Placement

Minister for Cantonese Ministry

Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks

218 W. Janss Road,, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 USA   MAP
Demographic: 95% Asian
Statement Of Faith: https://english.cccto.org/about-us/what-we-believe

We, the Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks (CCCTO), are looking to hire a full-time
minister to serve our Cantonese Ministry (CM).

About CCCTO
CCCTO is a non-denominational evangelical church, located in Thousand Oaks, California, approximately 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Founded in 1979, CCCTO is the spiritual home to over 300 members from Mandarin,
English, and Cantonese congregations. CCCTO has vibrant Youth and Children ministries as well as more than 20 fellowship groups serving the needs of various age groups, languages, and interests. Our church is spiritually led by a pastoral team consisting of pastors and elders. Our vision is to foster and nurture our members in God’s Word and fulfill the Great Commission through church planting near and far.
To get to know more about us regarding our leadership and our statement of faith, please visit our website at www.cccto.org.

About the Position
The Cantonese Ministry (CM) minister will primarily oversee the spiritual growth of the Cantonese Ministry through the preaching and teaching of God’s word, discipleship and
nurturing care. Our Cantonese Ministry is a smaller and intimate congregation. We are the only Cantonese speaking ministry in Ventura County and yet we are a part of the greater Los Angeles area network and have opportunities to leverage resources with these other churches. The CM minister will encourage the Cantonese congregation to care for one another as well as participate in community service and evangelistic outreach. While the primary responsibility is the Cantonese speaking congregation, an ideal candidate will understand the multicultural dynamics of the various congregations while having a deep understanding of the Cantonese culture.

Position Role and Responsibility
 Work under the authority of the Pastoral Team.
 Participate Pastoral Team meetings upon request.
 Preach on Sunday worship services.
 Mentor and equip lay leaders and develop teams of lay leadership in accordance with the church vision, ministry growth, discipleship training and the needs of the care ministry and ministries in general.
 Evangelize unbelievers, preach evangelistic messages and participate in planning, training, and doing personal evangelism with church members, as well as occasionally leading church members on short-term mission trips.
 Participate in building up and training lay coworker teams to meet the needs of the caring ministry of the congregation.
 Participate in the ministry of visitation, outreach and community care.
 Officiate special services along with fellow pastors and elders as determined by the Pastoral Team, including weddings, funerals, infant dedication, baptism, and communion services.
 Actively seeking opportunity to reach the unchurched in the community.
 Motivate the congregation to share the gospel in our community and others within our reach.

Qualifications / Requirements
 A Master’s in Divinity degree or MA in Religion from an evangelical seminary / college / university, or equivalent.
 A spiritually mature, born-again Christian with strong faith and a sound/solid testimony.
 agrees with and affirms the CCCTO statement of faith.
 demonstrates biblically sound preaching and teaching.
 Be morally, spiritually and emotionally exemplary.
 Prior experience serving in a multi-lingual and/or multigenerational church is a plus.
 Familiar with Asian-American culture is a plus.
 Fluent in Cantonese, preferably also in Mandarin and English.

Contact
Please send your resume and application to cm_hire@cccto.org.

Date Posted: Thu, Jan 27, 2022   (196 days ago)
Salary: TBD
Benefits: TBD
Anticipated Hire Date: ASAP

Point of Contact:

Wayne W Chen

Search Sub-Committee
805-338-5552
218 W. Janss Road,
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
USA