Pastoral Associate in Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Fort City Church
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Date Posted: 03/30/2018
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


FORT CITY CHURCH ( has a dynamic position in Youth and Young Adult Ministry available for a spiritually passionate, adventurous leader with a heart for the rugged culture of the Northern Alberta Oilands. This position is generously made possible by donors across Canada to aid in our ongoing recovery from the May 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. It is a one year contract position with the possibility that it could transition into a permanent position.

While experience is an asset and highly appreciated, this positon provides a great opportunity for someone ealry in their ministry career looking for an intentional ministry and leadership development opportunity. You will be serving alongside of an experienced  team who will equip and serve alongside of you, as together we work to make Jesus visible to our city.

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 men and woman 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, hunting and the shooting sports. Outdoor adventure is the passion of our city.

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. 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. The church typically sees around 320 for Sunday worship with close to 900 who would call Fort City their church home. Many who currently attend have come since the wildfire with relatively little church in their background. The ability to hang out, do life with and enjoy people with little to no church in their backgrounds is critical. Wtih our young adults, that might even include a willingess to connect over a beer. 

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