Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 21216.AH0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21216
Ministry Name Covenant Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 1000 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28204-2813
Phone 704-333-9071
WWW Address
Ministry Size More than 1500 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
White 95%
Average Worship Attendance 700
Church School Attendance 225
Curriculum Various, including visiting seminary professors, indigenous lessons, and children's curriculum adapted from various sources.
Yoked Church False
Community Type Urban
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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:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Covenant Presbyterian Church is a dynamic Christian community that gladly invites all people into a transformational experience of faith; boldly proclaims the gospel, bravely works toward a whole and just world, and passionately nurtures discipleship.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Covenant seeks to proclaim, embody, and express the good news of God's love for all people as known in the person of Jesus Christ.  This mission is broad, extending far beyond the walls of our campus.  Is is inclusive, reaching across age, race, and orientation.  It is Christ-centered, modeling our behaviors on Jesus Christ who instructs us how to live.

Some central expressions of this vision include four weekly worship services of multiple styles, a 185-unit affordable housing project, and intentionally multi-economic child development center, numerous weekly Bible studies, support groups, classes for all ages, and lay-led home communion for homebound members.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Covenant stands on the doorstep of Charlotte, with many new young professionals and families moving into our vicinity.  We strive to cultivate an atmosphere of genuine welcome to all, care among those associated with our congregation, and a sense of belonging in an increasingly fragmented society.  These efforts take shape through a wide variety of worship services, active visitor follow-up, new member classes, home and hospital visitation, grief/crisis counseling and support, home communion and visitation, as well as education and fellowship groups. 
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The Associate Pastor for Congregational Life and Care is responsible for promoting understanding, compassion and support for all those within the Covenant community in need of care.  In addition, this pastor is responsible for the coordination and implementation of all aspects of care Covenant provides to its members.  To achieve these ends, the pastor will need to be organized, effective at time management and work collaboratively with the other pastors, Parish Nurse, Support Group Coordinator, Congregational Life Ministry, Stephen Ministry Leaders, Health and Wellness Committee and other laity.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Covenant desires a capable leader who demonstrates a vibrant spiritual life, pays attention to God and others, and is intuitively gifted with people.  This person will need to be able to build relationships of healthy trust and mutual cooperation.  S/he will also need to be able to work with the laity to develop meaningful goals and deliver results.  In addition, s/he will need to be a consistently effective worship leader capable of inspiring from the pulpit, praying with and for people, and leading others into a deeper experience of faith.  
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
This person will work with the elders to lead, shape, and implement a comprehensive program of care and support for the congregation.  S/he will lead worship regularly, preach occasionally, and create worship services for special occasions.  H/she will coordinate mid-week programs, Stephen Ministry, and Covenant Visitors.  S/he will lead and coordinate hospital visitation and make home visits when appropriate.  In addition, h/she will equip and supervise other staff in the work of new member engagement, care, and support.  This person will also be expected to bring his/her own ideas as how best to expand this ministry.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Interpersonal Engagement
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $70,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Dr. Jessica Patchett
401 Woodvale Place, Charlotte, NC 28208-4344
704-467-4860 (cell)
Senior Pastor of Central Presbyterian, Atlanta; fo
Rev. Neeley R. Lane
First Presbyterian Tuscaloosa, 900 Greensboro Ave., Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Served as the director of high school youth minist
Dr. Jerry L. Cannon
1421 Statesville Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28206
local pastor, friend of the congregation
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   4/3/2019

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:  Marilynn Mickle Address  2616 Fernbank Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226
Daytime Phone  704-607-2011 Office Phone  704-365-2692
Fax  Email