Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 08673.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 08673
Ministry Name NorthPark Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 9555 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone 214-363-5457
Fax
E-Mail communications@northparkpres.org
WWW Address www.northparkpres.org
Ministry Size 251 - 400 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 6%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 9%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 3%
White 82%
Average Worship Attendance 191
Church School Attendance 78
Curriculum Children (0-K) SparkHouse Classroom Youth SparkHouse Connect 5th/6th grades Spark
Yoked Church False
Presbytery GRACE PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF THE SUN
Community Type Urban
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Information about the position

Position:   Head of Staff (who supervised one teaching elder and other staff)
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

“NorthPark is a Christian community welcoming seekers, thinkers and doers.”

At NorthPark Presbyterian, we are a people serious about following God without taking ourselves too seriously. We span a wide theological and political spectrum, celebrating differing points of view while finding our unity in Christ.

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

The Vision for NorthPark Presbyterian Church is to be a faith-filled, loving and welcoming Christian community of seekers, thinkers, and doers who strive to live out God’s love for all people.

As Seekers – We are unified in celebrating God’s love yet open to a wide range of perspectives on how love is expressed. We are called to explore the diversity within our congregation as well as the communities in which we live. Our church has members from across the world, including a Thai worshiping community as well as individuals from various African countries. The diversity of our congregation is expressed in our worship, music and missions.

As Thinkers – We appreciate and look to be challenged in our understanding of the Bible and God’s callings for us. Our members come from a wide range of faith histories and we seek to create an environment that explores differing views and perspectives. When complex and divisive world events occur, we are known to open our doors for town-hall meetings with our Muslim and Jewish neighbors.

As Doers – We believe that we are called to be in service to those in need. NPPC is known for a grassroots approach to missions and support more than 15 agencies locally and worldwide. We provide food to the hungry through homegrown tomatoes from our SoulFood Greenhouse and collections from our Reverse Food Truck. We serve the Alzheimer community through Casa da Vida and comfort cancer patients through our Pillow Ministry.

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

During each service we charge each other “Go out into the world in peace. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.”

We answer this call by providing mission and fellowship opportunities for all ages and abilities. For instance:

  • We feed the hungry. We collected and distributed over 20,000 lbs. of food last year with our Reverse Food Truck and hydroponically grew over 18,000 lbs. of tomatoes from our SoulFood Greenhouse.
  • We offer a weekly respite program, Casa da Vida, for caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s.
  • We serve the wider community during the Annual All Church Mission Trip by providing home improvements (e.g. wheelchair ramps) to those in need and renovations at community centers.
  • We share Christ’s teaching through the partnership with our Day School Program serving 189 children and their families.
  • We celebrate God’s love through music. Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House brings music lovers from different backgrounds together for monthly fellowship through music.
  • We come from across the DFW metroplex to participate in small group bible studies, women’s circles, mission activities and sharing fellowship together during dinners and church gatherings.
  • We connect with and support every member through a network of 13 Parishes and Deacons who build relationships and care for their specific members with love and concern through prayer, letters and meals.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

NorthPark Presbyterian Church (NPPC) is a faithful congregation recently strengthened through adversity and ready to begin a new chapter. We are a tight knit community seeking a new Pastor who can: inspire us through biblical teaching, motivate us with compassion for others and guide us with a vision for the future.

Inspire - We are looking for a pastor whose Sunday morning worship and teaching rejuvenates and energizes us. We need a pastor who values and can incorporate the power of music into the services and life of the church. We want a pastor who can minister to a congregation with many different backgrounds and ages and someone who comforts the weary while building up the strong.

Motivate - We are a mission-minded church with numerous ways for congregants to respond to God’s call for the care of others. We look to our new pastor to not only support our mission out-reach personally but also to encourage and challenge others to use their time and talents to serve our neighbors in need.

