Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22269.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22269
Ministry Name Harbor View Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 900 Harbor View Road
Charleston, SC 29412
Phone 843 795-4072
Fax 843 406-8844
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 106
Church School Attendance 55
Curriculum Children: God Loves Me; Growing in Grace and Gratitude Adults: varies by class
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:  
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:

Harbor View Presbyterian Church has been called by God and organized to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to worship Christ in spirit and in truth, to make disciples, and grow in faith, to develop encouraging fellowship, to minister to the needs of the congregation, and to extend Christ’s love to the people of the community.

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

We are a community of faith, seeking to uplift and support one another as we care for those within our congregation and our community. We are a church that values our relationship with God. We offer one Sunday morning service with a blended musical format of traditional and contemporary music. Our choir sings each week, with our handbells and the children’s choirs performing at services on a regular basis. Musicians play the organ, piano, keyboard, and guitar, and during special services, we will have guest musicians.       We nurture our children through a “moment with children” in the worship service as well as through Sunday School and vacation bible school. Our youth meet for Sunday School in the morning and in the evening for youth group. This very active group participates in Cross Ministries in Charlotte as well as attends conferences at Bethelwoods and Montreat for further enrichment on their journey. We also provide a confirmation program bi-annually to our 8th and 9th graders. We offer three adult Sunday School classes and offer a number of adult small group programs and fellowship including Christian art journaling, book club, women’s circle meetings, evening bible study, women’s retreat, lunch bunch, men’s breakfast, and our famous annual oyster roast. We are an active, welcoming, and caring congregation. Members are encouraged to join committees led by our elders and to get involved on ministry teams, serving the Lord with their spiritual gifts and talents.

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

Our church is very outreach oriented, with members living out their faith by practicing the gifts of compassion and hospitality. Members are encouraged to use their spiritual gifts not only within the church but also with the community. Our members regularly support and volunteer at a local food bank, James Island Outreach, help build houses with Habitat for Humanity, provide winter coats to the Hispanic Mission, build wheelchair ramps for those in need, collect items for Thanksgiving baskets, provide and distribute clothing and school supplies through Hands of Christ, and provide meals for families staying at Hope Lodge, a program through the American Cancer Society.

Our church regularly houses out-of-town youth groups as well as congregations who come to Charleston to volunteer through the Presbyterian Disaster Relief program. We provide shelter and fellowship to those groups.

Since 1970, we have housed an Early Care and Education Program at the church, to address the child care needs of our community.  We recognize that every age in childhood has its own joys and challenges and believe it is important to provide young children with the space and time needed for discovery and exploration. Our program is built around enhancing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth and development of the children who spend their days with us.

As the needs of the community changes so do our efforts here at Harbor View Presbyterian Church.

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

Our vision and mission can’t be reached without a pastor to lead the congregation. The pastor position is fundamental. This person will be a minister of the Word, preaching sermons that are inspiring and biblically-based but relatable to our present day. He or she will lead us, as a fellow traveler, in our spiritual journey. Our pastor will work with the Session to lead, coordinate, develop, or oversee church activities, including those around fellowship, worship, and outreach. He or she will also serve as a moderator for session and congregational meetings and will oversee and provide direction to a small staff. An effective pastor will bring the congregation together to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to worship Christ in spirit and in truth, to make disciples, and grow in faith.

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

Sheep Seeking Shepherd: The congregation of Harbor View Presbyterian Church seeks a pastor who is sensitive to our needs. This energetic, enthusiastic leader should be warm and welcoming, relating well to members of all ages. Our perfect match would possess a sense of humor, a love for music, and spiritual depth. Leaving politics at the door, our compassionate guide must be respectful and fair, supportive, capable of working well with others, and handling inevitable conflict appropriately and without judgment. Fearless, yet tactful, our leader in the pulpit will further unite our congregation as one body worshiping Christ together in love and respect.

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

Our new minister will be a minister of the Word and a teacher of the congregation, providing inspiring sermons based on the Holy Word of God and interpreting the Bible so we as lay members can better understand what His Word means. This person will have the presence of God to do what God wants for us and will teach and lead us so we can better understand the Word. Our minister will be a counselor and healer and will visit the sick and provide prayer and support to those in need. He or she will be a spiritual guide, vibrant with God’s love and light. This individual will lead the administrative components of the church, overseeing a small staff that includes the music director, Director of Educational Ministries, and office assistant. He or she will also develop, coordinate, and/or lead small groups and programs that will provide fellowship opportunities for all ages of church members. Our minister must have a strong vision for the church and be able to lead us towards that vision.

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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Public Communicator
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $59,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Debbie Scholz
13708 Rippling Brook Dr Silver Spring, MD 20906
Former member that has moved from the area; former
Reverend Cameron Smith
1632 Ft Johnson Road Charleston, SC 29412
843 795 3111
Associate pastor of James Island Presbyterian Chur
Reverend Clark Scalera
0245 SW Bancroft St #D Portland, OR 97239
Served as temporary supply pastor for Harbor View
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   6/21/2018

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:  Jan Kucklick Address  802 Robert E Lee Blvd Charleston, SC 29412
Daytime Phone  843 670 3091 Office Phone 
Fax  Email