Pastor at Church of the Tetons
Driggs, Idaho 83422

Church in the Tetons Pastor Job Description

Church Overview

Church in the Tetons is a young, vibrant, growing, casual gathering of people who seek to be a community of faith centered on worshiping and serving Jesus Christ. Our doors are open to all who long for connection with God and others. Our common ground is God’s grace and acceptance in Jesus Christ, a desire to grow closer to God through reading and understanding the Bible and living out the values of the Gospel. We are a multi-generational congregation that seeks to provide spiritual care and development for children, youth and adults through relational groups and gatherings. Church in the Tetons was planted with the vision to be a church with an outward focus toward the needs of the community. Our vision and hope is to be utilized by God as Teton Valley experiences a dramatic swell in new residents on the west side of the Teton mountain range. Church in the Tetons is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA.

 

Pastoral Responsibilities

Church in the Tetons seeks a full time pastor who will guide our congregation to a stronger commitment to God, and a desire to serve the community of Teton Valley and the world in an approachable and relevant way with the good news of Jesus Christ. To that end, our next pastor will be a spiritual leader who embodies those traits with a creative, courageous and compassionate ministry with both the congregation and the larger community. CiT is a dedicated, emerging church which is ready to respond to a pastor’s ability to develop and guide a growing ministry.This position is responsible for the pastoral care to all in need, including visitation of those unable to attend a regular service; preaching the word of God, following devoted time of study, preparation and prayer; serving as Session moderator; teaching, leading and assisting in the spiritual formation of the congregation, including new members’ orientation and new elders and deacons training; administering the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; officiating funerals and memorials; officiating weddings for the congregation and providing premarital counseling; directing, organizing and overseeing the programs and operations of the church organization; participating in the ministry of the Presbytery of Kendall, the PCUSA and other ecumenical relationships in the community.

 

Church Setting

People live here to enjoy the outdoors, in a place of inspiring beauty and endless recreation opportunities embedded in a friendly, laid-back, small town atmosphere. Teton Valley is a hidden gem, in the words of a Wall Street Journal article, “the secret is out.” The west side of the Teton mountain range, just 30 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is still a western ranching community at heart but is experiencing a transformation as a recreational destination due in part to its proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and to world class skiing at Grand Targhee Resort. With about 10,000 full time residents in the valley, summer brings almost as many seasonal residents to hike, paint, golf and gather in a local park on Thursday evening’s for the popular Music on Main. Ministry in a recreational, small town context is relational and casual with meaningful conversations taking place on the chairlift or while wetting a line in the Teton River. Groups gather for evening bike rides, hikes up the canyon or a round of golf. Worship can be in the park or beside a sparkling river.

Address

Church of the Tetons
PO Box 1318
Driggs, Idaho 83422

Contact

Reidar Hahn
630-414-8306
[email protected]

Website

churchinthetetons.org

Location
Driggs, Idaho 83422
Job type
Full Time
Posted
Hours/week
40
Pay rate
minimum $55,000 /year
Ordained position
Yes
Exempt status
Exempt
Skills
Leadership
Organizational
Pastoral
Preaching
Service
Industries
Church Ministry