Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23200.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23200
Ministry Name Monterey
Mailing Address PO Box 306
Monterey, VA 24465
Phone (540) 468-2473
Fax
E-Mail
WWW Address www.montereypres.org
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 5%
White 95%
Average Worship Attendance 32
Church School Attendance 6
Curriculum Nothing specific
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   False
Yoked Church True
Presbytery SHENANDOAH PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor, yoked/parish
Experience Required:   5 to 10 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
The Monterey and Beulah Presbyterian churches exist to proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that all people will come to know Him as Lord and Savior and be inspired to practice His teachings in all areas of life and be a visible sign of God's love for all humankind.
Loving one another as God loves us, we offer nurture and stewardship to the community through worship, prayer, Sunday school, visitation and support in accordance with teachings of the Bible and the doctrine of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our vision is to live out our commitment to the gospel, reaching out to each other and our small, rural community with God’s grace.

We model this vision through strong community involvement by inviting the entire community to activities in the church such as ice cream socials, spaghetti dinners, and other fellowship meals. The kitchens of both Monterey and Beulah are actively used by organizations to prepare food for special celebrations such as company Christmas dinners. Beulah hosts the monthly Ruritan Club meeting in their fellowship hall and many of their members belong to both the church and the civic organization. We support our congregations in times of joy with member’s birthdays and anniversaries recognized weekly in the bulletins and with monthly cake and ice cream socials following worship. We also support our community in times of need with contributions to the local food pantry, meals to ill members in their homes, and hosting families in the fellowship halls for meals following funerals. Church members and leaders are also members and leaders in community organizations such as Ruritan Clubs, Lion Club, Board of Supervisors, our schools and other organizations. The church is in the community and the community is in the church. This creates a constant awareness of God’s grace in our lives.

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

We are a community of aging residents but are seeing young families begin to embrace a more rural life style. Our emerging need is the ability to reach this diverse population.

Based on the emerging need of more young families in the Monterey congregation, we have now begun a youth Sunday school program and are working with the other small churches in the community to coordinate with their youth programs. Activities such as spiritually based coloring pages are provided for young children during worship service and a child from one family is often seen crawling into the lap of another member with ease and the comfort of acceptance. Beulah has an active Sunday school program with as many people attending on the Sundays when there is not worship as on those with scheduled services.

Another emerging issue is the need for special consideration of our aging members. Our congregations actively visit the sick in both their homes and the hospital. Even when one of our members must leave the area for more specific medical or family reasons, we continue to keep them in our community of faith. Meals on Wheels in Highland County has many drivers for the program in the churches, and several members receive these meals as well. Hearing aid amplification is available for worship services. Regardless of the age, we continue to identify and meet the needs of our church family.

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

A good shepherd will enable us to follow the teachings of the reformed Presbyterian faith as we reach out to our community.

The last two years without a minister has energized our churches as members have stepped forward to be leaders and workers. However, having a spiritual leader will help us prioritize and guide our efforts as well as keep us grounded in scripture. Members need to continue to be motivated to take an active part in the church. For example, our current supply minister has utilized members of the congregation to act as liturgists and take an active role in worship services. Finally, Bible study led by someone with deeper insight into scripture would nourish our spiritual growth.

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

It is important to be a leader and role model in the community while inspiring others to reflect their faith in actions, words, and deeds. A strong commitment to becoming involved with the people of this rural, tight knit mountain community will be important in this ministry. Participating in the life of the community through organization membership, recognition of local issues, and attendance at important events will be vital. We will continue to need leadership in developing Christian education opportunities for all age groups. In a community where everyone knows everyone else, integrity and a commitment to live as an example is important.

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

The primary responsibilities would be leading worship services, teaching bible studies, and providing leadership in prioritizing and achieving goals. Given the small nature of our community and congregations, hospital and home visitation is important. A strong leader will also help us communicate and coordinate efforts between the two churches. We are not big churches, and whatever gifts our new ministry brings, we will all be working together.

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Advisor
Contextualization
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Personal Resilience
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $35,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
References:
Name Relation
C. WILLIAM COX
3607 MILL GAP ROAD, MONTEREY VA 24465
540-499-2585
cwmcox@htcnet.org
Former Minister
ANNE ROSS
240 CONGERS LANE, McGAHEYSVILLE VA 22840
540-289-3366
amross0611@gmail.com
Supply minister
LESTER LaPRADE
POB 55, McDOWELL, VA 24458
540-396-3382
LNLAP1@mgwnet.com
Supply minister
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   10/11/2017


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV. BRONWEN W BOSWELL Address  1111 NORTH MAIN STREET, HARRISONBURG VA 22802-4630
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email  presbytersc@shenpres.org
COM:   REV. PATRICK PETTIT Address  1111 N. MAIN ST., HARRISONBURG VA 22802
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
Fax  (540) 662-7097 Email  kims@shenpres.org
PNC:  Donna Bedwell Address  271 Potomac River Road, Monterey VA 24465
Daytime Phone  540-468-2316 Office Phone  540-809-3418
Fax  Email  donnabedwell@gmail.com

Yoke Position Information - Beulah

Church ID 23199
Church Name Beulah
Total Distance Between All Churches (in Miles) 11
Total Driving Time Between All Churches (in Minutes) 15
What is the membership size of the yoked congregation? 40
What is the worship time of each congregation?

