Bi-Vocational Pastor

Date Posted: April 15, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Chapel
Story, WY, USA
Job Type: Bi-vocational
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Grace Chapel (Story, WY)

Bi-Vocational Pastor

The Big Picture

Grace Chapel is a small church seeking a bi-vocational pastor to shepherd the flock through preaching, leading and pastoral care.

Position Description:
Grace Chapel is seeking a shepherd to provide biblical leadership and spiritual growth. The Pastor is responsible to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to conduct the ordinances and functions of worship, to teach and equip the Church body, to engage in pastoral care, and to serve as a member of the Board of Deacons.

Church Details:

Grace Chapel is an independent, non-denominational, Bible believing church led by a Board of Deacons. We are dispensational in our hermeneutics and hold to the fundamentals of the faith. Membership is +/- 20, with attendance ranging from 25-30 in the summer months. We enjoy hymns and expository-style teaching in our traditional style worship services. Visitors often comment on the use of hymnals and the loving reception they receive.

Town of Story Details:

Grace Chapel is located in Story, Wyoming about halfway between Sheridan and Buffalo at the base of the Big Horn Mountains in northeastern Wyoming. Story is a small unincorporated community in the pines with an elevation of 5,100 feet and a population of 903 people. It is basically a bedroom community. The services available are a Post Office, Library, Elementary School, General Store, Story Pines Inn Motel, Wagon Box Inn restaurant, Tunnel Inn restaurant and a Volunteer Fire Department. Other churches in town include a Catholic Church, a Cowboy Church, and a Community Church of Southern Baptist affiliation. Summer temperatures range from the low 70’s to the mid 90’s with an average rainfall of 15 inches. Summer activities include hiking and biking trails and fishing on South Piney Creek. The Wyoming State Game & Fish Department operates a fish hatchery and visitor center, which is open to the public. Winter temperatures range from the low 60’s to the mid-teens with 1 to 3 weeks of sub-zero weather and an average snowfall of 60 inches. Winter usually shows an influx of hunters in pursuit of white tail deer, elk, black bear, turkeys and other game.

Neighboring Communities:
Sheridan, Wyoming
Sheridan is about 20 miles north with a population of 19,898 and an elevation of 3,743 feet. Sheridan has all the conveniences of a larger city with shopping, restaurants and entertainment. There is also Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Fort Mackenzie Veteran’s Hospital. Public schools in Sheridan include 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1high school and Sheridan Community College. Private schools include Holy Name Catholic School and Robson Academy.

Buffalo, Wyoming

Buffalo is about 20 miles south with a population of 4,262 and an elevation of 4,646 feet. Buffalo has many of the same amenities as Sheridan but on a smaller scale. Buffalo has a lot of old west history with the Jim Gatchell Museum located on the corner of Fort Road and Main Street and the historic Occidental Hotel which is also on Main Street. There is also Johnson County Medical Center and the Wyoming Soldier and Sailor’s Home at Fort McKinney. Public schools in Buffalo include 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 1high school. There is also one private school, Learning Tree Christian School.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over the job description and the church Facebook page. Along with your resume please answer these four questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Pastor for Grace Chapel?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Grace Chapel?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of Grace Chapel (Dispensational).
  • What is your bi-vocational plan?

Please send your resume and the answers to these questions to [email protected].