PASTOR SEARCH PAGE
Information and Instructions
Thank you for your interest in the Pastor position at Beth-El Community Church! Pursuing a new opportunity in ministry is a major decision. We pray that the Spirit of God will be with you, providing you wisdom and discernment, as you consider the idea of full-time ministry at Beth-El.
Below we have provided some information that we hope will give you an initial glimpse of our context, our church and some characteristics we are looking for in our next pastor.
After reviewing the information, if you are interested in taking the next step, go to this link to apply: www.bethelmilford.com/pastor-search-contact
With support from and accountability to the elders, the man serving as full-time pastor for Beth-El Community Church should be a humble servant-leader who is passionate about the Word of God, and he must be able to teach it in a way that "equips the saints" for life and ministry. The pastor should be led by the Spirit, deeply desire intimacy with Christ and be committed to prayer as part of their everyday life. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively build relationships with and minister to the entire congregation.
The man called as pastor to Beth-El must reflect the scriptural qualifications of an elder/overseer found in 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:24-25; and Titus 1:6-9.
The pastor should agree with the Statement of Faith, Practices and Values to which we adhere as a congregation. See these at www.bethelmilford.com.
Prior pastoral ministry experience desired.
B.A. or higher in Pastoral/Christian Ministry from an accredited Evangelical Christian institution desired.
CHURCH PROFILE :
Beth-El Community Church is a welcoming, non-denominational, community of believers from multi-generations and various Christian backgrounds. Beth-El is historically rooted in the Mennonite heritage, and we believe in uncompromised Biblical truths. Our worship style is blended, but more contemporary than traditional.
Education, teaching, and discipling each other is valued at Beth-El. Strong support is shown for Sunday School, Small Groups, Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies, and Summer VBS. Beth-El has strong lay leadership and strives to love and support one another in tangible ways (prayer chain, meals to homebound, etc.). Beth-El also supports, both financially and through volunteer efforts, six local and five global missions.
The average in-person attendance for the first half of 2021 at Sunday worship is 80. Approximately half of the active membership consists of young families with children. Beth-El strives to reach out to Milford and surrounding communities through various local missions, with the hope of drawing others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Milford is an agriculturally based community of approximately 2,000 people. It is located just 3 miles south of interstate 80, approximately 20 miles west of Lincoln, the capital of Nebraska. Many residents commute to Lincoln or other nearby communities for work.
Education plays a large role in Milford. Milford Public Schools are well known for excellence and the schools serve 770 K-12 students. Southeast Community College enrolls 900 students and provides technical and vocational training.
Recreational opportunities include two city parks, a recently updated swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course, 3 field baseball/softball complex and many tree lined streets for walking and biking.
Beth-El is one of seven churches serving Milford. There is an active Ministerium, and Beth-El maintains a cooperative relationship with the other churches.