Guide - We see great potential for growth and need a Pastor who will look for unique ways to draw in young families, singles and all who seek a community of faith. While we are steeped in tradition, we are open to change and accepting of new ideas. We are looking for someone who can collaborate with us to plan for and achieve a bright future.

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

NorthPark’s new Pastor will be a/an:

Spiritual Leader - Our pastor will deliver sermons and lead worship in a way that fills us spiritually and inspires and challenges us intellectually. Our pastor will be an effective communicator in small or large settings and will create a comfortable environment for robust dialogue and exploration. We are a congregation that enjoys discussing and learning about the Bible and seek a pastor with the spiritual maturity who can teach and facilitate discussions that feed our minds and hearts.

Bridge Builder - Our pastor will be compassionate, empathetic and motivated to help individuals and groups in need. She/he will have the capacity to build strong collaborative relationships within and outside the church and will role model as well as teach others how to work through conflict and differences of opinion in a humble and yet courageous manner.

Engagement Catalyst – Our pastor will recognize and trust the talent within the staff and church membership and will work to harness the individual and collective capabilities of NPPC. She/he will work with Session, Deacons and congregants to create an environment where individuals are inspired to contribute to their fullest. Our Pastor will facilitate open dialogue, problem solving and decision-making on issues key to the church. She/he will encourage the membership to discern a vision for the churches future that is inspiring, engaging and can serve as a catalyst for continued growth.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and lead worship, focused on preaching engaging and inspiring sermons
  • Administer holy sacraments and officiate at weddings / funerals
  • Partner with Dir of Music to ensure that music continues to play a central role in church services and events
  • Plan and moderate Session meetings and ensure that Elders and Deacons are trained
  • Provide pastoral care to parishioners and support the Diaconate in providing care to the sick and homebound
  • Manage and develop staff of 5-8 employees (Dir of Christian Ed, Dir of Mission & Older Adult Programs, Facilities Manager, Membership Coordinator, Communication Coordinator and Dir of Music)
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator, committee chairs and staff to ensure timely and relevant information is shared with the congregants leveraging various communication channels (blog, website, text, etc….)
  • Work with the Mission Committee, Dir of Mission & Older Adult Programs and leaders of various outreach programs to ensure a continued focus on mission, both through actions and giving
  • Partner with outside organizations including Presbytery, ecumenical and community groups and encourage the engagement of our church members with these organizations
  • Work with the Christian Education Committee and Dir of Christian Education to maintain and grow a wide range of educational offerings at NPPC
  • Partner with the various committee leaders and staff to ensure a well-rounded new member program is delivered
Optional Links
NorthPark Presbyterian Church website:  www.northparkpres.org
email address for communicating with PNC:  pnc4np_pif@googlegroups.com
 
Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Motivator
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $90,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Frank Ehman
1421 Superior Dr, Flower Mound, TX 75028
214-529-9409
f.c.ehman@gmail.com
Retired minister/ Former COM member / Friend of NP
John Williams
Austin College, Suite 61647, 900 N. Grand Ave, Sherman TX 75090
w: 903-813-2220 c: 903-8
jwilliams@austincollege.edu
Former Parish Associate NPPC
Rita Odom
2935 Hwy 39, Hunt Texas 78024
h: 830-238-4886 c: 830-3
ritaeo@yahoo.com
Former Dir of Children's Education NPPC
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   12/13/2019


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Michael Thompson Address  6100 Colwell Blvd #100, Irving, TX, 75039
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (214) 630-4502
Fax  Email  mike@gracepresbytery.org
COM:   Michael Waschevski Address  1000 Penn St Ft. Worth, TX 76102
Daytime Phone  817-335-1231 Office Phone  214-393-5607
Fax  214-637-6324 Email  michaelw@fpcfw.org
PNC:  William (Bill) Sanderson Address  7326 Danashire Ave, Dallas, TX 75231
Daytime Phone  972-699-7592 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  wfsanderson@sbcglobal.net