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Calvary Church

Muscatine, Iowa, United States

Date Posted:
Executive Pastor
Church Size:
751 to 1000
Job Type:
Calvary Church
Job Description:
Job Summary:

Calvary Church of Muscatine, IA, is seeking a Lead Pastor.  The Lead Pastor is responsible for the leadership and shepherding of all ministries of Calvary Church.

Position Overview:

The Lead Pastor will prayerfully work in conjunction with the congregation, the Leadership Board and the ministry staff to fulfill our charge to “connect people to God to be fully committed to the cause of Christ” in all its parts and will ensure that believers are equipped for ministry.  The Lead Pastor will serve as the executive leader of Calvary Church and will provide leadership and supervision to all the ministry and administrative staff and ensure that all church ministry objectives and policies are effectively and efficiently accomplished.

The Lead Pastor will have the opportunity to share teaching and preaching responsibilities with our Teaching Pastor based upon his gifts.

Who We Are:

Calvary Church is located in Eastern Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi River.  We are conveniently located between the Quad Cities and Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.  Our congregation is a Christ-centered, evangelical body that has experienced significant growth over the past 10 years.  With this growth has come several challenges and opportunities to more effectively manage and align our ministries.  However, we have never lost our focus on Christ as the only way to salvation.

Our purpose is clearly stated as “connecting people with God to be fully committed to the cause of Christ.”  We seek to accomplish this goal by carrying on Jesus’ strategy for training his followers and building his church.  Calvary hopes to train disciples just as Jesus did who will be Connected with God, in Community, Contributors, and, ultimately, fully Committed to the Cause of Christ.

Our facility, totaling over 180,000 sq. ft. on 22 acres, is at the site of the former Hilltop Plaza, a strip mall that included two large anchor stores.  We are strategically located near the intersection of Highways 38 and 61 with great visibility and is passed by 1,000s of vehicles each day.  The auditorium has a seating capacity of 840 and is expandable to over 1,000.  For the 2009-2010 ministry year, we averaged around 800 people per weekend in the worship services . We currently have two services, one on Saturday night and one on Sunday morning.  Both services would be considered a contemporary worship service.

We would invite you to learn more about Calvary Church at www.calvaryonline.org .


Our preferred candidate must have a personal and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ as his Savior.  Our future Lead Pastor will have a personal desire to grow closer to Christ, must have the personal passion to help others to come to know Christ through grace and to shepherd our ministerial staff and the Body in their walk.  The candidate must meet the scriptural qualifications of a church leader as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

We are looking for someone with a proven track record as a pastoral leader in a team-oriented, large (more than 500 attendees) church setting.  We would expect that the individual would be gifted in leadership, discernment and administration and these gifts would be reflected in past success at developing and leading ministry teams.  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required and seminary training is preferred.

This individual must fully support our doctrinal statement which can be found in our Constitution and is summarized at Our Core Beliefs.

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation will be determined based upon experience.  A competitive benefit package will be offered.

To Apply:

If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position and would be interested in applying for this position, please go here to submit a cover letter and resume.
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