Peace Lutheran Church

Deshler, Nebraska, United States

Full time Pastor

  • Address: 535 Third Street, Deshler, Nebraska 68340
  • Affiliation: LCMC
  • Contact: Nate Brandt
  • Phone: 402.768.3518
  • Email: natebrandt1975@gmail.com
  • Website: Click Here
  • Category: Pastoral Ministry
  • Position Title: Full time Pastor
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Description:

    Peace Lutheran Church is an LCMC congregation of over 440 baptized members and an average weekly worship attendance of 145.  Founded in 1883, Peace joined LCMC in 2010. Present sanctuary was built in 1954 with renovations in 1999 making it modern and handicap accessible.  Peace offers two weekly worship services: a small and informal Saturday evening (6:30 PM) service and the main Sunday morning (10 AM) service with pipe organ, praise band, and modern sound and projection system installed in 2012.  Sunday School classes meet at 9 AM for preschoolers to adults. Midweek PACE (Peace After-school Christian Education) classes are offered for students in grades 5 to 8 in preparation for confirmation of faith in the fall of their 9th grade year.  Peace hosts a Christian preschool program for the community.

    Peace employs a preschool director, a parish administrator/secretary, a youth ministry coordinator, a custodian, and a groundskeeper.  Peace provides its pastor a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom parsonage with paid utilities.

    Deshler is an agricultural community with a population of about 750 located 100 miles southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Deshler has a K-12 public school, a K-8 Lutheran school, a nursing home and an assisted living facility. The largest employer is Reinke Manufacturing.   A hospital is 8 miles to the east in Hebron. Deshler is served by 3 town churches: Peace (LCMC), St. Peter (LCMS), and Abiding Word (AFLC).

    Peace Lutheran Church is seeking a pastor who is LCMC-certified or willing to seek LCMC certification and who will lead us in seeking, celebrating, and sharing the peace of Christ with our community and the world.   A Masters of Divinity degree is preferred but not required.  Expectations include:

    • leading all worship services with joy and energy

    • preaching the Word of God, both Law and Gospel, faithfully and personally

    • leading adult Bible studies with honor for Biblical authority and courage to deal with tough questions

    • teaching students in grades 5 through 8 in midweek classes

    • providing compassionate care and counsel to individuals in need

    • modeling a faithful Christian life in the community

    • visitation in hospitals, nursing homes, and homes

    • faithful prayer for the Church and the world

    • guidance for the church council, church staff, and church ministry teams

    • love for sinners and a passion for sharing the gospel with all

    Please click here to view the Deshler NE community profile and pastor job description.

    If interested in leading Peace Lutheran Church in ministry, please send a resume with cover letter to Peace Lutheran Church, Attn:  Call Committee, PO Box 159, Deshler, Nebraska 68340.  The resume can also be emailed to natebrandt1975@gmail.com.