Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22268.AI1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22268
Ministry Name First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 53 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone 843-722-8882
WWW Address
Ministry Size 1001 - 1500 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
White 98%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 403
Church School Attendance 242
Curriculum Preschool/elementary to 7th grade- Faith Alive-Dwell. 8th Grade- Confirmation Journeys of Faith. Grades 9-12 Faith Questions. Adult studies - varies.
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:   Assoc. Pastor Pastoral Care & Congregational Life
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:
Summoned by God's grace in Jesus Christ to be friends and servants to God and neighbor, we are called to make disciples of all nations. Our mission is to glorify and enjoy God, honoring the past, serving the present, and shaping the future through shared ministries of Worship, Education, Mission and Fellowship.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
The Pillars, or core values, that unite members of our church are:
  • Traditional Worship and Music;
  • Unity in Purpose and Respect for Diversity;
  • Christian Education and Youth Ministry;
  • Fellowship;
  • Mission and Outreach;
  • Faithful Stewardship of God's Gifts;
  • Discipleship;
  • Congregational Care; 
  • Hospitality.
These Pillars guide the congregation as we share, reflect on, and discuss who we are and what God is calling us to do in our homes, our congregation, our community, and the world.
Please see for details.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
        At First (Scots), our community includes our congregation, residents of the Charleston region and those who live across the world. 
        To meet the needs of those within the church, we offer a range of educational programs, fellowship opportunities, and ways to provide care and concern.  Examples include First (Scots) Presbyterian Kindergarten, Sunday School, Kirk Club and Youth Group, Wednesday Night Suppers, Women's Circles, Men's Breakfast, Stephen Ministry, and Caring Cards.
        To meet the broader community's needs, we commission short-term missionaries age 12 and up to participate in local, regional, and international mission work.  At a local level, our church collaborates with and serves One80 Place, Meals on Wheels, Hands of Christ, Charleston Area Justice Ministry, Metanoia and Habitat for Humanity.  Our world mission's ministry addresses the spiritual, educational, and medical needs of people across the globe.  Each year, First (Scots) sends several teams abroad - from the LAMB Institute in Honduras to medical missions work in Haiti.
        Our youth also play a vital role in the mission work of First (Scots).  Past youth mission trips have addressed needs in the communities of Atlanta, Nashville, West Virginia, Asheville, Belize, Philadelphia, Costa Rica, and New Orleans.  The summer of 2018, our youth and their leaders served on mission teams in Clinton, SC, as well as in San Francisco and Honduras.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life, working closely with the Senior Pastor, shall coordinate, oversee and implement the various dimensions of pastoral care at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church as well as help develop and nurture a full range of inter-generational congregational care/development type initiatives, i.e., enrichment events, congregational programs/retreats, Parramore Preaching Series, etc., all of which would serve to glorify God, make disciples and meet human need.  
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

      The Associate Pastor must be a Seminary graduate and must be an ordained Minister of the Word and Sacrament.  He or she must be Christ-centered, love the Lord, and seek to serve Him joyfully, humbly seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit and obeying His leading. 
      The Associate Pastor must relate well to people of all ages, showing empathy, compassion and mercy.  He or she should be an effective administrator, able to prioritize, delegate, and provide leadership and stewardship in the areas of congregational care, in local missions, counseling, and other tasks as assigned. 
      The Associate Pastor should be comfortable working in small groups as well as providing leadership for a large congregation.  He or she should be a good communicator, a perceptive and knowledgeable teacher, an effective preacher of the Word and possess a good sense of humor.
      Inasmuch as the Associate Pastor will be joining a seasoned professional team, he or she should be able to work well within the group and be a team player, bringing complementary personal and professional attributes to create new energy and synergy to further the mission of First (Scots).

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·Pastoral Care: 
Coordinate the Congregational Concerns List 
Visit those in the hospital, shut-ins, bereaved, sick 
Make calls and write cards to those on the Congregational Concerns List 
Maintain the prayer lists 
Coordinate homebound communion and visits to homebound members 
Recommend referrals for counseling 
Initiate and guide ongoing review of church rolls

Congregational Life:
Oversee a range of inter-generational care/development initiatives (cf. item 3)
Participate in programs of teaching within the church
Assist with officer training and retreats

Administration of the Sacraments in worship
Pastor in charge of weekly Wednesday night chapel service; preaching regularly 
Assist weekly in Sunday worship service; preaching occasionally 
Coordinate once monthly services, which may include pastors from local Presbyterian churches, and /or social events for residents of two local retirement communities as needed
Generally available for other special services such as Longest Night, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, etc. 
Assist with weddings and funerals as needed

Service Ministries: 
Pastoral liaison for Diaconate, Stephen Ministers, Congregational Care, and Local Missions Committees 
Coordinate use of Associate Pastor’s Benevolence Fund 


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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Interpersonal Engagement
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $60,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Danny Massie
1850 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Art Gatewood
521 White Chapel Circle, Charleston, SC 29412
Associate Pastor
James Rogers
2115 Wappoo Hall Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Associate Pastor
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   2/4/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  (843) 708-7127 Office Phone  (843) 766-4219
Fax  (843) 766-2804 Email
COM:   Rev. Rebecca Albright Address  P.O. Box 1226, Beaufort, SC 29901-1226
Daytime Phone  (843) 816-3060 cell Office Phone  (843) 524-3051 cell
Fax  (843) 766-2804 fax Email
PNC:  David Neff Address  5 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Daytime Phone  843-408-1160 Office Phone 
Fax  843-805-6621 Email