Chinese Evangelical Free Church of Santa Barbara (CEFCSB) is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor, one who has faithfully demonstrated the Biblical qualities of a church leader (Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-9, 1 Peter 5:1-4).
CEFCSB ‘s mission is to minister to the community of Santa Barbara, worshipping God as we have assurance of our everlasting relationship with Him through our faith in Jesus Christ, learning and applying the Word of God to our lives in order that we are transformed as His servants, meeting together in fellowship, and, most importantly, sharing the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Chinese Evangelical Free Church is located in the city of Santa Barbara on the Central Coast of California, approximately two hours north of Los Angeles. With a population of about 150,000, the city boasts of its “small town” feel as it consists of several hundred small businesses and its own beach culture. Several different higher education institutions, Westmont College, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara City College have a large presence in the town; therefore CEFCSB is home to many scholars, both American born and International. Along with these students, our congregation consists of families, who speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese. CEFCSB was formed in 1915 by Presbyterian missionaries who worked in China. Since then it has grown to approximately 100 congregants, spanning across different generations and cultures. CEFCSB is registered with Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) West.
We prefer candidates with:
-Bilingual in both Mandarin and English
-At least 3 years of experience working in North American church ministries
-Appropriate seminary education and equivalence in a recognized denomination
-Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-generational environment
-Ability to nurture and shepherd brothers and sisters to develop spiritually and become leaders
At CEFCSB, we believe that every person is gifted and called to the service of God. As a congregation, we hope that every member takes part in the church ministry so that we can impact our community and, overall, contribute to God’s ministry. We seek a pastor who will nurture the flock in all levels of activities and encourage the members of the congregation to reach the full potential of their gifts.
Candidates can forward their completed resumes and references to Stephen Yee at yeestephen
Job Title: Pastor
Time Type: Full Time
Job Category: Pastor
Organization Type: Church
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Worship Style: Contemporary and Traditional
Church Size: 70-100