The First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point (IN) has begun a search for an Associate Pastor who will build and strengthen lives of individuals and the congregational life of the church in line with its vision of helping people begin, belong and become. As a member of the Pastoral Team led by Pastor Joel Sheeres, the Associate Pastor will have opportunities to share in every aspect of pastoral ministry, including preaching, teaching, leading worship, community outreach, pastoral care, and administration.
The First Christian Reformed Church is a thriving and growing congregation of over 800 members, of which nearly 300 have joined in the last five years. First Church is also a multi-generational church that tilts young with 35% of the members under the age of 23 and another 34% 22-44 years age. The congregation’s vision for ministry is to encourage people to Begin a spiritual journey with the Lord, Belong to Christ and his church, and to Become the kind of Christian who leads others to Jesus.
The ideal candidate for this position will be gifted by the Spirit with a pastor’s heart, enjoy working in a team environment, score high in the area of social intelligence, be a competent communicator, and possess the aptitude to “make the plan and work the plan.” The candidate will also have earned a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary and will be ordained or prepared for ordination within the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
The city of Crown Point, which includes nearly 30,000 people, has a hometown atmosphere, with its historic downtown square (anchored by the Old Lake County Courthouse), numerous unique shops, parks, golf courses, and more; yet Crown Point is in close proximity with Chicago and Lake Michigan beaches. It is also the home of Crown Point Christian School.
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