Senior Pastor

Administration and operations; Counseling; Evangelism; Family ministry; Multicultural ministry; Pastor
Full time with benefits

Abby Free Church

Abbotsford, WI
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Job Description

What you will do:

• Be a lead pastor, a shepherd/teacher who understands and can explain the gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the implications.
• Preach and teach the Word of God with enthusiasm and perform other pastoral duties including communion, weddings, funerals, baptisms, dedications, etc.
• Regularly meet and participate with elders to mediate/mentor provide leadership, counseling and encouragement.
• Work with leadership groups to instill a servants heart.
• Support the mission of Abby EFC and the North Central EFCA District.

You might be a good candidate for the position if you have:
• A servant’s heart; with a passion to inspire others to follow Christ
• A deep biblical knowledge
• Effective communication skills
• Ability to navigate the pastorate with the elders as first among equals
• Ability to accomplish objectives through others, to lead and develop leaders
• Ability to work regular hours and be available to congregation
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• Ability to negotiate sensitive situations, provide counseling and resolve conflicts
• Ability to appropriately handle confidential information
• An understanding and skills in congregational rules as set forth by the EFCA

Who we’re looking for—A candidate who:

• Has a personal testimony of salvation and history of servanthood to Christ
• Has at least a Bachelor’s degree in biblical studies
• Is ordained or willing to be ordained by the Evangelical Free Church
• Has formal education in biblical studies, ministry and theology
• Has experience in preaching / teaching God’s Word
• Is a current active member of a Bible based church
• Has proven ability to skillfully manage details
• Has proficiency in Microsoft applications
• Agrees with the EFCA Statement of Faith and the constitution & bylaws of our church.

About this Church

Abby Free Church is a small rural community church located in Abbotsford, Wisconsin—a village of about 1500 residents. It is located in central Wisconsin, midway between Minnesota’s Twin Cities and Green Bay, Wisconsin. It is comprised of hard-working families committed to serving God and loving our neighbors. Each Sunday 90-110 people gather together to connect and discover what it means to follow Jesus. It is also an affiliate of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Our worship service is typically comprised of contemporary music provided by internal groups, public reading of scripture and a biblical based sermon. Congregants either belong to or are encouraged to belong to a small bible study group and Sunday school is provided to everyone prior to Sunday morning worship. We also provide outreach to the community by providing Ladies teas, Vacation bible school, CORE youth group, men’s and women’s small bible study groups, a mission team and multiple other ministries.