Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 20937.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 20937
Ministry Name Unity Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 8210 Unity Church Road
Denver, NC 28037
Phone 704-483-5266
Fax 704-483-9320
E-Mail unity@unitypres.org
WWW Address www.unitypres.org
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 325
Church School Attendance 30
Curriculum Dwell
Yoked Church False
Presbytery WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
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:

Our mission: to know, love, and serve God, each other, and the world.

WE ARE WELCOMING – We love to gather together and encourage others to join us in our worship and events. No one style describes us as you will find young and elderly, neckties and jeans, traditional and contemporary.

WE ARE CARING – We are intentional about our care for each other and take to heart Jesus’ call to visit, comfort, and heal. Our caring is evident in many ways - pastoral care, prayer teams, congregational care teams and Stephen Ministers.

WE ARE DISCIPLES – We are followers of Jesus Christ. We recognize that God has endowed each of us with specific gifts, and we celebrate the gifts of others as we share our own. We have amazing artists and musicians, craftsmen and builders, and those who use their ability to listen, and care, and cook, and organize, and love.

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

Just north of Charlotte, nestled on a peninsula near the shores of Lake Norman, Unity offers programs for all ages to enhance their Christ-centered journey. Our vision is to engage through worship, education, missions, and fellowship to deepen faith and service to God.

Our two Sunday morning worship services include live online broadcast and podcast, share God’s Word through relatable sermons, creative expression in music, and other elements. The early service features talented musicians offering special music, while the second more traditional service highlights our choir.

Children, Youth and Adult Education ministries offer activities and programs to all. Unity promotes fellowship activities that strengthen and grow friendships. Unity actively supports over 40 missions both locally and internationally which encourage opportunities to spread God’s Word. Unity values its congregation in health, and comfort in God’s peace, as well as caring for our community and earth.

Unity Presbyterian church is a place where God’s grace is revealed in the hearts of our congregation.
 
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

Unity Presbyterian Church is a dynamic, growing, multigenerational church called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the growing Denver, NC community. Within the next decade over 10,000 homes are projected to be built in many newly planned neighborhoods. In response, Unity must balance the challenges of developing opportunities for a strong base of families who have made Denver home for years with a growing retirement community as well as with the arrival of new families attracted by wonderful schools. We feel called to address this in part with the addition of staff and expansion of our programs.

Blessed with a beautiful, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities for worship, education and fellowship, our doors are always open to the needs of the community. Our forward-looking focus can be found in our ministries: local, national, and international, which engage our members in the real work of missions. Sensitive to the financial diversity in our community, we seek opportunities to forge new relationships with members of all ages and backgrounds by developing specific projects that address on-going and emerging needs, breaking down the barriers that separate us from the love of Jesus Christ.

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

Our priority is to find an associate pastor whose focus will be on youth ministry, missions, and pastoral care. This person will partner with our congregational leadership to support existing programs and motivate us to broaden our outreach in all three areas.

We seek a new staff member who has a passion and the skill set for interacting with middle and high school youth. Our ideal candidate will be one who cannot only inspire our youth but their families, encouraging a connection with the church body through the many opportunities available. This person should feel the call to develop and grow an existing youth program with innovation and excitement, encouraging and teaching our youth with the love of God at this important time of spiritual growth.

Unity has a full and diverse schedule of weekly activities which involve our members and address a multitude of needs. Participation on the Mission, Compassion Peace & Justice, and Earth Care teams, as well as being an active part of Sunday morning worship services, will provide a pastoral presence that has been challenging with a smaller staff. Unity missions currently include many local and international mission projects which are detailed at www.unitypres.org/ministries/mission.

Partnering with our Senior Pastor in vision and energy, this position will address the needs of our growing congregation through pastoral care.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

Important characteristics for this position include an ability to:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Senior Pastor and staff - administrative personnel, children’s director, music director and facilities manager – as well as our Session and other committee and ministry leaders.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm for growth of our existing and future ministries and for spreading the Good News of our Lord and Savior.
  • Engage and grow the talents of members, with a specific responsibility for youth to find their place in our congregation.
  • Oversee, delegate and problem solve with focus on youth program and mission projects.
  • Inspire members of the congregation to grow in faith and live that faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Be emotionally present with others, including aspects of pastoral care.
  • As called upon, deliver engaging and inspiring sermons that resonate with all generations appealing not only to the intellect but also to the soul.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Sustain and enhance the existing programs of the church as well as assist in new projects the church undertakes. Provide enthusiastic support and guidance to keep the positive attitudes and momentum in our church and congregation.
  • Coordinate church responsibilities with Senior Pastor.
  • Attend staff and session meetings as well as being present on Team Night.
  • Work with staff and ministry teams to identify, recruit, train and nurture volunteers and implement creative and meaningful Christian education for our youth.
  • Be comfortable with appropriate use of social media platforms and other means of communication.
  • Provide leadership for the increased participation and engagement of members in mission focused programs.
  • Maintain and identify new local and global missions for all ages.
  • Participate in visitation and other expressions of pastoral care in coordination with Senior Pastor and Congregational Care Team.
  • Be accessible to and provide a confidential presence to those desiring pastoral counseling.
  • Conduct weddings and funerals when requested.
  • Preach approximately 10-12 times a year and be a vibrant presence in worship.
  • Be open to the use of current technology to enhance the worship experience.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Optional Links

Unity Presbyterian Church - www.unitypres.org

Unity Presbyterian Church - www.facebook.com/UnityPres

Welcome to Denver NC – www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdYYX2SQRNs&feature=youtu.be

Lincoln Economic Development Association – www.lincolneda.org

www.visitlakenorman.org

www.charlottesgotalot.com

https://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?q=28037
https://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?q=NOrth%20lincoln%20high%20school%20nc

Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Teacher
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Motivator
Initiative
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Rev. David Bonnema
Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Rd, Denver NC 28037
704-483-5266
david@unitypres.org
Senior Pastor, Head of Staff
Rev. Bobbi White
Presbytery of WNC, 114 Silver Creek Rd, Morganton NC 28655
828-674-8671
bwhite@presbyterywnc.org
Executive Presbyter
Morris Sample
c/o Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Rd, Denver NC 28037
704-608-8660
wsample@charter.net
Finance Manager, 25 yr member, Elder
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   4/23/2019


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV BARBARA WHITE Address  114 SILVER CREEK ROAD, MORGANTON NC 28655
Daytime Phone  (828) 438-4217 Office Phone 
Fax  (828) 437-8655 Email  bwhite@presbyterywnc.org
PNC:  Jeannette Aimutis Address  626 Tallulah Falls Drive, Denver NC 28037
Daytime Phone  704-779-9383 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  jaimutis@gmail.com