Pastor Search for Baku International Fellowship (BIF) – Baku,
BIF is seeking to hire an experienced full-time pastor, who has demonstrated the talent, temperament, and leadership to shepherd a vibrant, growing church.
BIF's mission is to build up the body of Christ by providing and supporting Christian outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and service in the English speaking ex-pat community.
BIF is a multi-denominational Christian Church formed in 1999 by expatriates starting a children's bible study. From this beginning, BIF evolved into a church with a weekly attendance of 200+ people, including Americans, Filipinos, Indians, Europeans, Africans and Azerbaijanis. The majority of church attendees are in country for only 2-3 years; however there are also a number of locals and semi-permanent expatriate residents who work with humanitarian organizations. BIF is registered with the Government of Azerbaijan and is governed by a Church Charter, Statement of Faith and the Elder Board.
Baku International Church is located in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, a city of over two million inhabitants, and one that is experiencing an unprecedented wave of growth and prosperity due to its petroleum reserves.
We prefer candidates with:
Experience in a multi-denominational / multi-cultural environment
Overseas church experience
Gifts and training in Pastoral Counseling
Appropriate education and ordination in a recognized denomination
Minimum of 5 years experience in leading a growing ministry
At BIF, we believe that every single follower of Jesus Christ is called and gifted by God as a minister of Jesus Christ. We have a culture of lay involvement, and expect the lay will continue to be actively involved in all aspects of the service, including preaching, under the direction of the pastor. We seek a pastor who can recognize the unique talents of individuals attending BIF and equip them to serve the body, while expanding the ability of the church to fulfill its mission in Baku.
Additional information and application forms are available from email@example.com
Candidates will forward their completed application and sermon samples to: