approachable by all ages. He must be able to preach strong, biblical messages that promote personal growth and not be afraid of difficult subjects. The ability to work with others on our ministerial team is a must.

For more information, contact Chris at pgfcbusiness@gmail.com.

Other Positions

Beauty Out of Ashes is a mission agency serving abused and abandoned girls in Haiti. We are looking for a couple, one or both with teacher training. Instruction will be done in English.
Besides teaching, the couple would work in providing supervision and oversight of the home in areas such as shopping, administrative duties, and supervision as needed. Candidates must have a deep commitment to serving Christ, be members in good standing and with the recommendation of their local church. Strong relational skills are required. Basic accommodations are provided however additional financial support would be raised by the candidates.
Visit boahaiti.org for an overview of the ministry. Heartland Community Church is helping to sponsor this ministry. For more information contact lfbarkman@gmail.com or mkubanek@mymts.net.


Mitchell Gospel Church (Manitoba) is looking for a full time lead pastor. We need someone to help reach our community, care for our members, and disciple us. Our potential for growth in Mitchell is very exciting considering the number of young families in the area. Specifically, we want to grow our Sunday School, senior and junior youth program. We are interested in someone with a clear personal calling to leading and feeding the body of Christ in his church at Mitchell. He will encourage and cast fresh vision to our deacons as well as our congregation members. This man will have a healthy family life and a growing relationship with God. If you would like to know more about the position, please contact mitchellgospelchurch@gmail.com.


Steinbach Bible College invites applications for the position of Fundraising Events Coordinator (30 hrs/wk, flexible days). The position requires flexibility in regards to hours, as some evenings and weekends are involved.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the incumbent will:

  • Plan and coordinate SBC’s fundraising events in keeping with the school’s mission and vision including marketing and research, social and local media.
  • Solicit sponsorships for monetary and in-kind support.
  • Track revenue, expenses, and budgeted forecast of all event materials using Raiser’s Edge.
  • Produce, organize and execute event materials.
  • Manage and direct all event venues, vendor relationships, and volunteers.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Conduct research, gather data, analyze information and prepare accurate and timely reports.

Please submit your resume with cover letter via email to Eileen Krueger, Human Resources Consultant, EBMinds@gmail.com.
We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


At Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA) our mission is to bring hope through Christ, and we’re seeking to fill ministry positions serving kids, youth and families in Winnipeg’s inner city neighbourhood. Available positions include ministry and administrative roles. Our diverse team members are both local leaders and from outside our neighbourhood. As a faith-based ministry we hold all staff to our lifestyle and morality commitments, and core values. ICYA and our staff are supported by generous individuals and churches from across Canada. To view full job descriptions, visit: http://www.icya.ca/careers or message Karen Jolly, director of programs, at karen@icya.ca.


Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Virginia, is seeking a full-time lead pastor to serve an active, multigenerational congregation of 300 attendants. Applicants should demonstrate gifts in preaching, teaching, leadership and teamwork. Seminary degree preferred. Must agree with the Mennonite Confession of Faith (http://mennoniteusa.org/confession-of-faith/ Competitive salary and benefits package. View church website at http://www.lindale.org. Interested persons may send resume and cover letter to Dana Sommers (dana.sommers@comcast.net).


Archives Committee: To help preserve and share the stories of Christ’s grace to us through history, the EMC is seeking volunteers to serve on its Archives Committee and other volunteers to assist in its efforts. The Archives Committee meets about three or four times a year to oversee the EMC Archives, preserve documents, and promote EMC history. Its members get involved in hands-on projects. An appreciation of church history is helpful. The ability to read German is not required, though helpful.

Committee members from outside Manitoba could attend meetings by computer or by phone and could assist in collecting materials from their areas to be donated to the EMC Archives. Volunteers are needed to help organize the archives’ materials in Winnipeg and Steinbach. These include photographs, file descriptions, and filing. Translators (German to English) are very needed. They can be located anywhere. If this fits you or someone you know, please contact the EMC office at 204-326-6401 or by email. Thank you.

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