Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 08447.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 08447
Ministry Name Sisseton First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address PO Box 295
Sisseton, SD 57262
Phone 605-6987146
Fax
E-Mail firstpres@venturecomm.net
WWW Address sissetonfirstpresbyterianchurch.org
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 2%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
White 96%
Average Worship Attendance 40
Church School Attendance 8
Curriculum changes yearly
Yoked Church True
Presbytery SOUTH DAKOTA PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF LAKES AND PRAIRIES
Community Type Town
Last Information from Statistics of the Church  * (  Show Statistics  )
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor, yoked/parish
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:   Ordained
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:

Browns Valley – “Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach In”

Veblen– Our purpose is to support and serve any and all people who desire God’s love in their lives.

Sisseton- We exist to glorify God in Jesus Christ through worship, education, ministry and mission.

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

The vision of all our congregations is to reach out to all of our communities.Groups are very active hosting dinners,luncheons,movies nights, volunteer/serivces at care centers.Sisseton serves a local care center via the Sisseton Ministerial Assoc.Sisseton’s adult Bible study has grown with community members.All 3 host Sunday School &together lead 1 HS youth group &1 Confirmation class,&Sisseton &BV hosting their own VBS.We are located in beautiful NESD &just across the MN border,in a multicultural community on an open reservation with a growing Hispanic population.This area,“Glacial Lakes”,offers abundant outdoor activities &is rich in historical heritage.Sisseton is nestled at the foot of the Coteau des Prairies Hills while BV rests at the“continental divide”separating two of the major natural lakes of the area while Veblen boasts a fertile agricultural landscape.The area is in the Central Flyway offering numerous outdoor activities:bird watching,wildlife& scenic photography,fishing,hiking,hunting, boating on many area lakes,swimming,rodeos,horse riding trails,snowmobiling,camping,golf courses,city rec,& many city/state parks.The Arts Council brings cultural enrichment &entertainment while the local museums, state &memorial parks enhance the area history. CDP Hospital/Clinics provide local health care along with IHS. Agriculture, farming/ranching land surround the communities,but all are located within mins of I-29 & offer big cities amenities within 45-90 miles.

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

We work with the local Sisseton Ministerial Association and other community organizations. The Sisseton church has a praise band, “Wing-Its”, that performs at the church as well as community events.  During the annual summer celebrations, Sisseton and Browns Valley churches participate in the “church in the park” event in their towns.  A “Blue Jean” (non-traditional, non-denominational) parishioner-led, Wednesday evening service, is held each week in Browns Valley. All 3 churches meet together each summer for a service at the lakes.

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

We look for a pastor to help guide us through our missions and glorifying God.  We would like to see a pastor involved in the communities, greeting visitors, and add members to a growing church. We would also like the Pastor to communicate and connect with our youth and lead them to become life-long members of a growing church family.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

We would like a pastor to be energetic, have excellent communication skills, be detailed oriented and organized, with the ability to lead and have a vision for community-based service. We would desire a pastor to have a sense of humor, and be flexible.  Bring a Christian sermon or message that is more relatable to today’s persons.  We also desire characteristics of someone who is empathetic and compassionate, and able to reach out to those in need and foster healthy relationships with congregation members.

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

Pastor will have basic pastoral activities: lead church services, giving communion, lead confirmation, assist as able with children’s ministry and youth activities, moderate sessions and council meetings.  Pastor will also set up visits with those in need, hospitalized or home-bound, and assist with the Sisseton Ministerial Association with a rotating schedule at the 2 local care centers. Pastor will have regular office hours in both Sisseton and Browns Valley churches (offices provided) for time to work and also have consultations with those who need.

Optional Links

https://www.facebook.com/UMPCBV

https://www.brownsvalleymn.com/   

https://www.facebook.com/BVCelebrate

https://www.facebook.com/FPCSisseton

https://www.sisseton.com/

https://www.facebook.com/living.where.we.love     

https://www.facebook.com/City-of-Veblen-125763118009841/      
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Initiative
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $33,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
References:
Name Relation
Mark Terayama
450 E Pine Place, Orthello, WA 99344
(509) 980-1138
markt05@gmail.com
past pastor
Cheryl Jenner
521 6th Ave E, Sisseton SD 57262
(605) 698-7270
cheryl.jenner@outlook.com
Elder
Tiffany Myrum
46381 Eastman Rd, Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 694-2776
tiffmy07@gmail.com
Lay Leader
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   3/29/2022


