Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church
Ainsworth Evangelical Free Church in Ainsworth, NE is in search of their next Senior Pastor. The Senior Pastor will be the primary communicator in preaching and teaching, and provides visionary leadership direction to equip the church for ministry. He will prioritize prayer and the ministry of the Word to glorify Christ by multiplying disciples. He will lead and equip staff and volunteer leaders in the church to carry out effective ministry by living and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ!
What you’ll be doing:
– Primary preacher and teacher
– Lead the vision of the church
– Get to know the congregation and community
– Challenge people to grow to who God wants them to be
– Develop leaders
– Train people to be disciples and equip them for evangelism and service
– Work toward ministry-goals with elders and ministry teams
Skills you’ll need to have:
– Bible College degree, M.Div. or equivalent graduate degree preferred
– 5-10 years of pastoral ministry experience desired
-Prioritizes God, family and church
– Cooperation with the EFCA
– Leadership skills
–Love for God’s Word and God’s people
Ainsworth is a small, agricultural community located in the beautiful Nebraska Sandhills. In the north-central part of the state, it is 30 miles south of the South Dakota border. While Ainsworth EFC is located about 180 miles from any large city, they enjoy the lifestyle and all that the area has to offer. With the aid of technology and Amazon, the community manages to keep one foot in the modern world and the other in a world of old-fashioned values and beliefs. It is a safe place to raise a family. The people who live in and around Ainsworth are hardworking, friendly, and caring. They love and share each other’s burdens and joys. Living in a remote area has its challenges, but the locals say that the positives outweigh the negatives by a country mile!
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The application process at Chemistry is a little different than you may be used to. Once you have applied for the position (through the link above), we will send you a series of short yes/no assessments via email. This will help us to begin to see if you might be a good fit for this position (based on what the church has told us they are looking for) in four key areas: Theology, Church Culture/DNA, Personality, and Skills and Abilities.
(No need to worry, the assessments are short and fun).
We work with a few churches at a time and we reach out to you when we think we find a church that matches your theology, personality, philosophy of ministry, and skills and abilities based on your assessments, profile, and resume. Sometimes that can take a little time.
That’s the power of having your information in our database for the long-term. We don’t guarantee to find anyone a job. Our role is to try to match you up with one of the churches that we’re working with.
But we’re just a small piece of the puzzle. If you are actively searching for a new ministry position, don’t ever put all your eggs in one basket. We’ll be in contact when we find something we think will be a great fit for you. In the meantime, we encourage you to take responsibility for your personal job search. You can always find a great number of positions that are new each day at websites like ChurchStaffing.com.
What this means for you as a candidate is that we will use your resume, application, and assessments to get an initial reading on whether or not you might be a good fit for a particular church that we are working with. And since we work with just a handful of churches at a time, this process can take some time.
When it comes right down to it, the person ultimately responsible for the pace and success of your ministry job search is you. So take advantage of all the resources at your disposal including word of mouth, church job boards, personal networking, denominational and seminary connections, etc.
This year, we will place dozens of pastors and church leaders at great churches, but we will have thousands apply for these dozens of roles. That just means that you cannot rely solely on Chemistry Staffing to find you your next ministry job (even though we hope we do!)
The great thing about our approach is that once you’ve filled out your profile and the assessments, you are automatically considered for all the open positions and churches that we are currently working with (or will be working within the future). This is good news because it means that we will constantly be attempting to match your profile and assessments with an opening and church that would be a great potential match for you. Of course, we attempt to match according to your position category, your denomination, your relocation preference, plus your overall profile, resume and assessment answers.
Please note that while you may be interested in a particular church or position, it could be that your assessment and profile does not match what the church is looking for. If and when we find a potential match for you, we will reach out to you to have a personal one-on-one initial interview.
We ask each candidate (You!) a series of questions… 100 of them to be exact about your theology, church culture/DNA, personality, and skills & abilities. Then we ask each church the same questions.
These assessments help us determine who might be a great fit for each other. We can determine red flags (we call them deal-breakers) that might include major theology differences; yellow flags that we think are areas for discussion and clarification; and green flags which show us signs of agreement and alignment.
After you fill out your initial candidate profile (you can do so here), we’ll send you instructions via email on how to finish your application by finishing these quick assessments. We’ll ask you to answer a series of yes/no questions around your theology, your view of church culture and DNA, your personality, and your skills and abilities.
Sometimes, people get a little frustrated with the assessment process (and that’s ok)… mostly because we ask you to answer questions with a quick yes/no answer.
The truth is, if we asked all of our questions on a Likert scale (1 to 10)… all we get is 4s, 5s, and 6s. Everyone naturally gravitates toward the middle. We ask yes/no questions to get your gut reactions and it really does work to get a quick, initial synopsis of what kind of church you would be good in. We’re trying to find an initial 30,000-foot level fit in four areas: theology, ministry philosophy, personality, and skills/abilities. So… as much as you may hate answering yes or no, they really do work for us and may very well help us find you someplace that might be a great future fit.
Don’t have time right now to fill out your application? No worries… just fill out this first page with your contact information and then click “Save and Continue Later” and we’ll send the application link to your inbox so you can complete when you’re ready!