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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Congregational Mission Profile

(Summer - 2000)

 

 

Part I ‑ Congregation Information

 

Date Oct 13 2003

Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church (See ELCA Yearbook or contact synod office)

 

 

Address 5339 Kalaniana`ole Hwy                      Honolulu                       HI                     96821

street                             city                                           state                              ZIP

 

                    church phone 377-5477                    fax        373-7233                       E‑mail CalvarybytheSea@hawaii.rr.com

 

2. Congregation Council Chair Timothy Sprowls, 5311-E Kalaniana`ole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96821. Ph. 377-9293, 441-4235 (wk) 441-8400 (fax) tims@sti-hawaii.rr.com

 

3. Call Committee Chair Jonathan Osorio, 2575 Jasmine St. Honolulu, HI 96816. Ph 737-1784, 973-0987 (wk), 973-0988 (fax) osorio@hawaii.edu

 

 

4. List three events or developments that are important from the history of your congregation. Please indicate dates. If you have a short, concise congregational history, please attach it.

(For example: significant anniversaries, building programs, merger, worship service added, ministries, musical groups and choirs formed, staff or pastoral positions added or revamped, lengthy pastorates, pastoral interns, intentional interim, restructuring of Congregation Council or board, mission development, house mission church, relationship with Lutheran agency or organization, organ purchase.)

 

Building first sanctuary, 1955

Building new sanctuary and retiring the debt in 3 years, 1980-1983.

Founding of Angel Network, 1989

Retirement of Pastor Olson after 34 years of service, 2002

 

 

5. There are historical or internal issues in any congregation about which a candidate should be aware. Please describe:

 

1.              The length of time your three previous pastors served and their reasons for leaving.

 

 

Pastor Doug Olson had served at Calvary for 34 years before retiring in February 2002. As there are only a few individuals whose membership predates Rev. Olson's arrival, it seems more meaningful to focus on his time here.

 

 

2.              The most significant conflict in your congregation in the last 20 years, and what the congregation has learned from that conflict.

 

 

Overt issues were conflicts over pastoral roles, financial issues and worship styles that led to factionalism and mistrust for a period of time in the last few years of Pastor Olson's tenure here. Lack of a mechanism for discussing and threshing out differences made for an atmoshphere of crisis and hostility. Even the Bishop's office became involved and a number of members left the church.

 

The remaining core worshippers form a strong group from which we can rebuild. We are the remnant. God has granted us time to look back and regroup. The core remaining is much stronger for having been through the trial.

 

However, we do need to deal sensitively and sensibly with issues that involve control, power and finances, so that the strong personalities of the pastor and those within the congregation do not devolve into hostility. Our church was blessed with rental incomes from weddings which we have, perhaps, not used wisely. That is a problem we must address, but we believe that with God's grace and love we can make this church, community, and world a better place to live in anyway.

 

 

6. Review the congregation=s current ELCA Congregational Trend Report and Demographic Zip Code Report. This report is available on the Internet at www.elca.org/re, or by calling the ELCA Department for Research and Evaluation at 1‑800‑638‑3522, ext. 2990. Comment here on any surprises or especially significant trends. Please attach a copy of the report to this profile.

(Please attach the most up‑to‑date membership and attendance information if available.)

 

A. Membership, worship attendance and giving by the members have all decreased significantly from 1995 levels. Some reasons for the decrease are:
        1. The communities from which the church draws most of its members are mature communities that did not  experience any significant growth until the past two years when low interest rates stimulated housing   development.

        2. Records in past years contained members who had moved or were no longer participating in the church.         These records have been purged resulting in a more realistic accounting of membership.

        3. A conflict in the late 1990s, spurred in part over finances and wedding rental income, resulted in the loss of a number of members, some of whom were generous givers.

B. Although member giving decreased, total income increased from 1995-1997 levels due to wedding income.

C. Although wedding income has also decreased over the past several years, church spending has not.

 

7. Congregation constitution was last updated: .

(Comment on reason for update.)

 

An ELCA modeled constitution was adopted in May, 1989.

