Location: German Valley, IL
Denomination: Reformed Church in America (www.rca.org)
Silver Creek Reformed Church has begun a search for a Senior Pastor who can share the passion of the congregation to love God and love people by creating a loving and welcoming culture that focuses on making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Silver Creek Reformed Church is located in northwest Illinois, a part of the country offers a unique, quiet rural setting with big city amenities within a short drive. The beautiful small town of German Valley is known for its strong sense of community and friendship, while offering the peacefulness of open skies and greenspace.
Personal Gifts and Passions: The Senior Pastor of Silver Creek Reformed Church will
- Enjoy serving as an ambassador for Christ with the church and in the community,
- Relates authentically to both new and maturing Christians,
- Able to engage and connect with the varying demographic groups in the congregation, and
- Be culturally aware and in tune with how to position the church to engage younger
Professional Responsibilities: The Senior Pastor of Silver Creek Reformed Church will
- Preach the word of God in a way that is biblical and relevant, bringing the message in a way that is powerful, persuasive, engaging and contagious.
- Plan and lead the Sunday Services of the congregation in such a way as to draw people into sincere and meaningful participation.
- Lead a core group of dedicated volunteers (Consistory) towards the realization of the congregation’s
- Provide pastoral care and spiritual direction for those navigating difficult decisions, challenging circumstances, and life’s major transitions.
- Be able to give testimony to his or her love for the Lord and call to pastoral ministry.
- Be ordained or be ordainable as a Minister of the Word in the Reformed Church in America. (Ordained individuals from other historically Reformed denominations will also be considered.)
- Support the Consistory approved vision and core values of Silver Creek Reformed Church.
- Represent Silver Creek Church within the denomination and in the community.
- Affirm a traditional view of sexuality, gender and marriage.