Turning people into fully devoted followers of Jesus

Senior Pastor

Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church

Senior Pastor Work Profile


Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church (ECAC) is a growing, intergenerational and intercultural community of followers of Jesus. We are a Christ-centered, Spirit empowered, service minded and mission focused church with a vision to turn people into fully devoted followers of Jesus.

We are currently seeking a Senior Pastor with mature ministry experience.  As a “Leader of leaders,” his key strengths will be leadership & strategic visioning; mentoring & teamwork; and cultural awareness.

General Duties

  • Leading the team of Pastors to work cohesively
  • Strategically evaluating disciple-making’s progress church wide
  • Mentoring and training of associate Pastors
  • Preaching
  • Administration

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: The Elders Board (the Board)
Supervises: Associate Pastors and other church staff
Partners with: All congregational pastors and their councils

Characteristics and Skills

  • Mature follower of Jesus who has a vibrant and growing relationship with God
  • Spiritual leader in the home, church and community with thorough understanding and practice of God’s Word
  • Excellent people skills to work collaboratively with all existing teams
  • Strong public communication skills for vision casting and preaching
  • Able to think organizationally and develop proper systems with strong analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Strong language skills in English and either Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Knowledge and understanding of cross-cultural issues and their ministry implications, including how to reach target groups and post-modern culture in relevant ways
  • Able to build relationships and resolve conflicts
  • Servant-hearted positive outlook with passionate pastoral love and care

Primary Duties

Ministry to all Associate Pastors

  • Shepherd and care for all Associate Pastors for their roles and development
  • Perform annual reviews and help set goals for Associate Pastors
  • Monitor and provide coaching and mentoring as required
  • Chair weekly Pastoral team meetings
  • Attend weekly prayer meetings rotating through the different congregations
  • Preach to the different congregations once a month

Equipping Leaders

  • Upon the approval of the Board, recruit pastoral candidates for required positions
  • Confirm the candidate’s calling with the Board and nominate the successful candidate to the District Superintendent for appointment

Other Duties

  • Lead the Board by overseeing the church’s vision, mission and core values with their strategic planning and implementation
  • Serve as the Board chair and lead its prayer meetings
  • Provide oversight of the Board to ensure compliance with C&MA local church constitution
  • Chair the Annual General Meeting and General Membership Meetings
  • Oversee the management of church staff
  • Hold periodic staff meetings
  • Recruit staff when necessary and evaluate their performance
  • Take disciplinary actions (up to and including recommendations for dismissal) if required.
  • Correspondence and building positive relationships with the District Superintendent, District Office, and other churches.
  • Represent ECAC in a professional and exemplary manner


  • Master’s of Divinity or equivalent
  • Must be licensed worker in the C&MA or willing to go through licensing process
  • Must be willing to be part of a team and work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to communicate in more than English
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in ministry equivalent

Hours per Week

  • 37.5 hours per week, salary
  • Plus average 5 volunteer hours per week



To apply for this job email your details to psc@ecac.ca.