Lead Pastor

Yankton, South Dakota // www.cbcyankton.weebly.com

About Calvary Baptist Church



We are Calvary Baptist Church and by God's grace we have a 73-year history of Gospel-centered ministry 
in the city of Yankton, SD. Though we started in a living room, our congregation is now a multigenerational mix of 325 regular attendees and members. We are a community of believers committed to reproducing devoted followers of Jesus who love and obey Him. We strive to fulfill our 
mission of "Building Up To Reach Out" in a variety of Biblically principled ways that are resourced by an 
annual budget of over $1.3 million. Besides our weekend worship and spiritual formation groups, we serve our region through our daycare, preschool, and community collaborations, giving us a connection to scores of unchurched families. 


We are located in the city of Yankton, South Dakota, the first capital of the historic of Dakota Territory. Yankton is situated on the Missouri River, along South Dakota's southeastern border with Nebraska. Besides its prominence as one of South Dakota's key cities, it is also the county seat of Yankton County and a strong resourcing community for northeastern Nebraskans and southeastern South Dakotans. Yankton has a city population of 14,500, and Calvary Baptist Church has a geographic reach of over 40,000 people within a 30-mile radius

Job description

WHO WE ARE  LOOKING FOR  (Lead Pastor Job Description)

At this season in our church's life, we are praying for a pastor who, together with our staff and elders, is able to lead our congregation toward the advancement of a unified mission and vision. Our next pastor will have experience in leading a multi-person staff as well as a multi-initiative ministry. We are looking for a pastor who is both scripturally sound and relationally engaging in his preaching and teaching style, able to effectively communicate to both those who are far from Christ as well as to those who are more mature in their faith. With outreach as a core value, we desire a pastor who models the local and global 
fulfillment of the Great Commission. With one corporate gathering per week, we desire Sunday services to be both a powerful time for worshiping Christ while also treating it as an invitational outreach for the unchurched in community. More than anything, we desire to see lives transformed for 
God's glory and are praying for a pastor who embodies this passion. 



Please send the following materials to pastorsearch@convergeheartland.org

• A cover letter that helps us briefly get to know you, your family, and your sense of fit for our Senior Pastor opening 
• A current resume or vitae 
• 2 sermon samples (please send as either a weblink or digital file) 
• A personal or family photo 
• 3 references (non-relatives) 

For more information on this pastoral opening please visit https://cbcyankton.weebly.com