Only the By-Laws have been updated--February, 1997

 

8. Most members live within how many miles of the church building?

Most members live within 5 miles of the church

 

a. 6 % 2 mile from church 7 % 2 ‑ 1 mile from church 14 % 1‑3 miles from church

 

             73 % 3+ miles from church

 

b. 1-2 % that walk or use public transportation to come to church.

 

98-99 % that drive personal automobile to come to church.

 

 

 

Part II ‑ Ministry Practices and Structure

 

9. Describe the congregation=s present program and practices in worship (time, type, style, frequency of communion), education (adult, youth, confirmation), evangelism (calls and guests), and special ministry (CROP Walk, after‑school tutors, etc.).

(Comment on how ministries are organized‑‑by committees [ad hoc or standing], task forces, or as special projects.)

 

Presently our congregation has 2 worship services on Sunday. Our 7:30 service tends to be more traditional, while the 10:00 service has a more contemporary flair. A variety of music is used and appreciated at both services. Youth are included in the services with a "keiki (children) sermon". Dance and drama were also a big part of our services in the past. Theme Sundays have also been utilized, such as our Pet Blessing Sunday in October. Communion is offered every Sunday.

 

Educationally, we have a Confirmation program, Faith Inkubators (FINKNITE) every Wednesday, and a new Sunday School program called Generations in Faith Together, which come from the same author and have a similar format. We also provide adult religious studies and a Montessori school uses our facility and provides a Christian foundation in its curriculum. On occasion, the Montessori students perform during our worship services bringing their families into the services with them.

 

Our Evangelism is connected to our Special Ministries which include Angel Network, a non-profit that provides rental assistance and food to homeless families giving “a hand up, not a hand out” to people in need. Performing Arts at Calvary, through music, dance and theatre builds faith in our young children whose performances reach out into the community. Our pastor and lay leaders regularly make hospital and hospice visits, provide in Home Communion. Our Music and Worship Coordinator, one of the instructors in Performing Arts at Calvary is also a noted author on music and healing and regularly takes his music and visits the suffering people in hospitals and hospice

 

10. Describe the service ministries of the congregation, its community involvement and ecumenical partnerships.

(For example: food pantry sponsor or contributor, build shelter for low income residents in the community, house counseling office, addiction‑related groups, or other organizations.)


  • Angel Network (ANC) is an independent non-profit organization founded by the late Ivy Olson as a grassroots program to aid the homeless. It has won two Presidential Awards (Bush I and Clinton). It has a high profile with the entire congregation, which has supported the agency with space and funds for many years. We maintain a foodbank and thrift shop on our property, and our congregation has collected food from the surrounding neighborhood. ANC also works with other non-profit organizations.
  • Performing Arts at Calvary (PAC) is a ministry for bringing in children for training in music, dance and theatre centered around Christian spiritual themes. It is clearly transforming children and bringing them and their families to Christ.
  • The Calvary Montessori School enrolls over 60 children and has a waiting list. Its mission statement is "To provide a Montessori education that nurtures the spirit of the child surrounded by God's grace." The school provides excellent training and we are in the process of creating more interaction between preschool and church.
  • Calvary does not support other specific missions or missionaries other than through the ELCA. We recognize that we are lacking in this area and wish to be more actively and financially mission-minded.

 

11. Describe the congregation=s present staffing. Please include volunteers responsible for parish printed communications, supervising education programs, building maintenance, or other regular tasks.

(For example: for paid staff, note whether part‑ or full‑time, whether they are members of the congregation, relationship to members, if any, and length of service.)

 

 

12. Construction date of church building: Date of last renovation:

Is any building program projected? If so, when? Please describe existing building issues which may need to be addressed and the current extent of handicapped accessibility. Also use this space to describe the condition of any church property, its insured value, and any outstanding debt on it.

 

The present sanctuary was built in 1980 and dedicated on August 16, 1981. The mortgage was burned in June 1983.

In the past six years the church has undertaken several renovations, replacing the roof and floors of the main sanctuary, landscaping the grounds for parking, and remodeling the main office. The church has paid off the costs of those renovations but is currently in the midst of new repairs to the brides and grooms rooms that are attached to the sanctuary for moisture and termite damage.  For these repairs Calvary has borrowed $98,000.00 and is now taking pledges to pay that loan. At present $18,000.00 has been dedicated to this effort.

