English Pastor

Date Posted: February 24, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Chinese Christian Mandarin Church
Burr Ridge, IL, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,English Ministry Pastor,Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
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Chinese Christian Mandarin Church (Burr Ridge, IL) – English Pastor

The Big Picture

Chinese Christian Mandarin Church (ccmcenglish.org) is seeking a full-time English Congregation Pastor.

The Church and Position Overview

The Chinese Christian Mandarin Church (CCMC) is an evangelical church in the western suburb of Chicago. It is composed of a Mandarin speaking and an English-speaking congregation, each of whom have their own separate worship services and ministry goals. Although in many ways independent, the English ministry and Mandarin ministry still function together, operating under one doctrine and church governance with the collective aim to serve and be witness to the local community. The current available pastoral position is for the English-speaking congregation, which is composed of approximately 20-30 individuals including youth and adults. We are looking for a God-fearing pastor who is desiring to shepherd this small but diverse ministry, and one who is willing to bridge the various unique cultural differences in the church.

English Congregation Pastor Ministry Description

The main responsibility of the English-speaking pastor is to direct and oversee the English Ministry at Chinese Christian Mandarin Church (CCMC). This position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities.

English Sunday Family Worship Service

  • Expository preaching rooted in God’s Word with practical applications.
  • Working with the English Congregation music team.
  • Helping lead communion services with the Mandarin Congregation.
  • Arranging guest speakers when needed.

Other Teaching Roles and Discipleship

  • Teaching the English-speaking congregants to be active learners in God’s Word through Sunday school, small group or equivalent activities.
  • Creating and reviewing curriculum for the English-speaking congregants.
  • Recruiting, training, discipling adult leaders.
  • Attending English Ministry prayer meetings and cultivating a culture of prayer in the English Ministry.
  • Working with the Senior Pastor and youth family leaders to instruct youth group kids.


  • Developing a ministry vision for evangelism in our local community.
  • Equipping the English-speaking congregants to be faithful witnesses in our community.

Fellowship and Church Community

  • Finding ways to foster fellowship in the English Congregation.
  • Finding ways to foster collaboration and unity between the English Congregation as well as the Mandarin Congregation.
  • Facilitating communication between the English and Mandarin Congregations.
  • Caring for individuals with needs in the church.

Leadership and Vision

  • Collaborating with the English Ministry Team to develop an identity and purpose for the English Congregation.
  • Working with the Senior Pastor to develop a collaborative mission for the church.
  • Attending Board of Deacon meetings.
  • Attending Advisory Committee meetings.

Event Planning

  • Coordinating summer missions opportunities that may arise.
  • Working with the Mandarin Congregation to plan for retreats.
  • Working with church leaders to organize church wide events, such as the combined English and Mandarin speaking services.

Personal Growth

  • Praying and meditating in God’s Word.
  • Building relationships and finding support within the church.
  • Seeking opportunities and resources outside of the church for growth (with financial support from the church).

The Compensation

Salary plus retirement, medical and life insurance.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the English Ministry Pastor at CCMC?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the English Ministry Pastor at CCMC?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of CCMC?

Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to [email protected].