Job Opportunities

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Post date: March 2021
Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Chinese Mandarin Lead Pastor
Relates closely with: Pastoral Team, Support Staff
Supervises: N/A
Contact: Email Peter via pvzhang@att.net with the subject RE: Chinese Pastor Position

West Houston Chinese Church (WHCC) is a nondenominational church that is committed to the vision of “Welcoming sojourners home to the joy of following Jesus together.” WHCC is seeking a full-time Mandarin Chinese pastor for our Mandarin-speaking adult congregation. WHCC's Mandarin Congregation is a vibrant, inclusive community consisting of Mandarin-speaking adults of all ages. Our congregation currently has an average worship attendance of about 500 adults, with more than 30 small groups meeting throughout greater Houston. For more details about WHCC, visit our website at www.whcchome.org.

Qualifications
  • Language Skills: Mandarin Chinese preaching & English speaking and writing. Other dialects or languages a plus.
  • Education: Graduate level seminary training, M.Div. or above preferred.
  • Experience: An ordained pastor with ministry experience to the Chinese required. North American pastoral experience for at least three years is required.
  • Ministry Style: Must be a team player who is comfortable functioning within a multiple language-staff structure.
  • Spiritual Gifts: Preaching, teaching and leadership.
  • Doctrine: Non-charismatic evangelical; must be in full agreement with WHCC's statement of faith

Responsibilities 

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and direction in the assigned areas of Chinese ministry in accordance with the church vision
  • Disciple and mentor ministry leaders
  • Coach a team of small group leaders and apprentices in the assigned ministry zone
  • Function effectively and smoothly as a member of the staff team


Teaching & Preaching

  • Preach in the Mandarin Chinese service
  • Teach adult Sunday School classes
  • Conduct ministry trainings


Care Ministry

  • Provide care and shepherding to the Mandarin congregation
  • Conduct visitations as needed
  • Minister to families and singles in small groups and the church


Missions & Evangelism

  • Model and train others in evangelism
  • Support the church's global ministries and evangelistic efforts


Administration

  • Report to the Mandarin Chinese Lead Pastor
  • Attend bi-monthly church council meetings and bi-monthly Mandarin lead team meetings
  • Share administrative duties assigned within the staff team
  • Attend weekly staff meetings

 

Post date: January 2023
Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Lead English Pastor
Relates closely with: Pastoral Staff Team, Church Council, Congregational Leaders
Supervises: N/A
Contact: Email jobs@whcchome.org with the subject RE: Youth Pastor/Minister Position

The youth pastor/minister's primary role is to shepherd the middle and high school students at West Houston Chinese Church in partnership with parents, the WHCC congregation, and pastors to create resilient disciples in Christ Jesus.

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • Must be in full agreement with WHCC's statement of faith
  • Experienced in working with middle and high school students
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and be a team player who is comfortable functioning within a multi-staff, multilingual and multicultural ethnic church environment


Preferred Skills

  • Graduate level seminary training (MA/MDiv/ThM or equivalent) strongly preferred
  • Experience in Asian-American ministry strongly preferred
  • Effective administration skills

Responsibilities 

Teaching & Preaching

  • Disciple students using a Biblical worldview in contrast to the dominant cultural view
  • Oversee teaching and curriculum for Sunday morning D-groups (discipleship groups)
  • Plan and oversee weekly Friday night Ignite youth gatherings
  • Equip students and leaders in discipleship
  • Provide training and teaching on missions and evangelism
  • Preach twice a year (or more) in English service


Leadership

  • Work with Youth Ministry Deacon to oversee a volunteer youth staff and youth ministry interns, as applicable
  • Refine youth ministry vision and coordinate overall ministries
  • Train and develop student leaders and volunteer youth workers for regular youth programs
  • Maintain relationships with local churches and youth ministers for joint events and programs
  • Develop new youth programs (as needed)


Administration

  • Oversee youth portion of WHCC website, prayer bulletin, and Meta bulletin on a weekly basis
  • Attend weekly English staff team, Pastoral Staff Meetings for accountability and overall church involvement
  • Report to Lead English Pastor, work with the Pastoral Staff Team to support general ministry needs, and update church council about youth ministry


Pastoral Care

  • Build relationships built on trust and care with students and their families
  • Recruit, disciple, equip and empower lay leaders, both parents and young adults


Miscellaneous

  • Oversee youth mission trips
  • Support youth summer camps
  • Conduct MS and HS retreats as needed

 

Post date: June 2018 
Status: Full-Time
Reports to: Lead English Pastor
Relates closely with: Pastoral Team, Support Staff
Supervises: Children's Ministry Assistant(s)
Contact: Please email children@whcchome.org with the subject RE: Children's Minister/Director Position or call 713-935-9422.

West Houston Chinese Church (WHCC) is a non-denominational evangelical Christian church with 800+ members, holding services in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese. We are a growing congregation and seek staff who want to use their talents and skills to help build the kingdom of God.

