Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23220.AC2

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23220
Ministry Name Hebron Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 423 Hebron Road
Staunton, VA 24401
Phone 540-885-1648
Fax
E-Mail myhebronpc@gmail.com
WWW Address www.hebronpc.com
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 10%
White 90%
Average Worship Attendance 65
Church School Attendance 10
Curriculum NIV Standard Session Commentary (David C. Cook)
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:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Open to both
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

As an historic church community, we

  • Celebrate Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Grow in faith through worship
  • Serve our congregation and community with love
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Hebron Presbyterian is a small rural church located in Augusta County. Our congregation is made up of 70% retirees, and includes farmers and other diverse professionals. We consider ourselves a small town family within the local community. Our vision is to continue to minister to our current members while growing the congregation. This vision is lived out through the flexibility, creativity, and commitment of the congregation in continuing to minister to our members. During the COVID Pandemic, we maintained our congregation through the creation of a drive in service which brought new members to our church and continued our ministry to our church family and the community. During the transition from pastor to Interim to no pastor, we have maintained church programs and have stayed vibrant and active in our finances and missions.

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

We are called to address the emerging needs of our community by supporting a variety of community ministries such as: food collection for SACRA (Staunton-Augusta Church Relief Association), financial support for the WRE program (Weekday Religious Education in the local school system), ministry to our homebound members, welcoming/encouraging community groups to use our facilities, participating in Salvation Army ringing of the bells, community worship opportunities with neighboring churches,  weekly Bible study, women's ministry, holiday  shopping for the needy,  and the community evening of Comfort & Joy (a holiday bazaar with proceeds going to a local organization).

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

In 2020, The Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT) survey was distributed to the congregants of Hebron. This thoughtful and comprehensive Mission Study included surveys from forty respondents and ten small group sessions. This process helped us clearly discern where God is leading our church in ministry and mission. One of the critical needs the study highlighted, especially in small group interviews, was a pastor who delivers meaningful, spiritual sermons that speak the word of God and are relevant to the congregation. Visiting the homebound (approximately 15 members) and the sick was also seen as an essential part of the pastor's call. Additionally, the next pastor will guide us to grow in faith through worship, while challenging us to find Innovative ways to serve our congregation and community with love.

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

We seek a pastor who can spread the word of Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, and deeds. Our spiritual leader will enjoy being a part of a church family by visiting, teaching, caring, motivating, and inspiring the congregation. As a strong communicator, our pastor will lead the congregation as they build and nurture relationships with all of our members.

Additionally, it is important that our next pastor demonstrates these qualities:

*  is spiritually grounded and will lead by example, exhibiting Christ-like character

*  a visionary and will help Hebron Presbyterian develop and enact a cohesive church mission

*  builds relationships and connections between generations

*  engages in continuing education

*  motivates, challenges, and encourages others to implement new ideas

*  balances collaboration with decisiveness and a clear vision

*  is organized and has strong follow-through, but is also willing to delegate tasks as needed

*  has strong interpersonal and communication skills

*  confronts and addresses issues in a timely and conscientious manner

*  provides leadership that builds trust and respect

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
Administrative:   We are a self-directed congregation looking for a spiritual leader who will supervise and work collaboratively with the staff, and ensure an environment of support and respect among the employees of Hebron:  Administrative Assistant, Director of Music, Organist, and Sexton. The pastor will moderate the session, facilitate the work of the session and committees, and provide training as needed.

Worship/ Ministry:  The pastor will be a worship leader who plans and leads Sunday worship in collaboration with the staff, administers sacraments, and officiates weddings and funerals. He/she will support the congregation in the growth of the various educational ministries of the church..

Growth/Nurture: The pastor will provide pastoral care including visiting and administering the sacraments to members who are unable to attend worship services, at their request. The [astor will be accessible during times of crisis withing the congregation. He/she will show strong personal depth and spiritual grounding by responding with faithfulness of purpose. The pastor will be a member and an active participant in the Shenandoah Presbytery.

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Advisor
Strategy and Vision
Collaboration
Initiative
Flexibility
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $40,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Bronwen Boswell
1111 N. Main St., Harrisonburg VA 22802
540-433-2556
presbytersc@gmail.com
General Presbyter/Stated Clerk
Rev. Steve Willis
1205 Hampton Ridge, Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 797-6847
plaidpastor@yahoo.com
current interim pastor
Rev. Philip Sieck
716 Aintree Place, Staunton VA 24401
540-885-7943
philipandmartha@aol.com
Friends of the church
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   11/8/2022


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:  Theresa Moore Address  165 Rome Ave., Staunton, VA 24401
Daytime Phone  540-448-0335 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  tmoore8462@gmail.com