I rise to a point of personal privilege…
I rarely bring personal items into my blog stream, however on this occasion I would like to pass along the information that my church, La Verne Heights Presbyterian Church, is seeking a pastor. The Ministry Information Form is posted on the Church Leadership Connection system and the Pastor Nominating Committee has begun reading applications. The classified in the Presbyterian Outlook reads
Would you like to pastor a PC(USA) church that is highly missional in practice, committed to spiritual formation, evangelical in spirit, and reformed in theology? Consider La Verne Heights Presbyterian Church near Pasadena, California. Visit lvhpc.org to learn more.
La Verne Presbyterian Church
1040 Baseline Rd
La Verne CA 91750
Job Type: Full-time
For background information our long-standing mission statement is:
As a people committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit we nurture and equip each other to be disciples who perceive and carry out God’s call to our mission: to share the Gospel and address community and world needs to the glory of God.
Also from the MIF, how this position will help the church accomplish its mission:
The pastor will:
- Model the serving, caring heart of this church.
- Along with the Session, hold the mission and vision out before the congregation and regularly ask the question of all ministries, “How does this support the advancement of our vision?”
- Lend direction and leadership in the effective interworking of the staff, ministry groups, and administrative committees.
- Appreciate the advantages of our ministry group model while helping to ensure that the unique and varied ministry of each group effectively contributes to fulfilling the overarching vision of the church.
- Attend to the administrative integrity of the church’s ministries.
- Guide us in development of thoughtful, effective leadership training for all leadership positions within the church, helping to uphold the integrity of these positions.
Self-referral information is on the MIF.
An important note: I am not on the PNC and while I can answer general questions about our congregation I have no direct involvement in the hiring process.
It is left as an exercise to the reader whether having me in the congregation is a positive, negative or neutral feature. 😉
And now back to our regularly scheduled polity wonkishness…