Are you a pastor desiring to commit wholeheartedly to "Bringing Jesus to the North Central United States through planting and growing healthy congregations advanced by boldly apostolic leaders working synergistically together?"
Throughout the year, the NCC, a collection of 60+ churches, camps and agencies may experience an opening for ministry positions. If you wish to be considered, and would like to serve Christ through the FMCUSA in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North/South Dakota, Missouri or Wisconsin, feel free to connect with us.
The New Life Community Church is a Free Methodist congregation of about 35 persons in Fairfield, Iowa. A blended style worship service (including contemporary choruses and traditional hymns) is held in a 150-seat sanctuary with plenty of room to grow. A children’s church takes place during the service, and the congregation has a heart to minister to those who are hurting or are in need.
Surrounded by rolling farmlands, Fairfield is the county seat of Jefferson County and has a population of about 10,000 persons. The Fairfield Community School District is home to nearly 2,500 students, teachers, administrators, and staff, with three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. There is a new hospital, a new recreation center, and modern library, and there are bike trails throughout the county.
Principle employers include Dexter, Cambridge, Wal-Mart, and Hy-Vee. Many different nationalities are present in the community due to the Maharishi University of Management.
This congregation would like a pastor who is a Biblical teacher and who appreciates small town living. Experience in church growth and leadership development are also desired, as well as interest in launching small group and youth ministries. Compensation includes a parsonage next door to the church and a part-time salary.
The Free Methodist Church of Ottumwa, Iowa exists to “Know Christ and to Make Christ Known in Southeast Iowa.” Averaging 62 in Sunday morning attendance in 2016, the congregation enjoys a contemporary worship band leading them in worship. Known in the community for being a strong, Bible-believing and Bible teaching church, this congregation is located in a community of more than 25,000. The church is involved with a community of churches that share together in weekly community prayer services, monthly men’s breakfast and worship, quarterly Sunday evening community worship services, and an annual worship picnic in the park.
Known as the City of Bridges because the Des Moines River runs through the middle of the city, the primary employers in the city of Ottumwa are John Deere manufacturing, JBS meat processing and the Ottumwa Community School District. The City of Ottumwa has several parks and recreational areas including The Beach (swimming pool and water park) and has a large Civic Center, The BridgeView Center, which hosts many entertainment and agricultural shows. Ottumwa is rapidly becoming a multi-ethnic community because of employment opportunities with more than twenty languages spoken by its residents. Ottumwa is also home to Indian Hills Community College, a two-year junior college, and Buena Vista College branch campus, a four-year liberal arts college.
This congregation would like a pastor who is a Biblical teacher and who can develop additional leadership for effective ministry.