Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Washington Court House, OH Completed: 12/09/2016

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1 Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church Washington Court House, OH Completed: 12/09/2016 The Ministry Site Profile (MSP) is intended for use by congregations and church-related organizations that are seeking to call an ordained or lay rostered minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or a First Call candidate for rostered ministry. Congregations must complete the entire MSP. Church-related organizations may, with the concurrence of the synod bishop, complete only the required sections (Part I, III and IV). Once complete, this form is submitted electronically to your synod bishop for review and posting to the Current Openings listing on the ELCA website ( PART I: WHO WE ARE Name and Location CONGREGATION Summary Description Good Shepherd Lutheran Church joined with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church to form a shared Pastor/Priest joint ministry in We are very visible in our community as two separate churches joining together for a common goal. Together, our goals are: move our collaborative partnership forward by calling a shared Pastor/Priest; continue expanding opportunities for collaborative ministry in Worship, Education, Fellowship, Pastoral Care, Outreach and Evangelism & Church Growth; and continue to explore the best uses of each congregation's physical facilities. Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church CONGREGATION/MULTIPLE POINT PARISH/ ORGANIZATION NAME CONG ID Washington Court House, OH, US CITY, STATE, ZIP COUNTRY Southern Ohio Synod (6F) Congregation - Organized 1960 SYNOD TYPE OF MINISTRY SITE YEAR ORGANIZED Small city (10,000-49,999) SIZE OF COMMUNITY Contact Information Ministry Site (preferred contact information) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church 1003 N. North Street Washington C.H., OH, US ADDRESS LINE 1 ADDRESS LINE 2 CITY, STATE, ZIP COUNTRY standrewsgoodshep herd.org (740) WEB SITE PHONE FAX Chairperson of Congregation or Head of the Organization Victor (Vic) Aleshire NAME 416 Wildwood Road Washington C.H., OH, US ADDRESS LINE 1 ADDRESS LINE 2 CITY, STATE, ZIP COUNTRY 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 1 of 11

2 (740) (740) (740) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL PHONE FAX Chairperson of Call or Search Committee Vic Aleshire NAME 416 Wildwood Road Washington C.H., OH, US ADDRESS LINE 1 ADDRESS LINE 2 CITY, STATE, ZIP COUNTRY (740) (740) (740) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL PHONE FAX Demographics Language Spoken In the congregation/ organization English PRIMARY LANGUAGE SECOND LANGUAGE THIRD LANGUAGE In the surrounding community English Spanish Race/ Ethnicity (In the Congregation) PRIMARY LANGUAGE SECOND LANGUAGE THIRD LANGUAGE Caucasian (100%) LARGEST SECOND THIRD FOURTH COMMENTS OR EXPLANATION Race/ Ethnicity (Surrounding Community) Caucasian (70%) African American (25%) Hispanic (5%) LARGEST SECOND THIRD FOURTH COMMENTS OR EXPLANATION Gender comparison Age distribution 36% 64% 20% 10% 10% 25% 35% MALE FEMALE 19 YEARS OR YOUNGER OVER 65 Number of Paid Staff CLERGY LAY ROSTERED OTHER LAY PROFESSIONALS SECRETARIAL SUPPORT CUSTODIAL SUPPORT OTHER Congregational Information 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 2 of 11

3 Single site AVE WEEKLY WORSHIP ATTENDANCE AVE ATTENDANCE IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PARISH TYPE Distance members live from church facilities: 0% 0% 50% 50% 1/2 MILE OR LESS 1/2-1 MILE 1-3 MILES MORE THAN 3 MILES Community Type o Bedroom community x College or University x Farming o Inner City o Mining/logging o Ranching x Industrial o Resort x Retirement Budget of the Congregation/ Organization 2015 $69,020 $0 TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE LAST FISCAL YEAR LAST FISCAL YEAR $2,341 $264,262 MISSION SUPPORT TO THE ELCA/ SYNOD FOR THE LAST FISCAL YEAR TOTAL DEBT OF THE CONGREGATION/ ORGANIZATION AT THE END OF THE LAST FISCAL YEAR TOTAL SAVINGS, RESERVES, ENDOWMENT AT THE END OF THE LAST FISCAL YEAR PART II: OUR VISION FOR MISSION 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 3 of 11

