Senior Pastor

International Protestant Church of Zurich

Zurich, other 8032

Denomination: Non-Denominational

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Posted on: July 15, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Overview

IPC is an English speaking, international church in Zurich seeking a devoted, servant hearted Senior Pastor. We are looking for a pastoral shepherding hearted minister of the Word to guide the congregation to grow in their spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, please go to the website

Job Description

The Senior Pastor of IPC proclaims the gospel and Lordship of Jesus Christ, teaches the biblical revelation, acknowledges the authority of scripture in everyday life, engages in pastoral care ministries, promotes unity within the congregation, and provides leadership in all areas of church life.

Key Responsibilities

In collaboration with the council of elders, the Senior Pastor will:

  • Preach the whole counsel of God's word through clear, expository sermons

  • Minister to the spiritual needs of the whole congregation (prayer, counseling, calling and visitation of elderly and sick members, and conducting baptisms, weddings, and funerals)

  • Plan and lead worship services and administer the sacraments: Sundays at 11:30, traditional service; at 18:00, contemporary service

  • Lead a program of witnessing and evangelism within IPC and its community

  • Supervise the church staff and deacons in close communication with the council elders

  • Build up ministry leaders and mentor the Associate Pastor or Ministries Coordinator

  • Participate in council meetings as a non-voting member

Qualifications and personal traits

The ideal candidate shall have/be:

  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior

  • A minimum experience of 10 years as a senior pastor

  • A pastoral, shepherd's heart and a loving, enthusiastic, servant attitude to help and
    guide the congregation to grow in Jesus Christ

  • A master of divinity degree or the equivalent

  • Ordained by a denomination which is a member or is eligible to be a member of the
    World Council of Churches or a similar institution

  • Cross-cultural/international experience of 3 years minimum

  • Strong interpersonal and reconciliation skills

  • Native English speaker or equivalent

  • A German language level B1 certificate or equivalent prior to the start of position

Compensation and contract condition

  • Compensation: based on experience, qualification, and the customary local pastoral scale

  • Contract duration: three years with possibility of renewals

How To Apply

More information about the application process and downloadable materials can be found at

Send the complete application by email (in PDF-format) to: by September 30, 2022.

Position Information:

Job Title:
Senior Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
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Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Michael Weeks
Zeltweg 20
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