English Pastor, Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, Lexington MA

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February 4th, 2019

English Pastor

CBCGB

Lexington, Massachusetts

The Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston (CBCGB) is seeking a pastor for its English-language congregation known as Cross Bridge.

The Church Overview

The Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston (CBCGB) is a vibrant, evangelical church with a long history of overseas missions and local outreach. Founded almost 50 years ago by Chinese immigrants in a house church, it now serves about 1,300 multicultural worshippers each week across its primary Lexington campus and a location in downtown Boston.

Cross Bridge

Cross Bridge is a 250-person English-language congregation at CBCGB’s main Lexington site. The congregation consists of many families, working professionals, and students from various local­ area universities.

Cross Bridge is notable for its high rate of service and giving across its members, a congregation that seeks substantive and accurate Bible teaching, comprehensive musical worship teams, and for sending a large number of its own members into missions and full-­time Christian ministry.

Position Summary

This is a unique opportunity to lead a congregation at a pivotal moment in its long history: evolving beyond being just an English­-speaking congregation within a Chinese Church into a multicultural ministry with a distinct brand and identity of its own, but with the full backing of its parent church.

To guide this transformation, the English Pastor will drive both existing and new ministries and be the primary communicator with the congregation as the principal preacher from the pulpit. Additionally, the English Pastor will establish the culture and practices under which Cross Bridge can become effective in welcoming, caring for, and discipling a diverse set of people, across different cultures, and with growing family lifecycles.

A successful candidate for this role must possess effective preaching skills, able pastoral care, and strong leadership so as to guide Cross Bridge through its evolution and establish new areas of growth and ministry. Furthermore, this candidate must be able to collaborate well both with the lay leadership within both Cross Bridge and the broader CBCGB church leadership to execute effectively. Finally, this candidate must be able to understand the Cross Bridge’s needs and establish an effective ministry to meet them.

 

Master of  Divinity or equivalent.

4 years of experience.

 

Any qualified candidate interested in this position should apply by sending a recent resume, statement of faith and e-mail to: hr-1@cbcgb.org.

Additional information about the position is available at: www.cbcgb.org