Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 21215.AE0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21215
Ministry Name Cook's Memorial Prebyterian Church
Mailing Address 3413 Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone 704-399-7735
Fax 704-399-0823
E-Mail Office@cookschurch.org
WWW Address www.cookschurch.org
Ministry Size 251 - 400 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 116
Church School Attendance 75
Curriculum Present word, Bible based, Viewpoint/current events, Book Study, Children-whole family of God, Youth- Values
Yoked Church False
Presbytery CHARLOTTE PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   2 to 5 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:   Completed seminary
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Our mission statement, as created by our congregation is “Love God, Love Yourself, Love your neighbors, and go tell others about Jesus.” 

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

Our mission statement, as created by our congregation is “Love God, Love Yourself, Love your neighbors, and go tell others about Jesus.” At Cook’s we seek to spread the word of Christ through word AND deed as guided by the bible.  Our Church is a pillar that the local community depends. In times of need, we reach out to help through numerous missions. These ministries extend to our closest neighbors and as far as Africa. 

Our congregation relishes spiritual growth through the bible and envelops the values that are instilled. 

We are rooted in tradition and ever growing in service. 


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

Cook’s Memorial has served Northwest Charlotte since the 1800’s. We, as a church, have been filling the needs of our community through ministry efforts such as disaster relief and feeding the hungry. 

Our local community continues to grow exponentially in population and diversity. This local growth has brought with it growing and changing needs. We KNOW that the most important need is growing in faith and understanding Jesus Christ.  In today’s world there is a spiritual and moral void that is getting larger everyday as Christianity moves down the priority list in so many people’s lives.  

The congregation of Cook’s Memorial feels a responsibility to reach out to this ever growing void from the youngest to the elderly. Our doors are open to any and all willing to hear the word of Christ. 


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

At Cook’s we desire a spiritual leader to guide us as we grow as a congregation in our relationship with Christ, in our relationship with community, and as we grow in our service to others. This will further our endeavors in ministry and help develop new modalities of service and inspiration.


 
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

At Cook’s we value character that encompasses the following. 

- Being committed to the sound preaching of the word of God
- An Inspiring delivery of the word
- Confidence
- Fiscally Responsible
- Eloquence
- An Advisor to our congregation
- Compassion
- Knowledgeable in God’s Word as written in the bible
- Willingness to suggest changes
- A Counselor in times of need
- Flexibility
- Experience in working with the youth and nurturing the  elderly 
- Ability to offer spiritual guidance and to nurture the congregation 
 
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Our pastor will work with staff, session, deacons and committees to live out our mission: ”Love God, Love yourself, Love your neighbors, and go tell others about Jesus". 

-  Will be head of staff
-  Will develop and guide our youth director 
-  Will help develop and oversee church-wide programs
-  Will visit members in need
-  Will collaborate with music director in selecting music
-  Will be faithful to scripture in leading worship
-  Will communicate succinctly and definitively 

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Decision Making
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Motivator
Initiative
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $49,978   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Jane Mitchell
10530 Sweetleaf PlaceCharlotte NC 28278
704-654-1018
jem12552@yahoo.com
Colleague in Ministry
Kelly Carter
6690 Hawks Nest Lane Stanley NC 28164
704-577-6141
cooksplayschool@gmail.com
Playschool Co-director
Gary Shuler
625 Cox Lake Rd Stanley NC 28164
704-827-7070
president of Gideon camp
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   3/24/2019


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  jan.edmiston@presbyofcharlotte.org
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  presbyofcharlottecom@gmail.com
PNC:  Joe Chichetti DMD Address  4393 Enchantment Cove LN
Daytime Phone  336-970-1350 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  joe.chichetti@gmail.com