Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church in Hardin, Montana, a member in good standing with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, has begun a search for her next Senior Pastor. This ninety-seven year old congregation, with a renewed commitment to make disciples transformed by the Word of God, seeks a general practitioner who excels in preaching and leadership. The ideal candidate for Christ E&R will thrive in a small community wherein relationships of love and integrity supplement pastoral gifting. In addition, the ideal candidate will affirm the Reformed faith as expressed in the Heidelberg Catechism, hold a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary, be ordained as a pastor by a Reformed body, have at least five years of pastoral experience, flourish in a multicultural rural context, and possess a passion to extend the witness of Christ and His Church in the local community.
The “Big Sky Country” of Montana represents the untamed, the wild, the natural. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are starting points. Between the parks lie mountains that don’t have names yet, in ranges you’ve never heard of. Scattered in their valleys, you’ll find small towns like Hardin, an agricultural community bordered by the Big Horn Mountains and the Crow Nation Indian Reservation. Fifty miles east of Billings, Hardin is the seat of Big Horn County and home of the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area.
In one of his books, John Steinbeck once spoke of his feelings for Montana. He noted that he felt admiration, respect, and even affection for other States, but with Montana, it was love, and that love is something that is difficult to analyze when one finds themselves in it. Here in Southeast Montana, we aren’t surprised by the words of John Steinbeck. Anybody who has lived here, visited here, or driven through here knows that with Montana, it is love. We know that when you visit Southeast Montana, drive its highways, dirt roads, scenic routes and historic trails, you too will find it difficult to analyze the feelings you experience.
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