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Lead Pastor

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church
Posted: 10/18/2021
Salary/Range: TBD
Wappingers Falls, NY

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church (Wappingers Falls, NY) – Lead Pastor


The Big Picture

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church ( is a faithful congregation of 65 (pre-covid) seeking a full-time Pastor who will preach the Word of God, graciously shepherd the congregation, and provide godly leadership. 


The Church

Immanuel has a strong desire to know God and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others; we value his Scripture, and we try to put his teachings into practice.  There is a strong sense of biblical love and family at Immanuel. In fact, many members consider Immanuel as their “second family.” We are a church that believes in the power of prayer. Prayer partners hold up each worship service in prayer and are available for prayer after the service. We also have a mid-week prayer time which is well attended (and growing).  For a small church we have a very high participation rate. This reflects the commitment that our members have to do life together. Most members either serve on a committee or participate in an activity in addition to Sunday worship. Immanuel Church commits to spend a tithe of 10% of church offerings on the Missions section of our budget which includes classical and ministry shares, missionary support and local ministries.


The Community

Wappingers Falls is a suburban community along the Hudson River located 60 miles north of New York City. If you like the city life with museums, restaurants, and theater, you can be in Manhattan in less than two hours. If you enjoy rock climbing, hiking, and camping, you can be in the Catskill mountains or on the Appalachian Trail in less than two hours. The Hudson River Valley is a beautiful place to live!


The Qualifications

The Pastor must fulfill the qualifications of the office of an Elder as outlined in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The Pastor is responsible for shepherding God’s people at Immanuel with primary responsibilities of preaching from God’s word each week and leading the planning and exercise of the worship service. The Pastor attends elder and Council meetings. Typically at Immanuel, the pastor serves as president of both bodies (this is negotiable). He must be in agreement with the Statement of Faith and ordained or ordainable within the Christian Reformed Church. 


The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these questions:


Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor at Immanuel Church?


Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Immanuel Church?


In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the Statement of Faith of Immanuel Church?


Please send your resume, the answers to these questions and a link to at least one online sermon to

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