Calvary will also be undertaking another project, replacing and repairing the eve beams on the outside of the sanctuary and will be taking out a second $98,000.00 loan to cover the expenses.

The insured value of this property stands at ?

13. Briefly describe the congregation=s stewardship practices. What process is used for determining annual income projections? What is your current commitment (percentage of offerings) to ministry beyond the congregation (synod, churchwide, other ministries)?

(For example: describe how stewardship is encouraged; pledge Sundays; how offerings are allocated.)         

 

Our congregation does two offerings at each service, one for CBTS and the Whale offering for Angel Network. Occasionally we do additional offerings to support missions, or a building fund drive. Sometimes the additional offerings are supplements to our annual budget, for instance the Whale offering is in addition to an annual grant by our congregation to Angel Network.. The money we raised for African missions (Holy Cow) and the local missions (OHOH) are also additional collections made in the church on Sundays.

 

We base our annual income projections on an annual stewardship drive and ask for annual commitments. We use this as a basis for our annual giving income projections. We also get a projection from UI Productions for vended wedding income.

 

CBTS’ current percent commitment to ministry beyond the congregation is 13.9% ($114,700 .00 of $822,893.00)

 

 

14. Please attach a current spending plan for the congregation. Additionally, briefly describe savings, endowments, or investments, and how these funds are to be used.

(Comment on how use of resources reflects the congregation=s mission.)

 

Our current spending plan, updated monthly, is on our webpage home.hawaii.rr.com/rmq

 

WE have been using savings from previous years to pay the bills for the past 8 years. We don’t have an endowment, and our savings are held in the Mission Investment fund. The fact that we obtain our loans and save with the MIF reflects an additional commitment to the ELCA.

 

 


15. Describe synod and churchwide activities in which members have participated.

(For example: synod or churchwide assemblies, synod or churchwide council, synod committees, global mission events, Women of ELCA, stewardship or evangelism seminars, seminary events and youth gathering, or youth leadership training.)

 

Three Calvary members currently serve on the leadership team of our Hukilau Conference: Dale Noble is Chair, Linda Cluney is Secretary and Edna Dunn is the Newsletter Editor. Linda Hansen previously served as Chair, Secretary and Newsletter Editor in past years.

 

Many Calvary members (Bruce Kau, Michael, Lea del Castillo) were key in organizing a number of Hukilau evangelism events: "Canning Hunger" and "Got Food?" where collecting canned goods in the neighborhoods surrounding our 11 Hukilau congregations provided the opportunity to share about the mission and ministries of our congregations.

 

Juliet Hsia served on the Pacifica Synod Council as the Hukilau representative immediately after the ELCA was formed for a number of years. She also served on a Churchwide committee which dealt with multi-cultural issues.

 

Judy Magin has been the Hukilau representative to Synodical Women of the ELCA assembly a few years ago. I helped to plan and many Calvary members attended the WELCA assembly which Hukilau hosted here in Hawaii November 16 - 18, 2001 at the Radisson Prince Kuhio. Linda Hansen was elected to be the voting member from the Hukilau Conference to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 1995(?) when it met in Minneapolis. She also served on the Pacifica Synod Council as the Hukilau representative from 1999 - 2002. Linda Hansen also served on a Synod task force to review compensation for rostered leaders which reported to the May 2003 Synod Assembly.

 

 

 

16. How does this congregation, as an expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, see itself as a partner with the other two expressions, namely synod and churchwide organization?

(For example: how did the congregation become involved in synod and churchwide activities and why‑‑what does it mean to the congregation? If there is no involvement, explain.)

 

 

Calvary has a tradition of participating in ELCA and synod activities. We encourage members to be active in the larger church at the conference, synod and church wide levels.

 

PACIFICA SYNOD ANNUAL MEETINGS

 

For many years, Pastor Douglas Olson served on the Synod Board for Outreach and attended many of the Churchwide Assemblies. Calvary tries to have different lay voting members attend the Pacifica Synod Assembly each year along with the pastor. These same voting members also serve as the voting members to the Hukilau Conference Assemblies that year. We support ELCA World Hunger.

