Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03851.AC3

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03851
Ministry Name Faith Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address PO Box 307, 108 Main St W
Silver Lake, MN 55381
Phone (320) 327-2452
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 45
Church School Attendance 15
Curriculum Two younger classes: Instant Bible Lessons, Older class: Route 66 book
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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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:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
It is the mission of Faith Presbyterian Church to be a progressive people of faith reaching out through
the generations- Strong, bold, and energized. Faith-Future-Hope.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
It is the mission of Faith Presbyterian Church to be a progressive people of faith reaching out through the generations – strong, bold, energized. Faith-Future-Hope.
We live out this vision by extending our WOW (Worship on Wednesday) program to those who are not currently members. Some of these families have now joined our church family. We care deeply for our church and want it to continue to grow.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Our Deacons are reaching out to those going through difficult times by visiting the sick and home bound, sending cards to those going through medical issues or treatment and even bringing meals to help support these people. We also participate in the community Backpack Program which supplies snacks to children who are not able to afford them.
We have a Parish Nurse come to our church once a month to check blood pressure and to help members keep up-to-date with health concerns. She is part of Common Cup Ministries which we support by donating diapers and other items they need for their community outreach.
We want to be more visible in the community and would like someone to help lead our congregation to reach out to those looking for a place to show their faith. We are an open and welcoming people of faith. Our congregation is active and engaged in the work of the church. When there’s a need for people to serve on committees, serve refreshments for our coffee hour after church, or even just to water the plants, there’s always someone able and willing to chip in.
We are an older congregation and we recognize the need to attract the younger generations so that our congregation can continue to grow. The parents and children of our WOW program have spread the word to others and as a result we’ve had more families bringing their children to WOW.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are looking for a Pastor who will care for our church and who will help us grow as a community of faith, both spiritually and numerically. We hope to widen our footprint in our community as we partner with area churches and community organizations. We would like to re-energize our congregation and to help us become more cohesive and unified.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Qualities we seek in our Pastor are to be energetic, compassionate, visionary, motivated, flexible, open and welcoming. Certainly we seek someone who is an effective communicator yet someone who is approachable. We want our members to feel comfortable bringing their concerns to our Pastor and talking with him/her. It is also important that this person be easy to work with and is a Team player. Hopefully we will find someone we can welcome into our church family, someone we can create a long-term relationship with so this person will come to deeply love our church family and also our community of Silver Lake, Minn. As our Pastor, we hope she/he will view Silver Lake as a desirable place to live and our community a place for developing strong ties.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Tasks we need our Pastor to perform are Preaching, Worship Leadership, administering the Sacraments, providing pastoral care to the sick and to perform any funerals. We also need a person who will help us develop a vision for rebuilding relationships and to plant seeds for growth of our church. We’d like the new pastor, with the help of our members, Elders, and Deacons, to continue to build and strengthen our Christian mission. We want our Pastor to be involved in community activities such as ministerial, interfaith worship services and any community-based mission outreach projects. Additionally there is the need to teach Confirmation. We hope our new Pastor will partner with our Session Elders in developing a robust adult education program. Our Pastor need not attend every committee meeting but be willing and available to provide guidance and leadership to these committees. We hope that anyone who has been inactive will be energized to return to our church with the arrival of our new Pastor.
It is our hope that our new Pastor will help us dream new dreams of a vital faith community at Faith Presbyterian Church, Silver Lake, Minn. Then, help us envision and activate a roadmap to achieve these dreams.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Public Communicator
Risk Taker
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $48,750   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Dr. John McKay
500 W Jackson St, Apt 217, St Peter MN 56082
(507) 934-6176
regular pulpit supply
Rev. Mark Ford
506 Cedar St, Brainerd MN 56401
(218) 232-8131
former pastor
Sue Goebel
1320 N Armstrong Ave, Glencoe MN 55336
(320) 510-1365
former member and pulpit supply
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   10/3/2019

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
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