Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09374.AF0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09374
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church - Clinton
Mailing Address PO Box 99
Clinton, WI 53525
Phone 608-676-5400
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 8%
White 90%
Average Worship Attendance 50
Church School Attendance 22
Curriculum Old Testament Bible stories
Yoked Church False
Presbytery MILWAUKEE
Community Type Village
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor Interim
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Interim Ministry Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

First Presbyterian Church of Clinton welcomes all to be part of God’s kingdom by belonging to a community who experience God’s grace, believing in the truth of the Gospel, and becoming active in Christ’s mission to love and serve.

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

Our vision for our ministry is one that puts God at the center of our lives, not just on Sundays but throughout the week. We envision a ministry where people will come to know God and develop a deeper relationship with Him, where everyone is invited to the table to rejoice and give thanks for the gift of salvation. We are called to serve, to love one another, and to share our faith as disciples. We pray for a ministry where we can learn more about God together, becoming better disciples, growing in our faith, acting as good stewards of God’s gifts, and developing loving and caring relationships within our congregation, our community, and our world.

We live our vision for ministry through weekly worship together that includes scripture, prayer, music, meditation, joy, and sometimes tears. Worship offers information and inspiration to live our faith throughout the week. Weekly Sunday school classes for children, and a youth group for teens, helps us encourage an early and active relationship with God. Our youth take mission trips near and far, learning to serve others in His name. They serve our congregation as well as our community with great enthusiasm. We try to be good stewards of God’s gifts by maintaining our place of worship in order to host adult Bible studies, joyous monthly fellowship activities, and an expanded mission program that moves our congregation to action serving others. We love God and seek to answer His call.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

We help feed the hungry by housing Clinton Community Outreach, the local food pantry. We support the pantry financially and with food drives, and we help with monthly food distributions. We also support Family Promise of Greater Beloit by serving meals and offering financial support.

We have a compassionate Deacon’s ministry, they visit those who are homebound, sick, or in care facilities and send cards, deliver meals, and serve communion to those who can’t attend worship. They also lead a prayer chain via email.

Our “Mission Possible” program on each 5th Sunday of the year helps us reach out to our neighbors by doing light construction, clean ups, and painting projects, we sing in care facilities, and develop intergenerational bonds. The Covid-19 pandemic slowed that, but we are back serving those in need. We have created a community garden to serve our Outreach and members of the community.

Youth and adults have traveled to many states to help with mission projects and share discipleship through hard work and personal connections. Our God Squad ministry, our teen group, is open to all area youth.

To meet communication and connectional needs that were affected by Covid-19, we expanded our social media presence through our website, Facebook live, newsletters, and weekly updates via Flocknote. We have teamed with other local churches to provide Vacation Bible School over the summer to local youth. We have also teamed up to provide community services during the Lenten season.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

We need someone who can lead us to address a series of short-tenured calls, including the last that ended in conflict. We need someone to help us acknowledge challenges regarding how people and committees function and communicate with each other. We need someone to help us better understand the ways we can support our pastors, and how to address conflict in a healthy way when it arises. We are hopeful that he/she will motivate us to build bridges to help mend divisions in our congregation and encourage us to be hopeful that we will move through this time of transition. As an Interim pastor works, worships, and walks alongside our congregation we hope that he/she will engage and inspire us to love and serve God. Organizing and collaborating with congregants, and communicating with our church family will help us deepen our responses to God together and as individuals. Jesus modeled hospitality, and we seek ways to enhance our hospitality and discipleship as an invitation to all. Guide us through our mission and vision study to help us create a foundation for our next called pastor.

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

Strong personal relationship with Jesus that can be shared

Identify and address conflict

Compassionate-sensitive towards others

Collaborative-Guides us through this time of transition

Welcoming-hospitable, friendly, inviting, and inclusive

Mission minded-motivate us to maintain our current mission projects while exploring others



Purpose-driven-responsible, reliable, and organized


Communicates well through speaking, writing, and social media platforms

Encourager, relates well, and is helpful

Generous with kindness, love, and acceptance
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Interim Duties:

Ministry & Pastoral Duties:

    • Coordinate and lead all worship services and administer the sacraments
    • Make member and friend visits to those hospitalized, in need of pastoral care, home-bound, and potential new members; and coordinate care with the Deacons
    • Provide counseling, crisis assistance, or referrals
    • Conduct funerals, memorials services, weddings, special events and services
    • Provide opportunities for the congregation to increase spiritual growth
    • Lead the congregation through educating, recruiting, and motivating
    • Support and encourage mission work
    • Help reconnect those who have been isolated due to the Covid-19 pandemic
    • Stay connected to our local community through discipleship
    • Share communications with our congregation via worship or technology
    • Be comfortable using technology and leading hybrid services
    • Maintain confidentiality

Administrative Duties:

    • Moderate Session meetings; participate with committees of Session as needed.
    • Maintain regular office hours
    • Assist in developing the structure and organization needed to carry out our missions
    • Lead and encourage the church staff and volunteers
Optional Links

Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $54,500   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Bill Petterson
W222 N2878 Timberwood Ct., Waukesha, WI 53186
Former Pulpit Supply & Moderator of Session
Rev. Dr. Bruce Jones
4110 Greenbriar Dr. Janesville, WI 53546
Moderator of Session
Rev. Dr. Willem Houts
6767 W Greenfield Ave. Suite 202, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Commission on Transitional Ministry Liaison
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   7/12/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (414) 292-2740
Fax  (414) 292-2750 Email
COM:   Elder Rachel Yates Address  6767 W GREENFIELD AVE, MILWAUKEE WI 53214
Daytime Phone  (414)292-2740 Office Phone  (414)292-2740
Fax  Email
PNC:  Personnel Committee-Kelli Bell Chair Address  9004 E Wyman Dr, Clinton, WI 53525
Daytime Phone  608-921-4110 Office Phone 
Fax  Email