Job Opportunities

Chinese Pastor (Full-Time)

Post date: March 2021
Status: Full-Time
Compensation: TBD
Contact: Email Peter via [email protected] with subject line 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 preaching & English speaking and writing; other dialects or languages are a plus
Education: Graduate-level seminary training; M.Div. or higher preferred
Experience: Ordained pastor with Chinese ministry experience and a minimum 3 years of pastoral experience in North America
Ministry Style: Must be a team player who is comfortable functioning within a multiple language-staff structure
Spiritual Gifts: Preaching, teaching, and leadership
Doctrines: Non-charismatic evangelical; must be in full agreement with WHCC’s doctrinal statement

 

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

Children’s Minister/Director (Full-Time)

Post date: June 2018
Status: Full-Time
Compensation: TBD
Contact: Email [email protected] with the subject line RE: Children’s Minister/Director Position

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 church 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 benefit 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 multi-cultural 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 communication skills
  • Agrees with WHCC’s statement of faith 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Refine and cast the 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 up-to-date 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 teachers’ retreats, appreciation events, and annual teacher trainings

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 church-wide events (prayer meetings,Good Friday program, church retreats, missions conferences, Christmas Eve service, etc.)
  • Develop new children programs as needed within our church and the greater community

Care Ministry

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

Children’s Ministry Associate (Full-Time)

Post date: April 2021
Status: Full-Time
Compensation: TBD
Contact: Email [email protected] with the subject line RE: Children’s Ministry Associate

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 church 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 benefit 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
  • 3-5 Years of experience in the Children’s Ministry preferred
  • Collaborative team player who can work with multi-cultural staff and environment
  • Self-starter who can support the Children’s ministry and volunteers
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks at the same time with strong organizational, people, and communication skills
  • Agrees with WHCC’s statement of faith 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Refine and cast the 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 up-to-date on trends, teaching methods, materials, promotional ideas, and other children’s ministry techniques

Special Programs

  • Try to coordinate and collaborate with various teams for special programs (Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day performances, Infant dedication) as needed.
  • Assist and provide resources for children’s programs for church-wide events (prayer meetings, Good Friday program, church retreats, missions conference, Christmas evening service, etc.)
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of Children’s Ministry events or programs, such as Teachers’ Retreat, Teacher Appreciation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, VBS.

Caring Ministry

  • Build relationships and communicate with parents and families whose primary language is Chinese.
  • Build relationships and communicate with teachers and volunteers whose primary language is Chinese.
  • Send regular updates on the ministry and prayer requests to teacher and parents