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Kevin Veldhuisen Address  100 S Spring Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, 57104
Daytime Phone  605-595-3908 Office Phone  605-339-1912
Fax  Email  clerk@presbyteryofsd.org
COM:   Ruth Clendenin Address 
Daytime Phone  806-893-4261 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  clendeninruth@gmail.com
PNC:  Ben Hanson Address  Sisseton, SD 57262
Daytime Phone  (605) 268-0159 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  bchanson@venturecomm.net

Yoke Position Information - United Methodist & Presbyterian Church

Church ID 03880
Church Name United Methodist & Presbyterian Church
Total Distance Between All Churches (in Miles) 12
Total Driving Time Between All Churches (in Minutes) 15
What is the membership size of the yoked congregation? 150
What is the worship time of each congregation?
Worship every Sunday - Br. Valley 11:am; Sisseton, 9:45, Veblen 8:00
Blue Jean Service at the Valley - Wednesday evenings.
Provide the schedule for each church school.

Sisseton:10:45 a.m. Sundays during the school year;
Browns Valley 10am each Sunday prior to 11am service during school year

Describe the schedule for any other regular activities such as choir, youth groups, committees and outreach activities.

Sisseton/Browns Valley/Veblen have a combined Youth Group
Browns Valley Blue Jean Service - Wednesday night.with supper
Browns Valley Council meets first Wed of each month
Sisseton Session meets qtrly

Mission Statement (of yoked church).

Browns Valley – “Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach In”

Veblen– Our purpose is to support and serve any and all people who desire God’s love in their lives.

Sisseton- We exist to glorify God in Jesus Christ through worship, education, ministry and mission.

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

The vision of all our congregations is to reach out to all of our communities to help support them with their daily needs.  We support missions locally and internationally.  Our women’s groups are very active in the community through hosting church dinners, luncheons, movies nights, as well as volunteer at the local care centers. Browns Valley provides church service quarterly at their local care center. Sisseton serves a local care center via the Sisseton Ministerial Association. Sisseton’s adult Bible study has grown with community members as well as congregational members taking part. All 3 churches host Sunday School and together lead one High school youth group and one Confirmation class, as well as Sisseton and Browns Valley hosting their own VBS in the summer months.

The churches are located in beautiful northeastern South Dakota and just across the

Minnesota border. This is a multicultural community on an open Native American

reservation with a growing Hispanic population. Known as the “Glacial Lakes” area, it

offers abundant outdoor activities and is rich in historical heritage. Sisseton is nestled at

the foot of the Coteau des Prairies Hills while Browns Valley rests at the “continental

divide” separating two of the major natural lakes of the area while Veblen boasts a fertile

agricultural landscape. The area is in the Central Flyway offering numerous outdoor

activities that include: bird watching, wildlife and scenic photography, fishing, hiking,

hunting, boating on many area lakes, swimming, rodeos, horse riding trails, snowmobiling, camping, golf courses, city parks and rec programs with numerous city and state parks. The Arts Council brings cultural enrichment and entertainment while the local museums, state and memorial parks

enhance the area history. Coteau Des Prairies Health Care Hospital and Clinics provide local health care along with Indian Health Services in Sisseton.  Agriculture, farming and ranching land surround the land around these church communities, but all are located within minutes of Interstate 29 and offer big cities amenities within 45 to 90 miles. 

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

We work with the local Sisseton Ministerial Association and other community organizations. The Sisseton church has a praise band, “Wing-Its”, that performs at the church as well as community events.  During the annual summer celebrations, Sisseton and Browns Valley churches participate in the “church in the park” event in their towns.  A “Blue Jean” (non-traditional, non-denominational) parishioner-led, Wednesday evening service, is held each week in Browns Valley. All 3 churches meet together each summer for a service at the lakes.


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

We look for a pastor to help guide us through our missions and glorifying God.  We would like to see a pastor involved in the communities, greeting visitors, and add members to a growing church. We would also like the Pastor to communicate and connect with our youth and lead them to become life-long members of a growing church family.

4. Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

We would like a pastor to be energetic, have excellent communication skills, be detailed oriented and organized, with the ability to lead and have a vision for community-based service. We would desire a pastor to have a sense of humor, and be flexible.  Bring a Christian sermon or message that is more relatable to today’s persons.  We also desire characteristics of someone who is empathetic and compassionate, and able to reach out to those in need and foster healthy relationships with congregation members.

