St John Lutheran Church is an LCMC congregation located in Los Banos Ca. an agricultural based community in the central valley. Our Pastor of 11 years has announced his retirement; therefore, we are looking for a Pastor to fill that vacancy. Our congregation was formed in 1949. Our average church attendance is between 40 and 50, with worship service followed by Sunday School and fellowship.
We have numerous & wonderful resources:
- Deep faith in Christ of many of our members.
- A strong commitment to faithfully worship and to serve Jesus.
- Excellent stewardship of our money, time and abilities.
- Outstanding young people and their youth leadership.
- Two women’s Bible Study groups, and Sunday morning Bible Study.
- Good Sunday School, Vacation Bible School.
- An in-depth confirmation program.
- Financially stable
- Good outreach programs including a pre-school
Expectations of a Pastor but not limited to:
- Worship Leadership – Place high value on carefully planned and well-conducted worship service
- Ministry to youth and young adults -Teach, work and relate well with high school youth and young adults and inspire commitment
- Evangelism – Reach out with the good News of Jesus the Christ
- Preaching – Effectively present bible based sermons.
- Youth Programs - Be effective working with children and youth
- Spiritual Discipline – Expect the pastor to maintain a life of prayer and personal devotion that is Spirit lead
- Be a Christian role model for the community
- Master of Divinity degree from a credited Lutheran seminary or willing to meet LCMC standards
St. Johns’ Mission statement: The vision and mission of St. John's is to be a congregation rooted and grounded in the scriptures and Lutheran confessions working together to share the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed with the members, the community and the whole world.
A comprehensive Church profile, history, constitution and job description will be available to all serious candidates. Individuals interested in this position should send their resumes to:
1214 Travertine Way
Los Banos, CA 93635
Phone: (209) 826-9573
Or call St. Johns @ (209) 826-2474