Employment (Churches)

Family Ministries Pastor

Heartland EFC, Annandale, Minnesota

Provide pastoral leadership for families and singles to come to Jesus, follow him with joy and serve him with passion.


  • Testimony of saving faith in Jesus Christ and a life consistent with that testimony
  • Has qualifications of an elder, according to I Tim 3:1-7
  • A calling to serve the Lord in the area of pastoral ministry
  • Agreement with and supportive of the doctrinal statement of AEFC
  • Compatibility with philosophy of ministry of the senior pastor; loyalty to the staff and leadership of the church
  • Ability to work well in a team context
  • Proficiency in the process of developing fully devoted followers of Christ who are committed to the Word of God, prayer, worship, fellowship and witnessing
  • Leadership gifts necessary to recruit, train, and build teamwork among small group leaders, young adult leaders and mentorship ministries as needed
  • Able to cast vision for family ministries, young adult ministries and other ministries as needed; facilitate the growth that God brings
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, motivational and able to teach in a relevant way
  • Ability to create a positive and respectful atmosphere
  • Ability to supervise volunteer and paid staff, seeking to bring out the best in them and compensate for their weak areas
  • Experience in pastoral ministry is preferable
  • Bible college, college or seminary education is preferable
  • Proven track record of teaching the Scriptures and small group ministry
  • Licensed in the EFCA, or a willingness to do so


  • Oversee small group and discipleship ministries in the church
  • Create and oversee young adult ministries (singles and married w/o children)
  • Create and oversee young family ministries (married w/ children)
  • Visitation, counseling and other pastoral duties as needed
  • Lead worship, or oversee worship director and other administrative staff

Time commitment

  • 50 hours/ week
  • Comp time can be built up during times of intense ministry and used later
  • Set parameters to ensure adequate time with family; max of four evenings/week doing ministry
  • Participate in staff meetings

How to apply

Go to the Heartland Evangelical Free Church website for the full job description, priorities and application.

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