We as Converge International Fellowship Darmstadt are looking for a new pastor who will lead, serve and help our church to grow into our next phase of life.
Converge International Fellowship (CIF) is an English-speaking international church, currently with 49 members from 23 different countries. We are a member of the International Baptist Convention (IBC) and the German Baptist Union (Bund EFG). Established in 2012, we have grown from a pioneer church to an established congregation with various ministries developed and several new ministry opportunities. After the successful conclusion of service of our founding pastor, we are now looking for a full-time pastor to lead, serve and guide our church.
Our goal is to reach and serve the English-speaking community of Darmstadt and the surrounding area. The congregation is diverse in nationality and from a wide variety of denominations and theological backgrounds. We are comprised of international students, business professionals and their families and local individuals. For many, English is their second or even third language. Like many other international churches, we have a relatively high congregational turnover, linked to the duration of studies or work contracts. We see new people continually joining the church.
Our focus is to be a welcoming church -- one which is willing to grow in faith and is developing individuals and leaders. Our ministry focus for the year is discipleship and outreach. We have several home Bible study groups meeting throughout the community and have conducted various outreach events in the last year.
Our Sunday service is at 17:00 in the premises of the German Baptist Church of Darmstadt with an average of 60 people attending. During the service, we offer children’s church and a nursery.
Our primary guidelines in searching for our new pastor are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 4:6-15; and Titus 1:6-9.
The following qualifications are expected:
- An ability to teach the body.
- An example of self-discipline leading toward godliness.
- Trust in God.
- The ability to lead.
- An example to others in speech, life, love and purity.
- A total commitment to Christ.
- A commitment to a daily prayer life.
- A commitment to regular study of God’s Word.
- Willing and able to work together with people from diverse backgrounds, churches, and cultures.
For Converge International Fellowship in Darmstadt we are especially looking for a person, fluent in English and with sufficient education, training and experience.
If you are interested in being considered for the position of pastor, please send your résumé and a cover letter to the Pastor Search Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2020. We are following God’s timing, but we hope to interview during the spring and summer and have someone on the field by the late fall.