Pastor Senior Pastor

We are looking for a Malaysian pastor, or a pastor with a Malaysian wife, or someone with significant exposure/prior experience in a Malaysian church to come serve at our Kuala Lumpur church as Pastor / Senior Pastor.

The church is located in central Kuala Lumpur, a culturally diverse city at the crossroads of Asia with a multi-religious population. It also has a vibrant expatriate community and immigrant groups.

- Preaching and Conduct of Worship
- Preach dynamic, expository messages based on the Bible with strong application to daily life. Develop a preaching plan to ensure consistency and high quality sermons and worship services.
- Provide leadership in worship services, work with the Worship Committee to ensure the services run smoothly
- Administer the sacraments in partnership with the elders, deacons and other church staff
- To take the lead in the Prayer ministry together with other pastors

Pastoral Care
- Provide leadership in pastoral care for the needs of the congregation in partnership with the elders, deacons and church staff
- This includes pastoral duties such as home visitations, counseling, prayers, officiating weddings, funerals and hospital visits as may arise from time to time

- Work with the Session/leadership team and various ministry leaders to provide spiritual oversight towards fulfilling the vision and mission of the church
- Support Session and ministry leadership in building up the ministries in the church. Support, promote and encourage the ministries, build on top of what they are doing, guide them in accordance to Scripture.
- The pastor’s primary focus is God and his word. The pastor is also accountable to the Session and to the members of St Andrews Presbyterian Church.

Evangelism and Discipleship
- Build disciples of Christ and equipping the church for various works of ministry
- Identifying the needs of the congregation and working on fulfilling these needs with grace and charity
- Work with the leadership team in developing missions and outreach programs based on the mission and vision of the church.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics
- Minimum of 7 years experience as a full-time Pastor
- Have a close personal relationship with God
- Relevant biblical degree
- Strong sense of God’s calling
- Ordained in a reformed tradition, preferably Presbyterian
- Fluent in English with strong verbal and written communication skills
- Able to lead a multi-cultural congregation, able to understand diverse communities, able to work with groups of all ages and able to shepherd them
- Commitment to expository preaching, biblical teaching and pastoral counseling
- Be actively involved in leading the congregation to grow in faith and live out the faith daily
- Be an energetic team player with the ability to demonstrate initiative and resilience
- Able to build community and fellowship, developing trust, collaboration and mutual respect
- Cherish and respect existing traditions and culture, seeking to build on all that is good and to foster harmony amongst the congregation
- Committed to maintain and enhance knowledge, skills and abilities for the work through continuous learning