grow • connect • serve
We are intentionally striving to grow together as a church family and in our personal relationships with Christ. We are passionate about connecting with one another through fellowship and small group opportunities. We are dedicated to serving others with Christ like love both locally and globally.
grow • connect • serve
Who We Are
At First Congregational Church, we are intentionally striving to grow together as a church family and in our personal relationships with Christ. We are passionate about connecting with one another through fellowship and small group opportunities. We are dedicated to serving others with Christ like love both locally and globally.
Our mission is to grow, connect and serve!
We are a church on a mission, because God has given us a vision. We desire to reach as many people as possible in the Parkersburg area with the Good News. If you’ve never gone to church before, or have dropped out for whatever reason, we welcome you. God offers forgiveness to anyone who is willing to confess their sins and come to him. And so, we also offer forgiveness. We are all sinners who need a Savior.
join us for worship
We currently offer two services and styles of worship. A traditional style service at 8:00 AM, Fellowship Time at 9:00 AM, Sunday School for all ages at 9:20 AM, and a contemporary style service at 10:30 AM.
We are located 401 3rd St. in downtown Parkersburg, Iowa. If you are interested in learning more about our church, we invite you to join us for a visit. If you have questions, please call the church office at 319-346-1373.
Lead / Shepherding Pastor Position Opening
The ministry team at First Congregational Church (FCC) in Parkersburg, Iowa is seeking a Lead/Shepherding Pastor to join our growing ministry. Our goal is to work as team to draw people to Jesus Christ both locally and globally. As we desire to keep our paid staff fresh and passionate, the preaching duties of this position will be shared between our staff pastors.
The Lead and Shepherding Pastor will be responsible to help the Elders oversee the Mission and Vision of the church. He will be expected to preach up to 20 Sundays a year. He will be responsible to give careful study to God’s Word with the goal of communicating clearly and compellingly the vision and mission of the church. He will work together with the Teaching and Missions Pastor and other members of the leadership team to coordinate and plan worship services, message themes and preaching schedules. He will be responsible to cultivate a team approach among the staff and leadership teams of the church. He will provide training opportunities for staff, board members and leadership teams. He will work to build relationships among the church family and community. He will be responsible to promote and carry out church membership and baptism classes. He will give oversight to the Guest Services Ministry of the church and the integration of visitors.
The Lead and Shepherding Pastor will be responsible to oversee the caring ministry of the church. He will be responsible for the ministry to the Seasoned Saints, Married Couples and Families. He will oversee and guide Adult Sunday School classes and provide support to teachers. He will be responsible for overseeing the counseling ministry of the church. He will provide premarital counseling and counseling to hurting couples and others who are struggling. He must have a shepherd’s heart and a love for people. He must be a self-starter, able to coordinate schedules and help to create and share the vision of the church along with those on the leadership team. He should be organized, able to clearly communicate and able to delegate. This man must be in agreement with First Congregational Church’s Mission and Statement of Faith.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and doctrinal statement to First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 100, Parkersburg, IA 50665 or email to [email protected]. Application deadline: August 1, 2019.