Raleigh Chinese Christian Church is seeking a qualified and experienced English Pastor who is fluent in English with cultural and communication skills in Chinese Mandarin or Cantonese preferred. Prior ministerial experience in a Chinese church would be beneficial. The candidate must be sensitive to God’s leading in fulfilling the vision and mission of RCCC in collaboration with the other language pastors.
FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary Function – To provide kingdom leadership to the English congregation of this church by enabling the congregants to focus on the Great Commandment and Great Commission, and by equipping them to carry out the five functions of the New Testament church, vis-à-vis, the vision and mission of Raleigh Chinese Christian Church: Worship, Instruction, Fellowship, Evangelism and Ministry. The primary target audience of ministry for the English Pastor would be to the English speaking adults (including the young professionals) and college students, and The English Pastor will work with the other Pastors in overseeing the local body of Christ, with specific focus on the English congregation.
Preaching / Worship – The English Pastor will proclaim God’s Word, the whole counsel of God. He will spend adequate study and preparation time each week to ensure a God centered worship experience. He will deliver biblical sermons to feed the flock and will maintain doctrinal and hermeneutical soundness in all sermons. The English Pastor will plan a preaching schedule at least one quarter in advance with varied styles of sermons to meet the congregation’s felt needs.
Leading – The English Pastor will lead and develop church members to fulfill the Great Commission and accomplish the purpose statement of this church. He will work with the other Pastors to communicate the vision for ministry that God gives to this congregation. He will, together with the other Pastors and lay Elders, lead the body of deacons and other ministry teams of the church, and perform other functions as designated within the auspices of the eldership function. The English Pastor will lead and minister to the English speaking members of the church congregation.
Feeding – The English Pastor, working closely with the other Pastors and lay Elders, will endeavor to guide, teach, nurture, challenge, and stimulate spiritual growth and development in the lives of the church members.
Equipping – The English Pastor will use his spiritual gifts to edify, encourage and build up this local body of Christ. He will provide appropriate pastoral care and discipleship training to church members, and promote effective Biblical Bible teaching
Counseling/Caring – The English Pastor will preach and teach the Bible, believing that God is the author, that salvation is a gift from God, and that biblical truth is without any error for its content. He will provide appropriate pastoral care to members of the church and the community through counseling and visitation.
Evangelizing – The English Pastor will be actively involved in carrying out the Great Commission by planning and participating in evangelical events to reach out to the local community for Christ. He will also lead discipleship trainings to strengthen the congregation’s faith and walk with Christ.
The English Pastor will be directly involved in shepherding the college coordinator in the church and indirectly assist in the campus ministry of the local parachurch organizations, such as InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVF) and Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU).
EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The English Pastor is expected to be a servant leader. He is expected to live an exemplary life modeling the call, character, and competencies incumbent of a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also expected to demonstrate a servant spirit as a growing disciple of Jesus Christ. The (candidate) English Pastor shall experience a genuine call of God to minister, evangelize, shepherd and equip the English congregation of a multi-cultural Chinese Christian church in a medium-sized community. He shall espouse a life consistent of faithful prayer, preaching God’s Word, equipping the saints to do the work of the ministry, and calling sinners to a life in Christ.
Based on Scripture and in accordance with our Church Constitution and By-Laws, the English Pastor shall have the spiritual qualifications summarized below:
He must be qualified as a spiritual leader of the Church, working closely with the other Pastors in shepherding, teaching and equipping believers. (Ephesians 4:11-13; By-Laws, Article 3.2.3).
He must subscribe to Article III. Statement of Doctrine and Faith of the Raleigh Chinese Christian Church Constitution.
He must possess spiritual maturity as exemplified in his ministry, personal character, family witness, example to the flock and outstanding reputation in the community. (Acts 20:19-20,24; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Timothy 3:2-7; 4:6-7, 11-16; 1 Peter 5:1-4; By-Laws, Article 3.3.1).
A minimum of 3 years as a full-time Pastor in a church in North America is required.
Experience with college and youth ministries is preferred.
A multi-cultural background is required.
Experience working with different ethnic groups is required.
Native fluency in English is required.
Ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese is a plus.
Good organization skills and ability to manage and supervise people and programs.
Superior communication skills and ability to work well as a team player with the church leadership and congregation members.
Trusted steward of financial resources.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
A M.Div. degree from an accredited theological seminary, or equivalent, of conservative and evangelical faith is required.
Must be married and never been divorced
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