Description: Grace Lutheran Church, Ridgecrest, CA is an active, community oriented, family church of 175 attending members among three services seeking a full time Senior Pastor with both leadership and nurturing characteristics to shepherd and support an established congregation. Along with a traditional Lutheran heritage, we have a desire to grow our church into the next generation. After faithfully serving our congregation for 5 years, Pastor Mark Brynestad will retire from full time service in October 2017.
Ridgecrest is a small community that originally was developed to support the China Lake Naval Base. Bordering the southern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the community offers many outdoor opportunities.
Grace Lutheran Church shares its central mission and purpose with all Christian churches: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19
We carry out Jesus’ Great Commission in many ways, as individuals and as a congregation. As the body of Christ we believe the Holy Spirit provides us with all the gifts needed to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Some of Grace Lutheran’s outreach include:
Grace Care Center
Vacation Bible School
Love in Action Missions
Habitat for Humanity
Grace Lutheran has a solid support staff in place consisting of a Youth and Family Minister, Worship/Music Director, an office administrative team, who are all assisted by many volunteers.
The Senior Pastor will work with the current leadership and staff support to balance our team at Grace Lutheran Church. Interested Pastors should forward contact information along with a resume and cover letter. If available, personal website, church website, social media, and links to sermons. After the call committee prayerfully considers which resumes best match the needs and desires of Grace Lutheran Church, a complete application packet will be made available.