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MIF #: 11797.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 11797
Ministry Name Monument Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 2020 1/2 South Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81507
Phone 970-255-6549
Fax none
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 115
Church School Attendance 30
Curriculum Adults - various faith based books and DVD's. Children - Faith Alive
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
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:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
To Know Christ and Encourage Changed Lives:  We as a congregation acknowledge that living with deep Christian faith means following God's commandment to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind", and to ........"love your neighbor as yourself".
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
We believe Christ calls believers into mission and ministry and those needs are met by volunteers to meet the needs of the church and community.  We care for one another and community through acts of kindness and provision of basic needs and prayer.  MPC is a loving, grace-filled space where individuals come to know Christ.  A pastor's preaching and teaching of God's word and stretching our understanding of Scripture is valued.  We want to be challenged to participate fully in God's work, center our lives in Christ and follow his teaching.  We strive to "go deeper" in our relationship with Christ through worship and Christian education.
Our worship time together is also spent valuing and deepening relationships with one another through fellowship, community prayer and dedicated time to acknowledge one another.  Music, attention to the sacraments and creeds of faith are important to us.  We value close interpersonal relationships and are deeply dedicated to studying God's word together.  We welcome and embrace each other and newcomers to the church.  We strive to be "known" and to know God and to be "known" to one another.  We celebrate and mourn together.  We break bread together at church and in homes.  We want to work together with our pastor to live and share the Good News; be a visible community ministry; meet the spiritual needs of the congregation; welcome and embrace new members through outreach ministreies, church events and small groups.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Monument Presbyterian Church (MPC) believes missions are an part of who we are.  We have supported a number of local and global missions over the years.  Joyful Journey Preschool (JJP) began in 2005 in one classroom with 14 students and two teachers, offering two classes.  Currently JJP uses three classrooms with over 70 students and five teachers.  MPC reaches out to the local community with Good News Club at an elementary school.  This program is designed to share the Gospel, after school, with students.  We prepare and serve hot meals at the homeless shelter monthly and provide a meal once a week to students at Colorado Mesa University.  Operation Christmas Child is another progam we support to minister to underserved children around the world.  Monthly our congregation donates to the local food bank an average of 100 pounds of non-perishable food and household supplies and volunteers time at the local pregnancy center.  MPC offers financial support locally and globally to numerous ministries.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
A recent membership survey showed that the most important quality of a pastor is the ability to prepare and preach inspiring sermons and followed closely by the need to emphasize the spiritual development of the congregation.  The survey also reflected a belief that a pastor should provide administrative leadership for the church's ministry.  This leadership ability will help MPC grow in its mission and the members' willingness to speak of our faith and openly work to bring others into the Christian fold, using the Bible as our manual.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
A pastor who emphasizes a Biblical perspective to all of life and has interactions that tend to be thought provoking and challenging, welcomes new approaches and ideas, encourages congregational and lay leadership decision making, has a relaxed interpersonal style and is socially engaging.  A pastor who helps people discern for themselves what God intends for their lives, rather than telling them what to do.  A pastor who acknowledges different qualities among congregants and is able to affirm those qualities as God's gift to the church.  The pastor also needs to be part of congregational efforts that aren't explicitly spiritual in nature but are a part of doing life together.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The pastor will have the responsibilities for worship planning and preaching, (selection of worship music may be a collaborative effort among existing musicians and vocalists), moderation of the meetings of Session, supervision of current staff, discipleship of formal and informal leaders, provide visible leadership while being a gracious administrator able to see short-comings or problems that need attention while also letting non-essential differences of opinion just "be".  The pastor must have a willingness to make hospital visits and provide as-needed pastoral care and be willing to teach classes for our midweek Christian education program (The Gathering).
Optional Links - GJ Visitors Center - Fruita Visitors Center - Grand Junction Chamber
Fruitachamber - Fruita Chamber - School District 51 - Mesa County Health Dept. - Colorado National Monument
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Technologically Savvy
Strategy and Vision
Financial Manager
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $58,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Jeff Harmeling
319 Dakota Ct., Grand Junction, CO 81507
Retired Pastor of MPC
Fawn Lawrence
714 Foxwood Ct. West, Grand Junction, CO 81507
member of MPC
Cody Kennedy
677 Peony Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81507
member of MPC and current session member
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   9/10/2020

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Alan TeBrink Address  160 Pine Ridge Loop (DW II), Durango, CO, 81301
Daytime Phone  970-903-4477 Office Phone  970-247-9706
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COM:   JOHN E. THOMPSON Address  PO BOX 1563 Cortez, CO 81321
Daytime Phone  562-714-7540 Office Phone 
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PNC:  Sherrie L Blake Address  1279 12 1/2 Road
Daytime Phone  (970) 210-0072 Office Phone 
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