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As a body of believers who simply want to love one another and grow in our relationship with God, First Church of Christ in Cherokee, Iowa, seeks applications for a pastor who provides administrative and spiritual leadership for the congregation. The position reports directly to the Board of Elders and includes the supervision of part-time staff.

Qualifications to include:

  • Committed to the mission and values of the First Church of Christ.
  • Be a graduate of Restoration Movement college or seminary with background and understanding in the Christian Church or Churches of Christ.
  • Be a strong biblical preacher, teaching God’s truth during weekly sermons, Bible studies and classes, working to inspire, teach and guide the congregation.
  • Be committed to creating a standard of excellence in worship, teaching, and serving others.
  • Be a demonstrated leader, yet willing to work in a team environment that would include elders, deacons, secretarial staff and multiple volunteers in an effort to advance the kingdom.
  • Must be effective in public speaking, writing and interpersonal communication skills as well as organizing programs, events, and publications.
  • Willing to locate in Cherokee, making connections with people living in proximity to the local are and be actively involved in community outreach.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify member talents, be willing to encourage or train volunteers who desire to minister or serve others.
  • Actively build and maintain positive relationships with the congregation and the community through Bible studies, classes, or other events.
  • Collaborate closely with the children’s ministry to maximize the spiritual development of children.
  • Manage the ministry budget in cooperation with the Board of Elders and Deacons.

Interested persons should submit materials to

Physical Address:
Church of Christ
772 N. 2nd Street
Cherokee, Iowa 51012

Nancy Nelson

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