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Senior/Lead Pastors

Church Planter/Revitalizer

First Congregational Church
Posted: 12/14/2021
Mantorville, MN

Mantorville blends a historic, small farming community with a significant interest in the arts. It is a unique combination that gives it a special charm and at the same time, provides challenges from growing beyond its history and heritage. It neighbors Rochester, MN, a booming small city, 20 minutes away.

The new pastor will work hand in hand with the Nineveh Network of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference to develop a plan for this revitalization project with 40 members of the First Congregational Church in Mantorville, MN.

This is a full-time position with a parsonage provided.  This church replant is a great opportunity for a pastor with experience in church planting or church revitalization. The Nineveh Network will assess potential candidates and offer coaching, training and networking to the called pastor.


  • Personal, growing relationship with Jesus Passion for multiplying disciples of Jesus Bachelor’s degree (M. Div. completed/in pursuit preferred)
  • Ability to catalyze new ministries as well as think and plan strategically
  • Ability to work with different types of people and lead them in the same direction
  • Experience in local church ministry
  • Willing to complete a church planting assessment and receive ongoing training and coaching through the Nineveh Network
  • Possess or pursue ministerial credentials and maintain church standing with the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
  • Affirmation of the Statement of Faith of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference Duties
  • Be the spiritual leader of the congregation
  • Build relationships with people in the area with a sensitivity to the developing culture
  • Develop leaders and formulate a church replant strategy
  • Cast vision and provide direction for staff, volunteers, and the congregation Implement ongoing strategic ministry plans for discipleship and evangelism
  • Develop and oversee operations within a financial plan and church governance, including an elder or leadership board.
  • Plan and conduct worship services, develop sermons, plan with music leadership and lead in the observance of ordinances.
  • Conduct other pastoral duties as needed.

Interested candidates should send their resume to:

To Apply: Bryan Long: