Thanks for your interest in working in one of our North Central Conference Free Methodist Churches.
We are looking for pastors and church planters with a deep love for both God and people, strong communication skills, an ability to set vision and strategy, and fruitful ministry seeing new people come to Christ and grow to become full disciples of Jesus. We are also looking for qualified people looking for first ministry / training opportunities.
If you are unfamiliar with the Free Methodist denomination, let me tell you a bit about us…
The Bible is foundational. When we are looking for answers it’s where we start and finish.
Our understanding of the Bible includes:
a God who calls us to live a new, transformed life as we follow Jesus (holy and whole)
a God who calls us to be agents of change in our world (social justice)
a God who calls and gifts both men and women to all levels of leadership (we ordain women)
We are connectional. We are connected in community to one another, and the local church and pastor reports and is responsible to the regional Conference, which in turn reports and is responsible to the national denomination. We submit to one another.
We have freedom on styles of worship as well as local church structure. The North Central Conference has churches in our cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Des Moines but also have small traditional rural churches, churches with Congolese, Nepali, and Hispanic congregations… and everything in between.
If this seems to be a fit for you, get in touch.
Rev. W. Carl Brannon
Superintendent, North Central Conference
Free Methodist Church USA
Position Title: Associate Pastor - East Peoria Campus Development date: October 2022
The Associate Pastor position exists to assist in disciple making as well as provide leadership to worship and social media for the East Peoria campus.
The Associate Pastor will be the point person for East Peoria Worship and Social Media. They will coordinate worship teams as well as implement a plan for developing new worship leaders. They will oversee our social media presence. They will also be a key person for connecting with people and mentoring outside of church events. They will be involved in the discipleship process of everyone at the East Peoria campus.
• Meet with people one on one to help them in the discipleship process • Oversee worship on Sunday mornings
• Strategic planning with the North Pekin campus worship director in regards to budget and special services
• Recruitment and training of all staff and volunteers involved in East Peoria worship ministry
• Approve all social media posts for East Peoria campus • Be part of the collaborative nature of staff meetings and trainings
The Associate Pastor will report to the Lead Pastor. They will be expected to offer verbal and/or written reports to the Leadership Team as necessary. They are expected to develop their own ministry team, which they will oversee.
They will take responsibility for the development of systems for recruitment, assessment, and approval of new volunteers for their ministries.
Qualifications and Experience:
The Associate Pastor will fulfill or be responsible for the future fulfillment of these qualifications:
• Having the qualities of an elder as described in 1 Timothy 3 & Titus 1 • Exemplify the Fruit of the Spirit shown in spiritual maturity • Be involved in an accountability relationship and the encounter's discipleship process
Time and Compensation:
The Associate Pastor will be a part-time position (15-20 hours per week) for the current year. It is a one year position that will be consistently evaluated. At the end of a three month trial period, compensation and hours will be reassessed, with the hope of adding to both. Compensation will include free housing, as well as a stipend depending on experience and skills.
To apply, send your resume and the completed application to Supt. Carl Brannon.