Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor at Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
Scarborough, Ontario


3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. M1V 4Y1


Position title:
Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor

Position status:
Full-time permanent

Cantonese Ministry

Reports to:
Senior Pastor, SCBC

Direct reports:
Cantonese Ministry Pastoral Staff

Posting Date:
April 2, 2024

Application deadline:
May 31, 2024, or until the position is filled

Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) is a trilingual (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) multigenerational church with about 1,600 members. We are strategically located in Scarborough, Greater Toronto Area, which is one of the most dynamic and multicultural areas in North America. We strive to serve the local community and beyond seeking to be a blessing to all peoples.

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The Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor will be responsible for the overall direction, development and coordination of the Cantonese ministry. He/she will lead and shepherd the 800+ members in our Cantonese-speaking congregation. The Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor will work in collaboration with the Cantonese pastoral staff, deacons and lay leaders in a team approach to holistically minister and support the discipleship of the congregation.




  • Together with the Senior Pastor, provide overall direction, leadership and coordination of ministry within the Cantonese-speaking congregation.
  • Mentor and supervise the pastoral staff serving in the Cantonese Ministry. Foster team building and personal development by example and through provision of training, inspiration and motivation to ensure staff members are maturing in their faith, growing in their relationship with each other and upgrading their skills.
  • Oversee the Worship ministry:
  • Preach regularly in the Sunday Worship Service
  • Coordinate pulpit ministry and arrange for speakers (in-house or outside guests)
  • Coordinate ordinances and special services (e.g. Holy Communion, Baptism, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, child dedications, weddings, funerals)
  • In partnership with the Cantonese Ministry Pastors and Deacons, oversee all aspects of worship in developing rich worship experiences
  • Oversee the prayer and devotional ministries
  • Oversee the Nurture ministry:
  • Engage in regular biblical teaching, workshops and seminars (e.g. Sunday school)
  • Collaborate with other Cantonese Ministry Pastors and Deacons to encourage, mentor, equip and develop spiritual gifts of our leadership team
  • In partnership with the Cantonese Ministry Pastors and Deacons, develop and acquire resources for Christian education and discipleship; be involved in the discipleship, mentoring, and the spiritual formation of members; challenge and empower the congregation to exercise their God-given abilities and spiritual gifts in the work of the Kingdom
  • Oversee the Body Life and Care ministry:
  • In partnership with the Cantonese Ministry Pastors and Deacons, oversee the development of congregational life of the community through fellowships and small groups
  • Engage in systematic pastoral care including visitation, friendship building and other means of connection
  • Development and engagement of “special” care including pastoral counseling for pre- marital, marital and personal issues when necessary
  • In partnership with the Cantonese Pastors and Deacons, develop and acquire resources to support families and members to grow through various life stages
  • Oversee the Outreach ministry:
  • In partnership with the Cantonese Pastors and Deacons and the Outreach Pastor: motivate and equip the congregation to be involved in evangelism; design innovative and creative ways to reach out to the local community; engage the congregation in discerning opportunities for mission and social concern locally and globally
  • General Pastoral and Administrative duties:
  • Coordinate the planning of the Cantonese-speaking congregation programming with the other congregations through the Senior Pastor and/or the General Staff Meeting
  • Schedule and lead staff meetings with Cantonese Ministry pastors
  • Oversee and delegate other administrative duties pertaining to the Cantonese-speaking congregation
  • Support the team of pastors of SCBC by sharing leadership responsibilities for ministry development and assist the Senior Pastor to set mid and long term directions for SCBC
  • Participate in church-wide activities; lead when assigned
  • Participate in denominational and trans-denominational events whenever possible – Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) Assembly, Toronto Area Association of Baptist Churches, and Toronto Chinese Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship
  • Attend or conduct seminars and conferences when invited
  • Act as an active liaison between the Cantonese and other language congregations of SCBC, integrating to the overall SCBC ministries.




Capabilities and Characteristics
1.    A spiritually mature Christian with clear visioning for the Cantonese ministry and a strong commitment to God’s mission for the local church.

2.    A shepherd’s heart and gifted in preaching and teaching.

3.    Strong leadership skills for leading the Cantonese ministry teams to successfully achieve their objectives.

4.    Strong planning and organizational skills for developing various programs and events.

5.    Good understanding of the challenges and opportunities in a digital world.

6.    Strong team player to work well and engage with SCBC pastoral and ministry leadership teams towards common objectives.

7.    Relational, with good interpersonal skills in team building of volunteers and equipping of leaders.

8.    Understanding and upholding the SCBC core values and Statement of Faith.



Qualifications and Educational Requirements
1.    A Master Degree of Divinity (M Div.) or equivalent level of theological education at an Association of Theological Schools (ATS) accredited institution

2.    Minimum 5 to 7 years of church pastoral experience in a Cantonese congregation; preferably 3 to 5 years of lead pastor experience in a Cantonese congregation, but not a must.

3.    Fluent in Cantonese (written and orally) and able to communicate in English (written and orally). Spoken Mandarin is an asset but not a must.


Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the job requirements as soon as possible to: [email protected] or by mail to:


Search Committee for Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church

3223 Kennedy Road Scarborough, ON Canada

M1V 4Y1
Please quote “Cantonese Ministry Charge Pastor” in the subject line of your correspondence.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


SCBC is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted by a Pastoral Search Committee member in relation to an employment opportunity, please make your accommodation request, if necessary, at that time. We will take accommodation measures to provide you with a barrier-free selection process. All accommodation requests will be treated confidentially.


Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
3223 Kenendy Road
Scarborough, Ontario, International M1V4Y1


Helen Cheung
[email protected]


Scarborough, Ontario
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Church Ministry