Chinese Outreach Pastor

RiverCross Church

RiverCross Church is looking for a Chinese Outreach Pastor who will join the pastoral team of RiverCross Church to give leadership to our Chinese Outreach Ministries.  RiverCross has over 60+ people as part of its Mandarin speaking community and has significant influence in the larger Chinese community, which numbers around 1100, in Saint John.   The current Chinese ministries at RiverCross can best be described as a church within a church: This ministry will seek to carry out the vision of RiverCross Church within the Chinese community by worshiping in English with the larger church family on Sundays, while meeting in Mandarin small groups and outreach events during the week.  The successful candidate for this position will give leadership to discipling our current community while also mobilizing them to reach out to the Chinese community in Saint John.     

 

For a recent video talking about our ministry, please see: https://vimeo.com/179671508

 

Responsibilities

Provide Spiritual Leadership to our Chinese speaking community through four main emphases:

Outreach: This will involve helping mobilize the community to carry out outreach ministries and helping put together strategies and training.

Discipleship: This will involve putting together a plan to provide discipleship opportunities to help increase Biblical understanding and obedience.   There are a lot of new Christians in our community who need help in maturing their faith.   There will also be a need to help resource different Bible study groups with theologically sound materials. 

Visitation/Counselling: provide or arrange pastoral care for the Chinese speaking community.

Congregational Integration. 

This candidate will play an important role in integrating RiverCross’s English and Mandarin speaking communities keeping integration at the forefront of our vision and identifying opportunities to make it happen. 

This candidate will be a member of the staff team of RiverCross Church and will attend staff meetings and participate in Sunday English services.  He or she will be accountable to the Deacons Board of RiverCross Church and will have the resources of the regular Church budget to help facilitate this ministry.  

 

Core Competencies

Strong Biblical background

Living out a vibrant personal faith (Titus 1:7-8)

Language: fluent in Mandarin, functional in English, Cantonese a bonus  

Effective communication skills

Strong organizational skills

Exceptional interpersonal skills

Three years or more of North American ministry experience

Thorough understanding of Chinese culture in modern mainland China

Visionary/motivated

Adequate computer skills

 

The start date for this position will be April 1st, 2018, and the salary will be based on the candidate’s experience. 

 

For those interested, please submit a cover letter and resume, including references, to RiverCrossSearchCommittee@gmail.com