Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23129.AB1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23129
Mailing Address 97 S. Mercer St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone (304) 258-1352
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 20
Church School Attendance 12
Curriculum Follow Me
Yoked Church False
Presbytery Shenandoah
Community Type Village
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Share Christ's love within our community by seeking to deepen faith, restore hope, practice kindness and create healing. 
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
To worship and serve the Lord, by equipping the saints for ministry. As a community of faith, we seek the Lord's blessing for each other. By blessing all in the name of Jesus Christ. To witness with/for others, share the faith with future generations in a spirit of Christian hospitality and compassion. To encourage and equip members by providing for our worship, fellowship and education. To identify and develop opportunities for Christian service individually and corporately. To develop in the world a sense of Christian commitment and stewardship. We encourage others to grow in their faith journey by providing Sunday school, weekly church, open office hours and book studies. During service; group devotion, confession, silent prayers, music, and passing of the peace help deepen our spiritual lives. We live out fellowship by doing meals, game nights, and collaborating with surrounding churches. BSPC shares God and the word to future generations by doing VBS, welcoming new members, witnessing with people coming to Christ, and doing baptisms and confirmations. Our church makes hospitality a priority by focusing on shut-ins, those who can't attend church, also being willing to help whenever needed. Members of the church reach out by giving their time and talent, serving on committees, monetary donations, helping local organizations and the Presbytery. BSPC shows the world what it means to live for the Lord; our members are involved in the community and are positively impacting it.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Hunger, poverty and poor health are all connected. We feel called to these needs through the programs we help support in the County, State, the Shenandoah Presbytery, for the issues that are brought to our congregation by some of our members and for others in the community who come to seek help. Currently, we support the underprivileged in our community through MCEIC (our local food bank), the school backpack program which provides food to students, and a school supply drive at the beginning of each school year. Our church adopts a family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, providing food supplies for the Thanksgiving and Christmas meal along with other food supplies typically needed for the children and adults in the family. The Christmas family also receives gifts for the children. Prior to COVID, many members participated in the Mealtime Soup Kitchen serving meals to the homeless and hungry in our community. Our church supports the Shenandoah Presbytery through the PDA, Hunger, OGHS and Joy offering throughout the year. Our church has a thriving Presbyterian Women's Group which supports the Thank and Birthday offerings for missions here and abroad and supports our church family. Our church has also been a vessel for the community with free musical concerts, to stimulate their minds and feed their souls with music. BSPC would once again, as in the past, like to provide the youth of our community a safe place to come and see the many ways the Lord provides for us in our lives every day.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The called minister will lead us through a crucial time in the lie of the congregation, helping us to grow our ministries for all ages while challenging us to find new and innovative ways to deepen our service to God and our community. To bring new ideas and teach us new and better ways to show our community and congregation that all are welcome in our church and in God's eyes. Help our church find new ways through worship, music, youth programs and outreach to help our church grow and accomplish our mission and our vision.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

•    Strong administrative skills
•    A collaborative leadership style
•    Proficiency in identifying and adapting to local culture
•    A commitment to the Reformed faith and Presbyterian polity
•    A good listener
•    Dynamic and confident
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The Called Pastor will serve as the spiritual and administrative leader of the congregation, session and staff.
•    Function as Head of Staff, keeping regular office hours
•    Moderate Session and facilitate the work of session committees
•    Plan and lead worship, in collaboration with staff and committees
•    Administer the sacraments
•    Provide pastoral care
•    Support the various educational ministries of the church, teaching as appropriate and as time allows
•    Membership and active participation in the Shenandoah Presbytery
•    Membership and active participation in our local Morgan County Clergy Group
•    Become active in our community and surrounding areas by attending local community and school events
Optional Links 
Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church Facebook page - Berkeley Springs 
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $47,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Robert Osborne
45 Pine Place Dr., Berkeley Springs WV 25411
Former pastor
Rev. Mary Jo Sims
314 Surfwood Ct, Gerrardstown, WV 25420
Recent guest minister
Rev. Nancy Meehan Yao
POB 1146, Harrisonburg VA 22803
Assoc Gen Presbyter/guest minister
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   9/13/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
Fax  (540) 662-7097 Email
PNC:  Raynette Mock Address  670 Tanglewood Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Daytime Phone  304-671-6175 Office Phone  304-258-5608
Fax  Email