Full Time Solo Pastor

Palestine First Presbyterian Church

Palestine, IL 62451

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Category: Senior Pastor, Lead Pastor

Church Size: less than 100

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: November 16, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Church Mission/Vision Statement:
The mission of our church family is to give glory to God and share His grace and love throughout our community and the world. Our vision is to provide an atmosphere where people can joyfully experience the grace of God. We know what God wants of us today. It is the same thing He wanted in the year 2000 or in the year 1000: to serve him and to love others, which is one and the same thing.

About the Job:
We are looking for a pastor who is at ease and excited about the future of digital ministry while enjoying the setting of small-town, rural Illinois with its low cost of living, friendly atmosphere and community relationships.

Duties will include but are not limited to:
Worship service including a children's message
Bible Study
Nurturing the faith of our church family
Working collaboratively with our church's vision of ministry
Moderating Session meetings
Conducting weddings and funerals as needed
Pastoral care
Counseling as needed
Home and hospital visits
Loving us through the messiness of our lives
Nurturing their own spiritual growth through continuing education and adequate Sabbath time
Open to participating in local ministerial association

Benefits include: Competitive salary, provided housing, utilities stipend, health, dental and vision insurance

See our listing on Church Leadership Connection (CLC) for more information:
(Search: 10147)

New grads encouraged to apply.

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Mileage reimbursement
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance 

About Palestine First Presbyterian Church:

Palestine First Presbyterian Church serves God with simplicity and joy. Our in-person and online services are a vital component of our mission to reach beyond the walls of our sanctuary. We support community financial needs, food insecurity programs, educational initiatives, substance abuse recovery, and focuses on the beauty of connection to address the epidemic of loneliness.

We are located in historic Palestine, Illinois - the middle of everywhere - with a beautiful sanctuary and manse that is within walking distance to the schools, post office, market, pharmacy and Main Street.

Our church is a delightful and resilient congregation of approximately 50 members. We provide in-person services and live online broadcasts, along with Sunday school classes. We are in search of a pastor who resonates with the close-knit atmosphere of our rural community and desires to make Palestine their home. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Full Time Solo Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Not specified
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Church Size:
less than 100

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Michelle Goodwine
106 W. Market St.
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