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

International Baptist Church, Bremen, Germany: Pastor

Position Seeking: Pastor

International Baptist Church Bremen (IBC Bremen) was established in 1992 and has since been served by several full-time and interim pastors. Currently, there are approx. 40 nationalities, with an average age of about 35. The church is in membership with the International Baptist Convention (IBC) and the Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany (Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland – BEFG).

IBC Bremen is looking to appoint a full-time Pastor to lead a congregation of approx. 100 people. The candidate should be an ordained Baptist Minister with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in cross-cultural ministry and who senses a clear call to lead an international church.

After prayerful consideration we believe that IBC Bremen’s next pastor should have the following gifts and strengths:

Pastoring / Shepherding skills
● A shepherd’s heart for his flock.
● Enjoys being with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
● Discerning towards the needs and challenges of the congregation.
● Able to give wise, Biblical counsel.

Preacher/Teacher
● Fluent in English.
● A good communicator, clear and understandable in speech.
● Has a passion for studying the Word of God, preaching and teaching it in all its fullness.
● Equipping and helping the congregation to live out God’s Word.

Leadership
● A servant-hearted leader.
● Able to work with and build up the present leadership team.
● Recognizes and equips potential new leaders.
● Develops and supports existing ministries.
● Prayerfully discerns and pursues God’s will and purpose for the church.

Missions / Evangelism
● A heart for mission work and outreach (locally and internationally).

Weekly responsibilities
● Overseeing and coordinating Sunday worship service.
● Leading the midweek prayer meeting.
● Developing house group ministry & Bible study.
Personal Strengths
● Committed to personal prayer, private Bible study and growth in the Lord.
● Displays the characteristics of an overseer (1 Tim. 3).
● Good organisational skills.

IBC Bremen provides an exciting opportunity for a pastor to sow into the lives of believers of all ages, from all over the world. Equally, there is great potential for church growth through reaching out to the lost, discipling new believers and ministering to internationals who study, work or put down roots in Bremen and the surrounding area.

We believe it is vital to this ministry that the pastor – and also his family – embraces the international setting, being willing to learn German and adapt to life in a foreign environment. We would welcome a wife who is fully supportive of her husband’s ministry.

If you sense that IBC Bremen could be part of God’s plan for your life and ministry, please send your CV/résumé to the Pastor Search Committee at application@ibc-bremen.de by 28 Feb 2023.

After prayerful consideration, we will gladly share more information with candidates of interest.

Posted: 21 December 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