Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 08884.AG0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 08884
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church, Logan
Mailing Address 178 W Center St
Logan, UT 84321
Phone 435-752-0871
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 95%
Average Worship Attendance 156
Church School Attendance 30
Curriculum Feasting on the Word
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   False
Yoked Church False
Community Type College
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Christian Education)
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
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 witness to God's love and redemption as revealed in Jesus Christ; and through Him, with the Holy Spirit in us, we seek to provide a haven and oasis of joy, fellowship, and love; to express concern for others and to pray and work for justice and peace. With open hearts and minds, we worship together and strengthen each other for discipleship and service to our church, community, and world.

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

First Presbyterian’s mission is to be the heart and hands of Jesus Christ. We aim to joyfully welcome all people, build a loving congregation, and to help each other grow in relationship with God. We endeavor to exemplify Christ’s teachings in worship, education, fellowship, and outreach. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and following Christ’s example, we try to do God’s work in our, community, nation, and world. We share the good news in word and deed; we demonstrate joy and love; we pray and work for peace and justice for all people. Our mission is reflected not only in the programs and accomplishments of our congregation but also in our church’s leadership role in the community. This unique role is shaped by our diversity and inclusiveness.

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

First Presbyterian Church is one of several Protestant churches in Cache Valley, a region dominated by the LDS Church. This cultural setting can present challenges typically faced by minorities, especially feelings of isolation and exclusion. Cognizant of this setting, we strive to minister to all. Mission work is a priority in the life of our congregation. Through local and global outreach we seek to follow Christ’s example and be God’s hands in the world. Our local ministries include year-round collections for the Food Pantry and support of CAPSA, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In collaboration with other local organizations we host Loaves and Fishes, a community meal, twice a month. Our community outreach includes offering the use of our facility for weekly meetings to several organizations, which include the Community Refugee and Immigrant Connection, Boy Scouts of America, Quakers, and Alcoholics Anonymous. We participate in the four major PCUSA offerings and have sent several mission groups to Uganda with the SeeeMe (Sustainable Engineering, Economics, and Education) organization. Our congregation is part of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and we seek to be an inclusive church. Our church also participates in Cache Community Connections (CCC), an ecumenical group of religious and civic leaders who seek to work together for improvements in the community.

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

Our church is Christ-centered yet open; scripture-based yet non-doctrinaire; thoughtful and serious yet filled with fun and laughter. We are seeking an energetic Associate Pastor with a vision and passion for encouraging children, youth, and adults to grow deeper and serve wider in their relationships with God and with each other. We need a leader who can navigate multiple arenas of service while cultivating and empowering lay leaders, and a teacher who can engage and challenge learners of all ages to exemplify Christ’s teachings in worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.

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

First, the applicant needs to have the personality, skills and passion to work with youth (toddlers through college age). The applicant needs to possess the skills to gently mentor and help young people through life’s challenges, take the initiative to teach young people the inspiring word and love of God. He/she will need to encourage young people to listen for God’s guidance and motivate them to explore and question the scriptures and theology of the church, giving them ownership of their own journey and faith in God. We seek someone who has care and compassion for all people, can be open to the differences among people, welcoming to those inside and outside our church, and who can build relationships both within the congregation and the community, working to unify diverse people, cultures, and theological positions. The applicant should possess the skills necessary to build interest among the members to fully participate in the life of our church, and also exhibit interpersonal skills, such as the ability to build solid relationships and to motivate others to participate. We seek one who is a good communicator within our church family, through active listening and meaningful oral/written presentation of information, and who demonstrates ease when speaking in a variety of settings to different audiences. The applicant should be an effective advisor to whom others turn for counsel and guidance and a collaborator who is oriented towards getting people to work together.

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

The Associate Pastor leads and serves as part of a ministry team in partnership with the Pastor, staff, Session, and congregation of FPC. Primary responsibilities and areas of ministry: Provide leadership for and develop the Christian Education Ministry including: Youth, Young Adult, College, and the Ecumenical Youth Group. Develop and nurture lay leadership and involvement in all congregational ministries. Support healthy open congregational communication through the Pulse monthly bulletin, website and other communication within the congregation and to the larger community. Provide Pastoral Care in partnership with the Pastor. Provide leadership: teach and lead Bible study and Christian Education Ministry in partnership with the Pastor. Fill in for and assist Pastor where needed. Participate in mission and community outreach as appropriate and available. Minister to the larger church through the Presbytery of Utah and PC (USA). The Associate Pastor will also provide other ministry as needed and appropriate. The Associate Pastor is accountable to the Pastor, the Session through the Personnel Committee, and the Presbytery of Utah through the committee on ministry, and ultimately to Jesus Christ. An evaluation process is to be help annually including a review of this contract. Terms of Call will be brought to the October meeting of the congregation for approval.

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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $43,500   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Pastor Paul Heins
5004 Magnolia St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Former Head Pastor
Rev. Virginia Memmott
325 S. Orchard Dr, Apt C310, North Salt Lake City, UT 84054
801 694-0262
Interim Pulpit Supply
Rev. Al Hammond
4381 S. Parkview Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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   11/14/2016

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (801) 503-7499 Office Phone  (801) 539-8446
Fax  (801) 539-6981 Email
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Fax  Email
PNC:  Merideth Thompson Address  754 E Center, Providence, UT 84322
Daytime Phone  (615) 920-3376 Office Phone  (435) 797-3982
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