In Manitoba we are blessed to have many great leaders pastoring our churches. These men and women of God deserve our very best in terms of care, support and resourcing. The office of Pastoral Ministries, under the leadership of Gerald Dyck oversees four very important areas. They are:
When conflict arises in the church, it is important for a pastor and the congregation to be properly resourced to deal with it. Pastoral ministries has developed a number of resources to help churches function in unity.
We aim to provide care for our pastors in a number of different ways, such as: Retreats, personal visitation, bursaries for continuing education, peer connections etc.
The office of pastoral ministries is responsible for properly credentialing our pastors in Manitoba. We offer support to our congregations throughout the discerning and search process for a pastor. The process for credentialing, involves an interview with the faith and life committee, pastoral questionnaire, and participation in a pastoral orientation.
Theological and ethical watchcare
Pastoral ministries, together with the Faith and Life Committee, keep watch over our theological and ethical integrity. Keith Poysti, along with the members of the FLC, make themselves available to pray, discern, and discuss doctrinal or ethical issues, pertinent to the life of our churches.