12012 Yale Court
Irvine, California 92620
(714) 669-1700

Job OPPORTUNITY - Functional Minister-Mandarin Ministry

Functional Minister-Mandarin Ministry

Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County
12012 Yale Court, Irvine, CA 92620 714-669-1700

The Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County is a multi-language (Mandarin - 21%, Cantonese - 52%, and English & Youth – 27%) family oriented church located in Irvine, CA. To see how God has been working in our church, please visit www.cbccoc.org. As God is blessing us with dynamic growth, we are currently seeking a Mandarin Ministry Pastor (reporting to the Senior Pastor) to provide leadership and shepherding to our Mandarin speaking congregation. If you sense God’s calling to serve Him in this capacity, please submit a resume and contact information to the Personnel Committee at pastoralsearch@cbccoc.org.

Ministry Focus

The Mandarin Functional Minister will assist the Mandarin Pastor to develop and shepherd comprehensive ministry for our Mandarin-Speaking congregation that will train up disciples of Christ, integrate all the ministry programs into the overall Church body.

Staff Relationship

The Mandarin Functional Minister is responsible to the Mandarin Pastor and the Senior Pastor, who will supervise, evaluate and provide a report of evaluation to the Personnel Committee and the Deacon Body. The Mandarin Functional Minister will also work with the pastoral staff to support primarily the Mandarin Ministry in coordination with all the other ministries of the Church.


A. Shall be a Biblically-based, spirit-filled Christian, ascribing to the vision and values of Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County. Theological position is consistent with the doctrinal statement of CBCCOC and “The Baptist Faith and Message” of the Southern Baptist Convention.

B. Shall have completed seminary training with a Master of Divinity Degree (M. Div.) at an accredited seminary, or equivalent (e.g., a Master’s Degree in Christian Education with one year experience in pastoral ministry).

C. Shall maintain healthy family relationships. If married, spouse and/or children are supportive of the minister’s ministry.

D. Shall be able to work within a multi-language, multi-cultural, and multi-congregational environment. Experience with and understanding of Chinese culture is required. Is able to give counsel or to direct to others more qualified to provide counsel. Is able to provide pastoral counseling or to direct to more qualified counselors.

E. Must be proficient in Mandarin and English, both written and oral.

F. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

G. Must be legally able to work and reside in the USA.

Principal Duties

Nurture the Mandarin speaking congregation, through regular preaching and teaching God’s word.

Directly administer or by delegated oversight, equip and assist Mandarin Ministry volunteers in

developing, planning, conducting, organizing, evolving, and evaluating the following areas of ministries

at CBCCOC including (but not limited to):

Adult Worship (Preaching)
Adult Sunday School (Teaching)
Adult Fellowships (Peace Fellowship, Joy Fellowship, Peace Joy Fellowship, Seeds Fellowship, Morning Light Fellowship)
Outreach and Evangelism

Administrative Responsibilities

1. Ministry Vision/Strategy: Assist the Mandarin Pastor to set vision and goals for the Mandarin Ministry, which would be in alignment with the church’s vision, values, and goals.

2. Curriculum: Assist the Sunday School Director and Fellowship Leaders to obtain, develop, or review all curricula used in Mandarin Ministry, particularly in the areas of Bible teaching, worship, discipleship, service, fellowship, and personal evangelism.

3. Meetings: participate at weekly pastoral staff meetings, weekly prayer meetings, monthly Business Meetings, Church Council and Fellowship Leaders meetings. Meet with the Mandarin Pastor weekly to consult, inform and discuss any ministry-related issues.

4. Pastoral Care: Visit with families and friends assigned by the Mandarin Pastor from the Mandarin Congregation, especially in times of crises, evangelistic opportunities, or to follow up with new visitors. Provide pastoral care to designated individuals and families (Deacon Family List).

5. Budget: By participating in the church’s budget planning process, prepare and manage the designated fellowship budget for current and upcoming years.

6. Office Hours: Devote a minimum of 16 hours per week in the church office.

7. Personal Growth: Continue to grow and develop with a teachable spirit through attending conferences, seminars, classes, or through personal study. Keep abreast of ministry trends and resources in order to serve the Mandarin Congregation.

Ministerial Responsibilities

1. Assist brothers and sisters (within designated fellowship groups) to develop a personal relationship with Jesus, leading to spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:11-13) through discipleship training.

2. Teach the whole counsel of God so that our people will develop a solid Biblical foundation and worldview, with the goal of firmly grounding them in the truth so that they will live to glorify the Lord. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

3. Participate in the development of strategy to assist our people in living their lives aligned with the four steps of our CBCCOC Discipleship Process, i.e. Connect/Grow/Serve/ Go.

4. Assist our people to discover their gifting and place within the church, and give opportunities for them to practice and begin to discover their calling to serve within the larger church body.

5. Be a visible support to our people whenever possible and also support them in prayer.

6. Form lasting appropriate relationships with brothers and sisters.

7. Work with the Pastoral Staff in developing campus and community outreach ministries.