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MIF #: 20238.AG0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 20238
Ministry Name Dardenne Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 7400 South Outer 364
Dardenne Prairie , MO 63368
Phone 636-561-4347
Fax
E-Mail pastorsearchdpc@dpc4u.org
WWW Address www.dpc4u.org
Ministry Size 651 - 1000 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 570
Church School Attendance 115
Curriculum "Travel Guide to the Armor of God" & "Living Inside Out"
Yoked Church False
Presbytery GIDDINGS-LOVEJOY PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-AMERICA
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
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:
Restoring community as we represent Christ. As a worshipping community following Christ, we welcome all as family; trust and live out God's Word; share our journey together; recognize we are uniquely shaped and unleashed to serve; and, embrace God's future while honoring our past.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
We love God through the study of his Word, corporate worship and prayer. We strive to be Christ-like by building spiritual disciplines, demonstrating grace, and lovingly welcoming all to our family.
We love people by living life with them and through deliberate active involvement in the church body. Our congregation has an active desire to serve God. Our congregation is living out their faith through small groups, ministries, and a growing student ministry. One of the greatest strengths of our church family is how the body prays for one another.
We recognize that our call to love others is not limited to the body of believers at DPC, and we open our doors to the community. We provide weekly meeting space for more than a dozen service groups. Annually, over 2,000 people visit our facilities for a variety of community events.
We serve the world through missionaries from our church and are actively involved in Haiti, India, Brazil, and Turkey. We have mission care teams and financially support missions. Our body of believers seeks to be the hands of God through directly meeting the needs of our local community. Volunteers work many hours helping our neighbors who cannot maintain their homes. Additionally, we feed children in schools through the Backpack Program, partner with Samaritans Purse, support a local food pantry and thrift store, and seek racial reconciliation in our partnership with Third Presbyterian Church.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
DPC has a burning desire to be the Salt and Light in our community, serving the congregation and the community.
We love God through Education and Learning. We support spiritual and intellectual growth through three worship services, Sunday Bible Schools, both adult and children, and Wednesday night dinner and Bible studies.
We Love People through Family and Youth ministries. DPC strives to offer various programs to engage families and youth, including Adam Lamb Preschool, Kid’s Day Out and MOPS, Back Pack Program, Vacation BibleSchool, and multiple family/community activities throughout the year. Bounce House community play time, an Easter celebration and egg hunt, Family Game Night, a community bonfire with hay rides, food trucks and games, and an Advent Family activity are shared annual events. DPC hired a Director of Student Ministry to reach our students and the middle and high school students in the community. We make available the 20,000- sq. ft. Christian Life Center for various programs from special needs to Scouting.
We serve the World’s Spiritual and Emotional needs. DPC seeks to be generous stewards of our resources by supporting the needs of the congregation and community through Stephen Ministry, the Helping Hands program, Hope Food Pantry, Mary Martha Thrift Store, Restore St. Charles, Joy in Haiti, Prayer Shawl, Teddy Bear and New Baby Ministries, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree outreach, Strategic Water Team, and serving communion to the homebound.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The Associate Pastor will connect to the congregation as a shepherd, live in Grace, walk in love, and live out the values of Christian faith. The Associate Pastor will inspire the congregation through Biblically-based preaching and discipleship; encourage church involvement, promote spiritual growth, love, grace, and forgiveness; all of these relying on the Gospel. He or she should have passions that align with the mission and vision of the church. The Associate Pastor should strive to know individuals within the congregation; encourage the use of members’ God-given talents; promote their participation in church activities, including positive relations with the staff and volunteers. The Associate Pastor needs to cooperate with those in authority when areas of unresolvable conflict arise in order that the unity of the church body prevails. The Associate Pastor should be an effective Preacher/Teacher/Leader, as well as Pastor, be an effective communicator and organizer, and have the ability to attract new members to the church. He or she must effectively minister and demonstrate compassion to a church family in time of crisis, illness, or death and provide pastoral counseling/support. The Associate Pastor must have the vision to move the congregation forward in deepening our spiritual journey with Jesus Christ.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The person called to this position will demonstrate the power that comes through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the presence of the Holy Spirit, this person will exhibit a servant’s heart and a passion for the lost, a life of repentance and forgiveness, a personal desire to become more Christ-like in thought and deed, and a yearning to proclaim God’s Truth uncompromisingly. The candidate will be mission-oriented, holding the Great Commission as central to our calling as God’s people, recognizing the Word of God as inspired and authoritative. The person called must be aligned with Scripture and present a clear Biblical worldview on contemporary issues. The candidate must be willing to lead diverse worship styles and be able to offer effective care to all ages and stages. The message preached will communicate the relevance of God’s Word to our lives and ignite a passion for spiritual growth and vitality within the congregation. Through expansion of purposeful discipleship, we envision growth in stewardship and financial commitment, ultimately enabling us to live out the Great Commission more effectively. The person called will demonstrate a shepherd’s heart, compassion, humility, integrity, patience, and grace.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Provide support in the planning and execution of three diverse worship services: traditional, blended and modern. Assist the Senior Pastor in all aspects of management of a 30+ full and part-time staff.
Administer sacraments when required. Congregational care and family ministry.
Work with Session committees and other sanctioned committees within the church. Create ministerial presence at important times with all groups.
Serve as moderator for Session and Congregational meetings when necessary.
Optional Links
A message for our next Associate Pastor:   https://vimeo.com/user39279729/review/403074664/d0f1f9675e
Dardenne Presbyterian Church: http://dpc4u.org/
O'Fallon MO, a Top 10 Place for Families : https://www.stlmag.com/family/ofallon-missouri-top-10-cities-for-families/
Our Community: http://www.ofallon.mo.us/
Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Public Communicator
Advisor
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Motivator
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $60,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: N/A
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Paul Reiter
1289 S. Indies Circle Venice, FL 34285
314-795-2547
preiter47@me.com
Retired Presbytery Executive, Giddings-Lovejoy Pre
Rev. Cedric Portis
Third Presbyterian Church, 9990 Lewis & Clark Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63136
314-520-5962
pastorportis@gmail.com
Pastor
Rev. Terry Epling
1297 Inverness Lakes Xing, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
314-402-7929
terry.epling1@gmail.com
Former Interim Pastor, Dardenne Presbyterian Churc
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   4/1/2020


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Vacant Vacant Address  1001 Craig Rd #170, St Louis, MO, 63146
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  314 772-2395
Fax  Email  jmyers@glpby.org
PNC:  Larry Trevathan Address  767 River Glen Drive O’Fallon, MO 63368
Daytime Phone  662-306-9552 Office Phone  636-329-1284
Fax  Email  pastorsearch@dpc4u.org