Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 21025.ab1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 21025
Ministry Name Brittain Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 3456 US HWY 64
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone no current phone
WWW Address
Ministry Size Under 100 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 17
Church School Attendance 0
Curriculum N/A - currently no Sunday School
Yoked Church False
Community Type Rural
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Open to both
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Brittain Church is committed to teaching the word of God to church and community by showing God’s grace in all that we do.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
Our congregation’s vision for ministry is to provide spiritual growth.  This can be accomplished through:
•    developing and presenting sermons which connect spiritual applications with current events
•    working with the congregation to develop innovative programs to expand our reach within the local community
•    visitation, technology, sermons, music, revivals, special speakers; a manse is available either as a residence or for church programs and outreach
•    work with the congregation to utilize church facilities that are available for special programs and events that would nurture the congregation and the community
•    as the church community is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and about an hour away from major cities and attractions, should have an appreciation for rural lifestyles and picturesque surroundings
•    demonstrating grace through love, hope, forgiveness and peace
How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
The congregation supports the following ministries with funding:
•    Yokefellow - a local organization supported by many churches that assists struggling individuals and families
•    Foothills Hospice
•    Grace of God Rescue Mission
•    Local Elementary School Assistance

Through our continued support, these organizations are able to provide additional assistance to our community.

The church property also has facilities available that can be used for special events, activities and outreach.  Please review our website for further details.
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

Through the infusion of new ideas, energy, and enthusiasm into the church, and through collaboration with the session and church membership, our congregation and the community will be stimulated and encouraged to become more involved in outreach that meets our mission goals.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.
In no particular order:
1)    A working knowledge of current and emerging technology to enhance communication of God’s message of salvation as part of the church’s mission.
2)    Ability to get people to work together while encouraging feelings of belonging.  Gradually lead the change process successfully while anchoring changes to the congregation’s vision and mission.  Also recognizing and understanding our congregation was established during the Revolutionary War (1768) and emphasize the rich historical value and uniqueness of the church.
3)    Ability to actively listen and communicate a clear and precise message through sermons that are biblically based and appropriate for the time and place.  Sermons should seek to lead the church toward realizing our mission.
4)    Is adaptable in response to new and changing conditions from unexpected obstacles or ambiguities.  Remains open to new ideas and approaches, while maintaining focus on the mission.
5)    An ability to unify the congregation within the community through involvement in local church and civic organizations that help further our mission.
6)    Realizes the needs of a rural environment and community.  Provides pastoral care and support while being empathetic to the conditions of others.
7)    Encourages and supports the session to use it’s leadership abilities to bring the congregation toward community service and accomplishment of the mission.
8)    An ability to operate in and relate to residents from many socio-economic levels.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
The following assignments are all important, but listed in no specific order:
•    Preaching
•    Teaching (ex. Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, etc.)
•    Planning and leading worship services
•    Moderating the Session
•    Administering sacraments
•    Being available to officiate weddings and funerals as needed
•    Providing pastoral care and short-term counseling if appropriate
•    Helping develop and administer outreach goals
•    Providing orientation and training for new church and session members
•    Assisting the congregation to develop appropriate committees which facilitate accomplishment of the mission
•    Providing leadership where needed
•    Helping maintain a vision for our church based on our mission
•    Involvement with the community, possibly through civic or church-related organizations
•    Will be available to the congregation, while also having the flexibility to take personal Sabbath time. This also includes posting office hours for the week, and participating in continuing education opportunities.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Open to Manse/Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Dr. Don Scofield
252 N. Washington Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Local Presbyterian Mentoring Pastor
Molly Roberson
2785 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043
Principal of Local Elementary School supported by
Heidi Owen
374 Hudlow Road, Forest City, NC 28043
Director of Local Hospice supported by Brittain
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   2/13/2023

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Byron Wade Address  114 Silver Creek Rd., Morganton, NC, 28655
Daytime Phone  ‭(828) 430-1515‬ Office Phone  828-438-4217
Fax  828-437-8655 Email
PNC:  Bob Hough Address  3424 US 64 Hwy, Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Daytime Phone  828-980-2996 Office Phone 
Fax  Email