Bi-Vocational Pastor

Date Posted: September 3, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Grace Bible Church
Marlette, MI, USA
Job Type: Bi-vocational
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Grace Bible Church (Marlette, MI) Bi-Vocational Pastor

The Big Picture

Grace Bible Church (gbcmarlette.com) is seeking a bi-vocational pastor to shepherd the flock through preaching, leading and pastoral care.

Ministry Description:

Grace Bible Church is an Evangelical Free Church (efca.org) located in Marlette, MI. Grace is a small, community-focused church that is currently seeking a like-minded, bi-vocational pastor to provide leadership to our congregation who can also be engaged in the marketplace as a “tent-maker” to supplement his income and build bridges of influence into the community for Christ.


  • Be the primary communicator in preaching and teaching the Scriptures and overseeing gathered worship opportunities.
  • Prioritize prayer and the ministry of the Word to glorify God by making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ who will in turn disciple others.
  • Provide pastoral leadership to the congregation and community by loving God supremely and others sacrificially.
  • Be the primary equipper of the church for both ministry (internally) and mission (externally) and share those roles with the congregation as they mature.
  • Work in conjunction with the leadership of the congregation to pursue the mission and vision of our church.
  • Network and collaborate with pastors of like faith in the area to grow a unified, cross-denominational church mentality and focus for the community.


  • Demonstrates the qualifications of an elder as compiled in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 with the heart of a shepherd as described in 1 Peter 5:1-4, including these skills:
    • Being a clear communicator.
    • Having a teachable spirit with a willingness to seek the counsel of others.
    • Ability to provide administrative help for the ministry.
    • Experience and ability to recruit, train and develop leaders.
    • A commitment to lifelong learning to enhance his gifting and ministry skill set.
  • Well-grounded in historic Christian faith and doctrine with post-secondary, theological training to equip him for pastoral ministry.
  • Three or more years of experience in local church preaching, teaching, and community outreach, preferably in a small-town, rural context.
  • Full agreement with the Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Free Church of America (https://efca.org/sof/) without reservation.
  • Licensed or ordained with the EFCA or willing and eligible to pursue license or ordination from the EFCA within two years (https://credentialing.ministries.efca.org/).


This is a part-time, salaried position that will require outside employment or income from another source. Compensation ranges from $32,000 to $36,000 annually depending upon education and experience. The Grace church family is available to help with securing bi-vocational opportunities.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over the job description and the church website. 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 Bible Church?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Pastor at Grace Bible Church?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of the Evangelical Free Church of America?
  • What is your bi-vocational plan?

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