Pastor - Ordained

Job Locations US-IA-Council Bluffs
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/28/2024 4:48 AM)
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Graceview Courtyard


Are you an Ordained Pastor looking to work for an amazing organization by serving others and connecting with your co-workers?


Immanuel Communities is seeking an Ordained Pastor to work Part-Time - 20 hours a week at Graceview Courtyard located at 1681 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.  Graceview Courtyard has 121 independent living apartment homes.


Pay will be based upon experience, certifications, skills and education.


Job Duties & Skills Required

What You Will Do

The overall purpose of this job is to provide highly effective, culturally humble spiritual care for residents, participants, their families, and staff and to lead Mission-related efforts at each location.  The responsibilities of this job include providing pastoral care and counseling and spiritual support services for residents, participants, family and staff. This may include resident visits, Bible studies, chapel services, end-of-life care, bereavement care, and funeral/memorial services as needed or requested. The Pastor also leads efforts to support, teach, promote and live out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.


Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Spiritual Care

  • Provides onsite pastoral care such as worship planning and leadership, preparing and leading studies in Bible, spirituality and related topics, resident visitation, and staff support.
  • Provides offsite pastoral care such as visitations to hospitals, rehab centers, skilled nursing facilities, or family members’ homes.
  • Provides extended pastoral care such as end-of-life planning and journeying, care conferences, and funeral/memorial planning.
  • Provides on-call availability.
  • Serves as resource to staff for residents’/participants’ spiritual health as part of whole-person care
  • Provides care, instruction and support for staff regarding grief and similar matters

Immanuel Liaison

  • Supports and advocates for memorial funds.
  • Coordinates with VP Mission/Spiritual care for community outreach, education, and relationship building for Immanuel.
  • Serves as point person for Mission- and Vision-related efforts, including new employee orientation and CHRIST Promises Awards
  • Engages other Immanuel pastors with collegiality and mutual support


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.


Skills & Requirements


  • Master of Divinity or equivalent degree in related field of study is required.
  • At least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education is preferred.


  • Two (2) years of pastoral or related experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.


Other Requirements-

  • Ordination in and endorsement by individual’s denominational church body is required.
  • Commitment to full inclusivity in providing spiritual care
  • Current certification in boundaries training


KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of pastoral duties such as worship, visitation, education, prayer, pastoral counseling and community service.
  • Knowledge of scripture and spiritual disciplines.
  • Knowledge of emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of aging adults. 
  • Knowledge of end of life care, hospice care and grief/bereavement support.
  • Knowledge of and openness to different faiths and ways to provide spiritual care for all.
  • Knowledge of and respect for HIPAA and all confidentiality rights of residents/participants.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Skills in creatively providing healthy and enthusiastic workshops and study.
  • Exceptional listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Skills in dealing with issues of aging including memory support and validation therapy.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with residents/participants, their families, and staff that reflect the CHRIST Promises values of Compassion, Honor, Relationships, Integrity, Serve and Teamwork
  • Ability to recognize and maintain healthy boundaries and professionalism in every
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all types of people.



At Immanuel, we believe that our success is built on the collective strength of our people.  Here’s why you’ll thrive as part of our team:

  •  Meaningful work: You won’t just have a job; you will have a purpose.  Our Mission impacts the lives of our residents/participants and their families, one another, and our community.
  • Growth Opportunities: We invest in your development.  Whether it’s mentorship, training, or advancement, we’re committed to your growth.
  • Inclusive Culture: We celebrate uniqueness and foster an environment where everyone feels valued.
  • Work-Life Harmony: We believe in allowing you to thrive by leveraging your passion.  Achieve your best work while maintaining a healthy work-life harmony.
  • Total Rewards: A focus on feedback and recognition, competitive compensation, a robust benefits package, and perks beyond the basics.
  • Intentional Experience: We are very intentional about your employee experience, from Day One Orientation to how we onboard new managers and invest in quarterly and annual leadership training.  

 Join us at Immanuel and be a part of something extraordinary.  Your journey starts here.


  • Immanuel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
  • A background check and drug screen will be required prior to hire.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


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