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The Christian Church at West Union, Illinois, West Union, IL - Senior Minister

The Christian Church at West Union, Illinois

A small town / rural church of 80-100 with a heart for missions.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
0 80 West Union, IL United States

Contact Information

link   http://www.wucc.us/

Mike Bumpus
mail   [email protected]
phone   (217) 822-4963

PO Box 116
West Union, IL 62477

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Preaching/Senior Senior Minister Paid Full-Time 30-40+

Job Summary

In a small church in a small town the preacher’s actual job description is do whatever needs done. Preaching is a main focus. But it also requires being involved with the people of the church. It means interacting with and reaching out to people outside the church. Perhaps it is easier to say what we don’t expect. The church board has a Chairman. The Sunday School classes all have teachers. The youth group has leaders. The music ministry team takes care of the worship service. The financial ministry team counts the money. People take care of the audio/visual systems. A cleaning service does the janitorial work. A member makes up the bulletin. Others print and fold it. We don’t expect the preacher to do all these things, take on every responsibility. But we also want a man who is willing to do things like that if the need arises. The preacher’s job is to be the “face of the church”. It’s more than just a weekly sermon. He needs to evangelize. To live an example of how a Christian should conduct himself. That may be as simple as drinking coffee with someone at the local cafe. It may mean conducting weddings and funerals. It may mean counseling the hurting and grieving. It may mean turning off the lights when he leaves the building. Whatever it takes.

Applicant Requirements

The Christian Church at West Union is seeking a qualified, full-time, lead minister. Individuals with the following, minimum qualifications may be considered as possible candidates: Must recognize the Bible as our authority with Jesus Christ as the head of the Church. Formal seminary education in the form of a Bachelors degree (or higher) from a restoration movement college and practicing restoration movement principles. Minimum 3 years preaching and teaching experience in a full-time ministerial position is preferred. Recognize the biblical qualifications of an Elder / Minister as stated in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 5:17. The candidate will need to be able to work with the church Elders to provide sound spiritual direction and vision for the church and work with the various ministry teams. More in-depth details of core responsibilities, salary, etc. will be available to qualified candidates at the time of possible interview. To be considered, you may submit your resume and/or any recorded sermon examples by email to [email protected].

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