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Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles – Associate Pastor

110 W. Woodward Ave

Position Type

Associate Pastor


Baptist (SBC)

Ministry Area


Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

Our church and our English Lead Pastor are looking for a gifted, full-time pastor to share the preaching duties and be the primary person overseeing and deepening the adult small groups, Sunday school and other trainings.

• Ability to preach in a relevant, engaging, impactful and memorable way.
• Agrees with the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) and is a strong supporter of the SBC and its collaborative outreach ministries (i.e. IMB, NAMB, etc.).
• Mature believer with a growing and vibrant faith who lives out the Great Commission.
• Shows a commitment of love and service to the local church.
• Experience with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-generational churches and the community they serve (MBCLA is located in Alhambra, CA, with a population that is 45% Asian, 45% Hispanic and 10% Anglo).
• Ability to speak Spanish and/or Mandarin is an asset, but not required.
• A great team player with excellent maturity and people skills.
• Seminary trained; having an MDiv degree is an asset, but not required.
• Meets biblical qualifications for a pastor/elder found in Titus 1:5-9 and I Timothy 3:1-7
• A minimum of 2-3 years of pastoral (or comparable) experience desired.

• Oversees, equips and trains the adult Sunday School teachers; determines the schedule for the year-long Sunday school classes.
• Cultivates vibrant small groups that integrate the Word of God in the lives of its members to exhibit characters of openness, vulnerability and deep, committed relationships.
• Shepherds, equips and trains adult small group leaders to ensure their overall health and effectiveness in their ability to teach God’s Word.
• Plans enrichment, parenting, and marriage seminars utilizing the resources of MBCLA or outside special speakers.
• Collaborates with a team to plan special seminars and events aimed at equipping the congregation and open to outside guests.
• Works closely with the English Lead Pastor and staff to create an ethos in the church that embodies our purpose statement and key behaviors (below).

• Oversees and maintains the budget for the equipping and small groups ministries.
• Reserves rooms and resources for equipping ministry events including weekly Bible Study and special events in conjunction with the church’s administrative staff.

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