Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 04809.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 04809
Ministry Name The Presbyterian Church of Willingboro
Mailing Address 494 Beverly Rancocas Rd
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Phone 609-877-7131
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 58%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 4%
White 31%
Other 5%
Average Worship Attendance 51
Church School Attendance 18
Curriculum David C Cook for children/youth. Seasons of the Spirit for adults
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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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:
We are the church that inspires massive transformation from chaos to salvation through the grace of God in the name of Jesus Christ.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Willingboro Presbyterian Church’s vision for ministry includes transforming lives by spreading the good news of Christ through meaningful worship, sermons, fellowship, vibrant music and active youth programs. This vision of ministry demonstrates God’s love in the world by promoting spiritual growth, training, and equipping lay leaders, and encouraging members to get involved in mission and community outreach. Our church lives out its vision by encouraging strong fellowship among members, maintaining a robust and active Sunday School which provides Christ centered teaching to people of all ages. Further, our church serves the community through outreach programs including donation of clothing and other goods to the less fortunate, visiting and ministering to men in transition housing, corresponding with prisoners, and providing information and basic screening services to the public at our Community Health & Wellness Fair. Our congregation is arguably the most ethnically and racially diverse in the West Jersey Presbytery. It’s membership is 1/3 African, 1/3 African American, 1/3 white and other. Being keenly aware of our diversity, our church is looking for a leader who will help us maintain and continue to celebrate our culturally diverse congregation as we strive for more involvement in the life of our community. In addition, we expect such a leader to help bring us to a deeper relationship with God, one another, and our community.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

 Our church is called to reach out and address emerging community needs by networking with other organizations active in providing essential services. Our mission outreach partners include Camden Men’s Shelter, Parkway Baptist Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Providence House, Women Business Suits Drive, Prison Penpal, The Pilgrimage, and Community Health & Wellness Fair. We highlight 2 of these programs. With the Men’s Shelter, we visit the shelter in Camden, NJ monthly to serve healthy food, and spread God’s news of saving grace and hope for the future. Glorifying God through service to those in need helps us grow spiritually in the love and knowledge of our Redeemer. The church aims to serve while connecting with others who may be drawn into the ministry of the church. We accomplish this through a community speaker series, dine & discuss with young adults, and a birthday club working with foster and young adults who no longer qualify for the foster programs. As Hebrews 13:16 says, “…And do not forget to do well and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

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

Our pastor will help us with short and long term strategic planning, and provide leadership to help the church articulate and achieve its vision for community outreach and mission goals. Our mission includes attracting young families, retaining our current members, and increasing our overall membership. We seek a pastor who can balance flexibility of vision while holding to our core values. We seek a pastor who will encourage us to use God given gifts and encourage more robust participation in the spiritual and financial well-being of our church and its various committees. It is our fervent hope that the new pastor will enthusiastically assist our Church to strengthen the bonds of Christian fellowship, unity, and empathy within our membership, as we serve our surrounding communities, particularly the Willingboro community.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The qualities we need in a pastor include:spiritual maturity, compassion, leading by example, collaboration, focus, optimism, engagement, outgoing nature, ability to inspire members’ involvement in mission and community outreach, and a strategic thinker. While we have just named many important qualities, it is important to acknowledge that no person could have all of them. However, we hope to find a pastor whose values are consistent with our members’ values; a person with the ability to plan and articulate a vision for growth of our church both spiritually and numerically. We desire a pastor who applies biblical concepts to contemporary issues in sermons We expect sermons to be interactive and engaging, with themes that strengthen and unify our diverse membership. We desire a preaching style more extemporaneous than scripted, a preacher who is too dynamic to be tied to the pulpit. It is our hope that each sermon delivered will be a blessing and spiritually uplifting for each congregant.

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

The specific tasks of the new pastor will include, but are not limited to: 
• In conjunction with the Session, developing a strategic and long term plan for our Church.

• Supporting/training the Session and Deacons.

• Working with the church to grow the membership. Because our congregation is aging, it is important to attract and retain new members, particularly young couples with children, who will continue the vitality of our church.

• Training and equipping lay leaders-examples include providing quarterly training on duties and responsibilities stated in the Book of Order, biblical foundations, and mission perspectives

• Spiritual counseling and teaching.

• Pastoral care-examples include supporting and encouraging members, and others in their moments of pain, loss, anxiety, triumphs, and joy.

• Visiting members unable to attend services, and new members.

• Performing meaningful worship services, and related services including communion, baptisms, weddings and funerals.

• Encouraging members of the Church to get involved in mission and community outreach.

• Balancing office hours with congregational and community needs; and

Equipping the congregation for effective evangelism.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Culturally Proficient
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $52,712   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Dr. Deborah Brincivalli
1701 Sycamore Street, Haddon Heights NJ 08035
Executive Presbyter of West Jersey Presbytery
Rev. Keith Reed
19 Meadow Drive, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
COM Liaison
Rev. Eloise Cowherd
32 Narberth Place, Southhampton NJ 08088
609-859-1182 (home); 609-
Has served mult. times as guest preacher
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   1/21/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Deborah Brincivalli Address  1701 Sycamore St, Haddon Heights NJ 08035
Daytime Phone  (856) 547-5100 Office Phone  (856) 547-5100
Fax  (856) 547-3260 Email
COM:   Wendy Frisby Address  80359 Westwind Way Westampton, NJ 08060
Daytime Phone  609-556-2493 Office Phone  856-547-5100
Fax  856-547-3260 Email
PNC:  Emmanuel O. Iheukwumere, Esquire Address  34 Rolling Glen Court, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
Daytime Phone  856-520-2556 (cell) Office Phone  856-866-3585 (home)
Fax  Email