Associate Pastor Search

Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church of Iowa Falls, IA is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor.  As a church, we desire to become increasingly molded by God’s Word and motivated by God’s glory as we make disciples throughout God’s world.  Our mission is simply to know Christ and make Him known.  An Associate Pastor would join our current staff and leaders to help us more effectively accomplish this mission and pursue this vision together as a church family.  Currently the staff includes a full-time Lead Pastor along with a part-time Secretary and part-time Custodian. 


The Associate Pastor may play a role in overseeing some formal church ministry programs but much of his work would be with smaller teams, couples, and individuals.  With the help of God’s Spirit, he would come alongside people to teach, encourage, pray for, correct, train, equip, and counsel disciple-makers in our church.  The Associate Pastor may work with one group more closely than another due to his particular gifting, experience, and passions but the vision is for a shepherd serving a broad range of people in the church so that we can all become more effective disciple-making disciples. 


We are looking for a man called by God to pastoral ministry who meets the qualifications of an elder.  This man must have a large capacity for meaningful relationships and an ability to think systematically about the best means to engage and evangelize the lost and to establish and equip believers for the multiplication of disciples.  The primary responsibility would be shepherding the church by helping to develop a culture of disciple-making throughout the church.  A secondary functional facet of this position is helping to lead us in ministry to and with families.  The number of children and youth in the church is growing steadily and the Associate Pastor would serve us by shepherding parents as well as recruiting, developing, coaching, encouraging and equipping leaders for children’s and youth ministry.      


Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church was established in 1983.  We have experienced significant growth over the past five years with our Sunday morning worship service attendance going from 85 in 2012 to 130 in 2017.  In our small town of about 5000 people, we have long been known as the church committed to faithfully teaching the Bible while welcoming and loving one another.  Over the last couple of years, we have become more ethnically diverse and this has been a great encouragement to us.  We enjoy long-standing relationships with both local and global missions partners, most of whom are or have been members of our church family.  Whether overseas or right here in our small town and the surrounding area, there is great opportunity for gospel growth.  Thank you for your interest in being a part of it. 


If you are interested in this position, please submit the following:

         Completed Application and Resume (Click here to be taken to the application)

         Personal Testimony of Salvation and Call to Pastoral Ministry

         Personal Philosophy of Ministry Statement including an Explanation of the Gospel

Inquiries can be directed to

Materials can be sent to:

Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church

Attn: Associate Pastor Search Team

PO Box 66 Iowa Falls IA 50126