Job Description

Water’s Edge Church, often known as WE, is committed to ministering to those not here yet. The Lead Pastor is the champion of cultivating the heart in our attenders toward a passion for our community to know Jesus and for our body to know Him more deeply. 

As a staff-led church, the Lead Pastor needs to balance leadership and shepherding. They will exhibit both strength and compassion in decision-making, preaching, advising, correcting and counseling. 

WE expects our pastor to buffer against power and control by generally contributing to the thriving of people, advocating for equality, and empowering believers to use their spiritual gifts with maturity. 


·       Lives out their faith and leads others to do the same 

·       Actively promotes the mission and vision of WE 

·       Relational communicator and leader 

·       Demonstrates commitment to continual spiritual, professional and personal growth 

·       Adheres to the Statement of Faith 

·       Willing to become a member 

·       Is baptized by immersion or willing to be baptized 


·       Leads vision casting for each ministry season 

·       Guides spiritual health and maturity of the church 

·       Encourages missional thrust of the church 

·       Causes the weekly teaching and weekend services 

·       Provides leadership to the Board of Overseers and the Staff 

·       Responsible for the development a budget reflective of goals and success measures for the next season of ministry 

·       Accountable to the Board of Overseers for the performance of all ministry and non-ministry staff through success measures 

·       Responsible for the organization of staff and authorized to delegate duties to fulfill success measures 


·       Demonstrates a wise and discerning spirit 

·       Is a passionate worshiper of God 

·       Seeks and promotes prayer as a priority, both personally and in the life of the church 

·       Demonstrates compassion and heartfelt love for people with a Christ-like concern for their spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being 

·       Models surrender 

·       Seeks to equally demonstrate strength and humility 

·       A passion for mentoring, discipleship and helping others develop their gifts 

·       Is personable and approachable 

·       Seeks to be known and involved in the community 

·       Enjoys being in relationship with attendees and interested in the events of their lives

Position: Lead Pastor

Status: Full Time

How to Apply:

We ask all interested applicants to apply at, which utilizes a Pastor Placement Process (P3) to support both churches and pastors in finding the right fit.  We encourage you to take that step as P3 is a process that is in depth, for both churches and pastors, includes professional assessments for candidates, promotes growth and personal reflection for those involved, and invites God’s will to guide each step.


We are grateful for your interest in leading our healthy body of believers to minister well in our community and to each other!  Feel free to visit our website at  Click on the Pastor Search tab for specific information about WE Church and our community.  

About Water’s Edge Church

WE exist for those not here yet. That's our bold statement. WE believe our purpose as the Church is to engage with those in Henning, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, and beyond who need Jesus. Everything we do is geared toward that simple, yet profound goal.  

Much of the Water’s Edge Church congregation enjoys the peace and serenity of country and lake living. Many enjoy the flexibility of being a small business owner or working from home, others commute to work, most often within 30 to 40 minutes of their home, while some are retired. The body of believers engaged at WE Church is faithful, invested, authentic, and mission-minded, being here for those not here yet...not only in Henning, but in Otter Tail County and beyond. 

We made a commitment to make our space more about worship and upgraded our worship space. We prioritized and financed booth technology to promote both in person and virtual engagement as part of weekend experience. We have excited worship leaders who have a vision and commitment to build a team. We have a healthy committed leadership team that relates well and respects one another. We recently updated office and conference room space for more accessibility and functionality. We have a variety of recreational spaces that includes a half court gym. 

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Experience Required
Entry level


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
10 months ago
Henning, Minnesota


Church Size
0-75 people

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