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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church - Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 02/13/2017
Categories: Other - Other Pastor - Senior Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church (OSL) exists to bring glory to God through all generations by connecting families to Jesus. It is a congregation dedicated to the testimony of Jesus Christ and His presence in their lives, with the belief that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Its history goes back to ministry endeavors reaching out to the developing communities of Iron Mountain and Kingsford as early as 1923. Today, the church is a thriving and growing Bible-based, mission-focused, family-oriented, compassionate, and ecumenical ministry impacting in local, national, and global capacities.


The next Pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church will model a life of grace and faith centered on prayer, as they shepherd the congregation of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church by proclaiming, preaching, and teaching the Good News of the Scriptures. This individual will provide spiritual leadership and guidance to all congregational members and offer administrative leadership, including oversight and organizational direction to all congregational programs and functions.


The next Pastor of OSL will be a devoted visionary who values the mission of the church, and constantly drives towards its fulfillment. This individual will be a skilled communicator, facilitator, motivator, and delegator, with an exceedingly strong ability to equip and develop leadership pipelines for the church. Furthermore, they will possess a teaching style that is biblically rooted, challenging, and applicable with the ability to deliver both expository and topical content.


Ministry experience in Lutheran congregations, alongside an earned Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary (at minimum), or an equivalent of education/experience is required for this position. The Pastor of OSL will be well qualified to lead the church and shall be considered the spiritual leader of the congregation. They will bear responsibility to preach the Gospel, teach and ensure sound doctrine, call on those in spiritual need, reprove, rebuke, and exhort impartially as required and lead the membership to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Pastor must demonstrate a proven history of integrity and leadership in Lutheran congregations, and possess a heart for ministry in a rural Upper Michigan community, with a desire to develop cross-cultural ministries and reach out to the community beyond the church campus. The Pastor must be able to embrace the Apostles and Nicene Creeds and accept and profess the confessions of the Book of Concord.


Iron Mountain, Michigan, is the gateway to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. The city was named for the valuable iron ore found in the vicinity. The town of Iron Mountain first began in 1879 with the discovery of the Chapin Mine, now considered one of the greatest iron mines in the world. Mining brought many Italian, Swedish, and Cornish immigrants to the area, whose ethnic food and traditions remain. Iron Mountain is one of the largest cities in the Upper Peninsula and offers everything from lush forests, miles of rivers and streams, four seasons of outdoor recreation, abundant wildlife, art, and music festivals, museums, Pine Mountain Ski Jump, famous sport competitions, along with unique shopping and dining opportunities, offering an ideal lifestyle for families.


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