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Senior Minister

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 senior 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 administrative assistant and youth minister.

Essential Functions

  • Teach God’s truth during weekly sermons, Bible studies, classes, and other events (e.g., weddings, funerals, visitations, youth camps, etc.).
  • Exhibit compassion during care visits.
  • Actively build relationships within the community and congregation.
  • Profess that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, the life, and the head of the church, as well as that the Bible is the ultimate source of faith.
  • Collaborate closely with the children’s ministry group to maximize the spiritual development of kids
  • Create new ministries as needs and opportunities arise.
  • Train and encourage volunteers who desire to minister or serve others.
  • Nurture families to strengthen their relationship with Christ and with each other.
  • Make and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community.
  • Manage the ministry budget.


Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to minister to members from diverse backgrounds
  • Effective public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the First of Church of Christ
  • Organization of programming, events, and publications
  • Innovative ideas to engage the community and congregation

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter, resume and three to five references. Thank You for your Interest in this position and in our church family!

First Church of Christ
772 N. 2nd
Cherokee, IA 51012


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First Church of Christ
772 N. 2nd
Cherokee, IA 51012



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