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MIF #: 04153.AN0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04153
Ministry Name Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Mailing Address 1900 East Barataria Street
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone 417-450-2544
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
White 97%
Average Worship Attendance 124
Church School Attendance 40
Curriculum Awesome Adventures (PCUSA for ages 5-10); I Know My Bible (PCUSA for middle/high schoolers); Topical Issues, Bible/book studies, and lectionary for ad
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Youth)
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:   Director of Children and Youth Programming
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   No specific training is required
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Welcoming you to share the joy of Christ.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
We gratefully accept the responsibility to share the love of Christ. Through thoughtful worship, learning, and fellowship, we nourish minds and hearts. Always open to hearing the word of God in fresh ways, we joyfully wrestle with the challenges of what God calls us to become. Trinity strives to make a positive difference in our community and our world with a focus on mission projects related to hunger, homelessness, children and inclusion. Together we are following the leading of Christ, not to be a community that just blesses itself, but to be a people who throw open the doors in welcome, take risks, and live a bold life together in Christ.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

Trinity is a community of people seeking to serve Christ by being an open and affirming fellowship where we respond to God’s grace with gratitude as expressed in our worship, fellowship, service and study. As a community proudly affiliated with PC(USA), we feel called to nurture a community of faith where those from all social and economic backgrounds, political views, gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds can come together as strong witnesses to God’s work in the world.

Trinity believes we are called to pursue ministries of wholeness in our broader community. Trinity has allocated approximately 25% of the church budget to Mission and Public Witness activities outside our immediate congregation. Our focus is found in mission activities related to hunger, homelessness, children, and inclusion in our community. Because we believe Christ calls the church to wholeness across denominational and doctrinal lines, we partner with a variety of other agencies and organizations to best serve our community. Whether it is through our work with the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (an interdenominational organization of over 75 member churches), or community meals hosted by Grace United Methodist Church, or our work serving homeless and transient teenagers at Rare Breed, or sponsoring a tiny house in Eden Village to assist qualifying individuals overcome homelessness, you will find Trinity across our community, witnessing to the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The purpose of this position is to help build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing overarching programming models for Trinity’s children and youth (in the areas of group building, worship, fellowship, discipleship, mission and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. This comprehensive approach shall be based on the understanding that the primary task of children and youth programming is to: (1) love our children and youth where they are; (2) encourage children and youth In developing their relationship with God and the church; (3) nurture children and youth to provide them an opportunity to grow in maturity and their faith; and (4) challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve congregation, community, and world.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Must possess strong leadership characteristics required to mentor youth and guide volunteers.

Must be outgoing and possess a strong sense of fun and excitement.

Must be organized and a self-starter.

Must embrace Christian discipline as held by PCUSA doctrine, theology, and polity.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

We expect the person to serve as a leader for faith formation ministries for children, youth and young families including the following: developing and organizing regular children and youth activities which integrate into the ministry of the congregation.

This person would build, nurture, and maintain personal relationships with children, youth and their families.

This person will love, support, and be available to children and youth in times of crisis both in and away from church, including their extracurricular activities.

S/he will mentor children and youth in exploring and deepening their faith and personal attributes unique to each individual.

This person will have responsibility to communicate to parents, church committees, and classes the planned programs and activities and their purposes and goals including but not limited to providing a monthly and yearly calendar of planned activities pursuant to Session requirements.

Finally, we expect this person to be in charge of complying and ensuring compliance with the established safety policies and protocols for children and youth activities and those volunteers who work with children and youth.
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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Technologically Savvy
Risk Taker
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $41,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Melana Scruggs
P.O. Box 46, Crane, Missouri 65633
Governance Presbyter/Stated Clerk
Rev. Dr. Phil Snider
1900 E. Barataria Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804
Pastor, Brentwood Christian Church
Dr. John Moore
2979 Melbourne Road, Springfield, Missouri 65804
Friend of the Church
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   2/20/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Elder Malinda Spencer Address  212 N. Pearl Ave. Joplin, MO 64801
Daytime Phone  417-437-6748 Office Phone 
Fax  Email
COM:   Elder Janice Zanders Address  6 Dogwood Lane, Rolla, MO 65401
Daytime Phone  407-506-2726 Office Phone 
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PNC:  Trace Johnson Address  2712 East Cherryvale Street
Daytime Phone  417-849-3172 Office Phone 
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