Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 00409.AJ0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 00409
Ministry Name Vienna Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 124 Park Street NE
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone 703-938-9050
Fax 703-938-8264
WWW Address
Ministry Size More than 1500 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 3%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
Middle Eastern 1%
White 93%
Average Worship Attendance 842
Church School Attendance 721
Curriculum Books by age: Examples for Elementary: Godly Play: Young Children in Worship, Kids Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments, various books for grades 7-12
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Associate Pastor for Worship & Adult Discipleship
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

We are a Caring Fellowship

Bringing Christ into Our Diverse Community

Through Discipleship and Service

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our vision is to engage more people in Christ’s mission. We are a Christ-centric and caring fellowship that highly values authentic community. The key foundations for achieving our vision are: worship, missions, and growth in discipleship for all ages.

  • Our church has a solid focus on WORSHIP supported by dynamic sermons and a rich music ministry. Worship centers on practical, Bible-focused sermon series. An engaging children’s message connected to the sermon intentionally involves children in worship. We have an active, vibrant choir for our traditional service and a skillful, inspiring praise band and a committed youth choir for our contemporary service. Community music groups often join our services and hold special events in our sanctuary.
  • We have an authentic heart for MISSIONS, supporting local, national, and international mission partners. We have a long history of sending youth and adults on mission work both far and near. We have a successful ESOL program and have launched other joint local ministries to help those in need. Our missions range from local women’s and homeless shelters, to Christian camps in Africa, to a medical team in Haiti, naming just a few.
  • We are committed to DISCIPLESHIP leading to spiritual growth for adults, teens, and children. Robust small groups serving adults, teens, and children engage more than 650 people each week. We desire to make discipleship more accessible to everyone and to meet them in their faith journey, wherever they are.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

God is doing new things at VPC that build on our unique heritage, strengths, and passion. We are excited

to live and share the Gospel. We are embarking on transforming our ministry after calling a new Lead

Pastor in 2021. Under her leadership, we have prayerfully reexamined who we are and who God is

calling us to be. We feel God’s calling to adapt, focus, and expand our existing programs to move


Continuing VPC’s transformation requires increased action in our community, balancing that external

action with internal congregational needs. Calling this new AP is in response to this shared vision of

VPC’s congregation and leadership team.

We want to take advantage of our location in the heart of Vienna to pursue Kingdom purposes. We live

outside the most influential city in the most influential country in the world. There is enormous

abundance in our community, yet there are also extreme levels of division, and brokenness. We are eager

for people to know Christ through our church, and believe we must take the Gospel to those who have

not yet heard the good news of Christ. We seek to live out Christ’s call to love God and our neighbors

while worshiping, serving and growing in faith together.


We are enthusiastically living into our new expanded mission. There is excitement in our church

community as we discover how God will help us build on our solid biblically-based foundation to both

deepen our relationship with Christ and bring Him to more of our neighbors in the region.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The AP will lead our church in worshiping our Lord and encourage all adults to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and develop vibrant lives of faith. Our engaged congregation consistently takes on leadership roles and volunteers time and talent. Together with our competent, committed, experienced staff, they stand ready to embark on new initiatives that will engage more people in Christ’s mission.

The AP will help us take a fresh look at our worship format. How can we make our services more welcoming and accessible to our community while still serving our congregation? How should our existing services evolve? What new worship opportunities should we try? How can we better reach and serve young adults, families with children, and our diverse community? How can we connect better with our sizable online community and bring the love of Christ to them? How can we maintain and expand our music ministry?

The AP will also help us look at opportunities for adult discipleship with fresh eyes. How can we expand and adapt our current offerings to engage our community while keeping what is working? What can we do to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ? Within our own congregation, and during mission service to others, how can we show God's good news of grace and mercy through warm, caring, welcoming interactions with others?

Now is the time for us to live into this mission and vision. Our congregation is ready to embrace the ideas and gifts of the new AP.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

This AP will be a PERSON who

Joyfully models an authentic, Christ-centered day-to-day personal and professional life

Worships, serves, and participates among the congregation with joy, enthusiasm, hopefulness, and reverence

Appreciates the breadth of vocal and instrumental music in worship: ancient church music to 21st Century compositions

Respects all people, evidencing love, dignity, and patience in all interactions

This AP will be a PASTOR who

Works collaboratively with the Lead Pastor and Worship Planning Team to develop meaningful, creative worship experiences

Possesses a strong Biblical foundation, personal experience teaching adults, an enthusiastic, inspiring teaching style, and the ability to select, train, and manage staff and volunteers who teach the congregation

Has knowledge and experience creatively applying digital tools across multiple media channels

Is skillful in use of various worship elements and ordering in Sunday and special services, and has training and experience planning and worshiping with both traditional and contemporary vocal and instrumental music

Is open to developing and trying new ideas for Sunday and special worship opportunities

Thrives where collaboration is both expected and essential for productive ministry: with pastors, staff ministry leaders, elders, deacons, and volunteers

Appreciates and demonstrates attention to detail

Preaches the Word to teach scriptural truth and to inspire and motivate our congregation to apply God’s Word in daily life

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The AP’s primary role is to develop meaningful, creative worship experiences and to lead development of adult-discipleship ministry.

The AP will establish an overall direction for the discipleship of adults, will encourage all adults to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ, and will seek and vet adult curriculum that is a faithful representation of the Gospel. He or she will teach classes and/or lead groups and will serve as lead teacher for either the Men’s Ministry or the Women’s Ministry. 

He or she will coordinate the worship planning team and those responsible for the logistics supporting worship including ushers, deacons, pastors, staff, and volunteers.

The AP will provide direct supervision for our Contemporary Worship Director, Traditional Worship Director, Life Group & Education Director, and Digital & Young Adult Director.

He or she will oversee selection of music supporting sermon topics and themes.

It is very important for the AP to embrace broad and meaningful musical worship elements for contemporary, traditional, and special worship services, including vocal and instrumental worship elements with singers and instrumentalists of all ages.

The AP will participate as liturgist and preacher and will lead special worship services, weddings, and funerals, as needed. The AP will provide counseling for adults considering baptism.

Detailed qualifications and duties are in the Job Description for this position, found in the links section below.

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Job Description:

Other Information about Vienna Presbyterian Church Ministries, Community Mission Partners, Publications, and Biblical Leadership Standards:   

Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Decision Making
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $100,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev Dr Tod Bolsinger
2152 N Grand Oaks Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
Church Transformation Consultant who knows VPC
Rev Dr David Renwick
3707 Yuma St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Recently retired longtime Lead Pastor in our Presb
Rev Donna Marsh
National Presbyterian, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Community Pastor familiar with our new Lead Pastor
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   2/25/2023

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev John Molina-Moore Address  11300 Rockville Pike #408, Rockville, MD, 20852
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (240) 514-5348
Fax  Email
COM:   Rev. Mary Austin Address  11300 Rockville Pike, #408, Rockville, MD 20852
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (240) 514-5348
Fax  Email
PNC:  William H. Carter Jr. Address  2611 Lasswade Lane, Oakton, VA. 22124
Daytime Phone  703-946-6672 Office Phone 
Fax  Email