Monterey worship services are held at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday
Beulah worship services are held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m.
Both churches meet at 11:15 a.m. on the 5th Sundays for hymn sing and fellowship lunch at alternating church sites.

 

Provide the schedule for each church school.

Monterey - 10:00 a.m. each Sunday
Beulah - 10:30 a.m. following worship on 1st and 3rd Sundays, 10:00 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Describe the schedule for any other regular activities such as choir, youth groups, committees and outreach activities.

Monterey choir practices twice each month, sing Introit and special music each Sunday service.
Beulah choir practices the week before their worship services.
Committees include worship and music, mission and outreach, fellowship, Christian education and youth, stewardship and finance, property, and manse.

Presbyterian Women meet at Beulah the first Tuesday of each month.  This is a combined group from both congregations.

Beulah also considers the monthly serving of the meal to the Mill Gap Ruritans in the church fellowship hall as part of their mission outreach.

Mission Statement (of yoked church).
The Monterey and Beulah Presbyterian churches exist to proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that all people will come to know Him as Lord and Savior and be inspired to practice His teachings in all areas of life and be a visible sign of God's love for all humankind.
Loving one another as God loves us, we offer nurture and stewardship to the community through worship, prayer, Sunday school, visitation and support in accordance with teachings of the Bible and the doctrine of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 
1. What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our vision is to live out our commitment to the gospel, reaching out to each other and our small, rural community with God’s grace.

We model this vision through strong community involvement by inviting the entire community to activities in the church such as ice cream socials, spaghetti dinners, and other fellowship meals. The kitchens of both Monterey and Beulah are actively used by organizations to prepare food for special celebrations such as company Christmas dinners. Beulah hosts the monthly Ruritan Club meeting in their fellowship hall and many of their members belong to both the church and the civic organization. We support our congregations in times of joy with member’s birthdays and anniversaries recognized weekly in the bulletins and with monthly cake and ice cream socials following worship. We also support our community in times of need with contributions to the local food pantry, meals to ill members in their homes, and hosting families in the fellowship halls for meals following funerals. Church members and leaders are also members and leaders in community organizations such as Ruritan Clubs, Lion Club, Board of Supervisors, our schools and other organizations. The church is in the community and the community is in the church. This creates a constant awareness of God’s grace in our lives.

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

We are a community of aging residents but are seeing young families begin to embrace a more rural life style. Our emerging need is the ability to reach this diverse population.

Based on the emerging need of more young families in the Monterey congregation, we have now begun a youth Sunday school program and are working with the other small churches in the community to coordinate with their youth programs. Activities such as spiritually based coloring pages are provided for young children during worship service and a child from one family is often seen crawling into the lap of another member with ease and the comfort of acceptance. Beulah has an active Sunday school program with as many people attending on the Sundays when there is not worship as on those with scheduled services.

Another emerging issue is the need for special consideration of our aging members. Our congregations actively visit the sick in both their homes and the hospital. Even when one of our members must leave the area for more specific medical or family reasons, we continue to keep them in our community of faith. Meals on Wheels in Highland County has many drivers for the program in the churches, and several members receive these meals as well. Hearing aid amplification is available for worship services. Regardless of the age, we continue to identify and meet the needs of our church family.
3. How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

A good shepherd will enable us to follow the teachings of the reformed Presbyterian faith as we reach out to our community.

The last two years without a minister has energized our churches as members have stepped forward to be leaders and workers. However, having a spiritual leader will help us prioritize and guide our efforts as well as keep us grounded in scripture. Members need to continue to be motivated to take an active part in the church. For example, our current supply minister has utilized members of the congregation to act as liturgists and take an active role in worship services. Finally, Bible study led by someone with deeper insight into scripture would nourish our spiritual growth.

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

It is important to be a leader and role model in the community while inspiring others to reflect their faith in actions, words, and deeds. A strong commitment to becoming involved with the people of this rural, tight knit mountain community will be important in this ministry. Participating in the life of the community through organization membership, recognition of local issues, and attendance at important events will be vital. We will continue to need leadership in developing Christian education opportunities for all age groups. In a community where everyone knows everyone else, integrity and a commitment to live as an example is important.

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

The primary responsibilities would be leading worship services, teaching bible studies, and providing leadership in prioritizing and achieving goals. Given the small nature of our community and congregations, hospital and home visitation is important. A strong leader will also help us communicate and coordinate efforts between the two churches. We are not big churches, and whatever gifts our new ministry brings, we will all be working together.