Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 09017.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 09017
Ministry Name Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address P.O. Box 131
Rolling Bay, WA 98061
Phone 206-842-3098
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition American Indian or Alaskan Native 1%
Asian 2%
Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 95%
Average Worship Attendance 130
Church School Attendance 20
Curriculum Locally developed
Yoked Church False
Community Type Suburban
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
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:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:

We believe that God has called Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church to be a Christ-centered community, empowered by God’s spirit to represent Christ in the world.

Our mission is to equip the adults and children of our church community to be the light of Christ to the world.

Meaningful worship, spiritual formation and growth lead us to mission and service.

  • Meaningful worship opens our hearts and draws us closer to God through challenging and encouraging sermons, prayer, communion, and special services.
  • Spiritual formation and growth draw us into the transforming presence of Christ and outward to action.  Worship, the study of scripture, Christian education, conferences, small groups, spiritual direction, prayer and other practices and activities support our journey.
  • Mission and service allow us in gratitude and joy to share the love of Christ by serving our church, local, national and world communities.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

Our vision is to equip members of all generations to be the light of Christ to the world through meaningful worship, spiritual formation and growth, mission, and service.

Equip all generations: Our demographics, however, skew toward the older and we yearn to make our church more relevant to and inclusive of younger generations. We aspire to be a supportive church family that engages all ages and backgrounds.

Meaningful worship: We seek to worship God and be spiritually challenged. Though we’re comfortable with our formal service and traditional music, we realize we may need to incorporate new styles and technologies to appeal to different generations.

Spiritual formation and growth: We currently offer Bible study, Men & Women’s groups, Children & Youth ministries, VBS, choir, hand bells, and other activities, but would like to add more opportunities for learning and fellowship in an intimate setting where members can share at a deeper level with one another.

Mission and service: Just as we close each service with a congregational charge, we desire to be recharged by our church life as we go out in the world and try to represent Christ's light. We are willing to get involved and make a difference; but, as a diverse congregation, we have differing ideas of how to get involved. We look to the church as a haven of spiritual strength and a place to learn what God would have us do. Charged in this way, we hope to go out and make the right choices in a divided world.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
This is an opportunity for RBPC to rise up to face the challenges of our day and prayerfully reflect on God’s will and direction for our church. It is a time to rekindle the fires of the Holy Spirit and find our clear voice. First and foremost, we must be that spiritual haven for those seeking God, fellowship, and respite from the world. We need to strengthen and expand opportunities within our church for greater participation and involvement in worship, Bible studies, and other small fellowship groups. It is important that we find better ways to incorporate all age groups into all aspects of the life of our church so that we can be a help and support to one another and be more actively involved as one church family. Communication of our available programs and groups needs to be improved both for our members and the surrounding community.

The spiritual seeds and gifts among our congregation are many, yet they are in need of cultivation and nurturing so that we can be empowered to go out into the world and bring in the spiritual harvest that Christ requires of us.

Mission and outreach programs have been an important part of this church and include Children’s Ministry, Youth Group Fellowship with service projects and summer mission trips, VBS, Bethlehem Experience, Helpline House, Union Gospel, blood drives, and mission trips to Mexico. New areas of unmet needs in the surrounding communities need to be identified so we can be the hands and feet of Christ.

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

We need a kick-starter and a constant gardener, a leader who will energize and help coordinate our talents so we can fulfill what Christ is calling us to do. A successful pastor will lead from the front and push us from behind, guiding us to be that beacon of light and hope that people are drawn to.

We want the pastor to lead, challenge, and energize us through worship, preaching, teaching, Bible study, and sharing in our faith journey. We envision more vibrant worship and prayer, and in-depth study groups where God’s truths are presented in clear and relevant ways. By promoting and participating in small groups, encouraging deeper sharing among members and encouraging involvement, we hope the pastor will strengthen our congregational bond.

To engage broader demographics and welcome younger generations, we look to our pastor to review our current offerings, assess what might be done better, propose new approaches, and spearhead their adoption. We hope the pastor will strengthen our communication with and visibility within the local community as well.

A successful pastor will encourage us to live out our core values and pursue our God-given purpose. We need someone who will nurture our faith and then help us to dream more, to hope more, to dare more, and to do more as the church and God’s servants. An effective leader will help us envision the future, and then help formulate strategies and align people and resources for reaching our vision and mission goals.

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

Christ-centered in word and deed.

Strong preaching skills: Preaches sermons that teach Scriptures in an engaging way.

Strong leadership: Leads with vision, energy and passion. Able to inspire and motivate others and help identify and pursue God's plan for the congregation.

Team player, can express own ideas but also support others' decisions.

Passion for youth and family ministries: committed to integrating these into everyday church life.

Spiritual maturity: Puts God before all else and can lead others to knowledge of God. Can communicate faith through action and words, welcomes broad diversity of believers.

Strong administrative and organizational skills: Can set goals, take action, problem solve, assess, and achieve objectives efficiently.

Excellent communication skills, including speaking, writing and listening. Can communicate with people from various backgrounds. Comfortable communicating through new media and technology.

High level of self-confidence and assertiveness while not being domineering.

Excellent interpersonal sensitivity and skills: warm and caring with good sense of humor, can relate to people of all ages, treats everyone with respect.

Active in church family: If the church had a softball team, s/he would want to play (or at least cheer from the dugout, not the bleachers). 

Have a growth mindset: Embraces challenges, persists in the face of setbacks, sees effort as the path to mastery, learns from criticism, finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others.

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

Position summary

  1. Responsible for overall leadership and management of church with Session.
  2. Lead role in worship services, expanding youth and family ministries, growing our membership and providing vision and inspiration for the future direction of our church.
  3. Serve as Moderator of Session and support other committees, head of entire church staff, pastor of congregation and member of Presbytery.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Preach sermons that are relevant, stimulating, and challenging.
  2. Monitor and reinforce ministries of children, youth and families.
  3. Inspire and equip our Spiritual Formation.
  4. Manage Adult Education program.
  5. Partner with Session to increase membership, especially youth and families.
  6. Supervise and motivate church staff.
  7. Administer the sacraments, officiate at weddings and memorials, coordinate activities that require an ordained minister.
  8. Plan and moderate Session and Congregational meetings.
  9. Provide pastoral visitations to members with special needs.
  10. Serve as active member of Personnel, Finance, Stewardship, Worship & Music, and other committees as needed.
  11. See that spiritual interpretations and practices of staff are consistent with Presbytery Book of Order.

Optional Links
Website: (needs work)
Facebook:  Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
YouTube (public):  Rolling Bay Presbyterian Videos
YouTube (unlisted):  Covid Coping, 13 episodes
(See comment section below each video for links to other episodes)
Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Decision Making
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $79,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Laura Terasaki
RBPC Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Rolling Bay, WA 98061
Interim Pastor
Eliana Maxim
1013 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Co-Executive Presbyter, Seattle Presbytery
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   7/8/2021

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Eliana Maxim Address  1013 8th Ave, Seatte, WA, 98104
Daytime Phone  206-313-8669 Office Phone 
Fax  Email
COM:   Rev. Eliana Maxim Address  1625 S COLUMBIAN WAY, SEATTLE WA 98108
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  206-762-1991
Fax  206-763-9521 Email
PNC:  Ted Eimon Address  9911 NE Knight Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Daytime Phone  805-296-0511 Office Phone 
Fax  Email