Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 10008.AF0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 10008
Ministry Name Pisgah Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 710 Pisgah Pike
Versailles, KY 40383
Phone 859-873-4161
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 90
Church School Attendance 25
Curriculum PCUSA Being Reformed Series; varies
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

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

Worship God, study the scripture and practice the teachings of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

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

Jesus Christ is our model and inspiration. We strive to fulfill the greatest commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart...and, love your neighbor as yourself." We reach beyond our walls, proclaim the Good News, and serve the needs of our local and global community.

Our vision is reinforced through worship, as we glorify God each Sunday and through a variety of special worship services throughout the church year. Through mission, as we share God's love in service to the world through our mission giving and volunteer activities. Through discipleship, as we nurture and share spiritual development by participation in Sunday School, Bible study, and retreats. Through fellowship, as we love and care for one another in our congregation and beyond. We enjoy each other’s company and welcome new comers to join us.

Pisgah is an historic church, founded in 1784 on 30 acres in Woodford County, KY, situated between Lexington and Versailles. The stone church and adjoining cemetery are bordered by stone fences, and the whole is surrounded by rolling horse farms. The church is an anchor for this part of Woodford County and we welcome neighboring families to enjoy the grounds. We are a community with a strong sense of stewardship of this place. Looking to the future, we honor our heritage, while striving to reach an understanding of how God is calling us to serve in this time and place.

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

Pisgah is a congregation which supports our members’ passions for community service and charitable activity. We come from a wide range of theological and political viewpoints yet we work together to make a positive impact in our community and beyond. When someone sees a need there is a call to action. The need is described briefly during announcements in worship service. Sign-up sheets are available immediately after service where folks commit their time, talents, and resources as we linger and greet one another. We participate in changing the lives of those around us in activities such as the local food pantry; Meals on Wheels; Relay for Life; Project Linus; hurricane relief efforts; Mentors and Meals, an after school program for middle schoolers; Salvation Army bell-ringing; Life Adventure Center; Hope Lodge meals; sponsoring an immigrant family through Kentucky Refuge Ministries; and funding groups of children in Africa to become self-sufficient through ZOE.

Our church realizes that our surrounding community is ever changing. There is population growth, changing demographics, and the need to reach out to parents and young people. Our new pastor can help us identify these emerging trends and guide us as we respond.

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

Worship God: our pastor needs to possess a good biblical understanding and challenge us in our Christian growth with sermons in our traditional worship service.

Study the scriptures: we wish to be inspired and continue to seek deeper understanding through Kerygma's Bible study, adult and Sunday School, Pisgah Academy Day, and retreats.

Practice the teachings of Jesus, our Lord and Savior: we expect our pulpit leader to be a dynamic partner with the congregation and lead us by example, informing us of emerging needs, calling us to mission, teaching us servant/leader skills, and challenging us to go beyond our comfort zone.

This position will help to ensure our children are enriched by Sunday school, youth group, and Bible Camp, but also will take the time to have fun. We seek someone who has a respect for our history, and yet will help us move forward without outgrowing our historic setting. We all share the excitement of discovering where the Holy Spirit and our next pastor will lead us.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
We seek a solo pastor for our church which is located in a non-urban setting yet has a diverse and well-educated congregation. We desire a pastor whose love of God and love for people is evident. We look for a leader who is a good listener, a learned teacher, and a counselor who is flexible enough to encourage and accept new challenges. We seek an inspirational orator with a strong knowledge of scripture. We call a pastor with compassion and warmth, eager to roll up his or her sleeves and work with us as we continue to learn, grow and serve. We seek a pastor who recognizes and calls upon the gifts of others to complete the needed tasks. A good fit will be a person who enjoys the full scope of ministry, embraces all ages and conditions of life, is confident and energetic, has a sense of humor, and is full of joy and child-like wonder!
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

• Lead worship, administer the sacraments, and perform marriages, funerals and baptisms

• Provide Pastoral care

• Assist session and committees in their missions, goals and activities

• Support Christian Education programs

• Provide administration of facilities and operations

• Support and participate in the activities and programs of the church

• Provide outreach and relationship building in the community

• Work alongside Pisgah membership to support other community outreach programs

• Support the Woodford County Ministerial Association

• Participate in the Transylvania Presbytery

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $50,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Lisa Johnson
6035 Crabapple Rd., Versailles, KY 40383
Current member and Elder of Pisgah
Darryl Baker
3170 Mapleleaf Dr. #604, Lexington, KY 40509
Interim due to untimely death of our new Pastor
Mary Reed
110 A Spring Run St., Versailles, KY 40383
Pulpit supply during the previous search
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   8/2/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  502-938-2707
Fax  (859) 264-8869 Email
COM:   Lisa Eye Address  601 Master Street, Corbin, KY 40701
Daytime Phone  859-329-9026 Office Phone  606-528-1444
Fax  606-526-9065 Email
PNC:  Sue Fosson Address  3170 Pisgah Pike, Vesailles, KY 40383
Daytime Phone  859-753-0379 Office Phone 
Fax  Email