This position is full-time and includes a competitive benefits package (health, dental, and term life insurance as well as a 403B retirement package). The position includes a continuing education budget and flexibility to pursue your studies.

Qualifications
  • Minimum 3-5 years of children's ministry experience required (preferably in a church setting).
  • Christian college or seminary degree preferred.
  • Collaborative team player who can work with a multicultural staff and environment.
  • Self-starter who can independently lead an entire ministry, its staff, and volunteers.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time with strong organizational, people, and communications skills.
  • Agrees with WHCC's statement of faith

Responsibilities 

Leadership

  • Refine and cast children's ministry vision to staff, teachers, and other ministries.
  • Disciple, train, and develop children's ministry deacon, coordinators, and teachers.
  • Advocate for the children's ministry to the Pastoral Staff Team.
  • Collaborate with other ministries to coordinate special program opportunities.
  • Update church council with children's ministry events and decisions.
  • Remain current on trends, teaching methods, materials, promotional ideas, and other children's ministry techniques.


Sunday School Program

  • Oversee the development and implementation of classes and execute curriculum efficiently.
  • Recruit and retain teachers for the Sunday children's program.
  • Study and understand the spiritual and developmental needs of children.
  • Plan teacher's retreat, appreciation, and annual teacher training events.


Children's Special Programs 

  • Lead special children's programs (Easter, Mother's and Father's Day performances, infant dedication).
  • Coordinate and provide resources for all children's programs for churchwide events (prayer meetings, Good Friday program, church retreats, missions conference, Christmas evening service, etc.)
  • Develop new children's programs as needed within our church and the greater community.


Caring Ministry

  • Meet with children and families as needed to help provide care, support, or guidance.
  • Care for children's ministry leaders and volunteer workers.
  • Send regular updates on the ministry and prayer requests to teachers and parents.
  • Assist in educating adults about parenting and children's issues.

 

Post date: December 2022
Status: Part-Time (10-12 hours)
Reports to: Children's Ministry Director/Pastor
Relates closely with: Pastoral Team, Support Staff
Supervises: Children's Ministry Assistant(s)
Contact: Please email children@whcchome.org with the subject RE: Children's Minister Associate Position or call 713-935-9422.

The role of the Children's Ministry Associate is to provide support to the children's ministry team by learning about and participating in the weekly operations of the ministry.

Qualifications
  • Must be a Born-Again Christian 
  • Strong organizational/administrative skills.
  • Bilingual Chinese and English (verbal, writing, typing) preferred. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills are required for effective interface with all contacts at all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Must have a positive attitude of genuine caring for the congregation, staff and visitors at all times and poise under pressure.
  • Maintain a servant's heart and a cooperative team spirit with staff, volunteers and congregation.
  • Computer training and experience in word processing, the internet and data systems
  • Willingness (teachable) to learn new technology and other skills.
  • Regular church attendance is required (attendance at WHCC is preferred).
  • Personal integrity and self-motivation in the fulfillment of ministry.

Responsibilities 
  • Meet weekly with the Children's Ministry Director and WKids team to address monthly and weekly ministry needs.
  • Meet weekly with the Children's Director and WKids team for leadership development and prayer.
  • Participate in meetings and trainings for staff team, and for coordinators and teachers from different divisions.
  • Study and understand the spiritual and developmental needs of children.
  • Communicate with parents/families from all congregations.
  • Communicate and care for teachers from all congregations.
  • Assist the Children's Director in planning for collaboration with the Youth Ministry during the summer quarter.
  • Assist in the creation and development of a curriculum for the summer of 2023 based on the church's preaching series.
  • Assist in the coordination of resources to support children and families during summer Intergen services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Post date: December 2021
Status: Full-Time, requiring working on weekends
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Relates closely with: Volunteers, Outside Vendors
Supervises: N/A
Contact: Please email jobs@whcchome.org with the subject RE: Facilities Assistant Position or call 713-935-9422.

The role of the Facilities Assistant is a full-time position that assists the Facilities Manager in the day-to-day upkeep, repair, and maintenance of the Church's property and equipment.

Qualifications
  • Born-Again Christian preferred
  • HS degree or training in a technical field
  • Teamwork, teachable and open attitude
  • Bilingual Chinese and English preferred

Responsibilities 
  • Assist Facilities Manager to maintain the facilities of the church, including building, grounds, equipment, furniture, and fixtures.
  • Check and ensure that facilities are clean. Assist with the set up of meeting rooms: furniture, chairs, tables, projectors, easels, flip charts, white boards, etc.
  • Perform physical tasks and check facilities. Assist with routine maintenance and replacement of supplies.
  • Perform minor maintenance of pool vehicles such as filling up gasoline, oil, and fluids. Assist in maintenance of other vehicles as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.