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Trinity Baptist Church
Posted: 07/18/2022
Salary/Range: $36K plus parsonage
Benkelman, Nebraska

   Trinity Baptist Church, a small church with great potential, is seeking a full time pastor.

Meet Trinity Baptist Church: We are an SBC church in Benkelman, Nebraska started in 1961. Our current gatherings average about 40 on Sundays. During the school year we have a vibrant AWANA and student ministry and have celebrated 20 baptisms in the last 10 years. We are a close-knit but welcoming church with generational diversity and a love for children. We long for greater impact serving Jesus together while obediently balancing outreach, care and discipleship.

Trinity’s Next Pastor: We are seeking a pastor who has a strong sense of calling from God to plant himself here and shepherd us from a deep conviction in the truth of Word of God. He will help mature us as followers of Jesus and equip us to embrace Jesus’ mission together. He will provide empowering leadership for us in our ministries with balanced focus on both discipleship and outreach. He will be an approachable listener with a heart for the community.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  1. Preaching and Teaching: The pastor will bring strong biblical preaching to help mature & equip the church for embracing Jesus’ mission.
  2. Leadership & Planning: The pastor will equip and work with lay leaders to shape the priorities and organization of our church’s ministries. He will also seek to identify and develop other spiritual leaders to help advance those ministries.
  3. Shepherding & Care: The pastor will provide active leadership in the spiritual and practical care of the congregation along with other church members and leaders. This care will also include pastoral counseling, care home visits, marriages and funerals.
  4. Empower & Equip towards Mature Service: The pastor will provide active leadership in maturing members to maturity in Christ and equipping them to serve. He will help empower ministry leaders to serve together in the shared mission & ministries of our church family.
  5. Balance Discipleship & Outreach: Our pastor will lead us to balanced ministry of discipleship and community outreach. He will help us mature in Christ and be equipped to serve well with our gifts. He will help us find ways to be present in the community with the grace & truth of Christ.

What it’s Like to Live in Benkelman:       

Benkelman is an agricultural community of nearly 1000 people in the southwest corner of Nebraska. It is a warm community with affordable, family friendly rural living, just three hours to the Denver International Airport. The school is excellent and children are highly valued. The hunting and fishing are fantastic and the views are even better.


If you are willing to consider whether God might be calling you to serve as our pastor, we would love to hear from you.  Please send your resume and inquires to Dann Nelms: or 308.340.0995 by September 30th.


Ministry type: Full time pastor

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Compensation: Salary with benefits and vacation will be offered based on education and experience.


Contact Info:

Trinity Baptist church

206 7th Avenue West

Benkelman, NE 69021

Search Team Chair: (Dann Nelms,, 308-340-0995


To Apply: Dann Nelms: or 308.340.0995