Church Staff Openings
The following IBC member churches have staff openings:
IBC Calahonda, Spain: Missionary Pastor
Calahonda International Baptist Church is a small but thriving congregation that has been in existence for over 20 years. We are conservative but not rigid in our theology. Our membership is made up of many different nationalities with UK expats being the largest of these. We are an English language church but for many of our attenders it is a second or even third language We are team-lead, Christ-honoring, Bible-believing, and evangelistic in character. We are very much relational in all that we do. We love God, each other and all those outside our fellowship. Our average attendance is around 45. Normally we will have 20 or more visitors in the Sunday services. Our worship style is blended and enthusiastic, and we operate our own building facility.
The church is located in Calahonda, a vacation and resort community that is a part of the Costa del Sol, just east of Marbella, Spain. It is at the heart of a large multi-cultural English-speaking population that is largely unreached by the gospel. As such, it is an English speaking ministry with strategic potential and opportunity for growth in a part of the planet that since ancient times has been one of the world’s great crossroads.
Qualifications must include:
- A passion for the international church and a desire to reach a multi-national, largely English speaking expatriate community in southern Spain. • A master of divinity degree from an accredited seminary. • The flexibility to minister effectively in a culturally and theologically diverse congregation. • A team-oriented philosophy of leadership. • Able to model an authentic relationship with Christ and communicate it clearly. • Has strong one-on-one relational skills and has a passion for developing and discipling individuals. • A learner’s attitude. • Willingness to raise support or self-fund.
Other qualifications that would be advantageous but not required:
- Prior pastoral experience outside of North America in an English-speaking international church context. • Knowledge of Spanish.
For more information about International Baptist Church Calahonda go to www.calahondabaptistchurch.org
IBC Hamburg, Germany: Children's & Youth Worker
(German, English, Spanish)
Along with the German and Spanish speaking branches of the Freie Evangelische Gemeinde Holstenwall, IBC comprises the “CityChurch Hamburg.” In our three branches we strive to take Christ to the people of our city. Over 600 adults and 150 children attend one of our three services every Sunday. In this exciting constellation we are looking for someone for IBC but also proportionally for the children and youth work in the CityChurch. You would thereby be joining a team of 12 employees with the aim of strengthening our joint multicultural children and youth work for the future.
IBC Madrid, Spain: Associate Pastor
Immanuel Baptist Church (IBC) is an English-speaking, International congregation in Madrid, Spain. The church is 55 years old. Today IBC serves as church home for people from over 40 nations. Because it is English-speaking in a non-English-speaking country the congregation is made up of people from different denominations, cultures and socio-economic levels. The attendance averages just over 500 people each Sunday. The church relates to both the International Baptist Convention (IBC) and the Spanish Baptist Convention (UEBE). We seek to glorify God as we know Him and make Him known through our spheres of influence in Madrid and around the world.
Each Sunday in our services you find university students sitting next to international business people, sitting next to immigrants, sitting next to embassy employees, sitting next to missionaries, who are sitting next to Spaniards.
Our church seeks to be a “modern-day Antioch” that gives testimony to the grace of God through cross-cultural ministry, Christ-like living, intentional discipleship and church planting. As we look out over the people in our congregation we cannot help but wonder about all the plans God has for us with this unique combination of languages, experiences, passions and cultures. We long to find where God is working and join Him. At this point in the life of our church we are looking for an associate pastor who will come work alongside us as God makes His vision for our church a reality.
We are looking for an Associate Pastor whose emphasis will be on family ministries and small groups. This will entail a strong emphasis on parenting and equipping our people to be the primary disciplers of their children. It will also include a clear focus on equipping our people for biblical marriage, trusting that as they learn how to live out the gospel at home they will be prepared to live it out in the world.
This position is open to all nationalities. It is a full-time paid position. No missions agency need be involved. The church will supply the needed work visa.
For more information about Immanuel Baptist Church go to www.ibcmadrid.com
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