Associate Pastor Opening

Applicants Wanted for an Associate Pastor

We are a growing, active evangelical church in our rural community, with a unique outreach and ministry to nine surrounding communities within 35 miles. We are living in precarious times and have experienced unusual growth in numbers in the past several years.


We are looking for a man who has a passion for ministry to the lost.  Our ideal Associate Pastor candidate is someone who is willing to move to our unique Iron Range community and serve alongside our senior pastor and body of believers in the church. The gift of teaching would be welcome but not a requirement for the position. Our committee seeks someone who can fill in with our weekly preaching schedule on a limited basis, a man who enjoys helping families with young children grow and live; a pastor who encourages them and helps them raise their children in Christ, while becoming involved with ministry in the body of Christ.


We would welcome a man with the gift of counseling, to serve couples and others within our body who have come to us from various backgrounds, and those with special needs and experiences as Christians.


The person whom God has chosen for us to employ full time need not expect to supervise our youth group ministry or lead musical worship. Talent or experience in these areas would be welcome but not necessary for the position.  Our volunteer teams handle those areas well. We would welcome someone who understands the principle of bringing all age levels of individuals together in our church including older retirees, young marrieds with children, and an active weekly teenage ministry. We believe regular Christian education is necessary for all ages. You would be expected to join our leadership team of elders as a member of our board, meeting all the requirements of an elder (I Timothy and Titus). 


Three years of experience as an active Christian in an evangelical church would be helpful, but not necessarily as a minister or in church leadership.  It would be helpful if you have an education in Biblical studies or Christian Ministries from a Bible school or college.


To be considered for this position you should immediately submit a short written resume for employment to our search team:  

Staff Search Committee

Evangelical Free Church of Embarrass

5606 Taylor Rd

Embarrass, MN 55732

or email staffing@efreechurch.com and attach a copy of your resume.