Pastoral Searches

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After nearly 30 years of providing volunteer service as webmaster of the and, more recently,, as well as intermittent service to the website of the Association of International Congregations in Europe and the Middle East I am resolved at age 73 to turn over this task to others.

I am in conversation with a few candidates who have expressed interest in succeeding me, but I would welcome further suggestions, especially from an existing congregation which partakes of the benefits of this website and which has an an active internet presence to which they could add the task of updates to this simple site. The National Council of Churches in the US is also using its channels to draw attention to the pending vacancy. Thank you for thoughts and prayers.

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The following churches are known to be pursuing searches for new pastoral staff (more recent submissions first):
Brussels, Belgium—The International Protestant Church of Brussels (IPC) is seeking a Pastor. For a description of the position and qualifications, please check out this position posting. Appoication deadline is February 16,2019.
(Listed here 2018-12-18.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia —St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is seeking a Pastor. For a description of the position and qualifications, please check out this position posting.
(Listed here 2018-11-26.)
Copenhagen, Denmark —First International Baptist Church in Copenhagen (FIBC) is seeking an Associate Pastor for Youth and Families (full-time). For a description of the position and qualifications, please visit our website:
(Listed here 2018-10-11.)
Wan Chai, Hong Kong — The Vine Church is seeking persons to fill four current openings. Click the links below to view the job descriptions:
  • Family Life Pastor
  • Mandarin Community Pastor
  • Children's Ministry Pastor
  • Executive Director, Branches of Hope
    (Listed here 2018-10-04.)
  • Muscat, Oman - The Protestant Church in Oman, an English-speaking, international, non-denominational church is seeking to call three pastors: a senior pastor, an Arabic-language pastor, and a youth pastor. Applications and how to apply available below. Receiving applications through the end of September, 2018.
    Further details for each positin casn be found here:
  • Senior Pastor
  • Arabic-Language Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
    (Listed here 2018-09-09.)
  • Phitsanulok, Thailand — Great Commission International Church is seeking a full-time minister of the gospel to assume the role of pastor to oversee the life and direction of the church. Details are in the linked document or contact Rev. James A. Riggins:
    (Listed here 2018-08-18.)
    HongKong — Union Church in Hong Kong seeks an Associate Pastor for Outreach and Evangelism. Download the position description here. Applications welcome through June 18, 2018.
    (Listed here 2018-05-29.)
    Madrid, Spain — Community Church of Madrid is seeking a second part-time pastor. See the position description on the church's website at or email this address:
    (Listed here 2018-05-19.)
    Shanghai, China — Shanghai West International Fellowship (SWIF) is seeking a Youth Pastor. You will find a job description here. We are a non-denominational international English speaking fellowship situated near numerous international schools. Due to government regulations we are for foreign passport holders only.
    (Listed here 2018-03-14.)
    Kuala Lumpur, Malayia — St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, The Interntional Church of Kuala Lumpur, is seeking a Pastor. You will find the Pastor Profile here.
    (Listed here 2017-06-13, renewed 2018-01-29, updated 2018-02-23)
    Baku, Azerbaijan — Baku International Fellowship (BIF), an English-language, multi-denominational congregation of 200+ seeks senior pastor to lead this vibrant ministry. An Opportunity Profile about the position is available at the church website — Applications can be requested from Application deadline: February 28, 2018.
    (Listed here 2018-01-27.)
    Bali, Indonesia — Bukit Doa International Church — Volunteer pastors needed short-, mid-, or long-term (4 months minimum) in international congregations. Immediate openings available. For current information see the descriptive PDF on this site or contact for further information or an application.
    (Listed here 2018-01-03.)
    Searches closed or positions filled:
    • Hong Kong — Evangelical Community Church in Hong Kong
    • Beijing, China — Congregation of the Good Shepherd
    • Zurich, Switzerland — The International Protestant Church of Zurich
    • Lausanne, Switzerland — Westlake Church Lausanne
    • Ferney Voltaire, France — Crossroads Evangelical Church
    • Kampala, Uganda — One Life Church
    • Bonn, Germany—American Protestant Church (APC)
