Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 08555.AD1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 08555
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 500 E. 5th Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone 605-996-34-79
Fax n/a
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 32
Church School Attendance 10
Curriculum Kerygma for Adults
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-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:
We are an experienced and prayerful congregation looking to share our spirit of enthusiasm for Jesus Christ with the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
We envision a strong, growing congregation led by an enthusiastic and perceptive pastor with strong leadership skills who will "feed the sheep" through meaningful and uplifting worship. We seek to grow in Christ and know His will for the church and to serve Him through fellowship and mission support, both local and global. We, the congregation, strive to support the growth of existing Christian Education programs for all ages, as well as the needs of our elderly and shut- ins, and are called to welcome people to faith.

Currently this vision is being lived out with the involvement of our members doing the work of the church such as:
-Members support through volunteerism
-Elders/Deacons role in ministry and mission
-Weekly bulletins, prayer lists and announcements
-Meeting special needs as they arise
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
As members of the Presbyterian Church USA, we are called to serve in whatever capacity God leads us. Our duties are to remain faithful in the continuation of the following:
a. Food pantry
b. Fellowships - potlucks and Cookie Sundays
c. Men's breakfast/Women's luncheons
d. Easter Breakfast/Thanksgiving dinner
e. Annual rummage and bake sale
f. Support of deployed military members
g. Support of local Safe House
h. Support of local Police and Fire personnel
i. Teaching members American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and AEDs (defibrillation)
j. We also seek to expand into future services in youth and camping programs
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We look forward to new leadership that will continue to facilitate new program enthusiasm and promote new growth. The person that fills this position will work WITH our congregation to strengthen and develop fully our talents and attributes. We were once asked "Who are the ministers of this Church:" The answer is "We are ALL ministers of this Church" and look forward to leadership that will raise our level of ministry.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The following are characteristics needed for the person we call to this position:
a. Knowledge of the Bible/Presbyterian polity
b. Enthusiasm/passion
c. Speaking ability
d. Compassion/Empathy
e. Ability to recruit young and elderly
f. Learner
g. Love of Congregation
h. Effective preaching
i. Strong moral character
j. Good work ethics
k. Visionary
l. Demonstrates healthy leadership
m. Joyous/happy
n. Does not yield to critics
o. Models evangelism
p. Approachable/non-judgmental
q. Good administrator
r. Must be confident
s. Person of conviction
t. Communicator
u. Possess technological skills
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
To maintain/build upon areas established by previous pastor such as:
a. Becoming a more prayerful congregation
b. To inspire Bible reading, projects such as reading the Bible in one year
c. Continuing Educaiton for Elders and Deacons
d. To revive youth programs (youth groups, camping opportunities)
e. Regular visits to all members of the congregation

In addition to regular pastoral duties:
-Bible Study
-Member of Mitchell Ministerial Association
-Nursing Home and hospital visitations
-Serve communion to shut ins
-Prayer rotation for city council meetings
-Participate in Presbytery activities
-Technological skills - use social media and equipment
-Continuing Education
Optional Links
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $19,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Evelyn Reynen
604 E. 5th Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301
Home 605-996-4812 Cell 6
Member and Past Stated Clerk of Presbytery
Rev. Nathan Esser
2300 S. West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Session Moderator and COM Liaison
Kaye Neller
1001 W. 4th Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301
Home 605-996-4604 Cell 60
Member and Current Deacon
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   3/13/2020

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
COM:   Ruth Clendenin Address 
Daytime Phone  806-893-4261 Office Phone 
Fax  Email
PNC:  Dr. Martin Christensen Address  25044 413th Ave
Daytime Phone  605-996-0116 Office Phone  605-933-2220
Fax  n/a Email