Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 20925.AE0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 20925
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address PO Box 789
Concord, NC 28026
Phone 704-788-2100
WWW Address
Ministry Size 651 - 1000 members
Ethnic Composition White 99%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 158
Church School Attendance 60
Curriculum Deep Blue One Room Curriculum, Faith Questions Curriculum
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:   0-5
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:

As members of the First Presbyterian Church of Concord, NC, our mission is to sustain and actively participate in a vibrant community of faith based on Christian fellowship, service, and love. We worship God through prayer, proclamation, music, and scripture with depth, sincerity, and awe. We teach children, youth, and adults, through education and example, to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed; We share the goodness and love of God through our gifts, talents, and service in the world with glad and generous hearts.

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

Because we desire to hear, understand, apply, and live out the word of God as we adapt to being a 21st century church: We gather on Sundays for traditional worship at 11:00 am with extraordinary music. We experimented with an informal Sunday evening service, Selah in the summer of 2022. Christian Education opportunities for Nursery through Adult include Bible studies, book clubs, Vacation Bible School, and youth group. Mission and Outreach include:

    • Youth mission trips to the NC mountains and adult trips to Bayonnais, Haiti,
    • The transformation of our old Fellowship Hall into The Commons, a community prayer room,
    • Our most recent church wide yard sale Market for Mission which raised $20,000 for our partners in Haiti and the Commons,
    • Our Memorial Garden in downtown Concord which is open to the public and serves as a downtown green space,
    • Donations of school supplies, food, teacher gift cards, coats and sweatshirts to support the students and teachers at two local elementary schools,
    • Rise Against Hunger, an annual event to pack upwards of 15,000 meals for vulnerable populations around the world,
    • Second Course Culinary & Life Skills Center, a local non-profit that equips persons transitioning back into society after incarceration and/or rehabilitation with skills that empower them to secure employment. A recent community luncheon on our campus raised over $13,000 for Second Course. We continue to partner with them for church fellowship events,
    • And more!
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

First Presbyterian Church, Concord has a long history of addressing the needs of the community. However, we recognize that the needs of our immediate neighborhood are changing, and we feel called to address these needs. We are a church of great abundance in time, talent, and treasure and we want to listen and intentionally serve our community so that we can have a higher impact.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The new Associate Pastor will appreciate the rich history of First Presbyterian Church, Concord and use that as a foundation to work with the Staff and Congregation in helping us build toward the future, outside the four walls of the church, within the evolving community. Our campus is in the historic district of Concord, just blocks from downtown where new life is springing up before our eyes in the form of small businesses and over 600 new living spaces. A vibrant future lies ahead for all of us in the heart of this community. The Associate Pastor’s work will be shaped by their investment in and engagement with this rapidly changing community. Working in partnership with the Senior Pastor, the Associate will help the congregation respond creatively as we seek to be church with and for our neighbors both now and in the years ahead.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Our next associate should be collaborative, creative, and imaginative. This individual would be flexible and comfortable relating to or engaging with people of all ages in the congregation and the community.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
    • Equip the congregation for the work of ministry within the church and community. 
    • Engage with all ages in the church.
    • Work with Deacons and the congregation to reimagine missions in the community.
    • Outreach to families, young adults, and neighbors seeking a church home.
    • In coordination with the Senior Pastor, perform weddings and funerals, and provide pastoral care. 
    • Use technology as a communicating tool with the congregation and community.
Optional Links (FPC’s YouTube channel) 

Leadership Competencies:
Lifelong Learner
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Risk Taker
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $59,658   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Dr. Todd Hobbie
2599 Old Ashworth Lane NW, Concord, NC 28027
Former Senior Pastor and Pastor Emeritus
Mr. Ed Hosack
PO Box 1717, Concord, NC 28026
Executive Director, Cooperative Christian Ministry
Mrs. Mary Margaret Flynn
PO Box 1749, Concord, NC 28026
Executive Director, CVAN (Crisis Victims Assistanc
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   1/6/2023

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Jan Edmiston Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  (980) 207-5216 Office Phone  980-207-5216
Fax  (704) 537-3476 Email
COM:   Georgia Pressly Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  704-516-6276 Office Phone  704-535-9999
Fax  704-537-3476 Email
PNC:  Hunter Morrison Address  595 Hermitage Drive SE, Concord, NC 28025
Daytime Phone  704-807-8799 Office Phone 
Fax  Email