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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Zion Lutheran Church - Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Clear Lake, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 02/10/2014
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Zion Lutheran Church is an evangelical Lutheran church with a strong vision and track record for biblical teaching and witness in the Clear Lake area.  Founded in 1871, the church has a vision to connect the Gospel and the teachings of the Bible with people seeking to apply their faith in their daily lives.  Throughout its history, Zion Lutheran Church has been renowned in the community, as well as many surrounding towns, for reaching both families and individuals and equipping them with a biblical understanding and worldview. The heart of Zion Lutheran Church is a desire to make disciples and grow disciples and to teach them applicable life principles of the Bible.


The Senior Pastor will serve as the preacher, visionary, organizational leader, biblical teacher, and chief communicator of Zion Lutheran Church.  He will also serve as the primary ambassador for Zion to the community as a whole.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an intellectual and spiritual depth in his ability to preach culturally relevant and thoroughly biblical messages that speak both to mature believers as well as those who are unfamiliar with the faith.  The ability to communicate deep truth with an approachable style is critical.  To that end, the Senior Pastor must be comfortable with both traditional and contemporary styles of worship.  The Senior Pastor will be responsible for effectively sharing the gospel and communicating the vision of the church to the long-time members of the congregation as well as a larger, unchurched audience.


The Senior Pastor will be the key caster and communicator of an ongoing vision for the church.  This role will include collaborating with staff and key members to discern a clear, concise, and compelling picture of God’s will for Zion Lutheran Church going forward, as well as uniting the congregation behind that vision.

The successful candidate will at minimum hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and will have had some formal seminary or biblical training.  An advanced degree in biblical studies, seminary training, or divinity is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a background in and a thorough understanding of Lutheran doctrine and practice.

Membership: 1600

Denomination: Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC)


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