4 Trends in the Community Context of the Congregation or Organization Characteristics: Write a description of your community in terms of socio-economic status, demographics, primary areas of employment and lifestyle. The Demographic ZIP Code report for your primary ZIP codes may be helpful. Fayette County Ohio is a south-western farming community with a moderate business base. We are nestled in an area that provides easy access to the Columbus/Dayton/Cincinnati greater metro areas which gives us the ability to have country charm but yet have the offerings provided by a major metropolitan area. This allows for our community to have a diversity in ethnic groups, household incomes, interests and activities. We are blessed with a location that provides beauty in our natural surroundings, especially the close proximity to state parks, nature trails and a host of outdoor activities. Trends: List three changes or trends within the congregation or organization which have occurred in the last three to five years. 1.) Our greatest change has been the Shared Pastor/Priest Ministry begun September 2014 with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Information was presented to the congregation over a period of several months. When voted upon, it overwhelmingly passed. 2.) Due to changes within the ELCA worldwide church policies, we have experienced a slight decrease in weekly attendance. 3.) On a positive note, we are more active in community projects due to our partnership with St. Andrew's. Context: List three ways that the community in which you are located has been challenged by change and transition in the last three to five years. 1.) Biggest change to our community is the problem of drug/heroin use and addiction. 2.) Another change is the increasing poverty base. 3.) Also, the increasing challenges of substantial employment (not minimum wage). Programs: Describe your congregation's or organization's current programs for mission and ministry. Currently, we are involved with our community help center, The Well (an ecumenical group that we share with 30 other local churches); our community Christian-based teen center, The Warehouse; and S.O.C.K.S. program for parents of children at Christmas time. This program provides new gifts for children at Christmas time. This program is in it's 36th year and last year over 400 children were served, giving them 3 gifts each which were selected by their parents. We support our local food pantry, The Fayette County Food Panty, with goods donated by our parishioners. Our congregation supports Lutheran World Relief and Ohio Disaster Relief through the Southern Ohio Synod (SOS). Goals: What are the primary goals of your ministry site (please refer to any Strategic Plan that has been adopted). We are the small church within our community that has an impact in various different ways that makes us known as the "little church that can!" We have a very dedicated group of people that rise to situations when they are brought to light. We are very excited about new possibilities that may come our way through our joint ministry partnership with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Energy: What is your congregation or organization really excited about right now? Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church We are extremely excited and focused on new ministries that may result from our Shared Pastor/Priest ministry with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. We are now engaged with them in all of their pre-existing programs, and focusing on further growth within both churches and community. Partnership: How does this congregation or organization see itself as a member and active participant in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the synod? We support the ELCA and Southern Ohio Synod through our quarterly financial gifts and attendance at synod conferences. We also attend some of the special classes offered from time to time. 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 4 of 11

5 Ministry Site Characteristics A LOT LIKE US AS A COMMUNITY A LITTLE A LITTLE LIKE US LIKE US A LOT LIKE US We tend to be formal and programmatic. o o o x We tend to be informal and spontaneous. We have clearly defined goals and plans for our future. o x o o We have no stated goals or plans. We are racially and economically diverse. x o o o We are demographically homogeneous. We welcome ideas that are provoking and challenging. OUR LEADERSHIP STYLE x o o o We prefer ideas that are tried and true. We rely on our leaders for direction. o o o x We rely on group decision-making. We have learned how to use conflict constructively. Our facilities are often used by community groups. x o o o We tend to perceive conflict as something destructive. OUR PROGRAMMING x o o o Our facilities are only used for our activities. We train people to minister outside our walls. o x o o We train people to minister inside our walls. We focus on ideas and beliefs. o o o x We focus on skills and action. We are obviously Lutheran in identify and practice. OUR THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE x o o o We are less obvious about our Lutheran heritage. We participate in synod and ELCA activities. x o o o We are not very active in the synod and ELCA. We focus on Biblical studies and doctrine. x o o o We focus on contemporary issues and topics. 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 5 of 11

