Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 23236.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 23236
Ministry Name HERMITAGE
Mailing Address 46 Hildebrand Church Road
Phone 540-451-6029
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 99%
Average Worship Attendance 28
Church School Attendance 25
Curriculum Topics Are Requested by Class Members, Teacher Then References the Bible for General Discussion
Yoked Church False
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Pastor Interim
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   Yes
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Interim Ministry Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to reach the lost, rebuild our church family, grow disciples, serve our neighbors and Worship God with all our heart, mind and soul.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
2020 and part of 2021 challenges have prompted Hermitage Presbyterian Church to adapt and seek new
ways to evolve and adapt to new technologies and opportunities.
Even though our church is now providing on site ministry, there are those who yet feel uncomfortable
within public gatherings.
Throughout this challenging era, our vision remains the same. So what is our vision or what makes our
church what it is? Our church can best be described as a family church.
We seek to celebrate all age groups with intergenerational worship and fellowship. In the words of one
hymn, we are a Family of God.
As a family, we are unified by living faithfully in Christ, rather than focusing on differences.
In fact, the cover of our Sunday bulletin reads: "This church exists for the people outside its doors." We
extend hospitality to all who enter through our doors. Scripture is critical and relevant to our daily lives and
commitment to lifelong learning through Sunday Worship, Sunday School, Bible study, youth and adult
We care and love one another.
In closing, our wish is to grow as a family: spiritually, theologically, and intellectually nourished and
nourishing as we focus on three priorities:
• To worship the Lord with heart, soul, mind and strength.
• To engage and participate with our neighboring churches.
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
For over 75 years, Hermitage Presbyterian has been committed to assisting and being a part of various
• Disciples' Kitchen. A local outreach involving various Waynesboro churches. Hermitage provides and
serves meals on scheduled dates.
• WARM Project. The Waynesboro Area Refuge ministry offers a thermal shelter for men each winter.
Hermitage provides meals and supervision.
• Baja Project. An annual outreach of Shenandoah Presbytery churches which builds homes for familis in
Baja California. Participants have included both teenagers and adults.
• Living Waters Project. Hermitage supports Shenandoah Presbytery’s Living Waters Team, which
provides simple water purification systems where clean drinking water is scarce.
• Operation Christmas Child. The congregation collects boxes, and the youth deliver them to the sorting
facility in Baltimore.
• Week Day Religious Education. The congregation financially supports this outreach to children - often
their only contact with faith through bible study.
Making connections with those we do not know has its return on our congregation as one can see first
mission results which helps our church family be more committed to one another. In extending ourselves
to others we feel we are a stronger and more faithful family.
Over time, age overcomes youthfulness. Thus, a large percentage of our church family are unable to
provide physical support to the various organizations.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
The interim /transitional pastor will lead through a crucial time in the life the congregation, helping us
evaluate our ministries and staffing model, while challenging us to find innovative ways to deepen our
service to God and our community.
Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
The interim/transitional pastor must have:
• training, experience and commitment to intentional transitional ministry
• strong administrative skills
• a collaborative leadership style
• proficiency in identifying and adapting to local culture
• a commitment to the Reformed faith and Presbyterian polity.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The Interim Pastor will serve as the spiritual and administrative leader of the congregation, session and
staff during the pastoral transition.
• function as Head of Staff, keeping regular office hours
• moderate session and facilitate the work of session committees
• plan and lead worship, in collaboration with staff
• administer the sacraments
• provide pastoral care as needed
• support the various educational ministries of the church, teaching as appropriate and as time allows
• membership and active participation in Shenandoah Presbytery
• close coordination with the Committee on Pastoral Transition
• integration of the Church Assessment Tool (CAT) results into their work with the session and
• demonstrate for the staff and congregation a model of healthy self-care, study, spiritual care and prayer
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Change Agent
Task Manager
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Self Differentiation
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $50,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Dawn Coffey
399 Flat Rock Rd, Waynesboro Va 22980
Friend of the church
Nancy Hildebrand
756 New Hope Rd, Fort Defiance, VA 24437
Friend of the church
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   4/18/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 433-2556
Fax  (540) 433-6830 Email
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (540) 459-2646
Fax  (540) 662-7097 Email
PNC:  Laurie Thacker Address  1109 Madrid Road, Waynesboro VA 22980
Daytime Phone  540-490-1285 Office Phone  540-943-2654
Fax  Email