Full-Time Senior Pastor
Calvary Chapel Fellowship in Stroh, Indiana
WHO WE ARE
Calvary Chapel Fellowship is a growing, gospel-centered, and 30-year-old church with 125 weekly attendees. Though our church is in the quaint lake village of Stroh, our attendees largely come from several surrounding communities. We have had only two pastors throughout our history, so we value relational longevity and pastoral continuity. Our church is multi-generational, regionally connected, and financially sound. With a deep love for God and his word, no debt, and a healthy financial position, we have a firm footing for continued growth and gospel advancement throughout our region.
WHERE WE ARE
Stroh, Indiana, is a small lake community situated on the shores of Big Turkey Lake, which is a part of northeast Indiana's recreational lake region. Though it was established in 1900, Stroh remains an unincorporated community like many other communities throughout the region. Rich in history, Stroh is located in LaGrange County, Indiana, and is home to 40,000 people, 14,000 of whom are Amish. Though many Amish households may choose a simpler manner of living, LaGrange County is full of modern amenities, shopping, recreational, and educational opportunities. Though goods and services are available in Stroh, many choose to shop in the nearby towns of Angola (20 min), LaGrange (20 min), Shipshewana (25 min), or Kendallville (20 min) where larger box stores, locally owned shops, and numerous dining options can be enjoyed. A great benefit of Stroh is found within its relaxed small town feel while remaining in close proximity to nearby attractions and larger Indiana cities such as Ft. Wayne, which is just 50 minutes away, and South Bend (home to the University of Notre Dame) is just over an hour away. With Indianapolis, Chicago, and Lake Michigan just over two hours away, fun day trips and big-city getaways are easily within reach.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
As a rural church, we are praying for an elder-qualified man who is committed to expository preaching and has a regional growth vision for rural church ministry. Because our church members come from several area communities, we desire a pastor who has a missionary heart to connect with the people and various communities throughout our region. Due to our ministry context, we desire our pastor to have theological education, previous pastoral experience, doctrinal alignment, and the capacity to provide pastoral/biblical counseling as necessary. If married, we are looking for a pastor whose spouse is committed to her husband's pastoral ministry calling and uses her gifts in the church. Because we have many volunteers, an involved team of lay leaders, a part-time youth leader, and may hire future support staff, we need our future pastor to be administrative, work well with teams, and be a developer of leaders.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please e-mail the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Intro Letter (make sure this briefly covers your testimony of faith, ministry calling, and general fit for this opening)
- Current Resume (make sure it includes your personal, family, work, and educational information)
- A Personal or Family Photo
- 2 Sermon Samples (please e-mail digital recordings of audio or video sermons. We prefer weblinks.)
- 3 References (2 references from ministry leaders and 1 from non-family members of your choosing)