Valhalla Evangelical Lutheran Church

Valhalla Centre, Alberta, Canada

Lead Pastor

  • Address: Hwy 59, Box 49, Valhalla Centre, Alberta T0H 2C0
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Steve Mumert
  • Phone: 780.814.2839
  • Email: sjmumert@gmail.com
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Sub-Category: Senior Pastor
  • Position Title: Lead Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Who are we Looking For?

    The Valhalla Evangelical Lutheran church is currently seeking a pastor with gifts in teaching and preaching, coaching and mentoring, servant-leadership and strategizing. As the shepherd of the church you must display a high level of emotional intelligence and trust, be a positive influencer of people, relationship-oriented, personable and optimistic, while understanding yourself very well.

    Who Are We?

    Worshipping together in Valhalla Centre for over 100 years, our heart is to live together as a spiritual family and to serve the Lord as he reveals himself to us. Our vision is “Worshipping, Seeking, Sharing our Hope in Christ”. Recognizing that communities change over time, we want to continue to discern God’s direction for us as individuals and as a congregation, and continue to make a difference for Him by living out the Fruits of the Spirit, building up those within our church body, and sharing His love with those who do not yet know Him. At the heart of this church body, our core values remain the same: God’s Word, Biblical Truth, Relationships, Salvation. We aspire to continually enrich ourselves in: love and forgiveness, spiritual growth, valuing all, unity, outreach and volunteering.

    Where are We?

    The congregation of Valhalla Lutheran Church makes its home in a 100- year-old, historic church, nestled in the hamlet of Valhalla Centre, the beautiful heart of the County of Grande Prairie in the Peace River country of Alberta.

    Pastoral Role/Expectations

    Theology

    1. The Bible is the word of God and the foundation of faith for all believers

    • Ability to apply the word of truth in preaching and teaching
    • Personal commitment to the study of God’s word

    2. Understanding of personal salvation

    • That salvation is given by God the Father by his grace
    • That salvation is obtained only through the acceptance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross
    • That God in the person of the Holy Spirit gives man the power to live out his salvation

    3. Understanding of Reformation and Lutheran Theology and these principles

    • Christ alone
    • Faith alone
    • Scripture alone
    • Grace alone
    • The cross alone

    Morality

    1.The qualifications of a pastor are outlined in I Tim 3:1-7, with the recognition that it is a noble task; and therefore, the pastor must be:

    • God seeking
    • Above reproach
    • Sober-minded
    • Self-controlled
    • Respectable
    • Hospitable
    • Able to teach
    • Not use alcohol to excess
    • Gentle with people
    • Living at peace with others
    • Own family will reflect these values

    2.The pastor’s conduct will reflect the above values, for example

    • Conduct that does not bring dishonor to God, the church, or himself
    • Open to others and their ideas
    • Bringing peace and not judgement to situations
    • Careful use of social media •Daily prayer and devotions

    Practice

    1.Leadership

    • Servant leadership
    • Willing to make decisions
    • Willing to be accountable
    • Willing to follow, apply, and encourage the body to adhere to the VLC SMART FUTURE PLAN

    2.Evangelism

    • Salvation focused community outreach
    • Ability to share the gospel with unbelievers
    • Equipping others to share the gospel

    3.Preaching and Teaching

    • Act as coordinator/overseer of administrative activities and day to day operation
    • Maintain church records
    • Monthly report of pastoral activities

    4. Administration

    • Sunday sermon
    • Confirmation
    • Bible Study/Small group

    5. Pastoral

    • Visitation -Hospital -Monthly Senior Lodge -Cards/Flowers to those sick or passing
    • Counseling -Regular, available office hours in parsonage office - Pre-marital counseling -New membership
    • Special services
    • Weddings
    • Funerals

    6. Working Relationships

    • Emotional intelligence: aware of self and able to understand others
    • Partner with council in continually evaluating all ministries and considering ways to support, improve and expand them
    • Ex officio with council chair on all committees
    • Work as coach and mentor to council, committee, and congregational members, striving to develop deep relationships with them; helping them reach their full potential in ministry by engaging and empowering them
    • Work with other area pastors in the local Ministerial Association
    • Pastor accountable to: -1st - Deacons Board -2nd - Council -3rd - Congregation

    Pastoral Review to be completed annually

    For more information visit our website: valhallalutheranchurch.ca