After almost 15 years of dedication to Fertile Lutheran Church, our pastor has retired, and we are actively seeking a new pastor to know, live, and share the Gospel at our church.
Fertile Lutheran Church, found in the heart of Fertile Valley, has been a pillar of the community since 1874. With a long history of adherence to scripture, Fertile Lutheran Church embraces our small, close-knit congregation that believes we are all saved by grace through faith. We offer many opportunities to be involved, such as special music, ladies circle, men’s breakfast, Sunday School, a confirmation program, Lenten & Advent services, as well as other small group activities. We are hopeful to find a pastor who will continue our ministry and help us grow.
Fertile, Iowa is located in the heart of the Midwest, with a hometown atmosphere. With a population of 350 people, Fertile offers the benefits of a small-town and low cost of living, yet lies within minutes of top ranked schools, a top 100 hospital, several secondary educational institutes, a local municipal airport, and is rich with agriculture and manufacturing opportunities. In addition, the area boasts many recreational activities, with local lakes, rivers, parks, and biking trails. For sporting enthusiasts, many events are offered at the North Iowa Events Center and the Mason City Arena. For larger events, shopping and dining experiences, Fertile is conveniently located 125 miles south of Minneapolis and 125 miles north of Des Moines.
Desired Personal Characteristics:
In our journey to find a new pastor, we are seeking a charismatic speaker with strong communication skills and a solid understanding of the Lutheran faith. This individual should have a great love for the Lord, enthusiasm for working with children, willingness to call on non-members, preach sermons for all ages, is family-oriented, has musicality and values an all-inclusive mentality.
Our call committee is confident that there is a pastor who will feel moved to be our next spiritual leader. Our congregation welcomes any individual who feels called. This position would work well in a variety of settings, covering a wide spectrum of ministry opportunities. This individual could be just starting out, nearing retirement, or anywhere in between. Anyone that could appreciate the benefit of a small congregation devoted to their church would feel welcome.
All inquiries and applications will be reviewed. Our call committee will be meeting frequently to review applications. Please reach out with any questions. We are happy to share information about our church and our community.
If interested, please submit your resume to fertilelutherancallcommittee@gmail, kindly include the time commitment you are seeking (part-time or full-time).