Has the Lord called and equipped you to serve as a solo pastor in rural America? Have you discovered the joy of serving the local church as a general practitioner? Do you seek to embody three vital relationships: reaching up to the Lord, reaching into the church, and reaching out to the community?
Then, the Lord may be preparing you to serve the Martin Baptist Church as its next pastor.
The next pastor of Martin Baptist Church will have the privilege of preaching the Word of God in a way that is biblical and relevant, planning and leading the Sunday Services of the congregation in such a way as to draw people into sincere and meaningful participation, leading a core group of dedicated volunteers towards the realization of the congregation’s mission, providing pastoral care and spiritual direction for those navigating difficult decisions, challenging circumstances, and life’s major transitions, and serving as an ambassador for Christ and the church in the community.
Martin Baptist Church is a historic and healthy multi-generational congregation serving a twenty-mile radius around Martin, North Dakota. The church was incorporated in 1897 and has been faithfully serving the Lord since that time. The congregation recently completed a season of self-study led by an Interim Pastor. During this season, the congregation clarified its mission to Glorify God, Grow in love, and Go—making disciples. Today, the Sunday morning worship service attendance averages 40 adults and 18 children, ranging in age from newborn to 13.
The city of Martin, with its 80 residents, is located in central North Dakota, about ten miles from Harvey (population 1800). Harvey includes a hospital, school, and other community services. The closest larger population areas are Minot, located about 65 miles to the northwest, and Bismarck, located about 100 miles to the southwest. Both of these cities have larger shopping opportunities, airports, and more complete medical services.
If you would like to apply, go here to begin a conversation.