Lead Pastor

Full time with benefits

Grace EFC

Mason City, IA
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Job Description

The role of the Lead Pastor of Preaching and Vision (LP) is to oversee the communications, spiritual health and direction of the church with the advisory oversight of the Grace Church Board of Elders.

This will require his adherence to the EFCA Statement of Faith, and a firm grasp of the beliefs, values and strategy of Grace Church and the ability to align staff and key leadership teams with its mission.

  • The Lead Pastor will offer pastoral leadership to the congregation alongside the elders.
  • The Lead Pastor will ensure that the systems, practices and policies of the church responsibly and effectively support its ministry activities.

About this Church

Our desire is to reach the lost, build identity in Christ and serve with purpose where we live, work and play. Grace Church is an influential, Christ-centered church in Mason City, Iowa (population 30,000) and is a member of the Evangelical Free Church of America. “Where stands it written,” is key to the EFCA because we believe what the Scriptures teach; therefore we affirm what the Scriptures teach when developing theology and the lifestyle choices which are an outgrowth of that theology. Grace Church is seeking a new Lead Pastor who will stand on the truth and authority of God’s Word, lead our staff and congregation in our mission and cast vision for the next generation of Christ followers. Our seasoned staff of time-tested leaders (5 full time & 6 part time) is eagerly anticipating serving alongside a collaborative leader. He will be a real-life example of Christ where he lives, works and plays.

We currently offer two Sunday services with an average attendance of 400. Our church serves the broader area known as “North Iowa,” extending to surrounding counties and communities. The annual budget exceeds one million dollars, and the church is on track to be debt free by 12/31/23. Our church facility is situated in a prime location on 20 acres of land, in town. We are surrounded by neighborhoods and only blocks away from elementary, middle and high schools. Grace continues to find new ways to utilize the property; hosting athletic practices, conferences and concerts, and events that benefit the community.

We are excited to be part of what God is doing and anticipating where He is going to take us as we serve North Iowa and beyond with our next Lead Pastor.