Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09418.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09418
Ministry Name Faith Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 3800 W. Rawson Avenue
Franklin, WI 53132
Phone 414-421-3860
Fax
E-Mail faithfpc@gmail.com
WWW Address http://www.franklinfpc.org
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 6%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 92%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 43
Church School Attendance 15
Curriculum Children & Youth: Growing in Grace & Gratitude Adult: Varying Bible/book studies year round
Yoked Church False
Presbytery MILWAUKEE
Synod SYNOD OF LAKES AND PRAIRIES
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   No
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
The mission of Faith Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Wisconsin, is to share the word of God, assist with the needs of our community, and through our Christian discipleship, nurture all God’s people.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

At Faith Presbyterian Church, we invested in our spiritual direction by completing the Holy Cow assessment as a congregation in 2018. Our vision team analyzed the results identifying the strengths and opportunities in our Faith family. Through this process we identified just how important it is to be flexible as we govern the church body, and we recognized the impact that leadership can have on our church’s well being. This also illuminated the importance of congregational care and the relationships we build within the church in sustaining our spiritual lives.

It’s important for the operation of our church that the committees in collaboration with the pastor make the decisions and recommendations needed to help move us forward; working as a team. 

We are a small church family with a big heart complete with the quirks and “Faith Moments” that come with being a family unit. Our most valuable resources are our church members. We welcome and serve the human community with open arms. When you walk into Faith, you feel at home. All are welcome to come as they are, warts and all. We celebrate in our joys and commiserate during our struggles. 

We fill our own spiritual cups each week by providing music, song, and inspirational thoughts and sermons during Sunday worship and we continually care for and seek to create and strengthen our relationship with our members, our community, and the Lord. 

We ask God to help us encourage each other and become the people God wants us to be.

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

The church is not only needed when our lives are turned upside down; but is there to keep us grounded and respond to our deepest needs. During the unprecedented time of COVID-19, we continued to keep the heart of Faith beating, maintained our church staff, and cared for our community. This required an adjustment to nearly every aspect of how we conducted worship but provided us the opportunity to focus on our deepest needs and shift our resources to where they were most needed. 

We nurtured our Faith family and community via:

  • Worship on Facebook live
  • Mailed hard copies to members without internet access
  • Added weekly devotionals
  • Increased food pantry schedule from monthly to weekly

In normal times we have:

  • Care packages to our youth who are away at school
  • Sunday school & Vacation bible school
  • Christmas play written and directed by church members
  • Vegetable garden to serve our food cupboard

We care for our community by:

  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Food cupboard
  • Funding mission co-workers abroad
  • Bluegrass band concert
  • Rummage sales
  • Spaghetti dinner
  • Partnership with interfaith community
  • Health supplies to Bread of Healing Clinic
  • Partnership with a local school to provide books and snacks
  • Little Free Library
We share our building with:
  • Al-Anon
  • Muslim community
  • Scouting Troop and district meetings
  • Eagle Scout projects
Our church doors are open, our hearts are open, our minds are open to share the boundless love of God. We envisage a leader who will help make our church even more apparent within our community.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

After our last called pastor’s time at Faith, as a congregation, we invested in a Holy Cow assessment to evaluate our spiritual direction and needs as a Faith family. We used the results to restructure our church and continue to empower our committees; this position will lead and guide our energy forward so that we continue to grow. 

We are seeking someone who will partner with our committees, inspire us to continue to do good work and open our eyes to new opportunities. Like any family, we occasionally have a difference of opinion and even conflict at times. It will be helpful to have a leader who can gracefully help us navigate rough waters.

This position is for a pastor who comes with an open heart, a willingness to actively listen, engage, and make connections with people both inside and outside of Faith.

Although we recognize the importance of personal care and healthy boundaries, being a pastor at Faith is not a spectator sport!

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

We are looking for a pastor who can feed our spiritual needs and represent us beyond the confines of this church building.  A pastor who can bring in new energy and ideas, help to shape our vision, and is ready to guide individuals and the congregation forward on our faith journey.  A pastor who is down to earth, collaborates with members, and is able to empathize with their experiences. We expect our pastor to be flexible, communicate effectively, and be ready to work as a team member and as a team leader. 

We are looking for a pastor who is good at building relationships, willing to mediate the occasional interpersonal conflicts that may arise, and good at finding a middle ground while guiding us toward God’s ways. A pastor who is loving and compassionate, humble and courageous, honest and accountable, abounding with integrity, and ready to lead us forward with kindness and gentleness.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Provide pastoral services and work closely with the worship committee for Sunday services including the children’s sermon.
  • Preside over Sacraments
  • Facilitate weddings and funerals
  • Develop relationships with church members, provide care as needed, and direct their requests to the appropriate people or committee, including visiting hospitalized or shut-in members and providing counselling services at members’ requests. 
  • Moderate Session meetings
  • Attend Deacon & Committee meetings to participate with what is going on and advise.
  • Direct/supervise a small church staff
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Risk Taker
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $36,300   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Jamie J. Foeckler
4601 W. Marquette Avenue, Franklin, WI 53132
262-498-9447
jamie.foeckler@franklin.k12.wi.us
Pleasant View Elementary School Principal
Jennifer & Mike Rehorst
3800 W Rawson Ave, Franklin, WI 53132
262-488-2509
N/A
Church Tenant (manse renter)
Dr. Ajaz Qhavi
N/A
414-426-3672
qhavi@hotmail.com
Muslim Community Leader
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   7/14/2020


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   RULING ELDER RACHEL YATES Address  6767 W GREENFIELD AVE, SUITE 202 MILWAUKEE WI 53214
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (414) 292-2740
Fax  (414) 292-2750 Email  ryates@pbymilwaukee.org
COM:   REVEREND ANN GIBBS Address  6767 W GREENFIELD AVE, MILWAUKEE WI 53214
Daytime Phone  (414)292-2740 Office Phone  (414)292-2740
Fax  Email  agibbs@pbymilwaukee.org
PNC:  Nancy Lalla Address  1015 E Oak Ct, Oak Creek, WI 53154
Daytime Phone  414-571-8594 Office Phone  414-378-8594
Fax  Email  faithpc.pastornc@gmail.com