Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23206.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23206
Ministry Name Petersburg Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 20 N MAIN ST
Phone (304) 257-4255
Fax (304) 257-4255
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 39
Church School Attendance 12
Curriculum Bible
Yoked Church False
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
Specific Title:  
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:
Our mission is to obey Christ's command to make disciples of all people by loving and nurturing the children of God and by spreading the Gospel throughout the world. 
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Our mission is to build the Body of Christ, Petersburg Presbyterian Church and proclaim the good news in community outreach. The Body of Christ is built up through fellowship activities, Christian Education, worship, and mission ministry.  These activities encourage members to interact with one another and to identify areas and or issues in the community for involvement. The congregation is included in the ecumenical activities with other denominations in the community such as using our fellowship hall for all of the community Lenten luncheons, jointly operating the Interfaith Food Pantry and participating in the Week of Church Unity Services and the multi-church Vacation Bible School. We celebrate the season of Lent with Grace Lutheran Church. We support community agencies such as our local office of the West Virginia Community Action, Celebrate Recovery and the school backpack program as well as providing our own response to local emergencies.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
Our stately church is in the center of a picturesque rural town nestled in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. This caring, compassionate community is friendly and welcoming and has become a very popular tourist destination. Even though a significant portion of our congregation is retired, our members are passionate about the community and are active in its life. Many contribute through membership and serve as volunteers in organizations and agencies such as Family Issues Task Force, Grant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, area service clubs, the City Council, library board, the Grant County Arts Council, the local art center, the local girl scout chapters, Grant County Schools, Grant County 4-H, the Grant County Convention & Visitor's Bureau, the local artisan center South Side Depot and many others.  The Grant County Pre-school meets in our fellowship hall throughout the school term. The diversity of our involvement provides awareness to the needs of the area.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We are hoping that our new pastor will have mission goals similar to those of our congregation. We look forward to new ideas and approaches that will facilitate the members in our congregation to not only continue our mission and ministry but innovate new vision and charisma in our efforts.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
Petersburg Presbyterian Church is looking for a pastor who has a genuine care and concern for others, one who will be there for members in their time of need. Our minister should deliver sermons that help congregants grow in their beliefs and encourage them to spread the Word to others.  His/her talents should include a continued thirst for knowledge, the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in the church and guide the members to put their own talents to work to help build the Church into a true community of Christian faith. (See Leadership Competencies for additional information.)
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
A primary responsibility for the pastor will be to provide worship services, both weekly and special liturgical services during Advent and Lent, which will motivate members to grow spiritually.  Assignments will include providing leadership in the work of the church through the Session and committees. An important assignment is visitation at hospitals and nursing homes when our members are in need.  We wish to have direction in building the number of persons involved in the life of our congregation and in reaching out to younger adults and their children.  Our church fellowship hall has the space and location which can be used for a variety of activities.  
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Change Agent
Risk Taker
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Manse
Name Relation
Bruce Stevens
50 Blue Heron Way, Petersburg WV 26847
former Petersburg Church pastor
Larry Cantu
365 Proclamation Dr, Apt 2110, Winchester VA 22603
former Lutheran Minister in Petersburg
Ann Harrison
POB 507, Petersburg WV 26847
retired UMC 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   8/6/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
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PNC:  Larry Rodgers Address  2334 Roby Rd, Maysville, WV 26833
Daytime Phone  304-749-8639 Office Phone  304-668-3570
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