Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 04505.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04505
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address P O Box 481
Beaver City, NE 68926
Phone 308-268-2041
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 35
Church School Attendance 15
Curriculum various online sites
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:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   seminary graduate
Brief Church Mission Statement:
The mission of First Presbyterian Church of Beaver City is to reflect the love of Jesus Christ in the church, community and the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Our vision for ministry is to reflect the love of Jesus Christ in our church, community and world.  We aspire to be a nurturing, growing church by joyfully welcoming all people to join in our ministry and to help each other grow in relationship with God.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
For the younger members in our community, we provide Sunday school, youth group, children's bell choir, Vacation Bible school, summer camp scholarships, youth mission trips, opportunities to attend national youth conferences and care packages for college students. Adults in our church are active in various church organizations such as Bible studies, adult Sunday school, Seabees(Mariners), United Presbyterian Women, prayer shawl knitting group, prayer chain and other community-wide outreach organizations. Our senior population benefits from programs such as home communion, the possibility of providing recorded church services, home visits for shut-ins, and monthly services at our senior living facility. As the senior population in our community grows, we anticipate a greater need for these services in the future.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are seeking an energetic pastor with a vision and passion for encouraging children, youth and adults to grow deeper and serve wider in their relationship with God and with each other. This person will have the opportunity to work with members to broaden congregational participation in the nurturing and care of our members. This person needs to be actively involved in church and community activities, supporting current mission projects and building awareness of new needs.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
We seek an individual who can inspire us to new heights in our mission. This individual should demonstrate strong communication skills within our congregation and community. We seek someone who has care and compassion for all people. We are looking to utilize the PCUSA's Pathway to Renewal Program. We are seeking an applicant who meets the requirements of this program,, but  we are willing to consider all applicants interested in the position.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Provide vibrant weekly sermons including a short children's sermon during Sunday morning worship;hold weekly office hours at the church, lead specific services for Advent,Lent, Reformation Sunday and other events as needed;conduct home, hospital and nursing home visits as needed; communion, initiate and lead Bible studies throughout different times of the year;basic skills in technology; involvement in the community Ministerial Council. Also, perform other duties that may be deemed reasonable. It is important this person embrace small town ministry.
Optional Links (search pathways to renewal) 

Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Organizational Agility
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $46,500   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Rev. Polly K. Deppen-Williams
4111 4th Ave. #28 Kearney, NE 68845
Presbytery executor and stated clerk
Rev. Kirwin Stewart
1103 Sheridan St., Holdrege, NE 68949
George Probasco
1102 Cherry St. Arapahoe, NE 68922
lay minister
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   9/9/2019

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
COM:   Joyce Dean Address  PO Box 155, Fairfield, NE 68938-0155
Daytime Phone  308-655-0689 Office Phone  402-726-2493
Fax  Email
PNC:  Alice Hinkle Address  PO Box 204, Beaver City, NE 68926
Daytime Phone  308-991-6976 Office Phone 
Fax  Email