The Federated Church of Sandwich, IL has begun a search for a Senior Pastor who, as a general practitioner, will lead worship, teach the Word, pray with and for the congregation, encourage and develop lay leadership, and demonstrate administrative leadership.
The next Senior Pastor will have experience serving the local church, will have earned a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary, and will be ordained (or willing to seek ordination) as a minister by the American Baptist Churches.
The Federated Church might be most accurately described as a blended family. Two congregations, one of American Baptists USA and one of Presbyterians USA, joined together many years ago to become one. The congregations is a family of diverse backgrounds,
life situations, and even differing faith backgrounds. As with a blended family of brothers and sisters, the congregation has grown in the practices of respect, acceptance, and love. It has resolved to remain a family bonded by love in service to a Lord who
has transformed our lives.
The Federated Church campus is located in Sandwich, IL and includes individuals from the towns of Sandwich, Somonauk and Plano. These three communities include about 25,000 people of which 7,400 live in Sandwich, a semi-rural town located sixty miles west
of Chicago, Illinois. Sandwich is blessed by the presence of the Valley West Community Hospital, the Dickson Valley Retreat Center, excellent schools, rail transit to Chicago, and Lake Holiday, a private lake community built in the 1970’s.