Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03782.AD3

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03782
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 401 N. Lafayette Ave., P.O. Box 315
Fulda, MN 56131
Phone 507-425-2244
Fax none
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 60
Church School Attendance 40
Curriculum Group Publishing and Wired Word
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Open to both
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

To be the church that displays the love of Christ and connects with people of all walks of life through our worship, discipleship, outreach, and community.

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

We are looking for a full-time pastor. We offer a welcoming place to worship God and be part of a church family.  We have Bible focused preaching with a connection to everyday life.  The feeling is that anyone can enter and God will be there no matter what.  Our congregation is filled with compassionate, caring people who share the love of Jesus through Sunday School for all ages, Vacation Bible School, youth group and school release time classes.  In the past two years, our youth have participated in a week long out-of-state mission project.  We provide pastoral care and take communion to those who are unable to attend worship services.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
First Presbyterian is called to make all feel welcome. We offer a Sunday School program for all ages, youth group, school release time classes.   Website viewing is available for those unable to attend church services. Partnering with the local schools, we provide winter clothing items for needy children, and support the local food shelf. We offer our facility for community events such as ecumenical services and community concerts. Visits, pastoral care, and communion are offered to those in nursing homes or who are otherwise unable to attend church. We welcome new people to the community with a gift bag and invitation to our fellowship. Through participating in activities such as the community festivals and parades, Red Cross Bloodmobile, and serving an annual Soup/Dessert dinner, we do our part to keep our community strong.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

We see the role of the pastor as guiding the congregation, teaching the Lord’s ways through preaching, offering pastoral care and teaching.  The pastor would be someone who challenges the church to grow spiritually and in faith.  Something important to the church is that the pastor has both the time and energy to visit our elderly, sick, and shut-in members while at the same time harbors a passion for engaging and involving the youth, helping to grow the church for the next generation.  We value a quality speaker who follows Biblical values and lessons in their teaching and who engages members with deep and relatable sermons on Sunday mornings.

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

The person filling this position must believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and apply the scripture to everyday life.  The individual must have strong communication skills, deliver thought-provoking sermons, cultivate youth ministry and meet the needs of the elderly and shut-ins. We would encourage the pastor to be involved in the community.  We would like this individual to be open to exploring contemporary services and music.  We strive to find someone who is warm, personable, and caring.  A good listener is valuable as is someone who can relate well to all age groups.  A pastor with passion, a sense of humor, and zeal would be a great fit.

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

• Prepare and lead worship,

• Administer the Sacraments,

• Officiate at funerals and weddings,

• Teach confirmation classes,

• Provide a vision for our youth and work with the youth leaders,

• Visit the sick/home bound as needed,

• Moderate session meetings and confer with committees as needed.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Task Manager
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $53,190   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Pastor Stephanie Guzman
4715 S. 85th Circle, Lincoln, NE 68526
Former Pastor
Pastor James Krapf
808 4th Ave., Worthington, MN 56187
Kathy Knips
13510 Chaney Ave. #1, Lismore, MN 56155
Trained Ruling Elder
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   3/19/2020

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Elder Kathy Terpstra Address  4055 Abbott Dr, Wilmar, MN, 56201-9510
Daytime Phone  320-815-8158 Office Phone  320-346-4158
Fax  Email
PNC:  Kathy Miller Address  30 Park Drive, Slayton, MN 56172
Daytime Phone  507-360-7827 Office Phone  507-873-2000
Fax  Email