 

At the 2001 Pacifica Synod Meeting, Dr. Harvey was the Worship Leader.

 

In Spring 2003, Calvary sent 5 members: Jay & Judy Magin, Interim Pastor Russ Creydt (as voting members) Scott Nelson (CBTS FINK NITE Coordinator) and Brittany Kaawa (the Hukilau Conference's youth representative) to this year's meeting in Costa Mesa, California.

 

Calvary has consistently been one of the strongest financial supporters of the synod among the 126 congregations in the Pacifica Synod. We supported special synodical missions like Jubilee 2000--an activity helping Pacifica Synod congregations with burdensome debts.

 

We have provided financial and prayer support to various members of our congregation as they attended seminary: Nancy Hanson, Richard Ricker, Ginger Georgulus. The congregation has also provided financial support directly to Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary.

 

We have hosted musical groups from colleges of the ELCA (Concordia and St. Olaf). We partnered with a Lutheran congregation in Ethiopia for several years and exchanged pastors for a few weeks.

ASSOCIATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH MUSICIANS

 

The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians held their regional meeting in Honolulu in August 2002. Dr. Harvey was the keynote speaker for this event.

 

WARTBURG SEMINARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING, Summer 2003

 

This year, the Council provided tuition funding that enabled Scott Nelson to attend the Wartburg Youth Leadership Training in Iowa. Part of the coursework culminated in a long-range plan setting forth goals and strategies to help our youth grow in faith, develop & build a holistic approach to faith for new & existing members. Having successfully completed this training, Scott is now a certified Youth Leader Minister.

 

OPEN HEARTS OPEN HANDS

 

Calvary youth and church participated in Open Hearts, Open Hands (OHOH) a program to help congregations with funding for their first building. This year, our offering will help Chinese Lutheran Church & Kihei Lutheran Church on Maui. On August 24, 2003, we invited Pastor Simon Lee and Wenli Lin (VP of the Board of Deacons) to speak about Chinese Lutheran Church, its ministry and efforts to establish a permanent home for their congregation.

 

YOUTH EVENTS & PARTICIPATION

 

Calvary has sent youth to the national and regional youth gatherings for many years. We have a vibrant performing arts program, Performing Arts at Calvary. In the past two years, Calvary has participated in a number of activities with the youth from other Hukilau churches and with our across the street neighbor, Holy Nativity Episcopal Church & School. Youth activities over the past year include:

 

August 2002:

            Box Car Racing Jr High with Christ Lutheran (Mililani), Joy (Pearl City) & Maluhia (Waianae)

            Senior High “Lock In” at CBTS. Christ Lutheran (Mililani), Joy (Pearl City) & Chinese Lutheran Church. Bonfire on the beach, devotional, pizza & video games at Chuck-E-Cheese. Monica Doss & Pastor Russ were Calvary’s chaperones.

 

September 2002:

            CBTS Youth & the other Hukilau Churches held Bake Sale for OHOH

 

January 2003:

            CBTS & Christ Lutheran participated in a weekend Peer Ministry Retreat at Camp Mokuleia. Topic was relationships, ministering to their friends.

 

March 2003:

            Jr. & Sr. High BBQ with Christ Lutheran & Holy Nativity Episcopal School. This also was a chance to renew the bonds of friendship formed at the Peer Ministry Retreat weekend.

 

April 2003:

            Jr. & Sr. High & kids from the local public schools were invited dance sponsored by CBTS & Holy Nativity Episcopal School. The dance was held at Holy Nativity’s gym. CBTS participants were Pastor Russ, Denise Fleming, Scott Nelson, Monica Doss, and Shane Stowell.

 

HUKILAU CONFIRMATION CAMP AT CAMP MOKULEIA

For the past 3 years, CBTS youth attended the Confirmation Camp was held in June on Oahu's North Shore at Camp Mokuleia. Also participating in the Confirmation Camps are youth from Joy of Christ & St. John’s Lutheran Churches. This year, CBTS was represented by 7 youth & Interim Pastor Russ Creydt. Friendships from previous Confirmation Camp's were renewed.

