Job Opportunities

Senior Pastor

Religious | Other

United Church of Bogota
Carrera 4 #69-06
Bogota, CO 11022



Posted: May 14, 2024

Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2024


The United Church of Bogotá (UCB) seeks its next Senior Pastor. The candidate should be a

collaborative, strategic visionary with a mindset and gifting for managing personnel and

resources in a complex, culturally dynamic, and transitory international church. Our next pastor

should embrace the ambiguity of leading a multi-denominational church which includes a

plethora of nationalities and denominational backgrounds, while still functioning internally as a

Presbyterian and winsomely Reformed church. His heart should beat for reaching the lost,

cross-cultural missions, and multiplication through church planting and coaching future

ministerial candidates.

Salary: >=$90K


  • Five years (preferred) of pastoral experience in the local church, parachurch, or campus


● Ordained or ordainable in a Reformed and (preferably) Presbyterian denomination

● Native English speaker and willingness to learn Spanish

● Willingness to relocate to Bogotá, Colombia

● Embodiment of grace and the ability to cultivate and continue a culture of grace

throughout UCB and her ministry teams

How to Apply

The United Church of Bogotá is one of the world!s oldest international churches, with roots

dating back to 1867. Historically, UCB has experienced seasons of flourishing and seasons of

struggles. Her identity has morphed from evangelical to mainline interdenominational to more

stagnant and theologically liberal and most recently back to her biblical roots. Today UCB is a

thriving, multi-denominational, Bible-based church ministering to the English-speaking

community in Bogotá. We are a diverse fellowship of Christians who want to encounter God in

worship and experience the impact of his grace on every part of our lives and in our world. As a

church that prioritizes serving the globally mobile in our midst, we invest strategically in ministry

to the next generation, community life among our diverse and transitory family, and outreach to

the unreached.

With all its cultural complexities, the international church is often a place with fewer power

dynamics than churches in a more monocultural setting. There is a general ethos of

collaboration across cultures and denominational lines that makes pastoring an international

church a gracious learning environment for someone new to local church ministry or ministry

abroad. UCB currently employs a gifted and seasoned Pastor of Youth and Families who is

eager to focus on next generation ministry, discipleship in the church, and leading a partnered

Mission to the World team. Our existing pastor will serve as a local and cultural coach as the

new pastor wades into the intricacies of living and ministering overseas. Additionally, our current

funding model, priority to pay our pastors in USD, and ongoing need for two pastors

necessitates that our Senior Pastor raises some additional support (depending on life and family

circumstances) through our U.S. 501C-3.

Primary Contact: Andrew Baxley


Phone: +57 3112862478

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