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 https://www.ipc-zurich_noemail/psc2022
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.
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_noemailmunity
Supervise the church staff and deacons in close_noemailmunication 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 https://www.ipc-zurich_noemail/psc2022
Send the_noemailplete application by email (in PDF-format) to: pastor-application2022@ipczurich_noemail by September 30, 2022.
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