Pastor Search

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Pastor Job Opening

Bethel CRC Lynden is prayerfully searching for our next pastor to lead our congregation. This position is full-time and would include Sunday preaching, pastoral care and other duties as listed below.

Learn more about Bethel by browsing the other pages of this site, and scroll down on this page to learn more about Lynden. If you're interested in obtaining a copy of the Bethel CRC Church Profile to learn more about who we are as a church, have additional questions, or wish to send your resume to the Pastor Search Committee, please use the contact button below to e-mail the committee chair, Doug Van Andel. Thank you for your interest and prayers for our church as we seek our next pastor.

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Basic Job Description

Spiritual Leadership

  • Share responsibility with the Elders to ensure the faithful preaching of the Word.
  • Preach and/or lead regular worship services, including special holidays and services established by Church leadership.
  • Work with the Worship Coordinator to plan and lead worship.
  • Ensure the regular administration of the Sacraments – Lord’s Supper, Baptisms, Professions of faith.
  • Encourage Discipleship by offering classes for new members and in preparation for Profession of Faith.
  • Meet and connect with new members/visitors.
  • Encourage and facilitate the use of gifts and talents by members of the congregation.

Pastoral Care

  • Regularly provide visitation to shut-ins.
  • Provide pastoral care for those experiencing a spiritual or physical crisis.
  • Train and equip Shepherding Elders for pastoral visits and chairs the Shepherding Elder meetings.
  • Provide pre-marital counseling and officiates at weddings as requested.
  • Conduct funerals and grief counseling upon request.


  • Meet regularly with the Administrator and Administrative Team.
  • Foster good communication and collaboration with church staff.
  • Meet with the Council to establish goals and vision for the Ministry of the Church.
  • Represent the congregation and participates in Classis/Denominational responsibilities.
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About Lynden

Located in beautiful Northwest Washington, Lynden is a small town with a rich agricultural and Dutch heritage. Located in the shadow of Mount Baker and the North Cascades--and just a short drive from the scenic waters of Puget Sound--Lynden has much to offer active families and those who enjoy the beauty of God's creation.

With deep agricultural roots, Lynden's community has been built over the years on small-town values, a family-friendly atmosphere, and rich relationships. Nestled between large cities to the north and south--Vancouver, BC just an hour north and Seattle two hours south--Lynden's access to large metropolitan areas hasn't taken away from the small-town feel, even as the community grows. And with the city of Bellingham a short 12-mile drive away, Lynden has easy access to shopping, entertainment, and even more recreation.

To learn more about Lynden and Bellingham, please click the links below.

Lynden Chamber of Commerce

Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Christian Schools

Bethel CRC has long supported Christian education--both in giving of its time and talents to the local Christian schools and by financially supporting Bethel families that choose to send their children to Christian School. Lynden is blessed to have multiple Christian schools and families at Bethel send their children to either Lynden Christian School or Ebenezer Christian School.

Both of these schools have strong Reformed underpinnings and serve to further the work of parents and the church in training our children to love and serve the Lord. Learn more about the Christian school opportunities Lynden has to offer by clicking the links below.

Lynden Christian School

Ebenezer Christian School

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Want more information?
If you feel God may be calling you to this position, would like a copy of our CRC Church Profile, or wish to send a copy of your resume, please contact the Pastor Search Committee chair, Doug Van Andel, at the link below.
Contact Bethel Search Committee