Grace Fellowship Canada wants to plant churches that plant churches that plant churches because we believe this is an integral piece of accomplishing our vision to be a movement of people finding their way back to God. We desire to have potential planters go through a 2-year church planting residency where we can invest the best of our DNA, philosophy, experience, practices, influence, funds, and people as we send out church planting launch teams.


We want to locate visionary, humble, kingdom-minded leaders who get excited about gathering, building teams, and making disciples by multiplying themselves and churches. This person should have experience in ministry settings, an entrepreneurial spirit, and drive. The Resident may be someone finishing their ministry degree or transitioning from another ministry or from a secular vocation.


This position is part-time and divided into two stages.

The first stage will be focused on investing in the resident and providing firsthand experience by assisting in local church engagements. This stage will be completed at Community of Hope Church in Surrey BC. 

After successfully completing the first stage, the resident and church will conduct an assessment to determine the best way to move forward with the development of the residency.

During second stage, while planning a timeline and launch strategy behind the scenes, the resident will exercise another level of leadership in the local church for their development and for the benefit of the local church. At the same time, they will also prepare their own launch strategy including fund raising and recruiting.


  • Training in general church leadership and philosophy of ministry
  • Theological instruction
  • Become Ordained with Charis Fellowship / Grace Fellowship Canada
  • Experience in church leadership
  • Guidance in casting vision and strategic planning
  • Training in discipleship – one on one and corporately, including planning for multiplication
  • Access to relational and theological networks (Exponential Conference, Charis Fellowship Conferences, GFC Engagements)
  • Guidance in financial planning/budgeting and fundraising
  • Experience in administration, project management and workflow
  • Training in recruitment, team building and delegation
  • Experience in communication (large group/platform/small group/training meetings)
  • Coaching with Lead Pastor and other experienced church planters
  • Access to on-going relationships and resources
  • Training in leading a volunteer team
  • Exposure to ministry and life in the local church context
  • Opportunity for capable young leaders


Grace Fellowship Canada is a community of churches and church leaders committed to making Jesus famous across Canada. Our vision happens as the gospel multiplies itself in individuals, in groups and in churches. We want to see people sharing their faith on mission personally, discipleship groups multiplying their footprint and impact, and churches who plant churches launching regularly.

Community of Hope is a GFC church in Surrey BC, highly committed to the GFC vision of multiplication for the sake of the gospel.


Residents are asked to complete a church planter assessment with their spouse as part of the interview and evaluation process. Upon hire, residents are asked to begin raising their own support to plant a GFC Church at the end of their two-year residency. Resources, training and coaching will be available through assist to help you accomplish this.

Resident will be a full member of the pastoral staff and asked to complete ordination during their first year with us. The provided, part-time salary will include a housing allowance tax break as provided to all pastoral staff.


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