Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 20595.AF0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 20595
Ministry Name Trinity Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 545 South Mobile Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
Phone (251)928-2524
Fax
E-Mail
WWW Address http://www.TPCFAIRHOPE.org
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 285
Church School Attendance 100
Curriculum Various: DWELL, PCUSA, ETC.
Yoked Church False
Presbytery SOUTH ALABAMA PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF LIVING WATERS
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   5 to 10 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:
Trinity Presbyterian is a community marked by faith in Jesus Christ, called to love one another, and sent to bring hope to the world.

Short Version: Trinity Presbyterian is a community of FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.

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

Our vision at Trinity is to be a community of Faith, Hope, and Love. We attempt to live out our vision through a traditional worship service, sermons based on scripture, and by accepting everyone as a child of Christ without prejudice or judgment.

Members reach out not only to each other with compassion and love, but to the surrounding community as well. A house on our campus is currently being used to shelter a family left homeless by Hurricane Sally.  A popular annual event in Fairhope is our Drive Thru Nativity.  We support local missions with money and volunteers including Ecumenical Ministries, Prodisee Pantry, Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity, and tutoring in local schools, to name a few. We also support Presbyterian Children’s Home and Kairos (a prison ministry).  Nationally, we support PDA and have done several short-term local mission trips in response to flooding/storms. In addition, for the past 7 years we have taken a yearly multigenerational mission trip to Coban, Guatemala, working with the Presbyterian Complex and providing scholarships and supplies to a local school there.

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

Fairhope and the surrounding area on the Eastern Shore is experiencing rapid growth.  Fields that once grew cotton and peanuts now are sprouting subdivisions.  We are seeing a big influx of young families and retirees who have no church affiliation, or no family support system in the area.  We would like to reach out to these families in creative ways that are both deep and wide: “deep” in the sense of providing opportunities for spiritual growth and “wide” in providing a sense of community and a place of belonging.  Through a survey of our members, we have identified several deepening opportunities internally, including more adult Christian education, Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, and small groups providing grief support, building healthy marriages, and supporting mental health.

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

We expect our incoming Associate Pastor to quickly become a dedicated member of our ministry team.  Our church is experiencing significant growth and we anticipate that our new AP will not only find ways to build on past leadership accomplishments but also direct the expansion of the church in new ministry areas.

We would describe our members as well educated and highly involved in our community.  We have a healthy balance of young families and older adults. Trinity Church is blessed to encompass a rich diversity of members, many of whom have been drawn to the Fairhope area by the quality of life we share here. We believe these differences have had a positive influence on our congregation because we are stretched beyond our personal limited horizons.  Our diversity thrives under Trinity’s all-encompassing emphasis on the centrality of Christ in all that we do.

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 an ordained minister with an excellent knowledge of the Bible and Reformed Theology and the ability to communicate this in ways that inspire us to be the people God wants us to be.  We would like this person to have had experience as a leader in another congregation, to be able to recognize the talents of church members and utilize them in ways that enhance our mission.  He/she should be approachable, easy to relate to, and have a good sense of humor.  We are looking for someone who sees the ministry not as a job but as a calling to a way of life, someone who struggles along with us to live as Christ’s disciple.

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

The new Associate Pastor will assist our Senior Pastor with pastoral care and with planning Sunday morning worship, preaching messages that are grounded in scripture and in the doctrines of the Presbyterian Church.  This person will be a resource for adult education, providing teacher training, leading Bible study groups, and forming other small groups as needed. He/she will assist in planning and participating in mission opportunities at home and abroad.  In addition, this person will lead us in reaching out to and helping new arrivals in our surrounding community assimilate into the life of the church.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Teacher
Public Communicator
Advisor
Organizational Agility
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $55,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Brian C. Coulter
1516 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 335-1231
brianchristohercoulter@gmail.com
Former Associate Pastor – Trinity Presbyterian Chu
Dr. Julian Walthall
616 Maxwell Ave. Daphne, AL 36526
(251) 621-3459
jwwalthall@gmail.com
Retired Presbyterian Pastor
Dr. Vernon Hunter
6551 Willowbridge; P.O. Box 260 Point Clear, AL 36564
(251) 377-8327
vshunter1@gmail.com
Retired Presbyterian Pastor
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   4/26/2021


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Cary Speaker Address  PO Drawer 2157, Daphne, AL, 36526
Daytime Phone  (205) 435-6126 Office Phone  (251) 626-1915
Fax  Email  althompson423@gmail.com
COM:   Anna Fulmer Duke Address  10 Rose Ave, Mobile, AL 36608
Daytime Phone  803-517-7444 Office Phone  251-342-1550
Fax  251-342-1559 Email  anna@springhillpresbyterian.org
PNC:  Mary Burns Address  14287 County Road 48 Silverhill, AL 36576
Daytime Phone  (251) 504-9121 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  mburns@gulftel.com