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Pastoral Search

Chinese Bible Church (CBC) Detroit is currently searching for a full-time Chinese pastor who will focus on Cantonese ministry. 

    Job Description

    • Eph. 4:11-13 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.​

    • Minister to Cantonese Congregation

    • Co-labor in serving as a member of pastor-elder team in the oversight of Cantonese Congregation and to the greater Chinese Bible Church (CBC) body

    • Oversee the Cantonese worship

    • Preach in Cantonese service

    • Administer church ordinances (i.e. baptism and communion)

    • Assist in teaching Cantonese Sunday School

    • Train, develop, and mentor coworkers

    • Engage in discipling individual believers

    • Engage in shepherding & caring (counseling, visitation, etc.)

    • Engage in personal evangelism

    • Serve on Elder Board, Executive Board, and committees as needed

    • Serve as overseer for Cantonese speaking fellowship group(s) as needed

    • Perform administrative duties as needed

    • Represent CBC in the community serving in liaison team 

    Qualifications

    Character Qualifications:

    • Timothy 3:1-7 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

      Titus 1:6-9 if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

    • Ability to preach in Cantonese, and communicate in English; speaking and preaching in Mandarin is desirable, but not required

    • Seminary or equivalent theological training; MDiv preferred

    • Formal agreement with CBC statement of faith and distinctives

    • Church leadership and ministerial experiences in North America are preferred

    Expectations

    1. Associate with all members of the CBC family for fellowship

    2. Engage in ongoing personal spiritual growth

    3. Engage in personal and congregational prayer

    4. We are looking for a long term partnership, someone to join and help stabilize and grow the Cantonese congregation (our age group is from 30 years to 90 years, currently around 90 people attending Cantonese worship services)

    Applicants should provide the following materials. We would appreciate receiving these materials in digital form (cpsc@cbcdetroit.org):

    • Resume

    • Personal testimony of regeneration and calling

    • Statement of faith

    Contact

    Please direct questions by email to the search committee: Elder Stephen Wong (cpsc@cbcdetroit.org)