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Senior Pastor of the English Language Congregation in Bahrain

Senior Pastor of the English Language Congregation
Reformed Church in America

Position Description:
The Senior Pastor of the English Language Congregation (ELC) provides spiritual leadership for the pastoral ministries of the ELC and supervises all members of the congregation’s staff. The senior pastor is administratively accountable to the ELC Board and theologically accountable to the Reformed Church in America’s (RCA) Global Mission Department.  The National Evangelical Church (NEC) of Bahrain has its roots in the Christian Community established by the Reformed Church in America in the 1890s.  The English Language Congregation is one of the seven-member congregations to the NEC, in Bahrain.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties:

  1. Leads officers, the church board, and committees in articulating a vision, in planning their programs and in translating their vision and programs into action.
  2. Supervises staff, provides for staff development and implements accountability activities; oversees office administration and record management.
  3. Provide worship leadership and preaching, which includes officiating at special services and administering the sacraments.
  4. Provides appropriate counseling to congregation (marriage counseling, spiritual counseling, ability to discern when professional counseling is needed).
  5. Lead staff in setting programming for congregation.
  6. Build and maintain positive relationships with leadership of the NEC and other Christian congregations in Bahrain.
  7. Communicate regularly with supporting churches in North America.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. Ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America.
  2. Committed to the mission and vision of the RCA.
  3. Five or more years of experience in church leadership/pastoring.
  4. Proven ability to lead an ethnically diverse congregation.
  5. Strategic and creative thinker with the ability to set a clear vision.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Knowledge of funding sources and ability to raise funds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cross cultural competency with knowledge and experience in a Middle Eastern setting.

Please send your resume and letter of interest no later than April 11, 2019 to


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