Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 04435.AE1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04435
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 204 E Everett
O'Neill, NE 68763
Phone (402) 340-0494
Fax
E-Mail firstoneill@telebeep.com
WWW Address www.firstpresbchurch.org
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 68
Church School Attendance 6
Curriculum Feasting on the Word
Yoked Church True
Presbytery CENTRAL NEBRASKA PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF LAKES AND PRAIRIES
Community Type Town
Last Information from Statistics of the Church  * (  Show Statistics  )
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Accepting, Caring, Growing, Serving.....Through God's Grace

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
    1. Our mission is to share the love and salvation we have received through Jesus Christ. As members of this loving fellowship, we believe that this is our mission in the world today:
    1. To proclaim God’s Word through Scriptures.
    1. To be a haven of comfort for those within and those outside the Churches and to share the joyful message of God’s love with our congregation and with those who are not a part of it.
    1. To promote the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ.
    1. Our Churches continue to be welcoming and compassionate congregations that worship with all who walk through the doors. We will use inspiring leadership to encourage families to be active and involved with the Churches to help strengthen and increase membership
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
    1. Everyone has spiritual gifts and special talents to offer. Individual confidence and a collective positive attitude will go a long way to build up the atmosphere we all are wanting to achieve
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
    1. We realize that the pastor cannot be all things to all people, but the leadership a pastor provides should encourage, energize and motivate this congregation to help them achieve their full potential.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
    1. The ideal pastor will be one with strong leadership and organizational skills. A person who the congregations, and the community at large finds personable, approachable and fun, a person we all relate too. This person should, teach us the word of Christ though thought-provoking, engaging, and entertaining sermons; engage and encourage our youth to pursue a relationship with Christ; and provide spiritual comfort to the sick and weary.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  1. Teaching the congregations the word of Christ each Sunday through dynamic sermons and other methods.
  2. Facilitate the organizing of the activities of the congregations.
  3. Being “head of staff” and directing the activities of the Church secretary and janitor.
  4. Guiding the leadership in planning for Sunday schools and youth ministries.
  5. Visitation of the sick and shut-ins as well as the rest of the congregations as needed and requested.
  6. Help the sessions continue to develop church policy.
  7. Actively promote the Churches through community involvement.
  8. Continue to educate themselves and the congregation on the policies and procedures of the church and pastoral boundries.

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Communicator
Public Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Motivator
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
References:
Name Relation
Jeff Akerson
2509 Lynwood Dr. Bellevue, Ne 68123
402-889-0437
jdamdpc@gmail.com
Guest Pastor
Polly Deppen-Williams
Central Nebraska Presbytery
308-520-8216
polly@centralnepresby.org
Presbytery Liaison
Dean Seger, LLP
Star Route 3, Atkinson, Ne
402-925-2332
N/A
Interim Pastor
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   9/20/2019


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev. Polly K. Deppen-Williams Address  4111 4th Ave, Suite 28
Daytime Phone  308-520-8216 Office Phone  308-236-6996
Fax  Email  polly@centralnepresby.org
COM:   Rev. Kirwin Stewart Address  1103 Sheridan St, Holdrege, NE 68949
Daytime Phone  308-991-5481 Office Phone  308-995-4068
Fax  Email  revkstew@gmail.com
PNC:  Chuck Price Address  915 E Donegal
Daytime Phone  (402) 340-0494 Office Phone  N/A
Fax  N/A Email  chuckprice@oneillschools.org

Yoke Position Information - EWING BETHANY

Church ID 04428
Church Name EWING BETHANY
Total Distance Between All Churches (in Miles) 22
Total Driving Time Between All Churches (in Minutes) 30
What is the membership size of the yoked congregation? 35
What is the worship time of each congregation?

9:30-Bethany, every Sunday
11:00am-First, every Sunday

Provide the schedule for each church school.

Bethany-10:30AM every Sunday
First – 9:30AM every Sunday

Describe the schedule for any other regular activities such as choir, youth groups, committees and outreach activities.

(All groups meet every month except July and August)
Bethany- Presbyterian Women’s group meets 2nd Wednesday of each month.

First-Choir and Youth group meets each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Sunshine Circle-3rd Thursday 1:30 p.m.
Adah Circle-3rd Thursday 1 p.m.
Heartwarmers Circle-4th Monday evening 7 p.m.

Mission Statement (of yoked church).

Our mission is to share the love and salvation we have received through Jesus Christ. That sharing begins with the home church families and involves the pursuit with humility of all justice and mercy pointing towards the spiritual awakening of humankind.

1. What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
In our vision for ministry, we aim to welcome and include everyone who joins us for worship services. We extend an invitation to people in our community who do not belong to another church to join us in worship. To enable us to be as inclusive as possible, we have built a ramp and a wheelchair-accessible restroom. We participate in local community programs such as meals on wheels, Christmas craft show, and periodic community worship services.  Our congregation is open-minded and kind. Our membership is largely from middle class farm or ranch families with a reasonably good level of education. We regard ourselves as good listeners and are open to innovative suggestions and procedures. We are not easily excitable and do not get upset over controversial social issues.
2. How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

Because of the dire circumstances in much of the world, we must maintain a compassionate attitude toward the less fortunate. As Christians, we realize that generosity, spirituality, and humility are more important than wealth, acclaim, and prestige. As a congregation of believers, we feel that we function best as an extended family. Toward that end, we take care of each other during times of sadness and illness, as well as celebrate together on joyful occasions. We openly reach out to neighbors, as well as offer our church facility to be used for area funerals, baby and wedding showers, anniversaries, and weddings.

3. How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

We support the missions of the national church along with those sponsored locally. One of our members has traveled to Guatemala on several occasions as part of a mission trip. Education is important to our congregation and we strongly support schools in poverty-struck foreign countries. We have a small scholarship fund to be used for religious educational endeavors by our members. A charitable attitude on the part of the congregation plus the vital spirit of the Presbyterian Women’s association and Sunday school contribute well to the life of our church.

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

Our view of a pastor is that of a teaching elder. We want to be encouraged to take action while at the same time learn more about the Bible and our call in the world. Our pastor should be empathetic and kind, with a passion for the calling of minister. 

5. What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The pastor should lead the worship service each Sunday, provide guidance to our Sunday school program, inspire us to become more involved in our community, as well as to provide leadership to the elders and trustees. It would also be appreciated if the pastor could attend some of the meetings of the Presbyterian Women.