Solo Pastor

Date Posted: May 2, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40+
Story Memorial PCA
Marion, NC, USA
Job Type: Solo Pastor
Other Details

Church Profile Form

Story Memorial Presbyterian
174 Shady Lane
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Member of the Highlands Presbytery
Pulpit Committee Contact Person: Gene Seals, RE, PNC Chair, P.O. Box 2692, Morgantown, NC  28680
828-460-7511, [email protected]
Type of Community: small town, rural
Type of Church: Church with Solo Pastor ___X____
Church Size: under 100 members
Average Attendance: 38 adults over 65, 23 adults under 65, 1 teen, 7 children
Total Income: $151,762 (Year 2022)
Church Expenses: $162,407 Year 2022)
Ministers Compensation Package: $65,000-70,000
Programs and Outreach: Mission Conference yearly on hold since COVID, Ladies Circles deferred since COVID, Mens’ Breakfast about monthly

Pastor Criteria Desired: Willing to consider someone fresh from seminary or ideally with 1-5 years of ministry experience.  Married preferable.

Top Pastoral Priorities (6):
1. Worship Leadership: Pastor and Session work to develop a rich worship life, educating the congregation for
meaningful participation.
2. Proclamation of the Word: The word of God is preached with urgency and conviction, bringing it to bear
on the changing needs of individuals, the community, and the world. High priority of pastor’s time placed on sermon
3. Spiritual Development of Members: Pastor shares members’ struggles regarding the Christian faith, with
opportunity provided for individuals and groups to reflect on beliefs, concerns, doubts regarding Christian understanding of the
spiritual dimensions of life.
4. Visitation: Church officers and pastor develop and carry out a systematic plan for visitation of the entire congregation
with special attention to prospective members and those with special needs. These special needs include those who are hospitalized
or in emergency situations.: Those in hospitals or emergency situations are regularly visited; network developed to keep pastor and
others informed of crisis situations; needs of ill or bereaved are met.
5. Evangelism: Pastor and congregation share faith in Christ as personal Savior in total lifestyle; seek to lead others
within and outside the Church to accept Jesus Christ; congregation is informed, trained, helped to establish effective evangelism
programs for the church. Evangelism includes involvement in local community problems and activities. Concern for identifying
social problems in the community; work done with groups seeking solutions. Time and skills committed to community groups.
Information and encouragement provided which enable members to become informed and involved.
6. Congregational Communication: Two-way communication encouraged, information gathered and shared that
will assist problem solving and decision making; varying opinions elicited and all encouraged to listen to opposing points of view.

Top Strengths Desired (6):
Worship Leadership
Youth Work
Ministry to Seniors
Pastoral Visitation

Information about the town of Marion may be found on the city’ website: https://marionnc.org.

Office of the Stated Clerk
1700 North Brown Road, Suite 105, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone 678-825-1000 Email: [email protected]
(Let us know if you would like to be added to our Ministry Opportunity List: www.pcaac.org/get-involved/pastoral-job-positions)

A few additional notes: Our church has a number of public school employees and retirees. We have found the local district very workable. Anyone who is strongly opposed to public schools will not fit in. In fact, a minister with a wife who is a public school teacher would be very interesting to us. Next, we are in the southern Presbyterian tradition of collegial leadership. Anyone who expects to determine the life and course of the church would not be successful. Finally, anyone who is willing to blend into the congregation and love us will find himself loved back powerfully.

How To Apply

Send resume and application to [email protected]. Also, links to sermons if available. If links are not available prepare to forward file of a sermon after you receive a reply from us.