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MIF #: 23209.AC0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23209
Ministry Name New Providence
Mailing Address 1208 New Providence Rd.
Raphine, VA 24472
Phone (540) 348-5881
Fax
E-Mail nprov@embarqmail.com
WWW Address www.nprov.org
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 45
Church School Attendance 15
Curriculum Miscellaneous
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   False
Yoked Church False
Presbytery SHENANDOAH PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
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:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
New Providence Presbyterian Church is a congregation which accepts the Bible as the Word of God, acknowledging that Christ is the focal point of our lives.  Building upon the rich heritage of our church, we are committed to carrying on Christ’s mission in the world today.  Therefore, we will:
  •    Worship together in gratitude and praise of God
  •    Share love of God with others by continuing and strengthening our mission services to the community and the world
  •    Encourage individuals to grow in their personal spirituality by providing meaningful opportunities for study, discussion and prayer
  •    Honor God by showing love, respect and appreciation for each other
  •    Continue to be a loving and welcoming congregation
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

The New Providence congregation has indicated that the next pastor should have a strong capacity to be inspired by God's messages for us and the ability to convey that inspirational and joyful energy and spiritual commitment to the congregation through strong preaching and pastoral care. We tend to find such inspiration most clearly, but not exclusively, articulated in the life and teachings of Christ. We seek a ministry that both defines and amplifies the relevance of Christianity for both our lives and our times. Because we are also a diverse congregation with strong spirituality we need a strong and decisive leader who is also a good and empathetic listener with the capacity to integrate sometimes diverse theological views into rational, cohesive, and efficient plans of action to serve God, the congregation, and the community. As a rural church with a strong commitment to mission, we also need a minister who can roll up her/his sleeves and feel gratified by either leading or just participating in joyous commitment and service to God, the congregation and the community.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
New Providence historically has taken a leadership role in mission outreach to our community, the nation and the world.  Our activities go well beyond providing financial resources to efforts in these arenas.  Members of our congregation have led in the development of the Mission Next Door program which serves neighbors in a 30-mile radius to meet challenges brought on by physical or financial limitations.  Items such as handicap ramp construction, roof repair or replacement, and painting have been attended to.
 
Congregation members have also provided hands-on assistance for victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi in 2005 and the significant flooding in West Virginia in 2016.
 
And members have participated in and held leadership roles in international venues, particularly in Honduras under the auspices of Friends of Barnabas and Project Honduran Child.
 
Recently, members have taken a leadership role in establishing the Neighbor Support Program as an adjunct to Mission Next Door.  This program seeks to provide advocacy and support for our neighbors in broader areas such as social security benefits, veterans benefits, and healthcare.
 
As an outgrowth of the Congregational Assessment process, we are now exploring additional ways in which New Providence can serve our community.  We have a sizable physical facility that could serve as a “community center” for things like “Mother’s Day Out” or “Senior Day Care”.
 
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
We seek a deeply spiritual mature pastor who is an excellent preacher with a Vision and a strategic plan to lead our congregation.
 
He/She needs to have the following leadership competencies.  Be hopeful, compassionate, and a strong communicator and motivator.  
 
He/She also will be able to deal with conflict while being able to build solid relationships of trust and respect inside and outside the church.  
 
We would like for our church to be a resource for the community to use as a meeting place for new programs and activities.  We would like our new pastor to be firmly anchored in the rich tradition of our church, but also flexible and open to change. 
 
He/She needs to nurture discipleship and inspire action within the congregation and help our denomination move toward a more inclusive, open congregation.
 
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The following are the characteristics that we believe each person should have when being called to this congregation:
  1. Spiritual Maturity -a mature Christian with a love for God, for all people, and for life.
  2. Intentionality - knowing your purpose, lead all to a relationship with God.
  3. Honesty -being real, authentic, letting people know they can trust you.
  4. Compassionate - ability to suffer with others, empathetic to their needs.
  5. Loving - showing that you truly care, devoted.
  6. Patient -calm endurance without complaint.
  7. Consistent - showing fairness, sense of stability.
  8. Sensitive - understanding we all do not have the same needs.
  9. Impartial - caring for all equally.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

This person’s responsibility is to aid us in our walk as followers of Jesus Christ through their sermons as the Holy Spirit leads them to interpret God’s Word and live it in their daily life.

Communication with the worship committee, church secretary and music director will be necessary in order to lead effectively during worship service.

They will need to moderate and guide the Session in governing the church and overseeing all activities of the church allowing each aspect of the church to function individually.

Availability for counseling, comfort and encouragement is necessary during times of need for all ages and for all walks of life in any given situation.

They need to guide us through the present needs of our church and help create vision for the future by motivating, and enabling all members to use their talents for growth.

Pray without ceasing.

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Hopeful
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Communicator
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Interpersonal Engagement
Motivator
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $33,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
William Klein
2624 Forge Rd, Glasgow VA 24555
540-463-3873
bklein@lexpres.org
COM liaison
Andy Sale
4219 Woodside Dr, Harrisonburg VA 22801
540-568-8433
andysale25@gmail.com
CAT advisor
Betty Dax
20 Hook Lane, Lexington Va 24450
540-463-4930
bettygdax@gmail.com
former interim
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   5/8/2017


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV. ROY A. MARTIN Address  1111 NORTH MAIN STREET, HARRISONBURG VA 22802-4630
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email  presbyter@shenpres.org
COM:   REV. LISA MARIE WILSON (COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL TRA Address  142 EAST COURT STREET, WOODSTOCK VA 22664
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
Fax  (540) 662-7097 Email  kims@shenpres.org
PNC:  Doris Fredericksen Address  711 Plunkett St, Lexington VA 24450
Daytime Phone  540-461-0074 Office Phone  540-463-6621
Fax  Email  dfred82@yahoo.com