Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 08709.AD1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 08709
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 271 N. Walton St.
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone 972-235-2316
Fax 972-235-2318
WWW Address
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 4%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 2%
Middle Eastern 1%
White 90%
Average Worship Attendance 180
Church School Attendance 75
Curriculum Feasting on the Word, SparkHouse, Present Word, Living the Questions, Seasons of the Spirit
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
Specific Title:   Associate Pastor
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:

Responding to God’s love and grace, we worship with joy, nurture with faith, and serve others with love.

Responding to God's love and grace,
We belong to a gracious and loving God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, whom alone we worship and serve.

… we worship with joy,
We gather together in grace, with open hearts and open doors, connected by a sense of purpose with the generations of faithful followers of Christ who have gone before us. We respond to grace in gratitude, with joyful worship and praise, which celebrates God's life-giving, life-affirming presence and love.

…nurture with faith,
We seek to grow in grace, in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and in what it means to follow Christ. We are drawn toward Christ's example to love and encourage each other where we are -- and to nurture each other to become more fully who God has created us to be. We nurture through worship, teaching, Bible study, prayer, music, arts, and fellowship.

… serve others with love.
We reach out in grace with a generous spirit, both to the church and to the outside community. We seek to serve as Jesus served, with a loving and humble spirit, as He leads us in ministries to extend His kingdom into the world.

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

FPC Richardson seeks to embody the love that has been shared with us, through Jesus, our Lord. That embodiment takes many forms but can be summed up with three words: Worship, Nurture, Service. We are constantly striving to be good stewards of our blessings.

In addition to regular worship services, opportunities for learning (Sunday School, faith-sharing groups, etc.) and fellowship gatherings, here are some of our active ministries, programs, and efforts:

Supported Financially:

  • Joy Offering 
  • Giving Catalog OGH of Sharing, PDA
  • Caring Fund—Grace Hospice, Grace Village & Village North
  • Dallas Interfaith Family Services
  • Presbyterian Pan American School
  • Seniors’ Net
  • Heifer International
  • Refugee Services of Texas

More Than Monetary Support:

  • Gateway of Grace
  • Faith and Grief (a partner ministry with 2 other PCUSA churches)
  • Tools 4 School Supply Drive
  • Hoodie & Coat collection
  • Souper Bowl of Caring
  • One Man’s Treasure Clothing Drive
  • Blood Drive
  • Lunches at Thanksgiving Square
  • ESL Program, Meals on Wheels
  • The Bridge
  • FPCR First Friday - Parents’ Night Out Program
  • Traducciόn Biblica de México
  • Cents-Ability Offering (collected by FPCR children)
  • Fair Trade Coffee Program
  • Scouts
  • Presbyterian Children’s Homes - Angel Tree and Luncheon Sponsor
  • Presbyterian Pan American School Scholarship Program
  • NETWORK of Community Ministries (began by FPCR members)
  • Richardson Interfaith Alliance
  • Pastor’s Emergency Fund
  • Hosting 2 nesting PCUSA congregations (NCD/Fellowship)
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
We are in the final stages of completing a Christian Education Building remodel. We would love to expand our CE offerings and continue to reach out into the community to provide needed services. A preschool program or Mother’s Day Out program is being discussed. We have considered a college ministry. Collaborating with sister congregations is also a growing part of our ministry.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The Associate Pastor will have opportunities to preach, teach, participate in presbytery activities, lead worship, engage in congregational mission, participate in mission trips, lead volunteers in educational efforts, be involved in community outreach and programming, and develop new ministries that the AP is passionate about.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • A vibrant and growing relationship with Jesus
  • Love of all people regardless of age, sex, gender, origin, politics, barbeque preference, collegiate team loyalty, race, nationality, etc.
  • Dedication to the mission of the church
  • Love of a wide range of worship styles
  • Good administrative skills or the ability to develop administrative oversight for committees and ministries
  • Good preaching skills or the desire to develop preaching skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • Humor
  • Imagination
  • Compassion
  • Flexibility
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Participate in the ongoing development of Christian Education programming and implementation (25%)
  • Family, Youth, and Children’s ministry. (15%)
  • Congregational Pastoral Care (in cooperation with the Pastor) (10%)
  • Worship participation and preaching at least one Sunday per month and during other special worship services (25%)
  • Mission and Outreach responsibilities (in cooperation with the Pastor) (25%)
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Technologically Savvy
Task Manager
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,800   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Gina Yeager-Buckley
100 Witherspoon St. Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 387-8075
Former member and PCUSA Mission Associate for Chri
Rev. Katy Rigler
1220 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 536-9009
Former Parish Associate
Rev. David Fletcher
1519 Sugar Creek Dr., Carrollton, TX 75007
Home: (972) 394-5107 Mob
Former Interim Pastor
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   2/8/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (214) 393-5609 Office Phone  (214) 393-5609
Fax  (214) 630-4505 Email
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
PNC:  Laura Houston Address  714 Westover Dr., Richardson, TX 75080
Daytime Phone  (214) 534-7734 Office Phone 
Fax  Email