Calling a Pastor
Currently accepting applications
Hillsville Presbyterian is seeking a full-time pastor. We are a small town PCUSA congregation in southwestern Virginia. Some members moved here recently because of the awesome views and mild weather; others’ families have lived here for generations. We strive to be a welcoming community of Jesus Christ where one is able to seek answers to faith and life questions, and where faith is put into action serving in Jesus’ name. Our new minister will demonstrate strong collaborative leadership skills as they preach, teach, and help the congregation address community humanitarian needs.
The successful candidate will have responsibility for the following tasks, assignments, and program areas:
Direct the worship life of the congregation including teaching and preaching ministries.
Moderate the Session and serve as liaison to Abingdon Presbytery.
Provide pastoral care as needed.
Support ongoing mission and community outreach activities.
The ideal candidate is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister of the Word and Sacrament and will earn the approval of Abingdon Presbytery. The compensation is aligned with Abingdon Presbytery’s recommendations.
Our church organized in 1854. These days we meet remotely every Sunday for fellowship and worship. Our strong music program enhances these services. Committee and session work continue by Zoom. Average attendance on Sunday is 45. Though our 75 members tend to be retired, we are a busy bunch. We offer a food pantry twice a month, serve our shut-ins a hot meal every Wednesday, prepare infant care baskets for new mothers, and our hand chime choir safely practices in the fellowship hall every week. Our clerk of session prepares a weekly e-newsletter listing upcoming events, prayer needs, a devotional by the interim pastor, and stewardship. We serve our local community by addressing food insecurity, improving wellness, and sharing fellowship through music.
Completed around 1955, the church building has been updated through the years. Our classic wood beam sanctuary supports the hearing impaired and is handicapped accessible. The Wi-Fi is excellent, streaming services are imminent, and the heating and cooling systems are well maintained. Recent improvements include the installation of protective acrylic over the stained-glass windows and installation of new, secure doors. Our picnic shelter hosts yard sales, sunrise services, and a summer concert series. The spacious, adjacent four-bedroom, three-bath manse boasts a newly renovated kitchen.
Please submit resumes to Nancy McDaniel, PNC Chair, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.