6 Purpose, Giftedness and Mission Purpose Giftedness Mission How does this congregation or organization understand its reason for being in the light of God's call to mission and service? Who are you? Why are you here? As believers in the Triune God and members of the Church of Word and Sacrament, we not only need to nourish our members through worship, teaching and fellowship, but also to share the love of Christ through word and deed with all people. We are one of a few liturgical and sacramental based churches within a small community. This gives us a focus to reach out to our community members for them to hear the good news of the gospels in an orderly/structured fashion. What are your gifts and resources for fulfilling this purpose? What are the congregation s or organization's top three assets and how are they being used? Are there obstacles that must be overcome to be able to use these gifts and accomplish the mission? Our gifts are our people of our church! They are able to improvise and overcome obstacles that come our way. With owning our church property and building (debt free), we are able to use our funds for helping in our community. Being good stewards of the funds given us, we are able to provide assets to other missions as they are made known to us. Our people are very generous in giving of their time and talents to others! In light of the way you have described your ministry context in this Ministry Site Profile, what are the top three mission priorities which, if accomplished, hold the most promise for the continued development of this ministry? 1.) The continuation of our shared Pastor/Priest partnership (joint ministry) with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. 2.) The continuation of our established community involvements. 3.) Searching for and developing new mission projects, as well as new members. References Synodical Bishop Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt Southern Ohio Synod ohiosynod.org NAME SYNOD (614) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL FAX Inside Congregation or organization Vic Aleshire President, Church Council NAME ORGANIZATION AND TITLE (740) (740) (740) (740) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL FAX Outside Congregation or organization Craig Pickerill Founder, The Well NAME ORGANIZATION AND TITLE (614) (614) (614) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL FAX Member of the ELCA Clergy roster 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 6 of 11

7 Rev. Martin Francis ELCA Retired Clergy Member NAME ORGANIZATION AND TITLE (740) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL FAX Anyone else who knows your setting well Robert Rea Community Member/Sr. Warden, St. Andrew's NAME SYNOD (614) (614) (614) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE CELL FAX PART III: LEADERSHIP NEEDS The Leader we Seek Roster Type: o Associate in Ministry o Deaconess o Diaconal Minister x Ordained Clergy o In Candidacy/First Call Solo Pastor Master's Degree (seminary or graduate school) Full time call POSITION TYPE: MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIRED: FULL TIME/PART TIME: Language Proficiencies English/Fluent PRIMARY LANGUAGE (PROFICIENCY) SECOND LANGUAGE (PROFICIENCY) THIRD LANGUAGE (PROFICIENCY) Experience: x 0-3 years x 4-9 years x years x years x 21 + years Top Five Ministry Tasks The five most critical tasks required in this position. o Administration o Building a Sense of Community o Campus / Young Adult Ministry o Chaplaincy o Children's Ministry o Christian Education o Communications/ Media o Community Organizing o Conflict Management o Counseling/ Social Work o Early Childhood Administration x Ecumenical Work o Evangelism/ Mission o Financial Management o Global Service x Innovation / Creativity o Interim Ministry o Interpret Theology o Inter-personal Climate o Ministry in Crisis o Ministry in Daily Life o Ministry with Seniors o Multicultural Ministry o Music / Worship / Arts o Outdoor/ Camping Ministry o Parish Nurse / Health o Participant in the Larger Church 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 7 of 11