 

NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING

 

In July 2003, we sent 10 of our youth: Malia Wyant, William Fleming, Bryce & Sean Harken, Pasha Raza, Blake Miller and Brianne Krueger, along with chaperones Scott Nelson & Shane Stowell to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Atlanta, Georgia. They were joined by youth from Joy of Christ & St. John’s Lutheran Church. For 5 action packed days, they joined 24,000 other Lutheran youth in faith activities, mega-worship services. They loved the contemporary Christian praise music, great food and sightseeing. This was the first time any of our kids had been inside the huge Georgia Dome. They really enjoyed meeting kids with strong faith from all over the country. They were impressed by the warm welcome and even a bit of notoriety of being from HAWAII! This year's theme was UBUNTU: DO LIFE. The ELCA National Youth Gathering is held every 3 years.

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS AT CALVARY

 

Performing Arts at Calvary (PAC) was established in [ ] by Dr. Harvey & Lisa Kimsey. It involves kids from Calvary, other local churches and the public for children ages 8 & up. PAC prepares a winter and spring musical each year as one of Calvary’s worship services. PAC also takes its show on the road. PAC performed its Christmas 2002 program for Maluhia Lutheran Church in Waianae, Oahu. In 2001 (23 kids) and 2003 (14 kids), PAC performed on Maui for Kihei Lutheran Church’s worship service.

 

 

Part III ‑ Mission in the Community

 

17. Describe the community in which the church building is located and list sources of your information.

(For example: gender, race, marital status, median age and income; types of employment; quality of education, cost and types of housing, tax rate, and recreational activities.)

 

Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church is located on the beach in the affluent suburban East Honolulu neighborhood of Aina Haina. Calvary is about 8 miles from downtown Honolulu; about 6.5 miles from Waikiki; and 6 miles from the University of Hawaii in Manoa. The church is located on the City bus line. It is within walking distance to the Aina Haina shopping center, public library, post office, banks and a grocery store.

 

It is an older established suburban residential neighborhood. Aina Haina is primarily a single-family home neighborhood where the median home purchase cost is $550,000 compared to $300,000 for Oahu. In 2001, the average family income was $154,591 compared with $79,825 for Oahu.

 

Neighborhood churches include Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and a Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

Calvary is near two private church schools (Holy Nativity Episcopal Church School (K-8), Holy Trinity Catholic Church School (K-8), two public elementary schools (Aina Haina Elementary and Wailupe Valley Elementary, one public intermediate school (Niu Valley Intermediate) and one public high school (Kalani HS). The HS graduation rate is 91% compared with 85% for Oahu. The percentage of those with 4-year college degrees is 26.5% in Aina Haina, compared with 15% on Oahu.

In 2001 the percent of population by racial origin is 67% Asian, 30% Caucasian, 2.6% Hispanic, and 0.3% African American.

 

Senior citizens on fixed incomes are the primary local residents requesting food boxes from Angel Network Charities.

 

Sources of Information:

 

ELCA Compilation of US Census Information

2003 Oahu Map Book

Angel Network Board member, Judy Joseph

 

 

18. Describe three distinct attributes of the community the congregation serves.

(For example: urban, suburban, small town or rural; growing, stable, or declining economy; racially diverse or not, quality of education, two‑income families, many single or elderly people.)

·       suburban

·       ethnic diversity

·       struggling public schools

·       thriving private schools

·       lots of latch-key children

·       two-income families struggling to make ends meet

19. List four primary businesses or industries in the community.

(For example: note source of tax base and local economy, primary employers; note whether people commute to other locations for employment.)

·       tourism

·       military bases and federal spending

·       City, State and Federal government

·       University of Hawai`i

 

20. What trends in the community should be addressed by the congregation in the next five years?

(For example: impact of population shifts, domestic violence, day care, youth services or recreation, homelessness, new construction/inflated housing prices, or decline of housing stock.)

 

·       Population shifts (600 new homes projected in Hawaii Kai alone)

·       Aging population on fixed income in church neighborhood

·       High housing prices in church neighborhood

 

21. What opportunities for ecumenical cooperation have you found in your community?(For example: cooperative worship, youth events, food pantry, women=s shelter, or homeless shelter.)

