Pastor for International Baptist Church (IBC) in Sofia
- Long term
- Sofia, Bulgaria
- 5 years or more
The International Baptist Church of Sofia is seeking a Senior pastor to shepherd our multicultural flock in Sofia, Bulgaria. The position is fulltime and requires living in Sofia.
The International Baptist Church of Sofia is a gathering of evangelical believers in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is our desire to see our church not only as a spiritual home for expatriates while they are in Sofia, but a church that receives believers, disciples them, and then sends them onto their next destination, better prepared to be salt and light in that place.
Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honour. 1 Peter 5:2-4
When we consider the type of pastor we want for IBC Sofia, we are guided by the verse above and the idea of ‘shepherd leadership’.
We want a shepherd pastor who will lead us.
We need a goal or vision. We need to know where we are going and why we are going there. We need help to develop this vision, to get everybody on the same page and for the church members to all own and be motivated towards achieving this vision. We then need the process to be managed along the way so that we stay on track.
We want a shepherd pastor who will develop us.
We want a pastor who will help us to discern where we are lacking and then to help develop us towards becoming more Christ-like. We want someone who can teach and preach God’s word powerfully and faithfully so that we know what God wants of us. We want a shepherd who will model a godly lifestyle and show us what Christlikeness looks like. We want a shepherd who will coach us - encourage us, cheer us on and correct errors so that we become all that God would have us be.
We want a shepherd pastor who will care for us.
We want a shepherd who will seek to know us and connect with us. We want a shepherd who will provide for us and protect us. We know that this doesn’t mean that our shepherd pastor will do all of this himself, although he will model healthy discipleship, but rather put into place processes to ensure that we, as a church, are caring well for one another.
An Application Pack and an Application form can be downloaded through IBC Sofia’s website by going to:
Applications should be submitted via email, using the Application form downloaded from the website. Please email completed Application Forms to:
If you should have any trouble downloading the Application Pack or the Application Form, please contact us using the above email address.
If interested persons would like a short (15 minute) conversation to determine if it is appropriate for them to apply, please email the above email address to request this.