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elevate church

Senior Pastor

elevate church
Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 05/24/2010
Categories: Senior Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Elevate is a 5-year old, non-denominational church of 80-100 people with a very casual atmosphere (most of us wear jeans on Sunday, including our former pastor). We are presently located in a rented commercial space. Our regular attendees range from single adults, young families with infants, through middle age, to empty nesters that are preparing for or entering retirement. With very diverse church backgrounds, what we all have in common is that we love God, we love people, and we loathe legalism in its many forms.

We are looking for a senior pastor who shares our passion to grow both spiritually and numerically, and to reach those in our community who need Jesus, outside the bounds of any denomination or religion, even if it means using non-traditional methods. Candidates should have a proven history of having grown small churches and/or planted new churches. They should be willing to stretch the leadership team at Elevate, and be stretched by them. The individual we seek should be self-motivated and willing to be the only full-time person on staff (until sufficient growth allows for more). We presently have a part-time youth pastor, volunteer worship leaders, and a leadership team of five.

Interested candidates should:

* Review the statement of faith on our website at
* Be able and willing to relocate to Mankato, Minnesota in a reasonable time frame.
* Research Mankato prior to applying, submitting your resume only after being comfortable that Mankato is a place that you and/or your family is willing to live. With an area population of over 70,000, four colleges/universities, excellent shopping, dining and culture, and a minor league baseball team, Mankato is a great place to live. However, we are located in southern Minnesota, and we definitely have four seasons, including warm summers and cold winters!
* Websites to help:

If interested, please submit your resume, along with links to sermons or messages you have given in the past 12 months. Submission of audio messages is required; video messages are a plus. In lieu of a link, you can email messages to

We are very stable financially, and starting salary will range up to $50,000 with benefits, depending on background, proven experience and education. If you or your spouse have musical abilities and are willing to participate on our worship team, it is definitely a plus, but not a requirement.