 

Ecumenical pursuits have been, and remain secondary to accomplishing our primary goals as a congregation. Our arms are open to embrace fellow Christian congregations in celebrating special occasions together, such as Thanksgiving, Holy Week, special services designed for ecumenical enhancement, and other occasions as they present themselves.

 

We look forward to embracing the Hawaiian Island Ministries in a larger way this year. This annual three to four day event promotes evangelical Christian laity and clergy in joining hands to share worship, praise, spiritual enhancement, and outreach effectiveness by bringing to O‘ahu many of today’s outstanding and inspirational Christian speakers and teachers.We also stand ready to share the blessings of the Eucharist with our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters.

 

Through Angel Network we provide outreach into homeless and hungry members of our community and house a food pantry on our premises.

 

Part IV ‑ Where is God Leading Us?

 

22. In the past five years, has the congregation conducted a process to review its

ministry/goals?

If yes, briefly outline the process used to develop these.

(For example: who led and participated; how was input sought ‑‑ were open meetings held and

how many; were decisions made by committees or a task force.)

 

Yes. On May 2, 3, 2003, interim pastor Russ Creydt conducted a 5 hour visioning workshop open to all members of CBTS. Forty-four individuals, all with varying backgrounds and interests attended. The group, through discussion and much interaction created a mission statement.

 

Next, they listed the church’s missions and needs for the next three years. These ideas were categorized and everyone had three votes for their top selections, thus prioritizing each category. A summary of the results of this process was prepared for all committees and for the church council to include in their planning and to guide their activities.

 

23. What is the current mission or vision statement of the congregation?

(Comment on whether this mission statement accurately reflects current understanding of mission or may need reevaluation.)

 

“Share the blessing of God’s grace with aloha”

This mission statement accurately reflects the current mission of Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church.

24. During the next 1‑3 years, what are the top three mission priorities for the congregation which, if accomplished, hold the most promise for the development of your ministry?

(For example: outreach to increase membership; service to community; building program; adding staff or pastors; restructuring of committees or boards; stewardship or evangelism programs.)

Service to the community, youth and adult education, meaningful worship

 

25. What is your congregation excited about?

(For example: list events or activities that generate interest and participation.)

 

Increased community involvement and outreach, more social occasions and special events, having an inspiring new permanent pastor, significant facilities improvement.

Part V ‑ The Leader We Seek

 

 

26. Position Title

(For example: senior pastor, pastor, associate or assistant pastor, co‑pastor, teaching pastor, outreach pastor, youth pastor, youth and family pastor, associate in ministry, deaconess, or diachonal minister.)

 

Senior Pastor

 

27. Please list the expectations for this position.

Ø     skilled worship leader

Ø     inspirational preacher

Ø     knowledgeable theologian

Ø     inspires a spirit of ‘ohana and community

Ø     support people in crisis through counseling and comforting

Ø     stimulates, shares and nurtures leadership among the congregation

 

28. Ministry Priorities and Skills

 

Please rate the current status                                                                                                          Choose the 4 (total) areas

of your congregation=s priority                                                                                                      which you see as the most

and skill in the following ministry areas:                                                                                         essential for your congregations=

future. Rank them 1-4 (4 =high)

ú

 

Priority

1-5

(5 = high)

 

Skill

1-5

(5 = high)

 

 

Ministry Area

 

 

Description

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

Worship Leadership

 

Place high value on carefully planned and well conducted worship services.

 

1

 

4

 

5

 

 

Social Ministry

 

Enable persons to become aware of community needs and to participate in action and advocacy

 

 

 

4

 

3

 

Children=s Ministry

 

Teach and relate to preschool and elementary-age children

 

 

 

5

 

4

 

Ministry to Youth

and Young Adults

 

Relate well, teach, and work with high school youth and young adults

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

Teaching Adults

 

Teach and lead adults in faith development.

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

Administration

 

Provide oversight of the organization, staff, committees, etc.

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Community Work

 

Motivate persons to cooperate in community activities.

