Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03658.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03658
Ministry Name Cordova Presbyterian
Mailing Address 1071 N Sanga Rd
Cordova, TN 38018
Phone (901) 754-3553
Fax (901) 473-8186
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 2%
White 97%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 37
Church School Attendance 8
Curriculum variety
Yoked Church True
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Open to both
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
We are seeking a pastor to help our congregation better understand how to fulfill our calling in our community, to help us to continue to grow in Christ in our ministry and mission and to form and reform as we better define our goals.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our vision is that in new and imaginative ways, we may continue to proclaim Jesus Christ a real hope to real people facing life in the real world.  Our hope is grounded in the daily sharing of the passion, joy, peace, and acceptance of God’s love and grace.  Our vision is grounded in The Message of Grace, The Joy of Loving Relationships, The Embrace of Diversity, The Strength of Unity, The Potential of People, The Excitement of Growth, The Power of Excellence, The Centrality of Scripture, The Importance of Service, The Necessity of Commitment, and Acknowledging all People are Children of God.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

In a community and in a church whose demographics and needs are changing, we feel called to constantly seek guidance through God and the congregation to better identify the needs of our constituency and to institute programs that address current and emerging missions and ministry. 

To realize this calling in the reflection of the teachings of Christ, we support several provisions:

We provide financial and personal provision in support of ministries that include First Presbyterian’s Soup kitchen, MIFA, Habitat for Humanity®, Living Waters,  and Heifer International®.

We provide meeting space and institutional support for an onsite profile and accredited preschool with a qualified teaching and support staff.

We provide fellowship to nurture to our church community through potluck dinners, Wednesday-night dinners, fellowship gatherings after worship service, music ministries, and senior support ministries.

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

We are seeking a pastor who, through leadership and imagination, will work with and guide our congregation to a better understanding of how to fulfill our calling in our community.  S/he will help us to continue to grow in Christ in our ministry and mission, and to form and reform as together we better define our goals and develop a clear vision for our future. 

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

We are looking forward to working with a pastor, who with creativity, brings new and imaginative ideas for our church’s ministry and mission, while also being sensitive the traditions which have helped define the church though the years.

We seek a pastor who through self-awareness, honesty and an understanding and recognition of both strengths and limitations will guide our congregation forward.

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

A summary of the pastoral position is described:

Worship and preaching are principal in leading Sunday and special services of worship.  We are hopeful that sermons will illuminate God’s Word in scripture and translatable, real-world applications will flow out of worship.

Pastoral care for our church is an important ministry where church members feel confident of the pastor’s care and concern for the members and a willingness to be with them in both joy and difficulty.

The pastor should have a presence in the continued development of relationships between the church community and the preschool.  

The pastor should be engaged in church activities, functions, and communities/ministries. 

The pastor should be aware that this position is collaborative and supportive, that at no time should the pastor feel alone or burdened with all responsibilities.  Cordova Presbyterian Church is a community of Believers who stand with their pastor in support of shared responsibilities all in the interest of providing the means for sharing the Good News.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Change Agent
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $41,500   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Steve Zatechka
1071 N Sanga, Cordova TN 38018
(901) 552-6184
Chair of PNC
Rev. Amy Howe
69 E Cherry, Memphis TN 38117
(901) 482-1213
Liaison to COM
Rev. Dr. Ken Letterman
8189 Green Belt Dr, Memphis TN 38125
(901) 604-3619
Interim 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   4/15/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev James Gale Address  449 Patterson St, Memphis, TN, 38111
Daytime Phone  913-481-7427 Office Phone  901-324-7701
Fax  901-324-7701 Email
COM:   Becky DeLoach Address  2905 Monte Vallo Cove
Daytime Phone  901-489-3369 Office Phone  (901) 324-7701
Fax  901-324-7750 Email
PNC:  Steve Zatechka Address  1071 N. Sanga Rd, Cordova TN 38018
Daytime Phone  (901) 552-6184 Office Phone 
Fax  (901) 473-8186 Email