Associate Pastor at First CRC (Lynden, WA)


First CRC in Lynden, WA, is seeking a full time ordained associate pastor. 

Church Description

First CRC is a flock of about 500 souls, founded in 1900, in an agricultural community of 15,000, 15 minutes from Bellingham, 2 hours from Seattle, 45 minutes from Vancouver, BC. We are a multi-generational church of young families to senior saints. We are committed to our Reformed roots building on a foundation of Biblical, expository teaching for all ages.

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time ordained associate pastor to provide general pastoral ministry in the flock to support our senior pastor, including preaching, with specific focus on overseeing our ministry to youth, young adults and young families.

Position Qualifications

We are seeking a candidate with a sincere commitment to Jesus and a heart for building up the body of Christ, able to motivate, disciple, and equip the saints for service. He should have an MDiv or equivalent, a few years’ practical experience in pastoral and youth ministry with gifts in building relationships, communication, leading, teaching, counseling and preaching. He will be a good fit with our church and current leadership.


Full time position with salary, housing allowance, medical and retirement benefits, Christian School tuition assistance, allowances for ministry related expenses, three weeks’ vacation, and one week study leave.

Application Instructions

E-mail a resume and statement of faith to Brian VanderWoude. To request a job description and a profile of the church, contact Brian.

Brian’s email: [email protected]

Brian’s phone: 360-927-4897

Church phone: 360-354-4560

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