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

Ecumenical Work

 

Stimulate cooperation in local inter-church and interfaith programs

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

 

Stewardship

 

Inspire and motivate persons in developing and using individual and group resources in the service of the Church.

 

 

 

5

 

4

 

Evangelism

 

Reach out with the good news of Jesus the Christ

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

Visitation

 

Support and nurture persons by visiting with them in settings other than church functions.

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

Preaching

 

Hear both Law and Gospel as it applies to the lives of people

 

2

 

5

 

5

 

Ministering in Crises

 

Support persons in the midst of crisis

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Counseling

 

Assist persons facing problems or decisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

28. Ministry Priorities and Skills (continued)                                             

 

 

Priority

1-5

(5 = high)

 

 

Skill

1-5

(5 =high)

 

 

 

Ministry Area

 

 

 

Description

 

 

 

2

 

3

 

Participant in

the Larger Church

 

Provide leadership to programs of the ELCA through the synod, churchwide expression, and affiliated institutions.

 

 

3

 

3

 

 

Financial Management

 

Provide leadership to the financial aspects of the congregation and to the development of the budget.

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

Inter-personal

Climate

 

Exhibit and inspire a spirit of community.

 

4

 

5

 

5

 

Recruit and Equip Leaders

 

Enlist, equip, and motivate leaders to carry out the work of the organization.

 

 

 

5

 

5

 

 

Interpreter of Theology

 

Communicate a comprehensive understanding of the Bible and Christian theology from a Lutheran perspective.

 

3

 

4

 

4

 

Innovator

 

 

Envision and implement new approaches, activities, and projects.

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

Utilizing Conflict

 

Analyze and utilize conflict situations to strengthen community life.

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

Planning

 

Engage in visioning, long-range planning, and goal setting.

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Sharing

Leadership

 

Work mutually with volunteers and colleagues in a staff situation.

 

 

 

3

 

4

 

Family Life and

Self Care

 

Expect the pastor to and allow time for cultivating home and personal life.

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

Study Habits

 

Expect the pastor to and allow time for following a regular schedule of reading and studying.

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Spiritual Discipline

 

Expect the pastor to and allow time for maintaining a disciplined life of prayer and personal devotion.

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

Small Groups

 

Plan, cultivate, and support small-group ministry.

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Teach Confirmation

 

Creatively relate to youth to teach the faith and inspire commitment.

 

 

 

4

 

4

 

Transformational

/ Redevelopment Ministry

 

Understand and embrace the need to change and to reach out in a new community context.

 

 

 

4

 

3

 

Musical and

Artistic Gifts

 

Enjoy and use music and the arts to invite and enhance worship.

 

 

 


 

 

29. Compensation and professional expense reimbursement.

 

Range of base salary:

Range of base salary including housing allowance: $63,000-$75,000

 

In addition to base salary, we have been providing: (please check those that would apply)

 

               Parsonage

               Housing equity allowance: $_______________(if applicable)

x          Social Security offset

x          Continuing education of 14 days and synodically recommended minimum allowance of:

$__negotiable_________________

x          Four (4) weeks vacation, including four (4) Sundays

x          Car or mileage allowance

x          Health and pension through ELCA Board of Pensions

               Other:

 

Total compensation and professional expense package:$94,000-110,000 per year_________________

 

Please comment on how these compare to your synod=s compensation guidelines.

 

We have followed the compensation guidelines

 

 

29. References. Please list two people outside of the present membership whom the candidate might call for further insights and impressions of the congregation or ministry setting.

 

1.                     Name: Sherri Clark

Street address: 4800 Kietzke Ln. Apt 212

City/State/ZIP:Reno, Nevada 89502

Daytime phone:

Evening phone:775/322-4413

Relationship: Former member

 

2.                                Name: Deanna Thornhill

Street address: 12195 N. Avondale Loop Road,

City/State/ZIP: Hayden Lake, Idaho. 83835

Daytime phone:

Evening phone: 208/762-4283

Relationship: Former member, former wedding coordinator and music/worship coordinator

 

Roger Ede

5349 Opihi St.

Honolulu, HI. 96821

396-6311

373-9336

Former member, Deacon, resident of the church’s neighborhood

 

 

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