The church that we are looking at is KUTA INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Known as KICC)
We are looking for Retired, or semi-Retired, (but not essential) to join a team of Pastors who would commit themselves for maybe 2 years to a time span of between 3-4 Months at a time. Which means that if we were able to have 4-6 Pastors, they would only need to be over there every 18 months or so. They may be able to give time every second year, and that would ok as well.
These Pastors would need to be of a Charismatic persuasion as this is where the church is heading and very comfortable in being who they are, and where they are at.
The Church is running about 100-120 on a given Sunday. 80% Indonesian, 15% Expats, and 5% Tourists. On certain given Sundays we can have up to 20-30 Tourist visit us from all around the world. It’s a great privilege to minister to them while they are on holidays.
We work with a council of the local church, but come under the umbrella of the local Synod.
The church supplies a car (8 seater), plus a 3 bedroom home plus study. There is a small remuneration, which helps to cover petrol and some food. (This is very much in house). All Airfares are paid for by the Pastor coming, but Visa’s the Synod will pay for. (about $170) We are not a wealthy church by any means, but in respect to their commitment to giving they do quite well under the circumstances.
It is very much an English speaking congregation, where most of the Indonesians speak fairly good English, while the others are trying to brush up on their English, so coming to an English speaking church really helps them.
The church was originally set up by a Bishop in the Local area, who still attends the Church. He is now in his 80s. He set it up particularly for the expats and the tourists, boy has he fought a battle for them, plus to keep it an English speaking congregation.