Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23205.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23205
Ministry Name MASSANUTTEN
Mailing Address 50 INDIAN TRAIL RD
PENN LAIRD, VA 22846
Phone (540) 434-6194
Fax (540) 434-3102
E-Mail info@massanuttenchurch.org
WWW Address www.massanuttenchurch.org
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 210
Church School Attendance 151
Curriculum Varies widely for particular segments of the congregation, ranging from denominational sources, other Protestant offerings, studies of current events,
Yoked Church False
Presbytery SHENANDOAH PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Small City
Last Information from Statistics of the Church  * (  Show Statistics  )
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor Interim
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:   Interim Ministry Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Our mission is to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ who are sent to join boldly with the Spirit’s work in the world.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
  • Our ministry seeks to fulfill our mission to nurture disciples of Jesus Christ who join boldly in the Spirit’s work in the world. Ministry is an expression of gratitude for what God has done for us through Jesus Christ and an expression of stewardship for the many gifts and resources we have in our congregation.
  • We gather on Sundays and throughout the week to be nurtured through worship, fellowship and education. We are a welcoming and inclusive congregation, practicing hospitality to all who seek to experience God’s love.
  • Aside from our corporate worship, we enjoy many small group gatherings such as youth groups, Sunday School, choirs, men’s prayer breakfast, women’s circles and First Wednesday Night Dinners. Our ministry includes Christian support to one another to help our members celebrate the joys of life as well as face the difficult issues in our lives.
  • We are also sent from our congregation to make a difference in the lives of others, both locally and globally. We house a food pantry and a preschool in our church facility and we provide weekend food for children through Blessings in a Bag. Annually we celebrate Massanutten Cares Day when members partner with local nonprofits and agencies on work projects. Every winter we host Open Doors, our local homeless shelter for 40-50 persons. Each summer we send a mission team to Baja, Mexico to build homes. We have a Living Waters of the World team that teaches communities in Guatemala how to create clean water.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in our community and we are called to join boldy with the Spirit.  We become the heart, hands, feet and voice of Jesus when we serve others.  We are called to address the needs of our community with the dedication of our time and talents and in making sound financial decisions through our gifts and budget.
  • In addition to the ministries mentioned above, we also have a community garden on our grounds, volunteer at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center, host a Salvation Army Angel Tree at Christmas and provide meals for the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at James Madison University.  The church facility is the local polling place for elections.  We host a Boy Scout Troop and a Girl Scout Troop.
  • Harrisonburg is a very diverse community - racially, ethnically and culturally.   We are members of the local Faith in Action, an interfaith collaboration that addresses local social justice issues.  In the past several years the focus has been on the needs of local refugees and immigrants as well as persons incarcerated in local jails.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
  • The interim Pastor will provide leadership to our congregation in this time of transition.  We hope to find support for fulfilling our current needs and encouragement to discover what we can be in our future as we seek the plans God has for our congregation.  The interim will have specific training and expertise for guiding the congregation through the task of discernment that leads to calling a Senior Pastor. He or she will make use of data and evaluations from the Church Assessment Tool (C.A.T.) as part of this process. Information about the C.A.T. and the organization that manages the tool can be found by following the C.A.T. link in the optional links section.
  • Massanutten Presbyterian Church is healthy and vibrant.  We have a dedicated and competent staff and a strong Session.  We come to this time of transition with eagerness and openness to see what is ahead for us.  The Interim Pastor will provide a consistent, caring presence that supports the staff and builds up the congregation.  He or she will facilitate a time of reflection on where our church has been, how we are called to ministry in the future and what type of leader we need to find in our next Senior Pastor.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
  • The person called to serve as Interim Pastor at Massanutten Presbyterian Church will enjoy serving Jesus Christ through congregational ministry with energy, intelligence and love.  He or she will be theologically sound in the Reformed tradition and have experience with and knowledge of Presbyterian Church polity.
  • We desire a pastor who will be a friend among us and who values genuine relationships built on good listening, compassion and caring.  Our congregation appreciates a wide variety of political, social, economic and theological views and it is important that the Interim Pastor lifts up a vision of God’s kingdom in the midst of our complex times.
  • The candidate will be emotionally mature and stable, bringing a positive attitude and a collaborative, engaging approach to work.  He or she will practice self-care, making time for physical and spiritual wellbeing.  He or she will demonstrate the highest integrity and be trustworthy and dependable.
  • The Interim Pastor will spark excitement in our congregation as we move into our future.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The Interim Pastor will serve as the spiritual and administrative leader of our congregation during the period of pastoral transition.  Specific duties will include weekly worship leadership and preaching in coordination with the Associate Pastor; support, guidance and oversight of staff; moderator of the Session; Elder training; provision of pastoral care to members; supportive presence at the various ministries of the church; use of information from the Church Assessment Tool and completion of the tasks of the interim pastor to prepare the congregation to call a Senior Pastor.
Optional Links

James Madison University
https://www.jmu.edu/

Eastern Mennonite University
https://emu.edu/

Bridgewater College
https://www.bridgewater.edu/

Blue Ridge Community College
https://www.brcc.edu/

Eastern Mennonite High School
http://www.emhs.net/

Massanutten Recreation Area
https://www.massresort.com/play/recreation/

Shenandoah National Park
https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/index.htm

Harrisonburg Downtown
https://downtownharrisonburg.org/

Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce
https://www.hrchamber.org/

Open Doors
https://www.valleyopendoors.org/

Boy Scouts of America local site
https://www.sjacbsa.org/

Sentara Medical Center
https://www.sentara.com/harrisonburg-virginia/hospitalslocations/locations/sentara-rmh-medical-center.aspx

Massanetta Springs Conference Center
https://massanettasprings.org

Sunnyside Retirement Community
https://www.sunnyside.cc/

Girl Scouts of America (local council)
http://www.gsvsc.org/

Rockingham County
https://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/

C. A. T.
https://holycowconsulting.blog/

Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Hopeful
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Entrepreneurial
Decision Making
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $70,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
REV ANN HELD
230 New York Ave, Harrisonburg VA 22801
540-271-3908
aheld73@verizon.net
FRIEND of CONGREGATION
REV CLAYTON RASCOE
712 MASSANETTA SPRINGS RD, HARRISONBURG VA 22801
540-434-3829
claytonr@massanettasprings.org
Director of Massanetta Springs Conf Center
REV BRONWEN BOSWELL
1111 N MAIN ST, HARRISONBURG VA 22802
540-433-2556
presbytersc@shenpres.org
General Presbyter/Stated Clerk
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   4/2/2019


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:  Ronald Matthews Address  173 Hartman Court, Massanutten, VA 22840
Daytime Phone  540-476-1886 Office Phone  540-289-7332
Fax  Email  labguy55@gmail.com