Pastoral Search Update December 2018
The Pastoral Search Team has been meeting weekly to ready ourselves for candidate interviews and all aspects of the candidate search process. The Elder Council’s prayerful creation of the Search Team is evidenced by the excellent representation of the diverse nature of our congregation. Care was taken to include spokespeople from many different demographic and faith backgrounds, as well as life stage and ministry interests. The willingness to work cooperatively and respectfully while representing these differences has been an outstanding feature of our team, and we are already aware of God’s work in our midst.
The engagement of the AGORA Search Group, and Rob Lauer as our consultant, has provided the Elder Council and Search Team an excellent platform from which to conduct our search. The thoughtful work performed by the Elder Council in creating a set of priorities for our candidate has resulted in the Opportunity Profile, which is now viewable on the AGORA Search Group website: https://www.agorasearchgroup.com/church-job-search. This information piece is being distributed throughout a vast network of pastors, many of whom will be contacted to evaluate potential interest in the position. By personally contacting these pastors, Rob Lauer will also request referrals to other potential candidates.
Each member of our congregation plays an important part of this process by staying engaged in our church family and faithfully participating in worship and programs. It is especially important to maintain the health of our congregation in order to attract interest from the strongest candidates. In addition, faithful prayer for our Search Team, our Elders, and our consultant is the most important part of this time of transition, and we ask that you help us by committing to support us all in this important activity.
If you have questions or would like further information or have suggested candidates for the Search Team, feel free to contact one of us with your comments.
Thank you, in advance, for your participation and prayerful support!
In His Service,
Linda Connors Chair
Carl Agers Vice-Chair
Carl Agers Kelly Blough Dan Byrne
Jean Cherniss Linda Connors Morgan Griffith
Renee Hart Neal Locke Bill Mullen
Carrie Priest Spencer Sutterlin