Interim Pastor of International Church – Prague, Czech Republic
LENGTH OF SERVICE
Faith Community Church, an international English-speaking congregation in Prague, is seeking an Interim Pastor to guide our church during a transitional period of 12-18 months.
Founded in 2007 by Pastor Phil Davis, Faith has been faithfully served by Pastor Davis, who has served for the past 16 years. Recently, Pastor Davis stepped back from the pastorate to pursue a new ministry role with Serge, leaving behind a legacy of faithful ministry that we deeply appreciate.
At Faith Community Church, we welcome a diverse group of congregants from various backgrounds and nationalities. On average, we gather about 80 congregants for our worship service each Sunday, with a committed membership of approximately 30 individuals. Our church family includes long-term members of over 10 years, Erasmus students on short-term study abroad programs, and tourists seeking a place of worship during their visits—and everything in between.
As part of the International Presbyterian Church (IPC) denomination, Faith Community Church adheres to core beliefs aligned with the IPC’s principles, which can be found on our website.
About the Context:
Prague is the dynamic capital of the Czech Republic known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and multicultural ambiance.
The city thrives as a hub for arts and humanities, hosting year-round festivals, exhibitions, and theater performances. Tourists flock from all corners of the globe to witness famous landmarks and experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Prague’s comprehensive and reliable public transportation system facilitates the exploration of its diverse neighborhoods, with shops, cafes, and parks.
Faith Community Church is situated in the Letná neighborhood of Prague, in the proximity of two large parks within a short walking distance from our church building. During warmer months, it’s common to head to the beer garden in Letenské sady after the Sunday service for dinner.
Preaching/Teaching: Lead preaching most Sundays, plan and organize sermon series, and facilitate other teaching opportunities, seminars, and Bible studies
Staff Oversight: Manage and lead a small staff team (currently including a worship leader, admin, and children’s ministry coordinator – all part-time), conducting staff meetings and strategizing for future ministry initiatives
Shepherding: Oversee the shepherding and pastoral care of church members and regular attenders, collaborating with IPC elders to ensure comprehensive care
Officer Coordination: Facilitate officer meetings, collaborate with deacons on budget and facility matters, and work with elders on vision-casting and strategy development
Church Ministry: Recruit, support, and offer discipleship opportunities for volunteer ministry leaders while fostering partnerships with local ministries (e.g., Youth Praha, Dignity, and Teen Challenge)
Requirements and Critical Qualities:
- A genuine love for people and a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ
- A heart for Biblical worship, leadership abilities, a commitment to Scriptural truth, and a passion for prayer
- A willingness to live in Prague for 12-18 months
- Self-funded or already supported through a sending organization
- Holds qualifications and is willing to go through the teaching elder ordination process in the IPC
- Demonstrated ability to engage and lead individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Capacity to thrive and serve effectively in a cross-cultural setting
- Enthusiasm and genuine interest in immersing oneself in local life in Prague
Serge is an international missions agency that believes we believe we need the gospel as much as anyone we are trying to reach. We want to see the power of God’s grace transform your own life and motivate and sustain you to move into the lives of others.
We want your ministry to be sustainable – our dedicated Member Care Team comes alongside you personally and proactively – providing tangible support for your entire length of service.