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MIF #: 21212.AF0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21212
Ministry Name Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 9401 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone 704-588-1211
Fax 704-588-1461
WWW Address
Ministry Size 251 - 400 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 95
Church School Attendance 57
Curriculum Church School Curriculum Adam Hamilton: “Half Truths”;J. Ellsworth Kalas: “The Parables of Paul” and “Detective Stories of the Bible”; Uniform Lessons
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:   Solo 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:

"Worshipping and Serving Christ in the Heart of Steele Creek”

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

We are a warm and welcoming congregation that enjoys a rich history in the Steele Creek community, located in southwest Charlotte.
We value our history, but at the same time embrace the inevitable change that must come as we reach out to the fast-growing and changing Steele Creek community to join us in our mission as one community belonging to Christ.
The congregation’s vision for ministry is captured in its vision statement: Worshipping and Serving Christ in the Heart of Steele Creek. This statement seeks to capture both inward and outward expressions of God’s love and attention.
We are in the process of refocusing our time, talent and budget toward achieving our vision for ministry by reaching out to intentionally touch the lives of those in the surrounding area, our new church community. As we seek to preserve the best of our inward identity, we recognize that the future of our church hinges on our ability to reach outwardly in a meaningful way to attract young families, as well as present a more culturally diverse style of worship.
We acknowledge that our congregation belongs to Christ and also believe that God’s purpose continues to be at work here at Central. We prayerfully and faithfully seek to discern what God’s will is for our congregation.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
The heart of Steele Creek has changed considerably over the last 135 years. Once in the rural outskirts, we are now part of an outlying residential and commercial section of Charlotte. Like many churches, we have experienced declining membership (particularly among younger folks and families), an aging congregation and minimal diversity. In order to address the emerging needs of our church community, over the past months, with much prayer and discernment, our Session and congregation participated in an extensive examination of our church: who we are and where God is calling us to be. In addition to the existing church ministries, many ideas were identified as avenues to further improve new opportunities; most were assigned to Session leadership teams for follow-up. From the intensive work, three initiatives emerged as transformational: (1) create an appealing style of worship which reflects cultural diversity; (2) develop a ministry to young families (to include an on-campus Art Center); and, (3) modernize and improve facilities as programs require. To oversee the transformational goals, Session leadership teams were redesigned to ensure that all work on the goals is reportable, accountable and accomplished.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are seeking an energetic, creative pastor with a passion for nurturing children, youth and adults to grow deeper and serve wider in their relationships with God. This position requires someone committed to growing our ministry to children and young families, developing church leadership, and participating in church and community outreach activities. Relationships matter both within and outside the congregation. We desire to have a leader who values and respects our history, while being adaptive and open to changes enabling us to live faithfully to God’s will.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

We believe our next pastor should exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Preaching and worship leadership - Prepares and delivers inspirational and meaningful worship experiences.
  • Interpersonal engagement – Builds solid relationships of trust and respect inside and outside of the congregation and with staff. Engages people in developing goals, executing plans and delivering results.
  • Leadership skills – Effectively directs and participates in committees and session. Ability to identify and train leaders from within the congregation. Willingness to take initiative, be flexible, challenge status quo and make decisions that are in line with our vision and mission.
  • Spiritual maturity – Possesses and demonstrates an exuberant personal faith in Christ, and has the ability to lead others in their spiritual growth. Articulates a clear and consistent theology. Prays continuously for our congregation and church. A follower of Jesus Christ who understands and shares an all-encompassing understanding of God’s grace.
  • Communications – Organizes and effectively communicates, both written and spoken word. Ability to communicate via multiple modes of media.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The Pastor will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Serving as Moderator of the Church Session and acting as Moderator for meetings of the congregation.
  • Providing administrative leadership for all church programs, including finances.
  • Continuing pastoral education which contributes to personal and congregational growth.
  • Preparing and conducting worship services. Leading in the observance of the sacraments. Working with staff and committee members in planning transformational services.
  • Providing leadership in planning and executing education programs that support faith formation.
  • Planning strategically and coordinating pursuit of church goals.
  • Supervising church staff, according to staff organization.
  • Committing to the care, counsel and nurture of the congregation in time of need, sickness and/or grief.
  • Conducting premarital and other counseling sessions as needed. Advise other professional help when necessary.
  • Performing wedding ceremonies and conducting funeral services/memorials.
  • Participating in the higher judicatory.
  • Supporting all leadership committees with guidance and encouragement.
  • Living within an appropriate distance to the church where proximity will not hinder participation or availability for church or community functions.
  • Maintaining daily office hours and open-door policy that invites congregants’ questions and concerns.
  • Setting as a guideline of personal behavior the standards required in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Media Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $49,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Dr. Bob Jack
13503 Norlington Court, Charlotte, NC 28273
Retired Pastor, Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. John Earl
3621 Henshaw Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Interim Pastor Central Steele Creek Presbyterian C
Ms. Stephanie Vojvoda
1989 Johns Ridge Parkway, Lenoir, NC 28645
Former Member and Elder, Central Steele Creek Pres
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   4/29/2019

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:   Neal Carter Address  2831 N. Sharon Amity Rd, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28205
Daytime Phone  910-280-9688 Office Phone  704-535-9999
Fax  704-537-3476 Email
PNC:  Diane L. Wilson Address  18000 Greenhill Road Charlotte, NC 28278
Daytime Phone  704-577-8914 Office Phone  704-588-2939
Fax  Email