Church Staff Openings

 
The following IBC member churches have staff openings:

 

Immanuel Baptist Church, Madrid, Spain: Senior Pastor

Position Seeking: Senior Pastor

Immanuel Baptist Church (IBC) is an English-speaking International congregation in Madrid, Spain. The church is 61 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 embraces people from different denominations, who also come from a variety of cultures and socio-economic levels. The attendance was averaging just over 500 people each Sunday in the pre-Covid world, though we have not quite returned to that level. 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 can find university students sitting next to international business people, sitting next to immigrants, sitting next to embassy employees, sitting next to teachers or 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, Christlike 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 a senior pastor who will come work alongside us as God makes His vision for our church a reality.

Responsibilities

The senior pastor will oversee the mission, vision and strategy of the church as a whole and translate this to the vision and strategy of the different church ministries.

Qualifications

Above Reproach (Titus 1:6-9; 1 Tim 3:2-7), Committed to a biblical gospel (Rom. 1:16, Acts 20:24, Php. 3:7-9, Gal. 6:14),

Referred complementary profile

Cross-culturally sensitive, at least 10 years previous ministry experience, people-centered strategic thinker, seminary degree, married with children

If you think this is you and need more information about Immanuel Baptist Church and the position, please go to www.ibcmadrid.com.

 

Posted: 25 August 2022

IBC Zurich, Switzerland: Pastor

Position Seeking: Pastor

The International Baptist Church of Zürich (IBCZ), an English-speaking Christian fellowship located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland is seeking a man of God as a full-time pastor.
We are a family-oriented elder-led church with a congregation drawn from numerous countries, cultures, and denominational backgrounds. We have a weekly attendance between 80 and 100 that come from all over the Canton of Zürich and the surrounding regions. At IBCZ, the applicant must be prepared to servant-lead, work, and walk alongside a plurality of lay elders as a fellow elder. The elders work together and are supported by the diaconate and various ministry leaders.

For more information, click here

We anticipate a starting date during the summer of 2023.

Application process for this position will close on 31 January 2023. To apply, please submit
– A cover letter
– CV
– Completed questionnaire: Questionnaire Download Link

To the following email address:
Email: PSC@ibcz.ch

 

Posted: 14 November 2022

IBC Sofia: Senior Pastor

Position Seeking: Pastor

The International Baptist Church of Sofia is seeking a Senior pastor to shepherd our multicultural flock in Sofia, Bulgaria.  The position is full time and requires living in Sofia.

The International Baptist Church of Sofia is a gathering of evangelical believers in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is our desire to see our church not only as a spiritual home for expatriates while they are in Sofia, but a church that receives believers, disciples them, and then sends them onto their next destination, better prepared to be salt and light in that place.

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honour. 1 Peter 5:2-4

When we consider the type of pastor we want for IBC Sofia, we are guided by the verse above and the idea of ‘shepherd leadership’.

We want a shepherd pastor who will lead us.

We need a goal or vision.  We need to know where we are going and why we are going there.  We need help to develop this vision, to get everybody on the same page and for the church members to all own and be motivated towards achieving this vision.  We then need the process to be managed along the way so that we stay on track.

We want a shepherd pastor who will develop us.

We want a pastor who will help us to discern where we are lacking and then to help develop us towards becoming more Christ-like.  We want someone who can teach and preach God’s word powerfully and faithfully so that we know what God wants of us.  We want a shepherd who will model a godly lifestyle and show us what Christlikeness looks like.  We want a shepherd who will coach us – encourage us, cheer us on and correct errors so that we become all that God would have us be.

We want a shepherd pastor who will care for us.

We want a shepherd who will seek to know us and connect with us.  We want a shepherd who will provide for us and protect us.  We know that this doesn’t mean that our shepherd pastor will do all of this himself, although he will model healthy discipleship, but rather put into place processes to ensure that we, as a church, are caring well for one another.

Application Procedure

An Application Pack and an Application form can be downloaded through IBC Sofia’s website by going to: https://www.ibcsofia.com/pastor-search

Applications should be submitted via email, using the Application form downloaded from the website. Please email completed Application Forms to: ibcsofiapastorsearch@gmail.com

If you should have any trouble downloading the Application Pack or the Application Form, please contact us using the above email address. If interested persons would like a short (15 minute) conversation to determine if it is appropriate for them to apply, please email the above email address to request this.

