First Presbyterian Church was established in 1881 in Auburn, a town of approximately 3,000 people. Auburn is located in a predominantly rural setting in southeast Nebraska. It is about the same distance, approximately 65 miles, from the metropolitan cities of Omaha and Lincoln. The church building has been well maintained and renovated while keeping within the state historical registry designation guidelines. Within the past ten years a room for social functions, a kitchen and restrooms were added on to the original structure. This addition, along with the sanctuary and pastor’s office, are accessibility ADA compliant.
The congregation has a long history of centering its ministries in missions and community outreach and is accustomed to a shared ministry approach.
Please refer to the church's Ministry Information Form with the Church Leadership Connection. The matching process provided us with some Pastoral Information Forms that are currently being reviewed by the Pastoral Nominating Committee. In addition, however, the church is considering recent graduates who are seeking first-call positions.
We are seeking a pastor who will share his/her knowledge of the scripture, helping to discover the meaning of the written word. The pastor will provide leadership, being ever-mindful of inclusion, by coordinating our efforts to attain goals, as well as inspire us in new directions. His/her presence and involvement in the community by attending and participating in events will build relationships, be a positive representation of our church and create an interest in what we are about. The pastor will make an ongoing effort to attract un-churched people, as well as pull the non-attending members back into a relationship with the church family.
This person must be enthusiastic and out-going, and be able to work with all age groups. The pastor should possess organized leadership qualities, leading yet being open to the opinions and suggestions of others. He or she must be energetic, cooperative, self-motivated, and compassionate. Proactive interaction with the community and other area church leaders is highly encouraged.