Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 20875.AE1

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 20875
Ministry Name Brevard-Davidson River PC
Mailing Address 300 E. Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712
Phone (828) 884-2645
Fax (828) 883-4672
E-Mail bdrpcsp@citcom.net
WWW Address bdrpc.org
Ministry Size 401 - 650 members
Ethnic Composition White 100%
Average Worship Attendance 375
Church School Attendance 65
Curriculum Adult Classes: Present Word, The Thoughtful Christian, class selections, Lectionary Children/Yout
Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program   False
Yoked Church False
Presbytery WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PRESBYTERY
Synod SYNOD OF MID-ATLANTIC
Community Type Town
Last Information from Statistics of the Church  * (  Show Statistics  )
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   0 to 2 Years
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Glorifying God
​Growing in Christ
Giving to others
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

We are a warm and welcoming congregation that is best characterized as moderate and in everything we do we are following our mission statement of “Glorifying God, Growing in Christ, and Giving to Others.” 
This congregation places high priority on worship. We offer two identical traditional style worship services each Sunday. Many of the young families who have joined did so because they prefer worship that is grounded in the Reformed tradition. While we have some members who are native to Brevard, many have chosen Brevard for its quaint, small-town setting and its proximity to both Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC.  On Sunday mornings, there are more older members than younger ones, and we hope to call an Associate who will help us design programs to attract younger members.  We hope these programs will capitalize on the few inter-generational institutions left in our society. The membership has a heart for local outreach such as Sharing House, Habitat for Humanity, El Centro, House Calls and Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families.  We also have a strong partnership with the Horeb Church in Guatemala, and several young families will be taking a mission trip to that country this spring. The congregation also values the fellowship of the church.
 

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

As most churches in North America, we face some challenges in a culture that is increasingly secular. We are nevertheless confident that, as in the past, God will lead us. We believe that the greatest thing to ever happen to the world is God’s gift of Jesus Christ to the world, and we are honored to have the privilege of sharing that, beginning with our nearest neighbors. In that spirit, we have come to the joyful conclusion that the time is right to enrich our church’s life and witness by calling an Associate Pastor.  The congregation sees a bright future and is eager to move forward in the process in partnership with the Presbytery. We are eager to seek an Associate whom God is sending to help us “Glorify God, Grow in Christ, and Give to Others.”
 
 

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

Members feel that the recruitment of youth and young families will be a high priority for our new Associate. While we are grateful for the several young families we do have, the congregation would like to see families from our weekday Preschool welcomed into the life and work of the church.  A second strong indicator from the survey is an emphasis on Local Outreach.  Members are well aware of the many needs around us here in Transylvania County. While Global Outreach is also an important part of our ministry, the congregation’s emphasis remains focused on Local Outreach.  Thus with the guidance of Presbytery we are poised to call an Associate who is passionate about the Gospel and a team player who preaches, teaches and serves humbly in helping to lead the congregation in both its work and its worship

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

B –DRPC members are looking for someone with enthusiasm, who is a good listener and can work with all age groups.  Being an excellent youth leader is very important as well as drawing in young families some who are not regular attendees. The optimum candidate would be a good teacher who is grounded in the faith, spiritually mature and motivational in presentation.  Pisgah National Forest is our backyard and has beautiful waterfalls, Sliding Rock, hiking trails, biking enthusiasts, tubing, fishing, picnic and camping areas all of which are opportunities for activities with youth and all ages of our membership.
 

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Working with youth and young families by increasing children’s programming and young family activities
  • Local outreach initiative
  • Preaching one Sunday a month and more if needed
  • Global outreach initiative
  • Improving visibility in Brevard/Transylvania County
  • Visiting sick and homebound
Optional Links

www.brevardchamber.org

www.bdrpc.org

www.sharinghouse.org

www.blackmountainhome.org

www.brevardhabitat.com

Leadership Competencies:
Hopeful
Teacher
Communicator
Technologically Savvy
Change Agent
Risk Taker
Strategy and Vision
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $44,232   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
References:
Name Relation
Rev Bobbi White GP
Presbytery of WNC 114 Silver Creek Rd. Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 438-4217
bwhite@presbyterywnc.org
Gen Prebyter
Rev. Dr. Keith Thompson
BDRPC 249 E. Main St. Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-2645
bdrpcsp@citcom.net
Pastor
Shelly Webb
Executive Dir. TCM PO Box 958 Brevard, NC 28712
(828) 884-2866
shelly@sharinghouse.org
Executive Director
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Yes
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   3/9/2017


Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV BARBARA WHITE Address  114 SILVER CREEK ROAD, MORGANTON NC 28655
Daytime Phone  (828) 438-4217 Office Phone  (828) 438-4217
Fax  (828) 437-8655 Email  bwhite@presbyterywnc.org
PNC:  Ginny Bradford Address  71 Ridgewood Place Brevard, NC 28712
Daytime Phone  (828) 883-2062 Office Phone  (828) 553-3399
Fax  Email  ginnybradford@gmail.com