Chadron Christian Church is seeking a pastor for our small church in the Pine Ridge of Northwest Nebraska. We would ask that any candidate with the talent and calling to our type of ministry would prayerfully consider if the Lord is leading you to our church.
We have a congregation of fifty plus attenders each week, but we are eager to grow our body so we can continue and further develop our ministry to the community. Our youth program is fairly large. Our church often sends and pays partially or completely for more young people to attend our church camp than some churches many times our size. We have a youth program that serves a meal each Wednesday evening with a teaching program that follows. Attendance averages in the forties. Many of these young people have no church home. We have seen some families attend because of this program. Some young people have come to the Lord. We have one young man currently attending Summit Christian College as a result of this ministry. Members of other evangelical churches let their children participate in our program and are willing to help and participate also.
We have a good relationship with the other evangelical churches in our community and we have good interfacing work with Fellowship of Christian Athletes which is very active in our community at the middle school, high school and college level. Our current pastor and members of the church are part of the FCA leadership and program development in the middle school and high school.
Our goal is to grow aggressively and rapidly so that we can minister to this community in a bigger and better way. We do not feel led to coast or maintain our current status. We want to double our attendance and beyond as quickly as possible. We seek an individual who is self-motivated, well organized, and has the ability to meet, minister, and love people into the kingdom of God. We have a strong core of elders, deacons and spiritually mature members who will provide spiritual, financial, participatory support and leadership to make this happen.
If you feel qualified and led by the Lord to this type of ministry, please send us a resume and a link to one of your messages. Our church is a brick facility built in 1966 that seats around 200 with a basement fellowship hall, kitchen and classrooms. Our parsonage was built in 1974. It is a four bedroom, two 1/2 bath ranch style home with a two car attached garage. It is four blocks from the CSC campus. All of our facilities are debt free and the church has operated debt free for many decades. Our total compensation package for our pastor would be in the $50,000 to $55,000 range.
Chadron is a college town of around 6,000 people with an additional population of 3,000 students at Chadron State College. Part of the Nebraska State College system, CSC has a array of undergraduate and graduate degrees. CSC has received many awards and commendations for its excellence in education and has one alumnus who is a Nobel prize winner. CSC has a strong Division II athletic program and is the alma mater of former NFL players Don Beebe and Danny Woodhead, both of whom have a strong Christian faith.
Chadron is located in the Pine Ridge which is the southernmost escarpment of the Black Hills which lie in South Dakota and Wyoming. Wyoming is fifty miles away and the South Dakota border is approximately eighteen miles. Tourism is a big draw to this area. Agriculture such as farming and ranching is prevalent. Much of the land is USDA forest and the divisional headquarters of the forest service is in Chadron. The Pine Ridge Job Corps is thirteen miles south of town. Chadron State Park, often listed as one of the top state parks in the country, is eight miles south. It is Nebraska’s oldest state park. Fort Robinson State Park is thirty miles west. Rich with history and historical land and buildings, Fort Robinson was the site of Crazy Horse’s death. The Black Hills of South Dakota are an hour north. Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Monument are an hour and a half north. The second largest city in South Dakota, Rapid City, is an hour and a half north. It has many shopping opportunities and superior medical facilities. Its large hospital is associated with the Mayo Clinic.
Chadron Christian Church
998 E 6th St, Chadron, NE 69337
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