General Information

Job Title:

Lead Pastor

Job Description:

General Description

First Reformed Church is looking for a full time pastor that is a compassionate, humble servant, with strong communication skills to lead our congregation in our vision of outreach, ministry, and growth.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Preach and teach God’s Word. Provide the framework to inspire and train ministry teams and congregational leaders. (2 Timothy 4:2, Ephesians 4:12)
  • Encourage the congregation for mission work (Matthew 28:19)
  • Provide spiritual guidance along with the elders to families and individuals (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
  • Initiate and/or make pastoral calls/visits to members of the congregation or their family members (John 10:14)
  • Lead services for funerals and weddings.
  • Participate in community wide ministry.

Performance Expectations:

  • Exhibits a passion for God and a Christ-like spirit
  • Serves as a visionary who leads the congregation in community outreach
  • Provides monthly leadership to the Consistory
  • Equips elders and deacons
  • Seeks to expand personal spiritual growth
  • Consistently incorporates Biblical principles in teaching
  • Assists in planning and implementing adult discipleship ministries
  • Provides oversight and instruction for youth ministry and high school catechism
  • Participates in Alliance Network hub (Dakota Network) and Aplington ministerial association.
  • Commits to leading a Christ centered body of believers, and honoring God by developing disciples for Jesus Christ
  • Other expectations may apply.

Position Qualifications:

Application Deadline


Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church/Organization Name

First Reformed Church

Contact Name & Contact Info

(319) 231-6819





City, State

Aplington, IA

Description of Organization

First Reformed Church is part of the Alliance of Reformed Churches and provides worship to a small but growing congregation. Our mission is to provide a warm, inviting, and loving environment to serve the Lord. Our goal is to provide Biblical teaching, spread the Word of the Lord, grow as a congregation, and lead people into an ever growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

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