Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23226.AB0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23226
Ministry Name Mt Hope
Mailing Address 1778 Coal Mine Road
Strasburg, VA 22657
Phone 540 465-5594
Fax
E-Mail
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 20
Church School Attendance 0
Curriculum
Yoked Church False
Presbytery SHENANDOAH PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor (Other Temporary i.e. Supply,Student)
Experience Required:   No Experience
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Part-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God and reach out to others in our rural community.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

We love the Lord through worship, study, service and prayer.  We live our vision by loving one another, sharing the Word, growing together in faith, and serving those in need.  We embrace God as our Creator and Savior.  Christ alone is our only salvation.  We want the love of God reflected in our lives for others to see.  We believe in prayer and seek God’s will.  We take pride in our Church, welcoming all to Sunday morning services as we come together for corporate worship, fellowship, prayer and praise.

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

We reach out through visitation, prayer, funeral lunches, donations to the local food pantry, and help to families in the community who are in need, bringing communion to shut-ins and worship/communion to area nursing homes.  We also hold many ecumenical worship and music events. We have been long supporters of Camp Paddy Run, a local Presbyterian-related Christian camp, providing meals and support for campers and staff. We support the Shenandoah Pregnancy Center, and create and send Christmas boxes internationally through Operation Christmas Child.

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

By leading us in prayer, worship and visitation, and leading  and coordinating a Bible study.

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

The candidate for this position should be compassionate, friendly, and spiritual.

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

The pastor will conduct worship, moderate Session meetings, do congregational visitation, preside at communion, baptisms and funerals. 

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Leadership Competencies:
Compassionate
Hopeful
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Lifelong Learner
Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Decision Making
Strategy and Vision
Motivator
Flexibility
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $13,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Rev. Nancy Meehan Yao
1111 N. Main St., Harrisonburg VA 22802
904-806-5795
assocgp@shenpres.org
Associate General Presbyter
Rev. Charlie Symond
8027 Back Road, Woodstock, VA 22664
540-459-9045
Retired pastor who attends Mt Hope
Robert Lowell
8617 Middle Road, Strasburg, VA 22657
640-758-1640
pal@shentel.net
Ruing Elder
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   11/4/2021


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:  Maxine Caperton Address  1429 Coal Mine Rd, Strasburg VA 22657
Daytime Phone  540-465-5777 Office Phone 
Fax  Email  caperton@shentel.net