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Church Planter

Job type: Full-time

Category: Senior/Lead Pastor

Location: Sterling, IL Post Date: August 17, 2017


An established church is seeking a pastor who has the character, gifts, training, skills, and desire to lead a new church plant in northwestern Illinois. The intended location of the plant is Sterling, a town of 15,000 people, while just across the Rock River is the community of Rock Falls, which adds another 9,000.

We are the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris—a healthy congregation that is located about 28 miles from Sterling. Our commitment is to find a church planting pastor and then provide significant financial resources, gifted people, and other support to help him start this new church.


Our goal is to see another EFCA church with the same foundation of sound doctrine and gospel-centered mission, as well as sharing other characteristics like expository preaching and elder-led congregationalism. We would like a pastor who has earned his Master of Divinity degree, preferably with some ministry experience.

We expect that, after moving to our area, the planter would spend the next few months in the following ways: developing a core group from EFCMM and the Sterling area, being mentored by EFCMM elders, and raising further support. Some additional part-time employment may be necessary and also advantageous for connecting with the community.

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