Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 00110.AE3

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 00110
Ministry Name Mountainburg Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address P. O. Box 7
Mountainburg, AR 72946
Phone (479) 369-2761
Fax (479) 369-4939
E-Mail mtburgpres@centurytel.net
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 50
Church School Attendance 15
Curriculum Teacher created.
Yoked Church False
Presbytery ARKANSAS PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF THE SUN
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor (for a designated term)
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   Position includes 2 year residency with 1st. Pres, Fort Smith, AR
Brief Church Mission Statement:
In response to God's call we seek to be an expanding community of beleivers where faith is
expressed and love is experienced.  We will implement our vision through:
Worship of God,
Bible based Christian education,
Support of our church family,
Service to our local community and the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Mountainburg Presbyterian Church strives to reach all persons of the community by assisting in
various outreach activities with a goal to build a community that serves the Lord and cares for
one another in tangible ways.  The church is called to be the light of Christ in the community
through Word and Deed so the lost can be found, the hurting helped, the hungry fed, the
mourning comforted, the broken-hearted healed and hope shared with every generation.
 
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
We care for struggling individuals and families in a monthly food pantry.  We participate in local
school-based programs geared toward meeting the needs of underprivileged children by
participation in the back-pack program, socks and shoes program and the Angel Tree.  We
remind the community in a live nativity that Christmas is about baby Jesus.  We participate with
the other churches in the community to provide a Thanksgiving potluck dinner for the
community.  The Presbyterian Women's group hosts an annual teachers appreciation breakfast
to encourage school faculty and joins in the annual school prayer walk.  We host an annual
Easter egg hunt so the children can receive goodies and hear the resurrection story.

We do our best to provide a fun filled atmosphere of learning through Bible study, singing,
crafts, snacks and fellowship in our Summer Bible School (VBS).  We donate to and host the
annual 4th of July fireworks display put on by the fire department by providing parking,
beverages and desserts as people sit on the church lawn.  We join the rotation of local churches
by hosting or participating in the quarterly hymn sings to  promote Christian unity within the
community.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
To have a minister that is enthusiastic about spreading the Word of God in the pulpit as
well as the community by words and example would help Mountainburg Presbyterian
Church to reach it's vision and mission goals.  This would build the congregation and lead the
church's programs that are currently in place.  This minister would bring continuity to the
outreach programs that the church participates in and would bring healing comfort to the sick
the shut-ins by visitation.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Mountainburg Presbyterian Church is searching for a mature pastor who seeks to serve and
lead the flock of this church.  While MPC is a small congregation we are large in activities.
Our hope is to find a pastor who will embrace these activities and be an active member of
the community.  This long history of our church is closely tied to the Mountainburg school and
we desire to have a pastor who will support school activities.

MPC seeks a teaching minister who can spread the word of God by relating to all ages and
making connections to real life experiences.  MPC seeks a minister who is prayerful in God's
word, a minister who can inspire and lead the congregation and can encourage each person's
spiritual gifts.

Mountainburg Presbyterian is looking for a minister who can comfort the sick, support the
mourning and celebrate the accomplishments of its members.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Specific tasks and assignments include:  Preparing a meaningful sermon, preaching and
preparing for major seasons of the liturgical year.  The pastor will visit newcomers, reach
out to those inactive and establish a positive presence in the congregation and community.
Mountainburg Presbyterian Church pastoral assignments include calls to those in the
hospital and nursing homes, homebound and friends of the church and to conduct weddings
and funerals as required and assist in making the congregation effective and carrying.  Other
assignments include:  Participating in vacation Bible school, church food pantry, monthly
church dinners, meeting with other community pastors and being active in our community.
Optional Links
crawford-county.org
northwestarkansas.org
mountainburg.org
Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Danny Daniel
588 N. Copernicus Place, Fayetteville, AR 72704
620-441-9868
dannydaniel@cox.net
Retired
Rev. Justian Allen
P. O. Box 301, Mountainburg, AR 72946
479-719-4042
Pastor in community
Rev. Terry McLellan
2404 Crosshill Road, Fort Smith, AR 72908
479-763-1770
revtmc@verizon.net
Retired and on the staff of 1st Presbyterian, Fort
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   10/4/2019


Self-referral Contact Information

COM:   Elder Cyril Hollingsworth Address  5509 Edgewood Rd., Little Rock, AR 72207
Daytime Phone  501-978-9917 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  cyril@ddh.law
PNC:  Dale Cluck Address  P. O.Box 131, Mountainburg, AR
Daytime Phone  479-430-0310 Office Phone  479-369-0308
Fax  Email  dcluckster99@outlook.com