The National Mission Board is looking for a bi-vocational pastor to revitalize a church in Busseyville, WI.
The church is in a rural location and has had stable leadership for 50+ years. Sadly, the long-term pastor recently passed away. Now the church is looking for new leadership to help lead the congregation into this next season of ministry.
The church can pay roughly $2,000 / month in total compensation.
Here is some additional information about the church, according to the president of the church board...
1. We currently have 22 members with average weekly attendance 16-20, so we are a very small congregation. Almost all are retired.
2. The Busseyville Church is located in a rural area, about 4 miles from Edgerton (a town of about 5,000) and about 8 miles from Fort Atkinson (a town of about 12,000). Janesville, population 60,000, is located about 15 miles to the south. Structurally, the church building is in pretty good shape.
3. Due to our rural location and declining farm population, our membership has steadily declined. Besides our need for a pastor, our greatest need is for new members. We do not have any younger members, and there do not seem to be a lot of farm children around like in the old days.
4. What we need in a pastor is someone willing to take on a challenge, as our church is declining. We would probably need someone with a second job due to our limited finances and unavailability of a parsonage. Ideally, we would like someone whose focus is on Jesus and who can relate biblical teachings to our daily lives.
The NMB is assisting this church with their pastoral search and with revitalization plans. Once a new pastor has been found, the NMB will be coming alongside the pastor to assist him with revitalizing this ministry.
If you have a gift for evangelism, vision, leadership, team-building, and would be interested in becoming part of the Busseyville, WI community with the goal of making the gospel known, building disciples, and helping to revitalize a struggling church, please take a moment to apply.
As stated above, we are looking for someone who can be bi-vocational. The new pastor will also need to have an additional source of outside income during the early years of his service in this church revitalization ministry.
You can read more about our beliefs, practices, and application process by visiting NationalMissionBoard.com.