River Terrace Church (East Lansing, MI) anticipates the arrival of a new Pastor of Preaching, Worship and Pastoral Care. This person will be charged with preaching weekly, planning and leading worship services, as well as providing spiritual care for the congregation. He or she will partner with Ken Bieber, Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship, and a team of wonderful staff.
The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity is a passionate lover of the Triune God, one who challenges the church to be servants of Christ, possesses a deep and brazen faith, is gifted as an empowering teacher and worship leader, is a caring helper and collaborator. The ideal candidate will also willingly and joyfully invest in River Terrace Church, in the Reformed faith, and in the community. The Pastor of Preaching, Worship and Pastoral Care will fulfill the biblical qualifications for elder and be ordained by a denomination within the Reformed tradition or be ordainable as a pastor within the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA).
River Terrace Church (RTC), a congregation affiliated with the CRCNA, exists to glorify God and make disciples by cultivating hearts and minds to flourish in Christ. Organized in 1935 as the First Christian Reformed Church of Lansing, the congregation moved in the 1960s to its current location, adjacent to Michigan State University (MSU), to serve the growing MSU community. The congregation is united in a dynamic Reformed worldview, but the membership represents a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, and levels of education and income. The congregation remains open to differences of opinion, but treasures its shared love of Christ and its shared desire to engage the world in his name.
East Lansing is located about half-way between Grand Rapids and Detroit and directly east of and adjacent to Lansing, Michigan, the state capital. With a population of more than 400,000, the greater Lansing area is the third most populous metropolitan area in Michigan. It is also a reflection of the many different challenges and blessings of living in America. RTC is located near prosperous suburban communities, a vibrant university town, a poorer urban community that is still transitioning out of manufacturing, as well as smaller, main-street town communities. Its major employers include the state government, the university, two major hospitals, General Motors, and life and auto insurance companies.
If you interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact us here. Should you not have personal interest, please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues. Thanks in advance for any consideration you provide.