Dear friend in Christ,
We are searching for a pastor who is called to serve God and Hope Presbyterian Church.
We invite you to look at our MIF on the Presbyterian CLC website. Additionally, we encourage you to view our church website (www.hopechurchspicer.org) and our local Chamber of Commerce website (willmarareachamber.com). This position is suitable for a first call; includes housing allowance.
Our church, of Spicer, Minnesota, is in a beautiful, rural, west-central Minnesota community. We are blessed with beautiful lakes, wildlife, theaters, bike trails, exceptional schools, and a state park nearby. In our county alone, there are nearly 40 lakes that can be enjoyed year-round for wind surfing, paddle boarding, open-water and ice fishing, and so much more. The industries in our community are primarily farming, manufacturing, tourism, and health care. Our small-town charm is balanced by our proximity to big town amenities including hospitals, long-term care facilities, shopping, and a local community college.
Hope Church, conveniently located on a main highway, is well established with around 200 members, nearly 100 who attend regularly. During the summer months, our attendance surges with many visitors worshiping with us. We have two services during those months; one held in the sanctuary and the other in our backyard at the Hopewood Chapel, a beautiful outdoor sanctuary overlooking the sparkling Crow River. We are also blessed with the River of Hope Youth Center, a space dedicated to youth activities.
We are debt free with an active and friendly congregation led to provide missional outreach. We have a history of having dedicated volunteers and staff supporting various programs including a care pantry which feeds the body and soul by supplying personal care products, a meal, devotions, and prayer to those in need. Another outreach program dear to our hearts is done in coordination with the Ministry Center at Ridgewater College where we minister to the students by providing and sharing in a meal with them.
If interested, we ask that you contact us if you are looking for a church to serve and whether or not you would consider locating in central Minnesota. We ask that you would send a PIF, if available, and a DVD, CD or link to a video sermon.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Blessings and peace,
Hope Presbyterian Church PNC