Church Staffing Opportunities

International Baptist Church Bremen (IBC Bremen) was established in 1992 and has since been served by several full-time and interim pastors. Currently there are approx. 40 nationalities, with an average age of about 35. The church is in membership with the International Baptist Convention (IBC) and the Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany (Bund Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Gemeinden in Deutschland – BEFG).


Full-Time Senior Pastor

IBC Bremen is looking to appoint a full-time Pastor to lead a congregation of approx. 100 people. The candidate should be an ordained Baptist Minister with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in cross-cultural ministry and who senses a clear call to lead an international church. 

After prayerful consideration we believe that IBC Bremen’s next pastor should have the following gifts and strengths:

Pastoring / Shepherding skills

  • A shepherd’s heart for his flock. 
  • Enjoys being with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Discerning towards the needs and challenges of the congregation. 
  • Able to give wise, Biblical counsel.

Preacher/Teacher

  • Fluent in English. 
  • A good communicator, clear and understandable in speech.
  • Has a passion for studying the Word of God, preaching and teaching it in all its fullness.
  • Equipping and helping the congregation to live out God’s Word. 

Leadership

  • A servant-hearted leader. 
  • Able to work with and build up the present leadership team.
  • Recognizes and equips potential new leaders. 
  • Develops and supports existing ministries.
  • Prayerfully discerns and pursues God’s will and purpose for the church.

Missions / Evangelism

  • A heart for mission work and outreach (locally and internationally).

Weekly responsibilities

  • Overseeing and coordinating Sunday worship service.
  • Leading the midweek prayer meeting.
  • Developing house group ministry & Bible study.

Personal Strengths

  • Committed to personal prayer, private Bible study and growth in the Lord.
  • Displays the characteristics of an overseer (1 Tim. 3).
  • Good organisational skills.

IBC Bremen provides an exciting opportunity for a pastor to sow into the lives of believers of all ages, from all over the world. Equally there is great potential for church growth through reaching out to the lost, discipling new believers and ministering to internationals who study, work or put down roots in Bremen and the surrounding area.  

We believe it is vital to this ministry that the pastor – and also his family –  embraces the international setting, being willing to learn German and adapt to life in a foreign environment. We would welcome a wife who is fully supportive of her husband’s ministry.

If you sense that IBC Bremen could be part of God’s plan for your life and ministry, please send your CV/résumé to the Pastor Search Committee at application@ibc-bremen.de by 28 Feb 2023.

After prayerful consideration, we will gladly share more information with candidates of interest.