Runnymede Community Church is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Pastor!

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2024

Pastoral Search Committee:

Runnymede Community Church (RCC), located in the heart of Bloor West Village, is looking for a permanent full-time Senior Pastor to lead an ethnically and generationally inclusive church with a heart for the local community. The anticipated start date is fall 2024. We are seeking an experienced pastor who is looking to join our church community, focused on the values listed below. 

Our Sunday worship experience is an informal, casual time of contemporary and traditional  music and we offer space for all ages to participate. We like to think that we are relaxed, yet  reverent. Our programming includes various small groups for adults, youth and young adults, and children. Read about our church’s purpose, values, and Statement of Faith here: Purpose, Values & Statement of Faith

Requirements and Key Responsibilities

Primary duties involve preaching the Word of God in a 21st century context, administering the ordinances, encouraging the spiritual growth of members and adherents, pastoral care, overseeing the worship services, and providing leadership and support to the associate pastor(s) and staff. 

Successful candidate qualifications, experiences and beliefs: 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent residency in Canada
  • Reflects the character and nature of Christ in their personal life and in their faith journey.
  • Demonstrates experience pastoring in various contexts including an appreciation of the unique complexities and issues of ministering in an urban environment.
  • Demonstrates experience leading an ethnically and generationally inclusive church.
  • Demonstrates experience working with, leading, and coaching teams, including staff and various volunteer groups.
  • Leads pastoral, administrative and volunteer church staff in an inclusive and inspiring manner to draw people to more mature faith and enable their spiritual gifts to be fully expressed.
  • Agrees with and models the stated values of RCC and our Statement of Faith.
  • Must be an immersed believer of good report.
  • Has a high view of Scripture, is formed by it, and submits to it. Believes in the inspiration and authority of Scripture.
  • Provides practical and applicable teachings from Scripture.
  • Demonstrates a passion to embrace the RCC community in love and fellowship.
  • Demonstrates pastoral sensitivity and the ability to navigate polarizing social issues within the church and greater community.
  • Possesses a firm commitment and a heart for outreach within the community and the lives of the congregation.
  • Openness to new / creative ideas and ways of doing things.
  • Is proficient at leveraging technology and social platforms in ministry.
  • Demonstrates an unwavering focus on the goodness of God, has an openness to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and maintains a deep commitment to prayer.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Personal prayer, Bible study and reflection to inspire, direct and guide all pastoral duties.  
  • Sermon preparation and delivery.
  • Pastoral care and counselling, including meeting with members of the congregation and community to pray and talk through life and spiritual issues.
  • Providing Benevolent Fund assistance and other practical aid to community members.
  • Oversee church activities, ministries, and administration, including Staff, Leadership Team, Management Team, and church communications.
  • Lead outreach initiatives as required.
  • Other pastoral duties and ministries include: officiating weddings and funerals, guest speaking, and hospitality.
  • Networking with other Christian ministries and community connections.

The successful candidate will be an ordained minister with 5+ years of pastoral experience. An advanced degree is an asset but not required.

Employment Details

Title: Senior Pastor
Reports to: Leadership and Management Teams
Hours: Full-Time
Salary: Competitive salary offered based on experience 
Start Date: Fall 2024

Must be willing to submit to a Vulnerable Sector Check (V.S.C) or provide a current document.
Must be willing to become a member of Runnymede Community Church. 


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Pastoral Search Committee at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


While we appreciate all applicants, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity is an integral part of our Vision, Mission, and Values. Candidates from all backgrounds are welcome to apply.