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MIF #: 72539.AA0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 72539
Ministry Name Providence Presbytery
Mailing Address 515 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Phone 803-328-6269
Fax 803-328-8701
WWW Address
Ministry Size N/A
Ethnic Composition Asian 1%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 3%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 95%
Average Worship Attendance 0
Church School Attendance 0
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   General Presbyter/Executive Presbyter/Presbytery Leader
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Interim Executive Presbyter Training
Other Training:   Interim/Transitional Ministry Trining
Brief Church Mission Statement:

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Mission of Providence Presbytery is to Equip, Support and Connect our congregations as they faithfully serve Jesus Christ in a changing world.

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

Guided by the Holy Spirit, the mission of Providence Presbytery is to Equip, Support and Connect our congregations as they faithfully serve Jesus Christ in a changing world.

  • We equip by providing scholarships, resource materials, and educational opportunities, such as church officer training.
  • We support through consultation, organizational and special projects assistance, as well as events such as retreats.
  • We connect through Pastor Peer Groups; Educator Gatherings; camps and conferences at Bethelwoods; Confirmation Cluster; Presbytery meetings; and Ministry Teams.

The following are ways through which we currently faithfully serve Jesus Christ in a changing world:

Providence Presbytery is involved in mission and service to Jesus Christ through our local Mission Partners: HOPE, Inc.; Thornwell Home for Children; Pilgrim’s Inn; Salvation Army; PATH; Chester Food Pantry; Jefferson Street Day Center; Feed the Hungry Ministries; Children’s Attention Home; Safe Passage; and Second Harvest.

We also are involved in outreach and service in the wider world through agencies of the PCUSA, and our particular mission partners in Honduras, Guatemala, Syria/Lebanon, Iraq, and on the US-Mexican border.

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

We are called to address emerging needs throughout Providence Presbytery as we seek to:

  • Provide curriculum, books, and other materials to ministers, educators, and laity through our Presbytery Resource Center and our Education & Equipping Ministry Team.
  • Strengthen relationships with colleges and universities – Winthrop University; Clinton College; York Tech.
  • Partner with Union Presbyterian Seminary-Charlotte to nurture pastors, chaplains, educators, and laity in the presbytery.
  • Address ongoing racial and ethnic concerns through: our Committee for Racial and Religious Reconciliation; Children of Abraham; and the Syrian Working Group.
  • Strengthen and support the mission and ministry of our congregations.
  • Develop and encourage connections and partnerships that provide resources and support for smaller and/or isolated congregations.
  • Be open to further new church developments, such as Faith Presbyterian and continue to seek opportunities for ministry through 1001 Worshipping Communities.
  • Encourage and increase our Presbyterian Women’s service to local missions and to global efforts through the PW Birthday and Thank Offerings.
  • Witness to God’s love throughout the world by continuing to work with, and support through offerings, such as Dimes for Hunger and our local and global mission partners.

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

The Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk will guide Providence Presbytery with sensitivity and care as we seek to remember and build on our past, to minister in the present, and to consider God’s call for our future. In serving as the continuing spiritual leader, chief administrator, and head of staff during this transitional period, our TEP/SC will supervise the continuation of our current missions and ministries, while preparing Providence Presbytery for the task of calling an Installed EP/SC. 

As part of this preparation, the TEP/SC will need to take an active role in shepherding and supporting the presbytery as we continue to embrace our common vision and purpose. She/he will lead us through the enacting of our mission in a rapidly changing cultural context, with emphasis on staffing requirements, and budget concerns and priorities, all of which will impact the Providence Presbytery’s future work and ministries at both the local and global levels.

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

Providence Presbytery is seeking a personable, compassionate, articulate leader to be our Transitional Executive Presbyter/Stated Clerk. The ideal candidate will have a strong and mature Christian faith, which witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ. Our TEP/SC should have a firm commitment to the PCUSA, along with a working knowledge of the polity of the PCUSA and its councils.

Communication with and among the churches of the presbytery is essential. Our TEP/SC should be fully committed to work with and respect the laity and clergy of diverse backgrounds, experiences and socioeconomic situations who make up our congregations. In the process of building relationships with and among the churches, the attributes of flexibility, resilience, sharing power and enabling the work of others, as well as a sense of perspective and humor, are important in our TEP/SC.

TEP/SC of Providence Presbytery should be a visible presence throughout the presbytery, who also communicates and connects with our surrounding communities, in order to foster ecumenical and missional ties in the wider world.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

With the presbytery staff, our TEP/SC will be responsible for the day-to-day ongoing tasks of the presbytery office and community. In addition to the everyday leadership of the presbytery, our TEP/SC should be a person of vision, shepherding us through this interim period.

Our TEP/SC will play an active role in planning presbytery meetings, and be available to guide teams and committees of the presbytery as needed. She/he will maintain contact with the PCUSA councils, will help promote connections within the PCUSA, and will serve as our key resource concerning denominational matters.

Our TEP/SC will also:

  • Support the mission and ministries of the PCUSA in dealing with the Presbytery, its members, congregations and staff.
  • Provide pastoral support and oversight of the members of Presbytery, exercising discretion in the pastoral care of ministers, educators, and sessions.
  • Visit congregations of the presbytery and assist in collaboration and partnerships among churches, in order to strengthen mission and ministry.
  • Supervise presbytery staff in implementing decisions and matters of strategy, program and resources as determined by the Presbytery.
  • Interpret and disseminate information about the mission of the PCUSA and the Providence Presbytery to member churches and the public.
  • Perform other duties, as directed by the Presbytery.
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Leadership Competencies:
Spiritual Maturity
Public Communicator
Change Agent
Willingness to Engage Conflict
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $65,985   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Carolyn Williams
3499 Richard’s Crossing Fort Mill, SC 29708
(C) 910-512-1973 (H) 803
Ruling Elder – Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church
Murray White
P.O. Box 57 Fort Mill, SC 29716-0057
(H) 803-548-4135 (C) 803-
Ruling Elder – Unity Presbyterian Church
Shirnetha Belk
503 North Pine Street Lancaster, SC 29720
(H) 803-285-6264 (C) 803-
Ruling Elder -Pleasant Ride Presbyterian
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   8/17/2018

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