    • La Paz, Bolivia —La Paz Community Church
    • Karachi, Pakistan — ICK, The Intenational Church of Karachi
    • Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, Eurasia — Tbilisi International Christian Fellowship (TICF)
    • Shanghai, China — Abundant Grace International Fellowship (AGIF)
    • Hong Kong, China — Community Church Hong Kong
    • Kobe, Japan — Union Church
    • Lavington, Kenya — The Lavington Vineyard Church
    • Kobe, Japan — Kobe Union Church
    • Surrey, Great Britain — ICC Youth Minsiter
    • San Jose, Costa Rica —Escazu Christian Fellowship
    • Wan Chai, Hong Kong — The Vine Church
    • Kathmandu, Nepal — Kathmandu International Christian Congregation (KICC)
    • Bonn, Germany — American Protestant Church
    • Antwerp, Belgium — the Antwerp International Protestant Church
    • Sofia, Bulgaria — International Baptist Church
    • Tokyo, Japan — Tokyo Union Church
    • Salzburg, Austria — Salzburg International Christian Church
    • Tung Chung, Hong Kong — The Bridge Church
    • Switzerland —The International Church of Luzern (ICL)
    • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Evangelical Community Church
    • Moshi, Tanzania — St. Margaret's Anglican Church
    • Tblisi, Georgia — The International Christian Fellowship, lead pastor
    • West Leederville, Western Australia — Henderson Memorial Presbyterian Church, multi-lingual pastor
    • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — the WELL — International Church of Saigon, pastor
    • São Paulo Brazil — Fellowship Community Church
    • Bangkok, Thailand — The International Church of Bangkok
    • London, UK — American International Church
    • Beijing — Church of the Good Shepherd
    • Surrey, UK — International Community Church
    • Evangelical Community Church in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    • Advent-St. Nicholas Church, Quito, Ecuador
    • International Baptist Church-Jurbise, Belgium
    • International Church of Karachi, Pakistan
    • International Church of Bishkek (ICB), Kyrgystan
    • Santiago (Chile) Community Church
    • APCH — American Protestant Church of the Hague
    • Ferney Voltaire, France — Crossroads Evangelical Church
    • Geneva, Swieterland — The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva
    • Dhaka, Bangladesh — Dhaka International Christian Church
    • Lima, Peru — Union Church of Lima
    • Prague, Czech Republic — International Church of Prague (summer 2013)
    • Tokyo, Japan -- Tokyo Union Church (early 2013)
    • Manila, Philippines -- Union Church of Manila Youth Director (early 2012)
    • Hong Kong, China — Island ECC (Evangelical Community Church) (6 October 2012)
    • Vilnius, Lithuania — The International Church of Vilnius — pastor (13 July 2012).
    • Tokyo, Japan — Tokyo Union Church Senior Pastor (23 May 2012)
    • Prague, Czech Republic — International Church of Prague interim pastor and youth pastors (12 April 2012)
    • Caracas, Venezuela — United Christian Church in Caracas (11 April 2012)
    • Paris, France -- The American Church of Paris, Full-Time Associate Pastor (2011).
    • Tokyo, Japan -- St. Paul International Lutheran Church, senior pastor (2011)
    • Auckland Chinese Presbyterian Church (New Zealand), English-language assistant pastor (2011).
    • Vienna Community Church (Austria), Senior Pastor (2011)
    • La Paz Community Church (Bolivia), Senior Pastor (2011.)
    • Union Church Hong Kong, China, Executive Director (2011)
    • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pastor (2011)
    • Tokyo Union Church (TUC), interim pastor (2011)
    • Union Christian Church in Honduras, pastor (2018)
    • International Evangelical Church in Finland, second pastor (2011)
    • Taipei International Church, interim pastor (2011)
    • The English-speaking Congregation of Church of the Good Shepherd (Taipei,Taiwan) (2011).
    • The International Protestant Church (IPC) of Zurich (2011).
    • Advent-St. Nicholas Church (ASN) in Quito, Ecuador (2011).
    • The International Church of Stavanger, Norway (2010).
    • The International Church of Karachi (ICK) (2010).
    • United Church of Bogota (Colombia) — Search for a Senior Pastor (2010)
    • Community Church Hong Kong — Senior Pastor (2009)
    • The Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), Beijing, China (2010).
    • The La Paz (Bolivia) Community Church (LPCC) (2010)
    • St. Paul International Lutherna Church, Tokyo, Japan (2010)
    • Kobe Union Church, Japan (2009).
    • Kathmandu International Christian Congregation (KICC), Nepal (2009)
    • International Church of Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland (2009)
    • Cambodian Christian Fellowship, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2009)
    • St. Anne's Lutheran Church, London, England, UK (2009).
    • American Protestant Church, Bonn, Germany (2009)
    • Union Church, Lima Peru (2010).