Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03775.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03775
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 311 St.Olaf Ave. N.
Canby, MN 56220
Phone (507)223-5148
Fax (507)223-5148
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 2%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 96%
Average Worship Attendance 30
Church School Attendance 18
Curriculum Cokesbury
Yoked Church False
Presbytery Minnesota Valleys
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Our misssion is to reach out to other people in the name of God, bringing God's love to each other, to our community, and to our world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Our ultimate vision is to care for our own congregation's spiritual growth, and share this commitment to our local and global communities. Members of our congregation have been reenergized through the growth in our youth presence and participation. We can make an impact in our community by promoting our youth and instilling in them the importance of church life. As always, we accept all individuals that share this spirit of faith, love and hope as guided through scripture. Our First Presbyterian Church lives out our mission by a variety of means, including 1)Christian Education for all ages, 2) Deacon and Elder calls,3) opportunities for youth participation such as confirmand classes, summer camp, and visual tech services, (4 involvement in a local youth organization, 5)hosting fundraising events for missions, and 6)an affiliation witha Central American sister church.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Ou active congregation reaches out in a variety of additional ways to support our community's spiritual growth... meals on wheels, homebound connection and local food shelf participation. As we transition out of covid, we make an effort to keep our church's visibility by occasional services in the adjacent park, in addition to youth fundraising events. We remain op3en to reintroducing  past progrrams such as "All By Myuself" meetings.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We envision a pastor who will nurture our adults and youth to create a warm, welcome, inviting church in our rural community. Our new pastor will be a solid communicator at the pulpit and within our congregation. They will be an approachable mentor for all ages, the Session, and corresponding committees.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Our new pastor will use their spiritual wisdom and good judgement in an increasingly technological world, to connect with our congregation and community. Our new pastor will provide effective energy by cul;ltivating thei nterest of all ages. We envision someone with a hopeful and spiritual ministry who caan lead and inspire all of our members to believe "Anything Can Happen!"
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
-Be a shepard and know us all by name. 
-Reacfh out to individuals on social media and other means
-Provide clear and effective sermons within meaningful worship services
-Work with the session as moderator to suppport church governance
-Communicate and lead the spiritual and individual development of those that are deacons and elders.
-Foster individual growth within our congregation through pastoral guidance and supporting the Holy Spirit to be received by each member.
Optional Links
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $27,540   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Stan Menning
1199 Pine Street, Dawson, MN 56232
pulpit supply
Steve Tyykila
1008 G. Ave., Grundy Center, IA 56638
Previous pastor
Pam Prouty
125 Knollwood Dr.Redwood Falls, MN,56283
Stated clerk of Presbytery
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   4/12/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Beth Buckwalter Miller Address  PO Box 431, Kerkhoven, MN, 56252
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  320-235-7910
Fax  Email
PNC:  Doug Frazeur Address  102 Meadow Lane, Canby, MN 56220
Daytime Phone  (507)828-7827 Office Phone  (507)223-5029
Fax  (507)223-5029 Email