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Senior/Lead Pastors


First Congregational Church
Posted: 04/04/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Stanton, MI

First Congregational Church (Stanton, MI) – Pastor

The Big Picture

First Congregational Church ( desires a pastor who will help us grow in our faith and knowledge of God; to lead in Worship; to model a life of faith and righteousness; to encourage Godly service to one another and within our community. 

The Church

The First Congregational Church of Stanton is nestled in rural Central Michigan, 45 minutes east of US131 and an hour from Grand Rapids, MI. The Stanton is rich with fishing, hunting, and outdoor sports for those who enjoy God’s creation. FCC of Stanton exists to glorify God through worship, righteous living and service. We enjoy a blended service style and value Biblical instruction, worship, prayer and fellowship during our services.

The Candidate

The position of Senior Pastor includes duties such as: weekly sermon preparation and delivery, hospital visitation, home visitations (as requested / needed), participating in worship services and other church-related events, conducting individual and/or family counseling, and praying for and otherwise serving the congregation, community, and ministries of First Congregational Church of Stanton.


The Qualifications

Grounded and growing in knowledge of God and His Word.

Maintain a disciplined life of worship, Bible reading, prayer and giving.

Commitment to living a balanced life, seeking to live a life consistent with the “above reproach” requirements of an elder as set forth in I Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:5-9.

Have and maintain a relationship with Jesus Christ that is evident by the fruit of their life.

Be positive, patient, and friendly with a professional/pastoral attitude and demeanor.

Ability to effectively communicate via verbal and written mediums.

Ability to attend and participate in most church functions and services.

Able to lead, love, and serve people from a variety of backgrounds including across cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.

Have a teachable spirit and a healthy/stable family life.

Be willing to pass a background check.

Preference given to candidates with teaching and preaching experience

Bible College or Seminary degree preferred 

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 FCC?


Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor of FCC?


In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of FCC?


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

To Apply: