The Federated Church of Sandwich, IL anticipates the next movement of the Spirit. Towards that end, it has begun a search for its next Senior Pastor who, as a general practitioner, will lead worship, teach the Word, pray with and for the congregation, encourage and develop lay leadership, and demonstrate administrative leadership. Ideally, the next Senior Pastor will have experience serving the local church, have earned a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary, and be ordained (or willing to seek ordination) as a minister by the American Baptist Churches.
The Federated Church might be most accurately described as a blended family. Two congregations, one of American Baptists USA and one of Presbyterians USA joined together many years ago to become one. The congregations is a family of diverse backgrounds, life situations, and even differing faith backgrounds. As with a blended family of brothers and sisters, the congregation has grown in the practices of respect, acceptance, and love. It has resolved to remain a family bonded by love in service to the Lord who has transformed their lives.
The Federated Church campus is located in Sandwich, IL. The congregation includes individuals from the towns of Sandwich, Somonauk and Plano. These three communities include about 25,000 people of which 7,400 live in Sandwich, a semi-rural town located sixty miles west of Chicago, Illinois. Sandwich is blessed by the presence of the Valley West Community Hospital, the Dickson Valley Retreat Center, excellent schools, rail transit to Chicago, and Lake Holiday, a private lake community built in the 1970’s.
If interested in learning more about this unique opportunity, contact ChapterNext. Should you not have personal interest, please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues. Thanks in advance for any consideration you provide.