SERVE Campus Network
Four-year terms and two-year terms (based on role)
Shared funded positions (with training for fund development)
Employed by The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada with Mission Canada, the national missional agency of the PAOC.
This opportunity is currently available in these locations:
The PAOC’s SERVE Campus Network has many Christian discipleship communities on Canada’s post-secondary campuses where students can encounter Jesus … right where they are. We value whole-life worship, students discipling students, and hospitable community.
Mission Canada workers are those intentionally sent to Canada’s neediest and least reached regions, aligning with one or more of the priority areas of focus, often referenced as missional ‘gaps’. Individuals must have a passion for and experience working with a particular Mission Canada priority group or geographical areas where need and priority have been identified.
The role of the SERVE Campus worker is to establish a missional discipling community on the university campus; provide pastoral care to students; encourage growth and maturity in discipleship to Jesus; participation in effective outreach and service to the campus; contribute to community building events; and develop new initiatives as needed.
- Leadership Development, including:
- Provide regular mentoring and discipleship for student leaders
- Lead discipleship and evangelism small groups
- Provide pastoral care for university students
- Outreach Ministry, including:
- Representative of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom: Mission Canada expects all worker candidates to demonstrate to the best of their ability, by word and action, a lifestyle that is consistent with the principles of integrity and purity found in scripture. A Mission Canada worker, upon being commissioned to their ministry appointment, must agree to abide by the Minister’s Code of Ethics and the PAOC Statement of Essential Truths.
- PAOC Credential: The candidate will possess a PAOC ministry credential or willingness and ability to obtain a PAOC ministry credential for the purpose of their role. Worker will be an employee of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC).
- Knowledgeable of Campus Environments: A knowledge and understanding of a post-secondary campus environment is necessary. Ability to gain trust and respect in a new community. Ability to connect and interact with international students. Culturally sensitive.
- Bilingual with French as a Second Language: This is not required but is a big asset if working in Quebec: Public correspondence in Quebec is increasingly being required in French first and English second.
- Ministry Experience: Enterprising and Resourceful. Ministry will be pioneered, including the development of contacts and networks. Ministry experience is necessary. Ability to listen, learn, strategize, collaborate and follow through on the recognized needs of students on campus is required.
- Accountable in All Areas: The role of a Mission Canada worker is collaborative between the worker, the PAOC district in which the work is taking place, and the Mission Canada team at the PAOC International Office. The worker must be skilled at working independently in their campus environment but with multiple accountability partners.
- Fundraising Ability: The worker must have a demonstrated ability or a willingness to learn to raise an approved budget each year. Mission Canada workers are responsible to raise the necessary financial support for their mission efforts and project funds. As well, representing the PAOC’s Mission Canada department, they are catalysts in motivating individuals and churches for missions nationally. Fundraising training is provided during the candidacy stage, prior to a worker being released for employment on campus.
- Canadian Citizenship: A Mission Canada applicant for a worker role must be a Canadian citizen or have Canadian permanent residency.
40 hours per week. Certain times of the school year may require additional workload (e.g. Orientation week, special events, etc.).
Discussions can be had around part-time roles for certain job postings.
As a Mission Canada worker, employed by The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, the salary and ministry support budget for this role is raised by the worker through personal fundraising. An annual budget is developed and agreed
to between the Mission Canada Director and the worker, including salary commensurate to the role.
INQUIRIES / INTEREST:
For further information, or to express an interest in this Mission Canada worker opportunity, please share with us about yourself to get started at THIS LINK. If you have questions about a certain location opportunity, please include them in your response form or contact John Engels, Mission Canada's SERVE Campus Coordinator at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and following up with you shortly thereafter!
The PAOC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.