The First Missionary Church of Fort Wayne, IN awaits the arrival of our next Lead Pastor, a man of God who will shepherd our congregation into a renewed season of ministry through fulfilling our vision to genuinely love our community and nurture new life in Christ.
Fort Wayne, Indiana is a city of 300,000 with all the amenities and challenges of an urban community. First Missionary Church is a central city church surrounded by ethnic diversity and many households in need of basic necessities.
The ideal candidate will whole-heartedly embrace our church’s vision, position, purpose and mission as God’s people in the body of Christ, be ordained (or willing to pursue ordination) as a pastor by the Missionary Church USA (MCUSA), and meet the biblical qualifications of a pastor (1 Timothy 3:1-8; 1 Peter 5:1-5; Ephesians 4:11).
In areas of qualification, the ideal candidate will demonstrate gifting and passion for revitalizing a congregation and developing a culture of active participation in ministry. In addition, the ideal candidate will be gifted in the areas of shepherding/relationship skills, be culturally relevant, and encourage/motivate spiritual growth in the congregation.
Preference may be given to candidates who hold the Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary.
First Missionary Church of Fort Wayne (organized in 1906) is an historic evangelical church adhering to
biblical authority, blending elder leadership with congregational polity, and affiliated with the Missionary Church of America. As a local church, First Missionary Church emphasizes proclamation of the Gospel locally and globally as well as meeting the physical and spiritual needs of its neighbors and community.
Fort Wayne is building a community that provides everyone the opportunity to achieve their potential, whatever that may be. From big-city amenities, without the hassle or expense, to historic neighborhoods and rural charm, Allen County offers dynamic quality-of-life options. Our region has the best in recreation with rivers, lakes, parks, and trails. Artists and entrepreneurs thrive here. Across the region, world-class businesses are choosing to invest and grow in Fort Wayne – Allen County, because we are building a community where people want to be