Looking for a pastoral position that focuses on relationships more than administration?
Drawn to the pastoral theology of Eugene Peterson?
Dreaming about country living for contemporary times?
Don’t mind living 97 miles away from a Starbucks?
Then God may be preparing you to serve as the pastor of the Faith Community Church in Wishek, North Dakota. This congregation is busy praying, “Lord, send us a pastor who will love us and who we will love” because they believe that love will help them grow closer as a church family, grow in ministry to their community, and, ultimately, bring them into a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Faith Community Church was founded in 1951 as a Congregational Church. After a series of denominational mergers, it affiliated with the United Church of Christ. But in 2017, after a thorough process of examination of its mission and values, the congregation affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. In the wake of that decision, the congregation enjoys a season of health and growth, aided by the leadership of Rev. Leroy Boender, their Interim Pastor. Now this congregation of about 120 active people is eager to live out their mission to raise up Christ-centered believers, who extend fellowship and grace within the congregation, and readily share their faith with those they encounter in their daily lives, and welcome all to join their body of believers.
The ideal candidate for the position is a seminary-trained servant of the Lord with excellent social and communication skills who follows the prompting of the Holy Spirit as he or she preaches biblical & relevant sermons, leads worship services, provides pastoral care for the congregation, and influences the decision-making processes through humble, servant leadership. The ideal candidate is also characterized by a growing commitment to both Jesus Christ and His bride, as well as a deep love for both the Scriptures and the Reformed tradition.
Wishek, North Dakota is a vibrant rural community (population 1,000) with thriving small businesses, a hospital and medical clinic, a retirement living center with nursing and assisted-living care, a top-notch school system, excellent opportunities for hunting and fishing, a nine-hole golf course, a public library, and a wonderful city park and swimming pool (that is full most every day in the summer). Some say that Wishek is secretly “the best small town in North Dakota.”
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, contact us here! If not, please forward this announcement to a friend or colleague who you think may be a good fit. Thanks in advance for your help.