Job Description

Bad Axe Church (Sterling, WI) Pastor

Bad Axe Church ( is seeking a full-time Pastor to shepherd the people of God, preach the Word of God and equip the church for works of service.

Pastoral Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Have a strong prayer life preparing for service, sermons and studies.
  • Devote time for sermon preparation and study of God’s word.
  • Preach the truth from God’s word, give the gospel from the pulpit on Sunday mornings, stand for Christ in our community.
  • Teach Sunday school if needed.
  • Lead and teach Wednesday night Bible study.
  • Give counsel to people when they need it.
  • Minister to the youth, including teaching Instruction class.
  • Perform weddings, including premarital counseling.
  • Support church ministries, such as Vacation Bible School and other activities that go on at our church.
  • Perform funerals, hospital visitations, and visit shut-ins.
  • Participate in church board meetings.
  • Take care of incoming mail, emails, ministry related phone calls, etc.


  • The applicant must be a man (1 Tim 2:12).
  • A man called by God to the ministry.
  • Previous pastoral experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Married to one wife and has never been divorced (1 Tim 3:2).
  • Truly loves his flock and will practice faithful service (1 Pet 5:2, Acts 20:28).     

Our Church:

Our church is located in western Wisconsin near Viroqua. Our current pastor is retiring due to ongoing health problems. He has served us faithfully for 18 years. Our congregation size is around 85 to 90 people. Our average attendance for Sunday morning worship ranges from 40 to 60 people. We have shut-ins and elderly that are forced to stay home and watch live streams or listen to the radio broadcast because of health problems. We do not have the typical elder board but instead are governed by a church council. This council consists of a President, three Deacons (assist the Pastor), three trustees, a treasurer, and a secretary. Our Sunday school program takes place before the worship service and goes from September to May. Because our church is small it does not have a parsonage; our current pastor owns his own home. We will assist in any way possible to help the incoming pastor to find a place to live.

Compensation and benefits: Salary $51,000 – $57,000, Workman Compensation Insurance, and Christian Health Sharing Medical Plan

Please let us know why you may be interested, briefly explain your theology and send a sermon link to [email protected]

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 weeks ago
Sterling, Michigan


Church Size
0-100 people people