Senior Pastor, Kulm, ND


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Our church was incorporated by Swedish immigrants in the same year that our town came into existence. We have a 127-year history of holding Christ high to the community of Kulm, our region, and to the world beyond. To this very day, we exist to worship God, to proclaim the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, and to strengthen believers and equip them for service. Our congregation typically runs between 50 to 60 in attendance, which equates to about 15% of the Kulm community. Though many of our attendees come from Kulm, we also draw attendees from five different communities in our area. Many regional residents claim a church affiliation, however we still find that there are nearly one thousand unchurched people within our target area, many of which have never made a profession of faith in Christ.

Kulm Baptist Church is in the town of Kulm, ND, which is located near the South Dakota border in southeastern North Dakota. Though Kulm is a small town, it is a well-ordered community with a surprising array of local services and shops. The area boasts picturesque glacial lakes, multiple recreation options, and its proximity to larger cities makes Kulm a gem of a community for all generations. Founded in 1892, Kulm is an agricultural community and several of its residents are the direct descendants of 19th century homesteaders. Though the history and land are rich, Kulm also has its eyes on the future with the recent completion of a new public school facility and continued development of wind energy technologies. Kulm is a small town with a big heart and a great community to call home!

We are asking God to send us a pastor who model's Christ's love as he lives, teaches, and preaches the scriptures. At this season of our church's life, we are seeking a pastor who, together with his family, will relationally belong in our community, helping us to reach the next generation for Christ. Our next pastor will be capable of fulfilling our stated job description , but we are also seeking a pastor who embodies various strengths that are both needed in our congregation and celebrated by our community. Though we are able and have always supported full-time pastors, we are open to a co-vocational pastor with the understanding that he would be able to build lasting relational inroads through a tradecraft such as plumbing, carpentry, welding, electrical work, or property management; all skills which are in demand in our community. We are looking for a pastor who celebrates the Great Commission, bringing a heart for both discipleship as well as mobilization for local, regional, and global outreach. Finally, we are praying for a pastor with a collaborative spirit who will work together with our local ministerial council, our community leaders, and our denominational district. The pastoral opening at Kulm Baptist Church offers a strong opportunity to shepherd a gospel-centered church and to grow with a warm and developing community. ?

TO APPLY: Please send the following materials to - 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


Kulm Baptist Church
Jim Capaldo
8 2nd St SE
Kulm, ND 58456

Phone: 6053239621