The Chinese Independent Baptist Church of Oakland (CIBC) is a multi-generational, family-oriented church which has a rich, long history of active ministries within its local community. CIBC conducts distinct worship services and ministries in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and is known for its steadfast commitment to God’s Word and solid Biblical teaching. Currently CIBC is seeking a pastor to lead the English congregation who fits the following profile:
We seek a pastor who:
is committed to the inerrancy and authority of the Bible
will adhere to the Statement of Faith and Positions held by CIBC
exemplifies the Christian characteristics and traits set forth in I Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:7-9, I Peter 5:1-4
consistently demonstrates he is a true follower of Jesus
is continually impacted and transformed by God’s Word
understands and is experienced working within an Asian culture
We seek a pastor specially gifted as a:
Preacher - share Scripture messages in an inspiring, relatable manner with applications relevant to daily living leading the congregation to spiritual transformation
Shepherd - engage with the congregation, nurturing and caring for their spiritual health
Visionary - partner with the leadership and congregation under sound Biblical teaching to develop and implement a vision to advance the kingdom of God both locally and globally
We prefer a pastor with previous experience in other areas of pastoral ministry including but not limited to:
Discipleship and Small Groups
We desire a pastor who:
is a seminary graduate (M. Div. or equivalent)
has six to ten years of pastoral experience
Additional qualifications and responsibilities of the pastor as well as our Church profile containing pertinent information regarding church demographics, locale, and various programs and events can be obtained using the email listed.
All inquiries are welcome. Should you feel led by the Lord to respond to our need, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
cover letter - why you are interested in this position
Our purpose is to glorify God by loving God passionately, loving one another sacrificially, and making disciples of Jesus Christ to all nations.
Chinese Independent Baptist Church emphasizes preaching, teaching, and obeying the Word of God. It is committed to sound biblical teaching and has a long history of training and sending future pastors, missionaries and church leaders throughout the world.