Lead Pastor

International Evangelical Church

Addis Ababa, OR ETHIOPIA   MAP
Demographic: International, Urban, Addis Ababa Ethiopia

The International Evangelical Church, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has a robust history and diversified ministries among Ethiopians and expatriates. Located on a campus within view of the African Union complex in Addis, IEC has more than 2,000 people from 60 nationalities in weekly attendance at its worship services and ministries in English, French and Mandarin. IEC also has branch churches in eastern Addis Ababa and nearby Debre Zeit and is looking to expand through other church plants in Ethiopia.

Our Vision
Becoming a Community of Disciples…
Making Disciples of the Nations…
For the Glory of God.

Becoming a Community of Disciples…
We are a multi-cultural community of Christian disciples gathered in an international church setting. We seek to be a community of people who intentionally transcend national and cultural boundaries through the use of languages which are commonly used in a wide variety of national and cultural contexts. (e.g. English, French). We are brought into community by responding to the Gospel; by repenting and trusting Christ to save us through His death and resurrection and now following Him as our Lord and Master.

Making Disciples….
We are committed to Grow as Disciples corporately and individually through worship, fellowship, small groups, exercising spiritual gifts, serving and giving.
Making Disciples of the Nations….
· Our field of mission is the multi-cultural community of Addis Ababa, using English as our primary medium.
· We aim to facilitate effective ministry to other communities using English as a bridge language (Korean, French, Chinese, etc.) in order to assist nationals in meeting the unique opportunities for discipleship of the nations in their native tongues in a multi-cultural city.
· We engage in Missions and Church Planting locally, throughout Ethiopia and the nations to see more outposts of the Kingdom of God established that will make disciples.
· We equip our transient multi-cultural attendees to be missionaries in whatever field of mission they may find themselves sent to next.

Our Mission
We actively make disciples locally and within other contexts through encouraging both those close to Jesus and far away to:
Meet Jesus. Know Jesus and to keep meeting Him in a growing relationship.
Maturing in Christ. Grow in Christ and to resemble Him in all areas of life.
Mobilizing as an Empowered, Equipped and Released Church. Serve Christ by actively engaging in Ministry.
Multiplying Disciples. Share Christ by growing new disciples who grow new disciples; multiplying disciples, ministries and new churches.

Lead Pastor Responsibilities

General Purpose
To give overall pastoral leadership to the church through preaching, counseling, discipleship, leadership development, oversight of ministry staff and mobilizing all members into active ministry.
Ensure a preaching ministry of the church that has continuity and is theologically sound and balanced in accordance with the doctrine of the IEC and the broad theological spectrum represented at IEC. The Lead Pastor will be expected to regularly preach Sunday morning messages as well as develop a team of qualified, gifted teachers to share the preaching responsibility.
In cooperation with the Congregational Care Ministry provide for the counseling and care-giving ministries of the church through personal counseling or equipping others to carry out this ministry.

Develop ongoing Training and practical opportunities for Members and Attendees of IEC to move through the Discipleship Process defined through the 4 Ms - Meet, Mature, Mobilize, and Multiply.
Leadership Development
Serve IEC in the ongoing development of elders and ministry leaders. This includes identifying and mentoring potential elders, as well as creating opportunities for other existing and potential ministry leaders to grow and develop.
Staff Oversight
Provide direct oversight to the Staff and Ministry Leaders of IEC’s 11 Ministry Areas. This would involve casting an ongoing vision and assisting in ongoing spiritual, personal and ministry growth for the staff.
Mobilizing for Active Ministry
While the whole Board of Elders shares the task of mobilizing all members toward active ministry, the pastor will assist in calling the congregation toward the overall vision of the church and equipping leaders to help carry it out.
Ministry meetings
May attend all ministry meetings.
Other Duties
Meet other needs in the church as requested by the Board of Elders.
IEC is governed by the Board of Elders under the leadership of Jesus Christ the Chief Shepherd. The Team is composed of biblically qualified elders who guide the church through consensus decision making. The Lead Pastor is an ex-officio member of the Board of Elders but also serves under their authority.

Lead Pastor Qualifications

Requirements for the position are as follows:
1. Minimum of Masters Degree in theology, Christian ministry or Divinity.
2. Minimum of 5 years of Pastoral experience.
3. Must be internationally minded and open to diverse theological perspectives.
4. Must be strongly proficient in English while holding significant experience within cross-cultural and/or international settings.
5. The desired candidate must be able to make a full time commitment to the role of Lead Pastor at IEC for a minimum of 5 years.
6. IEC will provide partial financial support, but candidates are expected to also raise a portion of the support needed for their family.

Applying for the Position

· Applications and detail job description of the position may be downloaded from IEC’s
· Applications may be dropped off at the church office or emailed to the Pastoral Search Committee Chair at Deadline for application is June 30, 2020.

Date Posted: Mon, May 18, 2020   (87 days ago)
Anticipated Hire Date: July 1, 2020

Point of Contact:

Steve Bennesten