Last updated on November 23rd, 2020
Update: All interested candidates had to apply by October 15, 2020. We have learned that we received many applications. According to EKD regulations and scheduling, the first round of interviews with EKD officials was supposed to be conducted in person in November but with the current lockdown in Germany, those interviews had to be postponed until January of next year. Martin Luther Church will be hosting the second round of interviews online. Three pastor candidates will have lead worship for our congregation and a Q&A will follow. Please save the dates: February 21 and 28, as well as March 7, 2021. Our Pastoral Search Committee will recommend a candidate to church council. If they are in agreement, church members will vote yes or no to this candidate. After that we will start with our voting process. According to ELCIC regulations, the voting has to happen by mail ballots. Further instructions will be mailed to you then. All our members have the right to vote, so please ensure that MLC has your correct mailing address.
We are Seeking a New Pastor
The job posting for the new pastor at Martin Luther Church is posted. You can check out the EKD website (in German) if you want to learn more: https://www.ekd.de/Jobborse-36.htm?jobid=132234
Posted: July 22, 2020.
End of the application period: October 15, 2020.
How it all works: a team of volunteers at our church successfully applied with the German Protestant Church (EKD) to get the new pastor for our church financed. This achievement cannot be valued enough as these moneys to support the EKD churches are being reviewed and cut where deemed not necessary.
After the closing date on October 15, 2020, the team at the EKD in Hannover will review the applications and undertake a pre-qualification. We currently plan to interview up to three candidates during the first three weekends in February 2021 (6th, 13th, 20th February) and then select our new pastor during the Annual General Meeting on 27th February 2021.
Blog: Job posting for new Pastor is live
https://martinluther.ca/2020/08/job-posting-for-new-pastor-is-live/August 4, 2020