Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 21511.AF0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21511
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 1100 Carter Creek Parkway
Bryan, TX 77802-1129
Phone 979-823-8073
Fax 979-822-7063
WWW Address
Ministry Size N/A
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 137
Church School Attendance 115
Curriculum Feasting on the Word (Children and Youth); books, DVD-based curriculum series (Adam Hamilton, John Ortberg, Max Lucado, etc), Westminster Bible Compan
Yoked Church False
Presbytery New Covenant
Community Type College
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Associate Pastor – Discipleship & Outreach
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

We are a congregation of believers

preaching Christ
teaching discipleship
reaching others

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

First Presbyterian Church’s vision, guided by spirit of the Gospel, is to love God, to serve each other and our community, and to engage in the Church’s broader outreach in the world. We are an intentionally welcoming congregation that honors traditional and blended worship to reach across all age groups in the church. FPC lives out its ministry through worship, teaching, music, fellowship, pastoral care, and missional outreach.

FPC depends on a large number of committed individuals to accomplish its ministry. Our reverent and joyful service combines Scripture, music (including a twenty-eight rank pipe organ), prayer, dedication of our gifts, time with young disciples, proclamation of the Word, affirmation of faith, and monthly celebration of the Lord's Supper. Sunday school classes that vary in theme and style encourage deeper study and spiritual growth. Other FPC activities include Bible studies, youth group activities, young adult’s ecumenical fellowship, women’s circle groups, and programs for older adults. See for complete listing.

FPC extends pastoral care to the place-bound, hospitalized, and parishioners recovering from illness, injury, or other life crises. We support denominational missions and local agencies and organizations with our time, material and financial donations, and volunteer service hours. We seek an associate pastor to help us carry these many forms of faith-community development and outreach into the future.

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

For the past 150 years FPC has upheld its mission to serve at home and in the broader Church. We support local public schools, nonprofits, and have developed denominational partnerships including support of a Presbyterian seminary in Peru. We will continue this rich tradition of service and outreach as we encounter needs in an ever-changing world.

The church has evolved and will continue to do so as we move into the future. Over the past decade, the percentage of elderly parishioners at FPC has increased. While we are happy to serve our place-bound members with visitation and regular communion opportunities, for us to sustain our vibrancy going forward, we wish to achieve a more evenly balanced age distribution for our membership.

We strive to create a worshipping community such that all who join us can grow in faith for serving as disciples of Jesus Christ in today's world. Our hope is to continue to attract young families, retirees returning to the community, and middle-aged worshippers, as well as local college students. Youth participation with interfaith and community development efforts can also be funded from a special Foundation grant.

We understand that first impressions are important. For effective outreach and enriching opportunities, we offer potential new members a positive experience spiritually, in fellowship, and through service/mission opportunities. We support inactive members and wish to help them stay as connected as possible in the life of the church.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The congregation of FPC expects its associate pastor to preach effectively by delivering interesting, thought-provoking, and theologically sound sermons that engage the intellect and the heart. We look for a person to counsel parishioners with a spirit of hope that lifts them up in times of need.

We are seeking an individual who communicates ideas and information clearly and who can bring people together in dialog. Technological demands make it highly desirable that our associate pastor be competent with current media platforms and software that support online connections with our congregation and community.

The ideal candidate furthers the church’s mission by building solid relationships with members and in the community. We expect this person to be motivated, energetic, and willing to take on challenges using their initiative to pursue opportunities that will help us fulfill the church’s aspirations. Our associate pastor needs to respond to changing situations and conditions with flexibility and imagination.

The associate pastor and senior pastor will work in partnership to administer the church’s programs and property, with specific duties flowing from the particular interests and gifts required. We are looking for an associate pastor who can master the organizational intricacies of FPC to work with and guide the congregation, various committees, and volunteer groups as they carry out the work of the church.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • Strong commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church, as evidenced in personal life and witness.
  • Outstanding Leadership Skills. Demonstrated ability to provide hopeful direction and stable guidance in the daily life of the church and to shape and deliver challenging and uplifting messages through his or her worship presence. Energized leadership willing to oversee ministries within the church based on skills and interests complementary to those of the senior pastor.
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills. Can communicate clearly from the pulpit, in the classroom, through the church newsletter, and in private conversations.
  • Technological Experience and Aptitude. Proven ability to harness technology for the mission of the church, including software proficiency and use of other technology-based tools for ministry.  
  • Managerial and Organizational Leadership. Emphasis on understanding how organizations work; including skills to coordinate, track, and monitor activities within the church and with outside service providers. Capable of orienting people to work together to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Generous and Engaging Spirit. Can build solid relationships of trust and respect and desires to continue to grow in faith, understanding, and ability. Will represent our church to the wider community with an open and engaging faith that invites others to share in our gospel ministry.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The associate pastor shall have the full responsibilities of an Ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament whose calling is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The associate pastor shall collaborate with the senior pastor to advance the larger ministry of the church. The associate pastor shall have specific staff leadership responsibilities for mission outreach and for faith education and growth of discipleship ministries with youth and families with young children. Specific responsibilities shall include:

  • leading worship services, including preaching, up to one-third of Sundays as requested;
  • making visits in hospitals and rehabilitation and care facilities;
  • offering pastoral counseling;
  • officiating funerals, weddings and baptisms, as requested and in consultation with the senior pastor;
  • staffing selected Session committees; 
  • moderating the Session in the absence of the senior pastor;
  • serving as the acting head of staff in charge of administrative responsibilities in the absence of the senior pastor; and
  • promoting collegial interactions and honest and open communication with co-workers and within the congregation.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Technologically Savvy
Task Manager
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $46,500   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Revs. Judy & David Fletcher
1519 Sugar Creek Drive, Carrollton TX 75007-3925
(972) 365-0294;
Visioning Consultants
Rev. Marie Mickey
5658 Legacy Drive, Abilene TX 79606
(979) 574-6348
former Associate Pastor
Rev. Keatan King
3923 Driscoll St, Houston TX 77098
(512) 560-9279
former Pastoral Intern
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   6/28/2018

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Lynn Hargrove Address  4803 San Felipe, Houston, TX, 77056
Daytime Phone  (713) 816-7051 Office Phone  713-526-2585
Fax  713-526-8814 Email
COM:   Ted Foote Address 
Daytime Phone  (713) 526-2585 x 204 Office Phone  (713) 526-2585 x 204
Fax  Email
PNC:  Ken Telg Address  17001 Pawnee Crossing, College Station, Texas 77845-6351
Daytime Phone  (979) 781-4351 Office Phone  (979) 823-8073
Fax  (979) 822-7063 Email