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MIF #: 06469.AE0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 06469
Ministry Name Fairmont Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 3705 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45429
Phone 937-299-3539
Fax 937-299-5974
WWW Address
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 96%
Average Worship Attendance 150
Church School Attendance 43
Curriculum Feasting on the Word and Growing in Grace and Gratitude
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Associate Pastor for Community Care and Christian
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Fairmont Presbyterian Church nurtures and guides people to live inspired lives in order to love God and one another.

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

We fulfill our mission:

  • With all our hearts by sharing Christ’s invitation to belong in community with all people and grow into ever deeper relationships with God and one another.

We do this through hospitality, a generous and welcoming orthodoxy and casual and formal worship services. We focus on living and loving together in Christ over winning arguments.

  • With all our minds through learning the story of God and how the stories of our lives fit into the greater story of God’s people.  We share God’s story with everyone as we seek to learn each person’s story.

We do this through our focus on Christian formation unfolding in our adult education classes, adult and young adult small groups, women's circles, children's ministries, youth groups, a young mother's group, young family gatherings, Bible studies, contemplative prayer circles and a lavish vacation Bible school.

  • With all our strength by serving our community together and participating in the practices of Christian discipleship.

We do this through work with children and families in need in our community. We organize events on issues such as the opioid epidemic. We partner with Kennedy Elementary School, the Daybreak Center for runaway youth, the Artemis Center for victims of domestic violence, etc. We strive to nurture the spiritual gifts of our members and help them to share those gifts both in and outside the congregation.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
  • Fairmont is dedicated to serving our community. The church recognizes three emerging needs in our neighborhood: economic insecurity of families and children, an aging population and young adults in need of community.
    1. Economic insecurities for families and children in our community are addressed through a successful Mission Beyond the Congregation Team, Deacons, Women of Fairmont and Youth Group. We partner with local agencies both financially and through hands-on work projects. The organizations we support combat homelessness, domestic violence, hunger and poverty.
    2. Kettering's aging population benefits from our community fellowship groups, end of life planning, bereavement support and Spiritual Caregivers.
    3. The Christian Formation Team is actively building communities for young adults.
  • In addition to organized Fairmont activities, we also provide meeting space for many local organizations, such as AA, OA, Musica, Dayton Opera choir and Scouts. A complete list is available upon request.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
  • Our associate pastor will work with staff and congregation to fulfill Fairmont's mission. They will continue and further enhance the Christian practices of hospitality, mutual care and community service at Fairmont.
  • Our Associate Pastor will lead with energy, creativity, humor and passion. This work will require hands on involvement in mission/outreach, teaching all ages and engaging the sometimes hidden gifts of our members. Our associate pastor will challenge us on many levels to be what God calls us to be as a church and as His disciples.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • Exuberant personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Commitment to the historic doctrines of the Christian Church
  • Effective communicator and teacher
  • Active listener
  • Energetic, organized and attentive to organizational accountability
  • Selfdifferentiated and appropriately boundaried
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Proactive in selfcare and professional development
  • Strong motivator
  • Experience serving in caring ministries or professions
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Leadership—Modeling accountability to our mission

  • Develop the Christian practices of hospitality, mutual care and community service in the congregation

Preaching—Sharing the story of God

  • Share biblicallybased sermons at least once each month
  • Share in leading weekly and other special worship services with the Pastor
  • Share in leading wedding and funeral services with the Pastor

Teaching—Sharing the story of God and our stories

  • Guide, inspire and equip the Christian formation ministries
  • Create and implement thriving ministries of Christian formation
  • Nurture and guide members of all ages in their own processes of Christian formation

Congregational Care—Sharing Christ’s invitation to belong

  • Along with the Pastor, support congregants when they are in need of pastoral care
  • Organize and equip our caring ministries, nurturing pastoral care through the Board of Deacons and Spiritual Caregivers
  • Engage in conversation with and extend invitation to visitors and inquirers

Community Care—Serving our community together and participating in the practices of Christian discipleship

  • Guide, inspire and equip members of Fairmont to serve beyond the congregation
  • Participate directly in the mission activities of Fairmont in service beyond the congregation
  • Share and model practices of Christian discipleship with the congregation
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $53,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Reverend Judith Barr
2704 North Kings Arm Circle, Centerville, OH 45440
Former COM Liaison
Katie Chevalier
185 NE 1001 Rd., Knob Noster, MO 65336
Former Member
Susan Brasier
201 Loetscher Place (Apt 122), Princeton, NJ 08540
Former Member/Candidate for ordination under care
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   12/18/2017

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Terry Kukuk Address  1541 SOUTH SMITHVILLE ROAD, DAYTON OH 45410
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (937) 258-8118
Fax  (937) 258-2982 Email
PNC:  Danielle Rhubart Address  2075 Richfield Drive, Kettering OH 45420
Daytime Phone  937-299-3539 Office Phone  N/A
Fax  N/A Email