Lead Pastor


Grace Church

Grantsburg, Wisconsin United States

A Master of Divinity from a conservative seminary is preferred.
Another ministry related master’s degree with a strong emphasis on church leadership and theology is also acceptable.
A bachelor’s degree in a theology/ministry related field combined with strong pastoral experience may be substituted for a master’s degree.
Previous experience in a pastoral role is highly desired. In the absence of pastoral experience, appropriate part time or volunteer experience may be substituted.
Evidence of a heart for ministry in a rural or very small town setting is required.
Must be a man of prayer and a man of the Word, sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is saying to Grace Church.

Along with the other Elders, provide spiritual oversight of the church.
Preach and teach at weekend services at least 45 weeks a year.
Preaching and teaching must be Biblically based and focused on the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Preach, teach, counsel and interact with others with a view towards building up the body by equipping the saints for the work of ministry.
Continuously evaluate worship services, activities, mid week programming, special events and ministries of the church for effectiveness in shaping ethos, congregational participation and effectiveness in reaching ministry goals.
Lead the church in developing annual planning in the areas of discipleship of current believers of all ages and evangelism of those in our area who do not yet know Christ.
Function as Chief Operating Officer of the church. Supervise all other pastors, other staff and volunteer ministry leaders.
Must be a Servant Leader, Relational, have Administrative skill sets and be a fruitful, biblical teacher of Grace Church mission and vision. Be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and in a loving, biblical manner. Must be able to tactfully unite people with varying perspectives to advance harmony, love and achieve common goals. Must be an effective preacher who is rightly able to handle the word of God.

Base salary range is between $55,000 and $70,000 depending on experience. The church will provide either a parsonage or housing allowance as agreed by the Pastor and Executive board.
The church will also contribute to the Pastor’s Converge Retirement Account.
A small accountable reimbursement budget is available to help with church related expenses.
We do not currently provide health or life insurance coverage.
Vacation time of between 2-6 weeks per year is available depending on years of pastoral and other ministry experience, and years at Grace.
Additional time off due to illness or recovery from accident or surgery is available IAW written policy.
After 5 years of pastoral service at Grace, the pastor is eligible for a sabbatical.

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