Associate English Pastor

Vinewood CFC

Berkeley, CA 94704 USA   MAP
Demographic: Asian

Job Overview

The Associate English Pastor helps further the mission and vision of Vinewood CFC by assisting the current English pastor to lead and cultivate the various ministries of Vinewood with a focus on college and youth. This includes training the leaders and members of Vinewood, so they will be equipped to do the work of the ministry. The Associate Pastor will report to the Senior Pastor of CFC Berkeley, collaborate with the current English Pastor, and work with the Pastor Deacon Board and Pastor Elder Board

Who We Are

Vinewood CFC is the English congregation of Chinese For Christ Berkeley (CFC Berkeley). CFC Berkeley consists of a Mandarin ( and English congregation (, partnered together for the sake of the Gospel. We are a non-denominational, Bible-believing, and Gospel-centered community located in the Elmwood District of Berkeley, CA.


Competitive Full-time salaried position with benefits
This position reports to the Senior Pastor of CFC Berkeley and is supervised by the English pastor


A clear personal testimony of faith in Jesus Christ
A clear call to full-time ministry
Agreement with our church’s statement of faith and membership covenant
Meets the conditions of eldership found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9
A team member that works together with the pastoral team to shepherd the church
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Ability to coordinate and train church members in various ministry capacities
Cross-cultural sensitivity between second generation Asian Americans and first generation Chinese immigrants
Obtained a Master of Divinity or equivalent

The following are preferred from the candidate, though not required

Have 2 or more years of experience serving in a similar capacity
Proficient in the Chinese (Mandarin) language

Job Description

Responsibilities and Expectations


To join as members of Vinewood CFC
To love and be loved, to know and be known by the members of Vinewood CFC.
To be fully immersed and participate in the life, mission, and vision of Vinewood CFC

Vision and Planning

Support the English pastor in casting vision for the Vinewood congregation
Initiate and lead all phases of strategic planning
Review and propose budgetary and facility planning as needed
Review and propose any safety and security related measures and policy as needed

Teaching and Preaching

Provide necessary training and guidance for the ministry leaders
Preach once a month during English service

Ministry Responsibilities

Directly oversee two ministry leadership teams, youth and college ministry
Shape and develop the ministry structure of the college and youth ministry
Establish the teaching and curriculum of the two ministries
Provide leadership and encouragement to the leadership team through training, resourcing, and modeling Christlikeness
Pastoral presence among the ministries during their gathering
Flexible to pivot to different potential ministry needs in the future

Participation In Church Leadership
Attend regular Deacon meetings of the church leadership, once monthly
For ordained pastor: attend regular Elder meetings, twice monthly
Participate in Vinewood’s pastors and deacons meeting, once monthly
Participate in Vinewood Town Hall Members’ Meetings, every other month
Participate in pastoral staff meetings, once monthly

Develop a proposal to enhance processes for effective ministry operations
Recruit and build up the ministry volunteer team


Please email cover letter and resume to

Date Posted: Mon, May 2, 2022   (107 days ago)

Point of Contact:

Dennis Lee

English Pastor