The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford is ready to welcome a great pastor; great because, in authentic humility, he follows our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A pastor who will empower the church and its members to go places we have never considered, in ways we never imagined, for a reason we all believe; to proclaim the gospel to all mankind, exalting the worship of the one true God and laboring for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of human brotherhood.
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford (www.ccnc5.org) is a solo pastor, conservative evangelical church and a member of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC). Our previous pastor, Stephen Burkett, retired at the end of this past June after serving as pastor for 24 years. We are currently being served by a full-time Intentional Interim Pastor, David Forsythe, who is also the Executive Director of Mission Northeast. As part of his ministry at Mission Northeast, Pastor David is conducting a Church Health Assessment to identify any changes that need to be made in our church as we transition to a new pastor. We have also recently completed the Natural Church Development (NCD) Survey and are being coached by Dr. John Kimball, the CCCC Director of Church Development, to implement the changes indicated by that assessment.
Our Sunday morning worship involves approximately 75 persons and we have a membership of approximately 150 persons. Our style of worship is best described as traditional. The congregation includes a strong component of multi-generational families which reflects the long-standing influence of the church in our community. We are preparing to observe the 200th anniversary of the organization of the church.
The church facility has seating for 200 people and includes a pipe organ, a baby grand piano and a Roland for use in worship. The educational wing of the building includes Sunday School classrooms, the pastor’s and secretary’s office, a chapel and a large multipurpose hall with a stage and a commercial kitchen. The church also has a large parking lot as well as street parking. A three story, colonial style home adjacent to the church building serves as the parsonage.
For the past two years we have funded a part-time (20 hours per week) position entitled family life ministry coordinator to serve the youth and their families in our community. Worship services are in- person, with social distancing, and live streamed on YouTube (see North Congo Church). We are prayerfully trusting God to direct us to the person who will be our next pastor and who will lead us in our mission to glorify and serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10-11) and to go and make disciples in His Name (Matthew28:18-20).
How To Apply
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