8 x Pastoral Care and Visitation x Preaching / Worship o Public Policy / Advocacy o Recruit and Equip Leaders o Self Care / Family Life o Small Group Ministry o Social Ministry o Spiritual Formation / Direction o Stewardship o Strategic Mission Planning x Teaching o Volunteer Coordination o Youth and Family Ministry Gifts for Ministry The five gifts essential in this position, and the five that are very helpful in this position. Top Priority Help people develop their spiritual life. Help people understand and act upon issues of social justice. Provide care and nurture. Be active in visitation of members and non-members. Be effective in working with children. Build a sense of community among the people with whom he/she works. Help others develop their leadership abilities and skills for ministry. Be an effective administrator. Be an effective communicator. Be an effective teacher. Encourage support of the Church's wider mission. Work regularly in the development of stewardship growth. Be active in ecumenical relationships. Be effective in working with youth. Organize people for community action. Be skilled in planning and leading programs. Have a strong commitment and loyalty to the Lutheran Church. Understand and interpret the mission of the Church from a global perspective. Deal effectively with conflict. Bring joy and good humor to relationships. Be able to share leadership and work in a team. Be creative and innovative about his or her tasks. Be able to use technology and media. Appreciate cultural diversity in language and customs. Have talents in the areas of music, arts and writing. Very Helpful Mutual Expectations Please list the five primary areas of activity or focus that you wish your newly-called rostered leader to give special attention to during the first year of his or her ministry at this congregation or organization: 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 8 of 11

9 A. Pastoral Care/Visits to Home Bound B. Visionary/Innovative C. Lead collaboration of 2 congregations D. High visibility in community E. Dynamic Leader Please list the five ways that this congregation / organization will support and encourage the rostered leader during the first year in order to help her or him accomplish these responsibilities: A. Prayer B. Presence C. Support (emotionally and financially) D. Participation/activities in the community E. Compensation No PARSONAGE No SOCIAL SECURITY TAX OFFSET $45,000 - $50,000 MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR DEFINED COMPENSATION Benefits 4 weeks PENSION MEDICAL VACATION WEEKS SABBATICAL POLICY No PARENTAL LEAVE POLICY ARE BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED Professional Expenses AUTO / TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT No FIRST CALL THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL EXPENSES ACCOUNT CONTINUING EDUCATION Comments: Please offer any comment or explanation regarding the compensation package, especially as it compares to synodical recommendations or guidelines. 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 9 of 11

10 Other Supporting Resources Are you able to supply the following items, if requested? Mission and Vision statement of the congregation or organization Printed history of the congregation or organization Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives Budget Annual Report Position description: Duties and Responsibilities Communications Piece (publicity, newsletter, etc.) PART IV: COMMENTARY You are encouraged to offer information or commentary that will help the reader appreciate the vision, opportunities, challenges and nature of your ministry site. Use this opportunity to creatively promote and commend your ministry possibilities. We feel this has been explained and outlined in our answers to the prior questions! PART V: COMPLETION OF PROFILE Discernment Process and Adoption Please describe the process used to gather information, formulate responses, and officially adopt this Ministry Site Profile. (Approximately 100 words maximum). Over a period of several months, we canvased our congregation for input and feedback related to our calling of a shared Pastor/Priest to continue our collaboration with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. We have had a Covenant Council in place for the past one and a half years. This council was made up of 6 members from each congregation. Their charge was to come up with plans of action for joint ministry opportunities. The information would then be passed on to each congregation for their approval and participation. We also have held bi-monthly joint Council/Vestry meetings. We would discuss anything related to our sharing of the Pastor/Priest and all joint ministry programs. As the time drew near for the retirement of our shared Pastor/Priest, the committee coordinators from both churches began the joint discernment process of the wants, needs and desires for going forward in our joint ministry. Enter the date on which this Ministry Site Profile was adopted by vote of the Congregation Council or organization's board: 12/9/2016 CALL PROCESS ADMINISTRATOR The name of the person on the synod staff that the bishop has designated as the Call Process Administrator for this call process. Pastor Katie Kerrigan NAME TITLE (614) g OFFICE PHONE Reference's Recommendation 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 10 of 11

11 Craig Pickerill NAME (614) (614) DAY PHONE EVENING PHONE (614) CELL FAX 12/12/2016 3:04:23 PM Page 11 of 11

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