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

Pastor will have basic pastoral activities: lead church services, giving communion, lead confirmation, assist as able with children’s ministry and youth activities, moderate sessions and council meetings.  Pastor will also set up visits with those in need, hospitalized or home-bound, and assist with the Sisseton Ministerial Association with a rotating schedule at the 2 local care centers. Pastor will have regular office hours in both Sisseton and Browns Valley churches (offices provided) for time to work and also have consultations with those who need.

Yoke Position Information - PC OF Veblen

Church ID 08450
Church Name PC OF Veblen
Total Distance Between All Churches (in Miles) 28
Total Driving Time Between All Churches (in Minutes) 30
What is the membership size of the yoked congregation? 16
What is the worship time of each congregation?

Br. Valley 11:00 am  every Sunday                  Sisseton: 9:45 a.m. every Sunday;                 Veblen: 8:00 a.m. every Sunday.

Provide the schedule for each church school.

Sisseton:10:45 a.m. Sundays during the school year; 
Br. Valley 10am, one hour prior to 11am service each Sunday during school year

Describe the schedule for any other regular activities such as choir, youth groups, committees and outreach activities.
Sisseton/BrownsValley/Veblen have joint Youth Group
Browns Valley Blue Jean Service each Wed evening with meal
Mission Statement (of yoked church).

Browns Valley – “Reach Up, Reach Out, Reach In”

Veblen– Our purpose is to support and serve any and all people who desire God’s love in their lives.

Sisseton- We exist to glorify God in Jesus Christ through worship, education, ministry and mission.

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

The vision of all our congregations is to reach out to all of our communities to help support them with their daily needs.  We support missions locally and internationally.  Our women’s groups are very active in the community through hosting church dinners, luncheons, movies nights, as well as volunteer at the local care centers. Browns Valley provides church service quarterly at their local care center. Sisseton serves a local care center via the Sisseton Ministerial Association. Sisseton’s adult Bible study has grown with community members as well as congregational members taking part. All 3 churches host Sunday School and together lead one High school youth group and one Confirmation class, as well as Sisseton and Browns Valley hosting their own VBS in the summer months.

The churches are located in beautiful northeastern South Dakota and just across the

Minnesota border. This is a multicultural community on an open Native American

reservation with a growing Hispanic population. Known as the “Glacial Lakes” area, it

offers abundant outdoor activities and is rich in historical heritage. Sisseton is nestled at

the foot of the Coteau des Prairies Hills while Browns Valley rests at the “continental

divide” separating two of the major natural lakes of the area while Veblen boasts a fertile

agricultural landscape. The area is in the Central Flyway offering numerous outdoor

activities that include: bird watching, wildlife and scenic photography, fishing, hiking,

hunting, boating on many area lakes, swimming, rodeos, horse riding trails, snowmobiling, camping, golf courses, city parks and rec programs with numerous city and state parks. The Arts Council brings cultural enrichment and entertainment while the local museums, state and memorial parks

enhance the area history. Coteau Des Prairies Health Care Hospital and Clinics provide local health care along with Indian Health Services in Sisseton.  Agriculture, farming and ranching land surround the land around these church communities, but all are located within minutes of Interstate 29 and offer big cities amenities within 45 to 90 miles. 

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

We work with the local Sisseton Ministerial Association and other community organizations. The Sisseton church has a praise band, “Wing-Its”, that performs at the church as well as community events.  During the annual summer celebrations, Sisseton and Browns Valley churches participate in the “church in the park” event in their towns.  A “Blue Jean” (non-traditional, non-denominational) parishioner-led, Wednesday evening service, is held each week in Browns Valley. All 3 churches meet together each summer for a service at the lakes.

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

We look for a pastor to help guide us through our missions and glorifying God.  We would like to see a pastor involved in the communities, greeting visitors, and add members to a growing church. We would also like the Pastor to communicate and connect with our youth and lead them to become life-long members of a growing church family.

4. Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

We would like a pastor to be energetic, have excellent communication skills, be detailed oriented and organized, with the ability to lead and have a vision for community-based service. We would desire a pastor to have a sense of humor, and be flexible.  Bring a Christian sermon or message that is more relatable to today’s persons.  We also desire characteristics of someone who is empathetic and compassionate, and able to reach out to those in need and foster healthy relationships with congregation members.

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

Pastor will have basic pastoral activities: lead church services, giving communion, lead confirmation, assist as able with children’s ministry and youth activities, moderate sessions and council meetings.  Pastor will also set up visits with those in need, hospitalized or home-bound, and assist with the Sisseton Ministerial Association with a rotating schedule at the 2 local care centers. Pastor will have regular office hours in both Sisseton and Browns Valley churches (offices provided) for time to work and also have consultations with those who need.