Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03080.AB1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03080
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 9th and Broadway
Mayfield, KY 42066
Phone 270-247-4554
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 10%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 5%
White 85%
Average Worship Attendance 60
Church School Attendance 18
Curriculum Christian Life Series
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
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:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
The First Presbyterian Church of Mayfield, Kentucky, is a worshipping community called into fellowship with God and with one another, to grow in love and knowledge of Christ, and to proclaim the Good News of Salvation through Stewardship, Evangelism, and Service to others.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Worship, service, and fellowship are at the heart of ministry at FPC Mayfield. Worship incorporates scripture readings, sermons, prayer, and music. Our warm, welcoming, diverse congregation includes African-American and Hispanic families. Service to church members involves fellowship and loving support in Christian education, baptism, marriage, illness, aging, death, and other losses. To serve the wider world, we offer the use of our facilities to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts (Active for more than 75 years, our troop is the oldest in town), AA, and NA, and other groups. The church established a Food Pantry, which has been embraced by the community and has moved to independent quarters under its own board. We provide support to a sister church in Nakama, Kenya, and to our local women’s shelter. Our Ministries Center is frequently reserved for community use, at no cost to non-profits and for a fee for other groups. We hope to continue to grow as a church to fulfill our potential to help as many others as possible.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Church members have speaking and teaching abilities and artistic and musical talents which enrich our worship services and fellowship events. Session members with financial expertise guide our budgeting and administer our finances. Those with maintenance skills in buildings and grounds ensure the safety and beauty of our church, education building, and Ministries Center. We continue to support the community Food Pantry, have “adopted” a needy family at a local school, and provide a community breakfast one Saturday each month. We recently hired a part time Minister for our Children and Youth to provide Christian education and to encourage and support young families in our church. Our Children’s Music Program is a joy to all. We invite the community to church events, such as a recent concert to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our organ. Our Presbyterian Women group is meaningful to members. We have special services to celebrate highlights of the church year: Lenten Services, Easter Sunrise Service, and Candlelight Christmas Eve Communion. We also participate in a Community Thanksgiving Service.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We believe that a pastor would be able to guide us toward our goals in a prayerful and organized manner/approach. We need an educated and ordained leader to help us, through prayer, preaching, and teaching, to grow as individuals and as a church. A seminary-trained professional could lead us in deepening our faith, increasing our knowledge of the Bible and Presbyterian doctrine, and finding new and helpful ways to serve our church, community, and world.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Our minister should be kind and caring, serving the church with energy, imagination, and love. He or she should enjoy church activities and fellowship events and should take pleasure in meeting new people and being active in the community. A good understanding of youth and the ability to develop a warm rapport with them would be helpful. Strong organizational skills and being versatile and open to change will make his or her job much easier.
Asked for the best qualities of previous beloved ministers, the congregation fondly remembers hearing sermons that included deep spiritual truths with personal stories and humor that related to everyday problems; love and care for members, especially seen in being available in times of need and in kindness and consistency in visiting the elderly and shut-ins; and possessing such characteristics as being friendly and outgoing, faithful and humble, and having a willingness to try new things, such as reaching out to various ethnic and cultural groups and raising awareness of and encouraging possible mission outreach. Qualities like these in a minister have made a significant contribution to the ongoing spiritual health and vitality of this church. 
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Our minister will be responsible for delivering relevant, inspiring, and knowledgeable sermons and should be committed to leading uplifting and meaningful worship services. He or she should be open to contemporary music in worship but respectful about the traditional aspects of worship services. He or she will moderate Session meetings, offering guidance when needed, as Session members make decisions and take action. The minister should help to keep communication with Session members and other church members open and respectful. Visitation to the sick and elderly is an important area of responsibility, as is reaching out to the larger community to help the church grow. We accept all into our church, and encompass all age groups, and the ability of a minister to lead us in working at membership and spiritual growth is very important.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Decision Making
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $42,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Kenneth Dick
P.O. Box 624, Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Coordinating Presbyter, Presbytery of Western Kent
Lynn Shurley
215 Audubon Drive, paducah, KY 42001
Current pulpit supply
Jon Faraone
209 Elderberry Road, Maryville, TN 37801
Former 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   3/2/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV Dr. Kenneth Dick Address  PO BOX 624, HOPKINSVILLE KY 42241-0624
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (270) 886-1279
Fax  (270) 885-2167 Email
COM:   Frank Montgomery Address  407 Springmont Drive Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  270-885-6299
Fax  270 821 2878 Email
PNC:  Danny Upton Address  96 Terri-Aire Drive, Mayfield, KY 42066
Daytime Phone  (270) 869-5011 Office Phone  (270) 748-7906
Fax  Email