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MIF #: 21211.AF2

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21211
Ministry Name Carmel Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 2048 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone (704) 366-5114
Fax (704) 364-5719
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 98%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 107
Church School Attendance 50
Curriculum Group Hands On (3-4 years old); Potters Workshop Rotation Method (K – 5th grade); Age appropriate at teachers’ discretion (Middle School & High School
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   True
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Senior Pastor
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:
Mission Statement:

Transforming lives to proclaim, love and serve Jesus Christ.
Core Values:
Equipping believers for a faithful life following the example of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them everything I have commanded you.
Loving, serving, and encouraging each other.
1 John 1:7: But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Receiving the unmerited favor of God and extending it to others.
Ephesians 2:8-9: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
Believing in the power and blessing of personal communication with God.
Philippians 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Carmel believes God’s vision, found in scripture, is to use us to spread his Word so He may transform us and others into the image of his Son. (Colossians 1:3-14). We must proclaim Jesus as Savior. (Colossians 1:28). Our proclamation is strengthened by the prayerful dependence on God. Through this dependence Carmel is “rooted” in Christ and his teachings and called to be examples of love, compassion, and faithful dedication to “every good work.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Colossians 1:10, 2:6-7).
Carmel’s vision is to be a church that proclaims God’s word in order to save, heal, disciple, and serve in Christ’s image.
Carmel lives out its vision by encouraging, sharing and engaging all to adopt the Christian life. Consequently, worship is a reflection of scripture, proclaiming a joyful message that nurtures all in their daily walk with Christ and invites everyone to accept God’s gift of unmerited love, grace and salvation. Studies and groups are based on the Gospel, a message of faithfulness to God, and focus on Jesus’s sacrifice. Fellowship is a means to bond one to another, focused on strengthening each other’s faith and commitment to serve. Public events are opportunities to evangelize by reaching those that need Christ in their lives. Missions are a personal and corporate responsibility to show God’s love to the greater Charlotte community and beyond; being a beacon of Christianity to encourage others to join us on the path to salvation. 
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Carmel is called through its mission statement to transform lives to proclaim, love, and serve Jesus Christ.  In particular, the Church and its congregation have a great calling to minister to individuals and families and welcome them into a loving community of both fellowship and discipleship.
Consequently, Carmel’s present calling is to effectively offer appealing opportunities that fill the cup of spiritual life. Carmel feels it has been called by God to find innovative, creative ways to engage our community with Christ-like love and to welcome them to a dynamic Christian congregation.
Carmel reaches out to its constituency and others by offering worship, study, and programming that focuses on the Gospel. Carmel has sought to fulfill this calling by recently hiring a new Associate Pastor for congregational life, emphasizing the foundations of a transformed life for its children, youth and adults. We are presently pursuing new educational programs that fulfill this call.
Carmel has been committed to offering community outreach through participation in programs including Room in the Inn, Stop Hunger Now, and support of Brookstone School, a faith-based school teaching under-resourced families in Charlotte. This missional spirit of Carmel is to outreach to the unchurched, those seeking, and those in need of the love of Jesus Christ. 
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
Charlotte is a community with a strong Christian history. However, like most of the country, Carmel sees the historical commitment waning in an age where there is so much to take the attention away from God. The congregation and staff of Carmel are not oblivious to this challenge and have recognized changing trends in both the community and the congregation. There is a membership gap at Carmel from 18 to 40. Traditional efforts meant to engage this demographic have not been successful in the past 10 years. Thus, the Church feels that it is called to utilize its loving and welcoming foundation in ways that will attract the younger generations. Carmel is therefore seeking a senior pastor who has the characteristics and drive to fulfill this calling. 
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The ideal candidate for Head of Staff at Carmel Presbyterian is a pastor with the characteristics and commitment to connect to the emerging church of the younger generations. The pastor should balance that focus by engaging the established congregation with love and support.  Carmel is therefore looking for a pastor who has the qualities of:
A focus on preaching the Gospel which is relevant to the twenty first century;
An ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses of staff and the congregation and effectively motivate the Church based on that recognition;
A strong personal faith;
Spiritual maturity;
A joy in teaching and learning with a congregation;
Flexibility to adapt to new ideas and approaches to growth; and
A robust commitment to encouraging and initiating missional efforts in the congregation.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Specific Tasks
  • Preach and lead worship
  • Pastoral care and visitation
  • Administer sacraments
  • Perform marriages and conduct funerals
  • Pray for and counsel with the congregants
  • Teach
  • Participate in activities of the congregation
  • Plan, organize, direct and oversee retreats and training sessions for the elders and deacons
  • Meet with various committees of the church as resource person and advisor as appropriate
  • Moderate regular meetings of the Session and regular communication with the Board of Deacons.
  • Responsible for the daily supervision and encouragement of staff and conduct annual staff evaluations
  • Participate in activities of Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly as called upon, with the awareness of the Session
  • Be an ambassador of Christ and Carmel to the community in which we live.
Optional Links
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Public Communicator
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $55,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Betty Meadows
2831 N. Sharon Amity Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Presbytery Executive
Donnie Shrum
4510 Magnolia Bridge Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Church Member
Paul Reynolds
2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
Director of Music
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   4/5/2018

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:   Tim Bostick Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  704-421-5470 Office Phone  704-535-9999
Fax  704-537-3476 Email
PNC:  Barry Teague Address  2911 Wheelock Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Daytime Phone  704-817-1560 Office Phone  704-362-2898
Fax  Email