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Austin Chinese Church (Texas) seeks English Associate Pastor

Posted by sedwardyang on April 29, 2008

Associate English Pastor
Position Available January 1, 2008
Austin Chinese Church
11118 Dessau Road, Austin, Texas 78754
(512)339-8675, (512)339-9556 fax
http://english.austinchinesechurch.org

Position:
Full time Associate English Pastor, as part of the Austin Chinese Church Pastoral Team

Background:
Austin Chinese Church (ACC) is a non-denominational Christian church whose members mainly consist of Chinese-Americans and Chinese immigrants. ACC was established 26 years ago and has grown to 3 congregations (Mandarin, English, and Cantonese). The Pastoral Team consists of a Mandarin Pastor, an English Pastor, a Cantonese Pastor, a Youth Director, and a Children’s Director. Total attendance each Sunday is ~800. The English congregation consists of approximately 120 adults, 35 college students, 40 high school students, and 70 middle school students.

Job Description:
The Associate English Pastor will work under the direction of the English Pastor and is accountable to the Pastoral Team. The Associate English Pastor is to oversee and support the College and Single Adult ministries. Some of the specific duties include:

1. Oversee the development of the College and Single Adult ministries
A. Train and support these ministry team directors
B. Provide assistance with planning and coordinating these ministries
C. Oversee the caring ministry for these groups

2. Preach and teach
A. Team with the English Pastor in sermon development
B. Share preaching duties with the English Pastor
C. Participate in the teaching ministries

3. Work with the Pastoral Team and participate in other ACC ministries
A. Assist in developing the long-term English ministry strategy
B. Assist in developing an integrated multi-generational English ministry
C. Assist in developing the unity of the multicultural Chinese church

Qualifications:
1. Beliefs
A. Agrees with ACC’s Statement of Faith
B. Has a clear calling from God for pastoral ministry

2. Testimony
A. In accordance with 1 Peter 5:1-4, and
B. 1 Timothy 3:1-7

3. Spiritual Gifts
A. Preaching and teaching
B. Leadership

4. Education – Masters degree or above from an accredited seminary

5. Experience
A. At least three years of ministry in a North American Chinese church
B. At least two years of college ministry (preferred)

6. Marital Status
A. Married (preferred)
B. Wife supports the decision to minister at ACC and also agrees with ACC’s Statement of Faith

7. Culture
A. Fluent in English
B. Must be able to work with a multicultural team
C. North American-raised Chinese (preferred)

If interested, please contact Andy Lee, Search Committee Chairman
Phone: 512-799-3178
Click here to email Andy Lee

Or send resumes to:
Austin Chinese Church
Attn: Associate English Pastor Search Committee
11118 Dessau Road
Austin, Texas 78754

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