Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22877.AL1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22877
Ministry Name Salisbury Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 13621 W. Salisbury Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone 804-794-5311
WWW Address
Ministry Size 1001 - 1500 members
Ethnic Composition Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
White 97%
Average Worship Attendance 327
Church School Attendance 129
Curriculum International Lesson; Unafraid: Living with Courage & Hope in Uncertain Times (Hamilton); Grateful (Bass); The Christian Family (Hamilton); Buzz: Pres
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Christian Education)
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
Specific Title:   Associate Pastor of Christian Education & Disciple
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:   CCE Preferred
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Salisbury Presbyterian Church is a congregation with a vision to learn about Christ, live as Christ, and serve like Christ.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Salisbury Presbyterian Church is a Christ-centered community of faith whose vision is to learn about Christ, live as Christ, and serve like Christ. We live out our vision by engaging individuals of every age in our vibrant congregation through Bible study, education, discipleship, music, worship, fellowship, congregational care, and outreach.  At SPC we make disciples of ourselves, our community, and all nations, teaching to obey all God has commanded.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

The congregation of Salisbury Presbyterian Church is welcoming, compassionate, and loving. As our dynamic community evolves, Salisbury Presbyterian seeks to offer God’s welcome through engaging programs like Beyond Sundays, Preschool, VBS, Mustard Seeds, Kids Alive, Youth Group, Joyful Voices, Turkey Waddle, and others. To show that we are followers of Christ, we strive to show God’s compassion, participating in programs such as CARITAS, Mission Garden, Friends of the Homeless, Souper Bowl, CCHASM, Habitat for Humanity, Appalachian Service Project, Rise Against Hunger, and CODEP in Haiti. Day in and day out, we spread the good news of God’s love through our worship services, discipleship classes, music programs, seasonal celebrations, and youth groups for children of all ages.

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

As SPC strives to live out our vision through our dynamic programs, we seek a leader who can involve and connect the congregation together, coordinating and motivating their efforts. We offer thriving existing programs that are ripe for nurture and growth, as well as openness to new opportunities and fresh ideas. The successful candidate will inspire committed service and participation in the life of the church by all generations. As a complement and encouragement to our church leadership, this person will be an integral part of discerning, developing, and implementing God’s goals for our church and our community.

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

Devoted disciple of Christ

Knowledgeable and passionate about the Bible

Able to elucidate and embrace essential tenets of the reformed faith

Committed to developing lifelong disciples and pursuing exceptional Christian Education

Inspiring, hopeful, energetic teacher and trainer of teachers

Grounded and flexible, with a resilient spirit and sense of humor

Consensus builder and personal motivator

Creative visionary, able to bring people together to fulfil a goal

Experienced in creating and implementing curriculum

Strong commitment to families, children, adults, and making disciples of all ages

Perceptive and adaptive to identify and address needs of the congregation

Inspire, prepare, and equip individuals to serve the vision of the church
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

Christian Education & Discipleship (CE&D) Duties:

  • Select & procure curriculum for Sunday Discipleship for all ages, including special class offerings
  • Teach Sunday morning discipleship with some regularity
  • VBS & other Summer Camp programs: Recruit, train, & support VBS and Camp Coordinators; research, select, & procure curriculum with assistance from Coordinators
  • Seasonal Special Study Programs – create & facilitate Advent, Lenten, & other programs
  • Supervise preschool & nursery staff
  • Serve on Preschool Ministry Team, coordinating with Preschool Team Leadership to oversee budgeting, hiring, & preschool operation
  • Serve on CE&D Ministry Team, coordinating with CE&D Team Leadership for budgeting and program operations
  • Recruit, train, & equip Sunday discipleship teachers
  • Develop & support leadership of Beyond Sundays (small groups, women’s circles, men’s groups, etc.)
  • Plan, lead, & coordinate Kids Alive & Mustard Seeds children’s programs; recruit & train volunteers
  • Perform other duties related to CE&D as needed
  • Collaborate with Youth, Music for seasonal and other programming
  • Promote opportunities to engage the public

Worship & Pastoral Duties

  • Regularly help lead worship
  • Preach monthly or bimonthly
  • Officiate weddings & funerals
  • Teach children’s message & lead children’s worship
  • Share in pastoral care duties, including visitation, congregational care, & counseling
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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Technologically Savvy
Task Manager
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $46,600   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Kathy & Scott Culley
171 Bluffwood Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
804-396-8571 (Scott), 804
Former Members of Session
Larry Chottiner
642 Alcott Drive, Mount Joy, PA 17522
Former Pastor & Head of Staff
Fred Holbrook
3218 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
Interim Presbyter
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   1/25/2021

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Fred Holbrook Address  3218 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, VA, 23227
Daytime Phone  (540) 421-4421 Office Phone  (804) 262-2074
Fax  (804) 612-0583 Email
PNC:  Tessa Schuman (Co-Chairperson with John King, below) Address  2410 Viburg Ct. Midlothian, VA 23113
Daytime Phone  804-357-8706 Tessa Schuma Office Phone  804-397-5451 John King
Fax  Email