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MIF #: 22286.BB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22286
Ministry Name Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 302 Hibben Street
Mount Pleasant , SC 29464
Phone 843-884-4612
Fax 843-884-9040
E-Mail sday@mppc.net
WWW Address www.mppc.net
Ministry Size More than 1500 members
Ethnic Composition White 99%
Other 1%
Average Worship Attendance 700
Church School Attendance 400
Curriculum PreK &Elem: Deep Blue Kids; MS: Feasting on the Word: HS: Story thru the Bible, Exodus and Homecoming, The Bible Project: Acts, The Barefoot Way, No E
Yoked Church False
Presbytery CHARLESTON-ATLANTIC PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF SOUTH ATLANTIC
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Christian Educator (non-certified)
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:   Director of Christian Education
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:
Equipping our church family;
Engaging every member in ministry;
Following God's call into the world;
To transform Mount Pleasant into a Christ-like community.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

MPPC is committed to being the hands and feet of Christ. We focus on serving God’s people locally and globally. Inspired by God’s love, we want our lives to matter and we want our efforts to contribute to something larger than ourselves. Being missional begins with each of us. Through Christian education, nurturing our faith, celebrating each other’s gifts, and existing in community as brothers and sisters in Christ, we use our gifts to carry out God’s mission in the world.

Our vision is lived out in 80+ different ministry teams. Dedicated staff and lay leadership have traditionally guided strong and active programs for all ages and have provided opportunities for service, faith formation, and fellowship. Examples of how our vision is lived out include:

  • Supporting social services ministries, especially for children;

  • Building community and equipping members for ministries through worship, leadership development and Christian education;

  • Encouraging corporate family worship and education;

  • Offering three traditional worship services, a fourth contemporary service, and Sunday School classes for all ages. Mid-week multi-generational church programming for families occurs, as well as bereavement and divorce programming, and new member classes.

  • Offering outreach programs such as reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages tutoring, hosting a daily pre-school learning center, and providing financial and manpower support to local and international mission work.

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

Our core values shape the missional life of MPPC and guide us as we navigate the emerging needs of our constituency and community. Our values are rooted in reformed theological tradition and openness to innovation as we discern the call of the Spirit. We have discerned several themes in God’s call for our future. These include:

  • Improving how we engage our congregation to reach out and share God’s love,

  • Deepening our connections with each other through the body of Christ,

  • Developing leaders and nurturing talents,

  • Helping our faith community bridge the intergenerational gap in order to create a welcoming environment for all.

    Our strategic objectives are:

  • Developing disciples of Christ through faith formation and education,

  • Improving communication to connect members not only with each other but also to spread the gospel beyond our walls,

  • Reestablishing stewardship as a core value and not an annual pledge,

  • Nurturing and developing our ever growing population of children, youth, and adults,

  • Supporting and strengthening the varied ministries we embody, which seek to provide multiple entry points for a community wanting to belong.

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

MPPC’s goal is to move our congregation from membership to discipleship. The educational component is vital. We want a Director of Christian Education with an advanced degree who is passionate about faith formation; one who will enhance our educational programs that are grounded in Scripture, the Reformed tradition and consistent with a broad theological spectrum within the PC(USA). The DCE will work with the head of staff, the session, and its ministry teams to strategically plan and direct our educational component, focusing particularly on adult educational programs. S/he will also lead our three-member team of Christian educators in children’s and youth ministries and will work with our Learning Center Director to oversee the Christian Education curricula in our community preschool.
 

MPPC has six Sun. adult education classes, each with their own lay leaders. We regularly offer adult Wed. night classes that are short in duration and often led by lay teachers. We have a semi-annual men’s back-packing ministry and an annual women’s retreat. We expect the successful candidate to work with lay leaders in helping to plan, implement and evaluate all educational offerings targeted toward adult members of our church. We hope to increase the number of adults who are participating in adult religious educational programs, and we expect the DCE to help with recruitment and training of new adult lay teachers. The DCE is essential for helping us meet the equipping focus of our mission.

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

We are seeking an experienced DCE with an advanced degree who:

  • Demonstrates a strong Christian faith and belief in the mission of the PCUSA.

  • Exhibits excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Displays outstanding interpersonal skills. Shows caring and respect for all. Open to others’ ideas/opinions. Creates feelings of belonging in group/team members. Can resolve conflict when it occurs.

  • Exhibits a passion for teaching that encourages adult students to actively participate in learning and teaching. Creatively uses instructional strategies to maximize the learning potential. Able to coach others in effective teaching strategies.

  • Models being a lifelong learned. Seeks to self-educate and pursue CE opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

  • Holds self and others accountable for meeting responsibilities and deadlines.

  • Is tactfully assertive. Recognizes a variety of opinions can exist in a large church regarding educational offerings, but ours must fall within the reformed theological tradition.

  • Effectively and diplomatically supervises other Christian educators and the Learning Center Director.

  • Demonstrates adaptability in the face of church challenges. Our church is a missional church and yet our missions are outshining our stewardship. We believe our educational efforts will help equip and foster greater discipleship and more disciplined stewardship enabling continued support of the missions we hold dear.

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

Accountable to Head of Staff, the DCE is responsible for directing our adult educ. offerings; managing the church’s team of Christian educators; and overseeing the Christian educ. curricula in the pre-school.

Responsibilities are to:

  • Assess church educ. needs; provide leadership for adult lay teachers and educ. ministry teams in planning/evaluating curricula and programs.
  • Ensure curriculum is in the reformed tradition and will provide for members’ spiritual development.
  • Recruit teachers for adult Sun. School offerings and planning teams.
  • Train lay teachers as needed.
  • Occasionally teach adult church school classes and short term studies.
  • Engage new members into educ. programs through conversation, invitation, and encouragement.
  • Be a resource for curricular planning/evaluation and for obtaining appropriate curricular materials.
  • Provide leadership for Christian educators and facilitate team meetings.
  • Work with lay adult teachers and program staff to ensure that all educ. programs are supportive of the goals of the educ. ministries of the church.
  • Help coordinate teachers and classroom use.
  • Provide advertising and communications about educ. offerings through church communication tools.
  • Be alert to emerging educ. trends, opportunities, curricula and resources and provide information as appropriate.
  • Approve and oversee Christian educ. for preschool programs while working with Director.
  • Manage effectively the budgeted ministry funds.
Optional Links
www.mppc.net
Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Teacher
Communicator
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Motivator
Personal Resilience
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $60,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: N/A
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Dr. Danny Massie
302 Hibben St. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-442-1226
danielwmassie@gmail.com
Former Interim Pastor
Ms. Pie Mikell
2421 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC 29414
843-766-4219
pmikell@capresbtery.org
Congregational Nurture and Science
Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott
5332 Grossetto Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
843-236-0774
celliott3and5@gmail.com
Former Interim Pastor
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   10/26/2018


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV DONNIE R WOODS Address  2421 ASHLEY RIVER ROAD, CHARLESTON SC 29414-4600
Daytime Phone  (843) 708-7127 Office Phone  (843) 766-4219
Fax  (843) 766-2804 Email  dwoods@capresbytery.org
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  beckya.fpc@gmail.com
PNC:  Andrea White Boggan Address  1351 Battalion Drive Charleston, SC 29412
Daytime Phone  843-270-7874 Office Phone  843-406-7670
Fax  Email  whiteand@musc.edu