Date Posted: August 15, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
International Baptist Church of Zurich
Ruschlikon, Zurich, Switzerland
Job Type: Adult Pastor,English Ministry Pastor
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Seeking Pastor for the International Baptist Church of Zurich

The International Baptist Church of Zürich (IBCZ), an English-speaking Christian fellowship
located in Rüschlikon, Switzerland is seeking a man of God as a full-time pastor.
We are a family-oriented elder-led church with a congregation drawn from numerous
countries, cultures, and denominational backgrounds. We have a weekly attendance
between 80 and 100 that come from all over the Canton of Zürich and the surrounding
regions. At IBCZ, the applicant must be prepared to servant-lead, work, and walk alongside
a plurality of lay elders as a fellow elder. The elders work together and are supported by the
diaconate and various ministry leaders.

Required skills and experience:

  • Baptist-ordained pastor.
  • Holds a Masters of Divinity degree (or equivalent) from an accredited seminary.
  • A minimum of 10 years of ministry experience.
  • Pastoral experience in at least two churches, including one senior/solo pastor
  • At least one pastoral position in an international church.
  • Experienced and gifted in preaching and teaching the Word of God.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English with excellent communication skills.
  • German language level B1 or equivalent prior to the start of the position

Personal characteristics:

  • Called by God and Spirit-led.
  • Holds evangelical/conservative beliefs.
  • Pastor, counsellor, and shepherd who is approachable and hospitable.
  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with families and individuals within the church
    and community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Has a heart for his church and a passion to preach.
  • As a solo pastor, is self-motivated and energetic
  • Regularly nurtures his relationship with God through prayer, scripture study and
    devotional reading.
  • Possess the qualifications and qualities described in 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1 5:9,
    and 1 Peter 5:1-3.

Additional attributes:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead and develop leaders.
  • A team player that collaborates well with others.
  • Passionate and invested in leading the congregation in spiritual growth.
  • Married with children or strong experience in relating to families and children.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preaches on Sundays.
  • Leads Communion.
  • Leads prayer meetings.
  • Coordinates with the various ministries to plan the worship services.
  • Teaches in various settings, e.g. Bible studies, membership classes, baptism
    classes, and pre-marital classes.
  • Conducts weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
  • Visits the elderly and the sick.
  • Performs certain administrative tasks with the support of the elders, deacons, and
    ministry leaders.

What we offer:

  • A loving, lively, committed church family.
  • Compensation according to local terms and conditions.
  • A furnished 3-bedroom (4-rooms incl living room) apartment 5 KM or 10 minutes by
    car from the church (rent not included in salary).
  • Visa sponsorship for non-Swiss/EU applicants.
  • Allowance for training and leadership development.
  • Pastoral ministry expenses.
  • Contribution towards the Swiss pension system (50% IBCZ, 50% employee).
  • Annual home leave travel expenses.
  • Church car, fuel, and related expenses.
  • Public Transport Fee-reduction card (Halbtax).
  • 25 days of vacation (plus federal holidays).
  • Please note, the church is not able to provide school tuition expenses.

We anticipate a starting date during the summer of 2023.

How To Apply

Application process for this position will close on 31 October 2022. To apply, please

To the following email address:
Email: [email protected]