Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03851.AD1

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:   Pastor (for a designated term)
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
It is the mission of Faith Presbyterian Church to be a  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.
We want a faith-based ministry that will help us grow in our faith.  We want someone enthusiastic, energetic, and who will help our church family to grow both spiritually and to bring in new members. We currently live out this vision by extending our Sunday school youth program to those who are not currently members and some of those families have joined our church family.  Our members care deeply for the church and want to continue to grow in the community.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Our Deacons have been great at reaching out to those who are going through hard times by bringing meals and sending cards to those going through medical issues.  We also participate in the backpack program which supplies school supplies to children who are not able to afford them. We also participate in the backpack lunch program packing lunches for those who are low income children so they have food for the weekend.  We are part of Common Cup Ministries, which we support by donating diapers and other items they need to help those in the community.  We have a Parish nurse come to our church once a month to check blood pressure to help members keep an eye on that part of their health.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We want someone who can come to care for our church and wants to help us grow and keep us united.  We are looking for someone to work with us through their leadership, to keep us energized and create an inviting atmosphere both in and out of worship.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Faith Presbyterian Church is looking for an energetic, compassionate, visionary pastor.  We want a person who is flexible, open and welcoming, an effective communicator and someone who our members can feel comfortable bringing their problems to and talking with.  We're not looking for just a pastor, we would like to find someone who we can welcome into our church family and have a long term relationship with this person.  We would want this person to come to care for not only our church but for our community as well.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
We would ask that this person would teach Confirmation to our young people, provide pastoral care to shut-ins and members that may need a visit to help them have faith in church again after being without a pastor for a time, and help lead Bible study or other programs in the church besides Sunday morning worship.This person would have the responsibility to moderate session and attend committee meetings as needed. This person would work with the Youth Religion leader, the Director of Music and Clerk of Session closely to maintain a well run church. 
Optional Links
Our Website
Small Church Residency Program Information
Faith Presbyterian Church Facebook page
City of Silver Lake
Silver Lake Lions Facebook page
McLeod County Website
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: $53,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
Name Relation
John McKay
500 W. Jackson St, Apt 217, St. Peter MN 56082
507-934-6176 - home
pulpit supply
Rev. Mark Ford
506 Cedar St., Brainerd MN 56401
Former pastor
Sue Goebel
1320 N. Armstrong Ave., Glencoe MN 55336
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   4/25/2021

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:  Rev. Paul Snyder Address  4055 Abbott Drive, Willmar MN 56201
Daytime Phone  320-235-7910 Office Phone 
Fax  Email