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Pastor/Elder for the International Baptist Church of Zurich


The International Baptist Church of Zurich (IBCZ), an English-speaking Christian fellowship located in Rüschlikon, near Zurich in Switzerland, is seeking an extremely fluent English speaking and dynamic full time Baptist-ordained Pastor/Elder.

We are a growing, family oriented, elder-led church with a congregation drawn from numerous countries, cultures and religious backgrounds. As an elder-led church, the applicant must be prepared to servant-lead, work, and walk alongside a plurality of lay elders. The elders work together and are supported well by the diaconate and various ministry leaders.

The ideal man for this position will be called by God, and be spirit-filled. He is a pastor, a friend, and a shepherd who is approachable and hospitable with strong interpersonal and shepherding skills. He has a heart for His church with diverse backgrounds, and a burden to preach to and reach the lost. He should possess the qualifications and qualities as summarised in 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3.

He should be a mature believer who has a passion for God, His Word and His glory. He spends a lot of time on his knees in prayer and devotion. He is well grounded in doctrine, having received formal theological training and who is experienced and gifted in preaching and teaching the Word of God.

Complementary attributes would include having strong organizational skills, the ability to lead and develop leaders, be passionate about worship and have the skills to lead our growing church in worship and prayer. International experience as a Pastor/Elder would also be advantageous.

The successful candidate will naturally have been Baptized upon his confession of faith in Jesus Christ as his own personal Lord and Saviour. He will be compensated according to local terms and conditions and not based on an expatriate formula. This naturally entails, should he have a family with schooling children, they would be enrolled in a local German-speaking school. Note that legislation would require him to undertake German lessons and thereby to gain a measure of proficiency in the language.

How to apply

For further information please contact the Pastor Search Committee at:

International Baptist Church of Zurich

c/o James McVicar, IBCZ Interim Pastor/Elder

Lettenstrasse 95,8134 Adliswil,Switzerland

Phone: +41 79 249 72 04Email: [email protected]

Applications for this position will close on December 31, 2017.

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