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Fort City Church

Pastoral Associate in Children's & Family Ministry (Iniitial 1 Year Position)

Fort City Church
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Date Posted: 11/22/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Outreach - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

FORT CITY CHURCH ( has an eight month to one-year Children’s and Family ministry opportunity available for a spiritually passionate, adventurous young adult as a part of what continues to be our ongoing recovery from the May 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. For the right individual, the position could become a permanent full-time position. If you are looking to make a difference for Christ while gaining practical hands on ministry experience, we would love for you to give this prayerful consideration. You will be serving with a strong team of full time and bi-vocational pastors who will equip and serve alongside of you, as together we work to make Jesus visible to our city.


We are in our second year of responding to a surge in spiritual openness along with a desire for community and connectedness that has risen as a consequence of our city experiencing Canada’s largest natural disaster. An exceptional window of opportunity continues to be open for us to demonstrate and share the love of Christ. Our creative efforts have been particularly well received among the children and families of our city.


In the midst of this unique situation, our desire would be to mentor you, as together we enter into the rawness of doing life with God in a sin-wreaked world, where typical church clichés and platitudes fall flat. We want you to experience a compassionate grace filled community where everybody’s welcome, nobody’s perfect and because of God, we believe anything can happen.


This is Northern Alberta! This is Oilsands country! We are northern and frontier while also semi-urban and diverse. This is one of Canada’s youngest cities with an average age of 32, where people from across the country and around the world come to make a great life for themselves and their families.


Fort McMurray values hard work and intense play. There’s a drive among the women and men of our city to participate in sports of all descriptions while engaging in a growing music, arts and pub scene. Team sports of all types, as well as hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, gaming, or enjoying the gym, are but a few of the passions you can enjoy! The region also provides ample opportunity for quading, snowmobiling, motocross, fishing and hunting.

Most importantly you’ll be serving with a church family that is committed to a holistic mission of word and deed. We are acutely sensitive to and inclusive of people from irreligious backgrounds while growing a community of fully alive mission focused Christ followers. The church typically sees around 350 for Sunday worship with close to 900 who would call Fort City their church home. The majority of those who currently attend have come since the wildfire with relatively little church in their background.

Our desire is for you to have a life-transforming ministry experience that will equip you well for your future, whatever that might be.


A good starting salary including various options for housing depending on your situation is provided.