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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Atonement Lutheran Church - Associate Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Fargo, North Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 07/24/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Evangelism Pastor - Other - Other Pastor - Outreach
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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About the Organization:

Atonement Lutheran Church is a friendly, spirit-filled, innovative place where its believers stand firmly on the Bible as God's Word, and strive towards achieving the church’s mission statement, we proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and commit to a life of Discipleship, Service, and Community for all.


Atonement Lutheran Church began in 1970 due to a population growth at south Fargo. Since its inception, Atonement has strived to constantly believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to confess humanity’s sin and its need for God’s grace, with a commitment to studying God’s Word as Truth.


  • Church Size: 500
  • Location: Fargo, ND
  • Denomination & Affiliations: Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

About the Position:

The Associate Pastor will serve as an executive leader, a creative thinker, and a strategic achiever. The successful candidate will maintain oversight of ministry-specific environments within their realm of responsibility, while being a loyal and trusted ‘learner’ under the leadership of the Senior Pastor. The Associate Pastor will be a consistent communicator and responsible for the further development of the Atonement Lutheran Church ministry strategy by targeting millennial age groups and maximizing outreach efforts, while effectively sharing the Gospel through new and creative methods. This individual will oversee the overall evangelism efforts of the church, assisting in all areas of ministry to promote effectiveness in reaching the lost and assimilating those who desire to follow Christ.

What We Are Searching For:

The candidate will have had experience working as a creative and strategic leader with a history of responsibility providing vision and mobilizing both volunteers and leaders in a church of 500 attendees or greater. The successful Associate Pastor candidate will have had a part in developing, expanding, and evaluating outreach, evangelistic, and discipleship programs in a church setting, in particular. They must be fluent in church culture and organizational development, with a strong ability to generate momentum and lead growth initiatives. They will be highly social media and marketing savvy, using such avenues along with other culturally relevant methods to draw generations, particularly of college-age young adults, millennials, and young families as well as those from varying backgrounds of life.


A Master of Divinity or a related postgraduate degree is required for this position. The successful candidate will have a track record of at least 3-5 years of growing a ministry and of working in a ministry setting that is multi-generational.

About the Location:

Fargo, the Gateway to the West and Livability ‘Top 100 Best Places to Live,’ is the largest city in North Dakota. Located on the banks of the Red River, Fargo is abound with museums, galleries, an Art Deco theater palace in its vibrant downtown district. A predominantly white-collar neighborhood with a significant number of wealthiest in the state, the city’s industrial sector is led by Microsoft, the medical field, and the educational sector. Home to North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Concordia College, and quality K-12 schools, Fargo is also widely known for its outdoor activities, low taxes, and strong workforce that helped it rank as not only one of the ‘Best Places to Live’ by Men's Journal, but also one of ‘Top 10 Best Cities of Young Entrepreneurs’ in NerdWallet (2016). The city has further been recognized for having one of the healthiest housing markets in the state in, and various other national rankings (See the complete list). With opportunities for both families and businesses, Fargo combines all the benefits for a unique style of living, while remaining competitive in the growing metropolitan area of Fargo/Moorhead.


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