Bi-Vocational Pastor

Date Posted: July 3, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Peace Lutheran Church
St Joseph, MI, USA
Job Type: Lead/Head/Senior Pastor
Other Details

Peace Lutheran Church (St Joseph, MI) Bi-Vocational Pastor

The Big Picture

Peace Lutheran Church (NALC)(peacelutheranstjoe.org) is a small Lutheran Church seeking a bi-vocational or part time Pastor.

Position: Part time Pastor with the possibility of going to full time.

Salary: $31,200.00-$40,000.00 Based on experience/ 20 hours per week

Housing Allowance: $1000.00 per month

Health Insurance Allowance: $500.00 per month


Must have an min Associates Degree in Divinity. Must be able to give sermons and convey the word of God. Must be able to uphold the Lutheran beliefs, counsel people if needed, and administer Holy Communion. Must have computer skills, and organization assets.


Office hours Monday – Thursday 9:00-12:00, Friday and Saturdays off. Sermons on Sunday. One service only 10:15-11:15, would entail being there on Sundays approx. 2 hours. Maintain the church office and administrative duties. Pastor will have one secretary to handle the work load, and accountant for billing. To attend meetings of the church when required.

Other Information:

Church body is small with about 40 active members. Service is a bit blended with some contemporary music. We service our community at the Soup Kitchen, Red Cross Blood Drives, Dinner Club, Bingo, Flood Buckets and Lutheran Relief. The congregation primarily Caucasian, 50 years of age and older. The surrounding area is multi-ethnic with Spanish speaking migrants in the area. We are open to explore a more contemporary service, but the service current now is traditional. We are open to explore also other avenues and ideas our new pastor could bring. Last pastor transferred to become a pastor to two churches at the same time.

How To Apply

The Process

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

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

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