Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 04506.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04506
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 925 N. H Street
Broken Bow, NE 68822
Phone (308) 872-2302
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 53
Church School Attendance 41
Curriculum Connect, SparkHouse, Whirl
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   No Experience
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:
With Jesus as the cornerstone of our faith, the mission of the FPCBB (First Presbyterian Church, Broken Bow) is to share the Word of God, the Love of God and the forgiveness of sin through God's Grace in fellowship with all believers.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
FPCBB's (First Presbyterian Church Broken Bow) vision is to know Christ and to make Christ known.  FPCBB hopes to awaken a call to action for our vision through established programs and expand opportunities to learn and grow as followers of Christ in ways that will attract young families, nurture our seniors and engage any who want to grow in their faith.  FPCBB wants to become a visible example of God's grace and Jesus's example.  FPCBB desires to be a safe and caring refuge in our community.  This vision will be lived out by demonstrating God's love and Jesus's example through each member's behaviors and commitment, through outreach within the community and the world, and through the expression of enthusiasm for our faith.  By maintaining established, successful programs such as Quigley's, our youth program (J-Squad) and a strong music ministry, FPCBB can establish a reputation in the community of openness, acceptance and grace.  Expanding our outreach, educational and ecumenical programs, FPCBB can secure its future as a vital and active church in our area
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
FPCBB feels called to address emerging needs of our community by being engaged.  In order to recognize the needs of our area, we need to be involved in civic as well as church organizations and have a willingness to serve those who suffer emotionally, medically, financially and spiritually.  In order to address the emerging needs of our community, we must demonstrate a personal relationship with God through our day to day living.  As a church, we must delight in being in conversation with all in our community professionally and informally.  We must be curious about those who think differently from us as well as see the good in people and sustain a sense of hope for the world. 
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
This position will help FPCBB reach our vision by establishing a mutually reciprocal partnership with our next pastor.  A healthy partnership involves an exchange of ideas between both parties that fosters growth as Christians.  We would hope for a pastor who is spiritually mature and a lifelong learner.  We hope for a pastor who delights in being in conversation with all in our community professionally and personally.  As a congregation, we must support our pastor through prayer, a spirit of eagerness and willingness to serve and provide financial stewardship.  Working together and sharing the same vision, FPCBB can be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus.  Our church in partnership with our pastor can proclaim God's Word, extol the message of grace and salvation and spread the revolutionary message of Jesus' birth and death. 
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
We are looking for an individual who uses life experience as a potential tool for growth; someone that has strong personal depth and spiritual grounding; has integrity in his or her personal/professional choices; an individual who is willing to seek the guidance of mentors, maintain stability in the moment and hope for the future.  We are seeking a person who is able to inspire from the pulpit by communicating a clear, consistent message through prayerfully prepared sermons; a communicator who listens actively, is comfortable addressing a variety of topics; an individual who is comfortable navigating with technology. We seek an individual who is able to make effective decisions by balancing analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.  A person who has the ability to lead the change process by effectively using existing and new resources.  We expect a willingness to take reasonable risk to further our church's vision and mission; an individual that is able to encourage dialogue, create an environment of belonging and collaboration; is also a good judge of the talents available within the congregation and has the ability to build solid relationships of trust and respect inside/outside our church; a motivator who influences others toward a spirit of service, enables others to acquire the tools and support to further our church's mission/vision; a bridge builder who is willing to learn from adversity, is adaptable, resilient, flexible. 
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The primary responsibilities of this person will be to lead the worship life of the congregation, administer the sacraments and pray with and for the congregation.  We hope for a minister to be helpful to members in organizing and carrying out Christian Education (worship, studies and youth programs), Outreach (evangelism, visitation), Business (finance and maintenance) and to Minister (by preparation and delivery of sermons and other worship components).  We are looking for an individual who can guide our church to expand its educational programs and outreach.  We hope for a minister who is enthusiastic to minister to those who are physically, emotionally and spiritually hungry and motivate our members to serve, to seek the Truth through study and worship and deepen our relationships with one another and with God. 
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Change Agent
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Steven Price-Gibson
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(308) 234-4543 M-Th
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Kathy Salts
1221 S E St Broken Bow, NE 68822
(308) 870- 3840
Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran; Member of local Min
Sharon Ruzicka
317 Bruce St St Paul NE 68873
(308) 750-0352
Interim pastor at FPCBB
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   6/7/2017

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:   Rev. Kirwin Stewart Address  1103 Sheridan St, Holdrege, NE 68949
Daytime Phone  308-991-5481 Office Phone  308-995-4068
Fax  Email
PNC:  Doug Birine Address  1625 N F St Broken Bow, NE 68822
Daytime Phone  (308) 872-5516 Office Phone 
Fax  Email