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Early Chapel Christian Church

Earlham, IA

Part-Time Ministry Position
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Early Chapel Christian Church is a small non-denominational Christian church located on a gravel road between Earlham and Winterset, Iowa. Our membership consists of both multigenerational families and individuals. Our small rural church has very modern facilities with internet and media capabilities. We have been offering our Sunday morning services on Facebook Live since December, 2018, for those that are not able to attend to worship services. The church has an active board of directors that meets monthly. It consists of the elders, deacons, committee chairs, trustees, treasurers, and pianists. Our committees consist of Worship; Fellowship/Social; Outreach; Christian Education; Finance/Property & Fundraising; and Communications & Public Relations. These committees work together to coordinate our yearly activities. The ladies of our church also have quarterly Christian Women’s Fellowship meetings. The Sunday worship service includes singing, joys and concerns, weekly communion, prayer, sermon, and short communion and giving messages. We love music and are blessed to have three wonderfully gifted pianists.

Job Title:

We are open to discussions concerning part-time, ¾ time, or full-time. Our desire is to provide the flexibility to meet the needs of whom God has called to lead us.

Required Responsibilities to Include:

  • Prepare and deliver weekly sermons directly specific to scripture
  • Provide leadership for weekly and special services (i.e. Christmas Eve)
  • Conduct weddings and funerals
  • Make calls on those in the hospital, nursing home, and shut-ins
  • Work closely with the Elders and leadership of the church

**Plus perform an agreed upon number of additional duties from the list below:

  • Assist congregation with issues related to the general health, growth and ministry of the church
  • Provide leadership in planning, training and implementing community service and evangelism
  • Conduct Bible studies
  • Counsel prior to marriage or baptism
  • Counsel members in need of personal direction
  • Call on inactive and prospective members
  • Participate in fundraising and fellowship events
  • Participate in board meetings
  • Participate and provide devotions at Elders meetings
  • Provide input for the annual planning calendar
  • Represent the church in community church activities
  • Develop Youth ministry
  • Post weekly message on social media
  • Teach Sunday School
  • Participate in all committee meetings

Qualifications for the Job:

  • Believes:
    • The entire Bible is the inspired word of God and preaches from scripture
    • They have been called by God to pastoral ministry
    • In baptism by immersion and participation in communion per church schedule.
  • Character Traits:
    • Sincere love for God and all people
    • Firm grasp of scripture and can apply it to our daily lives
    • Living out their calling to lead people to the Lord
    • Ability to inspire others to follow God’s word through biblically based messages
    • Demonstrates being a team player with leadership skills
    • Enjoys ministering to all ages
    • Able to balance ministry time in the areas of preaching, teaching, congregational care and evangelism


Previous pastoral experience at a small congregation a plus


To be determined based on the scope of agreed upon responsibilities. (Probable range of $1,000 to $2,000 per month)

To submit your resume, see Job Listing on Early Chapel Christian Church Facebook page, email to [email protected], or contact Linda Smith at 515-975-9101.




May 31, 2021


Linda Smith
[email protected]