Full-time Pastor

Aberdeen Chinese Christian Church is a non-denominational evangelical church located in the centre of Aberdeen City in Scotland. Our church has a congregation of 50, which comprises local residents, overseas students, professionals and restaurant people. The number of overseas Chinese students in Aberdeen has increased substantially in recent years. This makes our city an exciting mission field.

The pastor is an ex-officio member of the Board of Deacons. He or she is accountable to the Board in carrying out the agreed duties, and in reporting on his/her work at board meetings. The basic duties of the pastor include:

  1. Preaching the Gospel;

  2. Leading fellowships;

  3. Pastoral care and visitation;

  4. Bible teaching, and care of the spiritual growth of the congregation.

The general requirements of a pastor:

  1. Good relationship with God, and sensitivity to sin;

  2. Not less than two years' full-time theological training;

  3. Ability to preach in both Cantonese and Mandarin and to communicate in English;

  4. Shepherding gifts: to be watchful (Heb 13:17; 2 Tim 4:5); gentle and affectionate (1 Thess 2:7-8); and able to exhort, warn and comfort (1 Cor 4:14-15);

  5. Sound leadership qualities, and continuous self development;

  6. Several years of pastoral experience would be highly desirable;

  7. A U.K. recognised driving licence would be a definite help although not essential.

The right candidate must be in full agreement with the Doctrinal Basis of the church and possess the above Christian qualities and training for serving and building up the church. The term of employment will be for an initial period of two years. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is subject to review on an annual basis. Remuneration package includes other benefits.

If God is calling you to respond to our needs in Aberdeen, please submit your application stating your testimony of God's calling to faith/pastoral ministry, a full resume, names of two referees (one academic and the other preferably from a minister) and a recent sermon (DVD/MP3). All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Send applications by post or email as stated below.

post to
Aberdeen Chinese Christian Church
c/o 3 Cameron Road
Bridge of Don
AB23 8QN
United Kingdom

or email to the Board of Deacons at contact@aberdeenchinesecc.org.uk