Church Planter – Steamboat Rock Baptist Church

Church Planter – Steamboat Rock Baptist Church

Steamboat Rock Baptist Church and the Upper Mississippi Region of churches are looking for a person to partner with in planting a church in rural Iowa.

Requirements and Qualifications


  • Participate in a church planter assessment (paid for by the North American Baptist Conference).
  • Lead through a prayerful process of discovery and discernment to seek out where God would want to plant the next church.
  • Establish a vision agreement with the NAB and Upper Mississippi Region (UMR).
  • Fundraise a portion of your salary while starting, or serve bi-vocationally.
  • Live and work in the mission area of the plant.
  • Cast the vision for the new congregation.



  • Spiritual vitality and maturity
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
  • Love for people
  • Model healthy relationships and biblical marriage convictions
  • Call to rural Iowa life and rural Iowa people
  • History of godly leadership
  • History of personal evangelism
  • Support the NAB Statement of Beliefs and Statement on Marriage
  • Commitment to planting a church that will help plant future churches

Special Notes

Support Offered

  • Guidance through mentoring and coaching from an experienced coach
  • Support of other like-minded UMR churches and pastors and the UMR regional minister
  • Support with administration and establishing constitution and by laws
  • Financial support of up to $75,000 from Steamboat Rock Baptist Church, the UMR, and the NAB combined, over two to three years, tied to agreed milestones toward your vision
  • Opportunity to share your vision, recruit volunteers and team members, and raise financial support from members of Steamboat Rock Baptist Church and other UMR congregations
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed (up to $10,000) from Steamboat Rock Baptist Church


107 2nd St PO Box 127 Steamboat Rock, IA 50672 United States

Date Posted: April 9, 2024

Job Type: Bi-Vocational / Support-Raising

Congregation: 300

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