Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 07518.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 07518
Ministry Name Fairview Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 4264 Avonia Rd.,
Fairview, PA 16415
Phone (814) 474-3914
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 90
Church School Attendance 25
Curriculum David Cook Series
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 believe that we are called to incarnate the love of God by following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

We have a church in which the members of the congregation support all of the outreach programs, serve on boards and committees, and take on leadership positions. We hope for a transition that will allow for the continuation of growth, energy, momentum, inspiration, expansion, and financial contribution. Pastoral leadership is a necessary component in moving our church forward and keeping our congregation focused on, dedicated to, and excited for doing God’s work. We hope to meet the challenges of a changing congregation.  We hope to continue the programs for our children and youth that have been attractive to young families.  Through our new member orientation we stress the responsibilities of being part of the body of Christ: discipleship (learning to “walk the walk” of being a Christian), stewardship (making a commitment of time, talents, and money), and service (accepting God’s call to share his love with others). We hope to continue being open and accepting and inclusive. We believe wholeheartedly in our motto “Love grows here” because we are willing to challenge ourselves to accept the unacceptable, tolerate the intolerable, and love the unlovable. We seek pastoral leadership that will foster openness and deal with its challenges and pastoral leadership that can balance varied opinions.

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

Our small church is rich with opportunities to serve. We begin with the faithful offering of our financial blessings. We have strived to take ten percent of every dollar given to the church and give it to mission causes at home and abroad. Our members invest their time, talents and resources to support the following local ministries: Food Pantry, Clothes Closet, Car Clinic, Angel Tree, and Outreach Fund. Our church facility is also used by the following organizations: United Way of Erie County VITA Program, Alcoholics Anonymous, Neuro-Restorative, Girl Scouts, F.L.A.G. Little League, Fairview Parks & Recreation, West County Lions Club, and Yellow Dragon School of Taijiquan.

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

The congregation at Fairview Presbyterian Church knows that the ministries of this church have made a difference in the lives of many people in our little corner of the world. From the pulpit our members have been challenged to be more Christ-like: more loving, more generous, more accepting, more compassionate, and more faithful. Today we are more of what a Christian should be, but we are not perfect Christians. We still need dedicated pastoral leadership. We still need a spiritual leader. We are not a large church, but we have a large “heart” as a church. We serve our community well. Now we look to the future to build upon what we have begun here. We need a new pastor with a vision of how he or she can move us forward and help us to achieve the following goals: to strengthen our commitment to mission work locally and afar; to grow our Christian Education and youth programs, to fulfill our financial obligations, to reenergize our church committees, to develop ways to market FPC, and to create a vision for our music ministry.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  1. Embrace a theology of LOVE and inclusiveness. Be open to and accepting of diversity.
  2. Be able to balance varied opinions (be a diplomat) and foster unity (smooth ruffled feathers).
  3. Show a willingness to be relational. Be comfortable interacting with people.
  4. Be willing to open up and share himself/herself; be real, authentic, and sincere.
  5. Have a vision of and be energetic and passionate about his/her ministry.
  6. Be comfortable engaging with children and youth.
  7. Actively support, take an interest in, and reinforce the importance of our mission and outreach programs, youth ministry, and music ministry.
  8. Be compassionate about and attentive to the needs of our aging members.
  9. Be visible and present at meetings and events. Be visible in the community.
  10. Act as a guide, advisor, and counselor.
  11. Facilitate growth in Christian Education programs and growth of small group ministry. 
  12. Serve as a teacher of classes and a leader of some small groups.
  13. Be inspirational from the pulpit; be an effective communicator in content and presentation. 
  14. Love the Lord Jesus, God the Father and the Bible. Be led by the Holy Spirit. 
  15. Be a spiritual leader who helps members of the congregation to move forward in their spiritual growth.

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

The pastor will serve as Head of Staff; lead worship and preach at regular Sunday services and at special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Eve; administer the Sacraments; call on the sick and homebound; visit shut-ins to administer elements of communion; act in an advisory capacity to provide administrative leadership; officiate at weddings and funerals; provide pre-wedding and grief counseling; lead new member classes; work with committee chairs; represent the church in dealing with outside organizations; actively support the missions and ministries of the church; actively support the youth program of the church; lead spiritual growth of church members forward; be a teacher of the Bible; be present and visible at church events.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Change Agent
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $50,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Lee Pomeroy
5604 Chilton Lane Erie, PA 16505
Interim Pastor
Steve Morse
6054 Hummingbird Ct. Erie, PA 16509
Eastminster Presbytery
Rev. David S. Oyler
2816 Elmwood Ave. Erie, PA 16508
814-868-4891 ext. 7
General Presbyter
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   9/13/2017

Self-referral Contact Information

PNC:  Brian Nichols Address  6319 Shadyside Dr. Erie, PA 16505
Daytime Phone  814-923-4726 Office Phone  903-366-3056
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