Senior Pastor


La Crescent Evangelical Free Church

La Crescent, MN USA

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as LEFC’s senior pastor.
  • Support the church through consistent prayer and study of God’s word.
  • Prepare and present sermons.
  • Coordinate, as needed, with the worship leader and the small group leader so sermon concepts may be incorporated in these respective ministries.
  • Regularly direct and meet with other pastoral staff along with overseeing assigned ministries.
  • Participate in pastoral and member care tasks like communication, counseling, prayer, discipleship, evangelism, etc.
  • Actively participate in the Elder Council.
  • Lead discussions on assigned topics.
  • Engage in discussions in which other elders lead.
  • Receive and provide sermon feedback.
  • Prepare and present regular updates on projects and efforts at members meetings
  • Supervise non pastoral staff.
  • Complete other duties and/or special projects as needed. (We will expand on this once our pastor is selected and the gift mix of the entire staff is assessed.)

You should have:

  • Master of Divinity degree with three (3) years’ experience in regular preaching or teaching of God’s word and elder level leadership OR
  • Bachelor’s degree with six (6) years’ experience in regular preaching OR teaching of God’s word and elder level leadership OR
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in regular preaching or teaching of God’s word and elder level leadership.

Character evidencing biblical pastoral qualifications including:

  • A personal testimony of salvation with a present, abiding, passionate relationship with Christ.
  • A life in compliance with the teaching of Scripture and the example of our Lord, including current regular fellowship with God in prayer and Bible study.
  • A current active member of a local church.
  • Christ-like spirit in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity. Demonstrates patience, humility and gentleness.
  • Sober-minded and self-controlled; living in freedom from any enslaving addiction such as porn, alcohol, drugs, food, video games, a love of money etc.
  • Respectable, hospitable and maintains a Christian home. A faithful husband, striving to love his wife as Christ loves the church (if married) and seeking to raise his children (if any) to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Fully committed to preach the word as taught, able to give instruction in sound doctrine and rebuke those who contradict it.
  • Able to move near or to La Crescent, MN in a timely manner and eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred: Experience in a supervisory position

Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan contribution
  • Medical Reimbursement plan
  • Social Security stipend
  • PTO
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Bereavement and Paternity Leaves
  • Professional Expense stipend
  • Continuing Education reimbursement
  • Relocation stipend available based on need

As the first step of your application, please email your full resume complete with your contact information to [email protected].

Next is to fill out out pre-interview questionnaire at

We will contact you about next steps.