Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09761.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09761
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church of Titusville
Mailing Address 216 North Franklin Street
Titusville , PA 16354
Phone 814 827 3665
Fax 814 827 3667
WWW Address
Ministry Size 251 - 400 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 85
Church School Attendance 45
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
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:

“First Presbyterian Church, A Christian community, welcomes all people and equips them to proclaim, witness and teach the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, prayer and caring service.”

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

As one of the first congregations in this historically rich community, we acknowledge our great legacy of hope, faith and honor through Christ, our Lord. We invite people to know the joy of what it means to be in Christ. The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville wants its doors open to all ages, knowing that young people are the key to our future. We want to worship God and to know Christ and his liberating power for our lives through the leading of the Holy Spirit. We wish to have a fresh sense of the Holy Spirit working among us to discern the path that God wants us to follow in spreading the love of Christ throughout our community.

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

After a 42 year pastorate, we as a congregation are wading in to mostly unfamiliar waters. We are excited by the prospect of becoming more responsive to the needs of our community by increasing congregational involvement and serving others. We have long supported people in need through the Associated Charities. Our current programs include an after school elementary program for the community (Transformation Tuesday) and senior adult ministries (SAMS Club). Additionally our Sunday service is broadcasted twice a week on local television. Our building is open to other community activities, for example, Scouts, Blood Bank, and voting polls. Recently we participated in Sole Hope. We are excited about a new venture, Fifth Friday, beginning in 2018. This program will serve free dinners to the community. It is our call, as the body of Christ, to serve our community with as much grace, dignity and self-awareness as God may grant us.

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

Our hope is to find a leader who feels it is God’s will for him/her to collaborate with us in transition, be it spiritual, administrative or philosophical. While change can be hard; perhaps with the right questions being asked by a leader with a passion for Christ, we will find the way less daunting and more enlightening as we seek to discover and follow the path that God would have us take.

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

We are ready to move forward. We require an energetic leader capable of respect, empathy, and patience; a leader of conviction whose ideas are bold and derived through experience and adversity, yet anchored in the spirit of the Living Christ. We require a leader who listens, nurtures, challenges, and laughs with us, with a compassionate and caring spirit of understanding.

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



1. Worship Leadership

    • Collaborate on planning and preparing the Sunday Morning Worship Service
    • Lead the Sunday Morning Worship Service

2. Proclamation of the Word

      • Plan, prepare, and preach the Sunday Morning Sermon

3. Special Worship Services

      • Provide Worship opportunities for special seasons and events
      • Lead the celebration of the sacraments

4. Weddings and funerals (as requested)


  1. Work with church officers, staff, and laity to develop and carry out a systematic plan for “caring” for the entire congregation that involves both staff and members, with special attention to those with special needs (i.e., shut-ins, the elderly, the sick, the bereaved, the troubled)
  2. Counseling as sought
  3. Hospital, emergency, and congregational visitation


  1. Moderate the Session and co-ordinate the work of its various committees
  2. Work with the Board of Deacons
  3. Direct and co-ordinate the work of the staff
  4. Direct the preparation of all church publications
  5. Maintain church correspondences
  6. Co-ordinate the reception of new members


  1. Lead the congregation in its participation in the work of the Titusville Area Ministerium
  2. Represent the congregation at Presbytery and work with at least one of Presbytery’s Committees
  3. Represent the church on the Paul Harris Scholarship Committee.
  4. Build a relationship with the community
  5. Our new pastor must be committed to working collaboratively with us on our youth, Sunday school, adult programs, and community outreach.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $46,402   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Norma Prina Murphy
413 North Brown Street, Titusville, PA 16354
412 427 7456
Interim Pastor
David Oyler
2816 Elmwood Avenue, Erie, PA 16508
814 868 4891
General Presbyter of Lake Erie
David Pickens
112 Third Street, Cochranton, PA 16314
814 720 9483
COM Advocate
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   1/5/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (814) 868-4891
Fax  (814) 866-0856 Email
PNC:  Kirt Zimmerman Address  430 North Drake Street, Titusville, PA 16354
Daytime Phone  814 758 8113 Office Phone  814 827 4675
Fax  814 827 3667 Email