Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 04444.AC2

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04444
Ministry Name Valentine Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 325 N. Victoria St.
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone 402/376-1305
WWW Address n/a but we do have a Facebook Page
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 45
Church School Attendance 7
Curriculum Kid’s Own Worship: Children’s Church
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:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

The mission of Valentine Presbyterian Church is to be a nurturing family of God's people, guided by the Holy Spirit to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by teaching the Gospel and faithfully serving, all to the glory of God.

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

We are a small, dedicated, Christ-centered community of diverse individuals with a wide array of gifts, talents and experiences; guided by the Holy Spirit and ever obedient to the Word of God. Our love of God, belief in His Word, and understanding that WE are HIS church binds us together. We may not always agree but we always “love one another.” The love we have for each other can be summed up in a word, “family.” We are a family...part of the wider family of God...consistently seeking to share, through our words and actions, Christ’s love and saving grace. Ours is a church known for the way members care for one another.

As we pray with and for each other, encourage each other, and use our individual gifts to uplift each other, the love we share within the church is made visible in our growing, outward love to the lost and needy within our community and around the world. Christ alone is the head of the church, but it takes all our members to do His work such that others might come to know Christ.

With the help of the Spirit, our focus on God, and the recognition that everything we have and are belong to Him, our church continues to impact God’s kingdom in ways beyond what has been done in the past. We mature as believers in Christ as we grow, each day, in love, faith, service, and knowledge of God and His Word. Every year we, as a family, reach out to more of God’s lost and needy children in accordance with Christ’s words to His disciples and, through His Word, the church today.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

People need to know Jesus. There is a need to reach out to a growing number of individuals in our community who have no church family and/or don’t feel the need to attend church.

As in every community, we have individuals and families in need of help with food, clothing, house repair, etc. to whom we feel called to reach out.

Recognizing the loneliness that can come from being far away from home, we are called to support our college students with care packages.

Because we are far from the nearest town, we feel called to help those who might be stranded overnight in our community; providing help with food, gas, or lodging.

50 years ago, our church was designed with the Valentine community in mind. We feel our church is called to provide a location for multiple uses beyond the specific needs of the church, including Logos (our community youth group), AA, counseling, weddings, funerals, emergencies (i.e. we are the emergency place for the elementary school), etc.

In addition to actively participating in local mission, we feel called to support others (both organizations and individual missionaries) in mission across the nation and around the world.

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

Our pastor is like the center of a wheel . . . the one through whom all church-related information passes both from within and outside the church. As moderator of the Session, s/he must be able to motivate and help the Session lead the church forward with regard to our vision of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing new disciples into the family of God, demonstrating the love of Jesus within the community of Valentine and beyond, and continuing to grow our own knowledge of the Trinity. S/he will advise the appropriate committees of potential areas of outreach, witness, and service which may have been overlooked by the committee(s) for their consideration.

As our link to the community, the pastor will participate in the Ministerial Association and its various ministries as well as volunteer in the community activity of their own choosing.

As our link to the larger church, our pastor is our representative and liaison to the Presbytery and the denomination at large. S/he must attend Presbytery meetings and participate in a Presbytery committee of his or her own choosing, and regularly communicate to the congregation what is happening with the Presbytery and the denomination.

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

The person who we believe God is calling to this church will surely share our vision and goals and will help us to achieve them. S/he will be focused on serving our congregation (young and old alike) and our community, and growing our faith in Jesus Christ. S/he will have the compassion and nurturing skills needed to care for our congregation, yet be enough of a risk taker to move us in the direction of new goals and outcomes for the future as the Spirit leads. S/he must be a gifted teacher, not only knowledgeable in regard to God’s Word but willing to serve as teacher and advisor to both adults and youth (including Logos); a good strategist and visionary (to keep our church active in serving our present membership while reaching out to the youth of the community to build on the existing structure); a good communicator, and a good leader skilled in both collaboration and conflict resolution. S/he will be a man or woman of integrity, possessing a strong sense of moral character and Christian values which are clearly demonstrated in the way they live their life.

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

The pastor will be responsible for preaching, teaching, prayer, music (in collaboration with the musicians), baptism, communion, weddings and funerals, pastoral visitations, etc.; moderating the Session; and participating ex-officio in other Committee meetings.. The pastor will be our representative and liaison to the Presbytery and the denomination at large, who participates in Presbytery meetings and regularly communicates to the congregation what is happening with the Presbytery and the denomination: a communicator who keeps church activities in front of the community and our members through the writing of newspaper articles, newsletter articles, announcements during Sunday Service, town hall meetings, etc.; and an active participant in the mission and ministries of the church. Because we like our pastor to be a visible presence in the community, as well as the Presbytery, s/he must be willing to actively participate in the Ministerial Association, and other area(s) of the community (of their choosing) as a volunteer.

Optional Links
facebook;Valentine Presbyterian Church
Valentine's Heart of Christmas Celebration
Valentine Chamber of Commerce
heart City valentine community events
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $44,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Alan Mallory
PO Box 371, Mullen,NE 69152
pulpit suppley pastor
Wayne Owens
PO Box 486, Atkinson, NE 68713
pastor in presbytery
Polly Deppin-Williams
4111 4th Ave, Suite 28, Kearney, NE 68845
EP Central NE Presbytery
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   6/19/2018

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
COM:   Joyce Dean Address  PO Box 155, Fairfield, NE 68938-0155
Daytime Phone  308-655-0689 Office Phone  402-726-2493
Fax  Email
PNC:  Carol Leonard Address  90021 Chaduza Canyon Road, Valentine, NE 69201
Daytime Phone  402/376-1432 Office Phone  402/376-6541
Fax  Email