Closing Date & Interviews

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday, 10 January 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Friday, 20th January 2023.  At this time, they will be offered a Zoom call with one or two members of the IBC’s pastor search committee to answer any questions they may have.  This is not an interview but rather an opportunity for the applicant to receive answers to any questions they may have. They will also be asked for their references.  All references will be checked prior to interview.

Interviews will be then arranged by the Pastor Search Committee with shortlisted applicants.

IBC Sofia will treat your application as private and confidential. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email.

 

Posted: 3 November 2022

Frontline Community Church, Ramstein, Germany: Lead Pastor

Position Seeking: Lead Pastor

Frontline Community Church in Ramstein-Misenbach, Germany is looking for their next Lead Pastor to work alongside, disciple and help develop the elders, pastors, and ministry staff. Located near multiple American military bases, Frontline is looking for someone to provide overall spiritual leadership, direction, and oversight of the church. The Lead Pastor will maintain a balance in the church’s mission of making disciples, outreach, and nurturing individuals in our own church, people from other churches in the community, and people who are far from God.

What you’ll be doing:
• Shepherd the church body
• Preach and teach scripture
• Provide oversight and development of the spiritual life of the church
• Develop leaders within the church to carry out the mission of Frontline
• Revamping/starting programs within the community and at Frontline

Skills you’ll need to have:
• 5+ years experience as a lead pastor in a multi-staff setting with regular preaching opportunities in a church of around 400 attendees or more
• A love, care, and passion for the Church
• Exceptional Bible-based preaching, teaching, and communication skills (public and interpersonal)
• Must be able to adapt to an ever-changing ministry environment
• Ability to pace themselves, appreciation for other cultures
• Experience with the military community is preferred, but not required

Out of the 145,000 people living in the Kaiserslautern area, there are about 45,000 Americans. Much of the rest of the local population are Germans and Germans of Russian and Turkish descent. It is a slow pace and very family-focused region. The largest military hospital outside of the US is located here and supports most medical missions from the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Most people are here because the military sent them here or they work for the federal government as a civilian. Those that stay here for a long period of time love it because it is a great area to travel from, as well as safe to raise a family. The church is made of believers from various denominations, age groups, walks of life, and geographical locations. There is a great need for the Gospel, not only for the local national (Germans) but for the US military personnel as well.

To apply, click here

 

Posted: 15 August 2022

Calvary International Church, Sao Paulo, Brazil: Lead Pastor

Position Seeking: Lead Pastor

Calvary International Church is an English speaking Baptist church located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are currently looking for a new Lead Pastor. Someone who is fluent in English, knows or is willing to learn Portuguese, and is theologically qualified to be the primary spiritual leader of our church. He will lead the board of Deacons and with it have oversight over the church ministries. As a true shepherd, he should feed the flock with sound exegetical preaching, be vigilant in prayer and lovingly pastor those in his care.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our web site at www.calvary.org.br to download the application form and obtain further information.

Posted: 27 June 2022

 

The following staff openings are from churches which are not member churches of the IBC:
ICF, San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Lead/Interim Pastor

International Christian Fellowship (ICF), San Pedro Sula, Honduras,  is looking for a pastor or interim to begin in January 2023. ICF is an interdenominational English-speaking fellowship of Christian believers working and living throughout Honduras. It is a refuge and an oasis for Christ-centered worship. The small membership includes local believers as well as believers from many other nations. While our focus is to provide a church family and place for spiritual growth for English-Speakers, we also strive to be a beacon of Christ’s light to the struggling community surrounding us.

The pastor of International Christian Fellowship’s role is to provide spiritual leadership to the congregation, preaching and teaching God’s Word with grace and truth, supporting unity between interdenominational believers, and challenging the congregation to a life of discipleship. He lives an exemplary life of servant leadership, spiritual discipline, and purity. He exhibits cross-cultural flexibility and understanding. He collaborates with the elders and ministry teams to fulfill the vision of the church. He shepherds the flock through visiting, encouraging, equipping, and counseling, etc.  He encourages and equips the body to be active participants of ICF ministry teams. He emphasizes community outreach – training, discipling, and mentoring members to serve and share their faith. He is a good communicator and possesses administrative skills.  He provides leadership in worship services, ministry teams, and other administrative tasks.

For more information, go to https://icfsanpedro.org/pastor-search.html
 
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to icfspspastorsearch@gmail.com

 

Posted: 3 November 2022