Burlington, Iowa Church Building

Made in America, church planting/revitalization opportunity, in a picturesque town overlooking the Mississippi River.  Burlington, Iowa is an idyllic community situated on the bluffs over the river.  It is a regional center for employment, shopping, education, healthcare and recreation. The town has many recreational opportunities centered around the waterfront. The city has many city-wide events throughout the year including fun runs, farmers markets, festivals, art shows and sporting events.  Burlington is the #2 ranked area for recreation and living along the Mississippi. There is always something go on in Burlington!

There are only 21 churches that serve the 27,000 residents of Burlington.  A strong church planter with a clear vision to reach the lost of Burlington is needed immediately! There are so many ways to connect with the people of Burlington. Children, Youth, Single Adults, Young Families are all groups that could use targeted outreach. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, self-starter that can see something from nothing.  This candidate will be able to read the demographics of the community and see how their giftedness can impact and transform Burlington for Christ.

The Heritage Free Methodist Church is needing a total campaign of rebranding and replanting. There is a nice building from which you can launch your outreach focus. Additionally, there is an apartment attached to the building for the pastor and his/her family. The pastor would need to remain bi-vocational until funds were available to pay a salary through the new congregants.  Burlington has a wide variety of employers and opportunities abound so employment should not be an issue.

If you are ready to jump in and get started, complete the Church Planter Profile Survey on this website and send your resume and the completed application to Supt. Mike Hopper at!


A bi-vocational senior pastor is being sought for the Free Methodist Church in St. Charles, Illinois. This congregation of about 25 persons was founded in 1860, and recently sold their church building as they seek to find and relocate to a new location. A pastor is needed who will provide Biblical messages that apply to day-to-day living, and who will be able to effectively reach out to new families to help re-establish this congregation. A parsonage, utilities, and part-time salary are provided for pastoral support.

St. Charles is located in DuPage and Kane counties just about 40 miles west of Chicago, and has a population of about 33,000. The official city slogan is Pride of the Fox, after the Fox River that runs through the center of town. St. Charles is part of a tri-city area along with Geneva and Batavia, all western suburbs of similar size. The major employers in St. Chares are St. Charles Community School District; RR Donnelley & Sons; Omron Automotive; City of St Charles; Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC; and Jewel/Osco.

To apply, send your resume and the completed application to Supt. Mike Hopper at