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As I said in a recent newsletter article, our next step in the process towards electing a PNC (Pastor Nominating Committee) and calling a new Pastor is “discovering a new identity”. The way we will do that is by conducting a survey of the congregation followed by small group gatherings to discuss further hopes for the future of the church. This is sort of like a mission study, but I think the format is much more informative and user friendly.
October Letter from Polly
As I write this article for the October newsletter, we have 97 total responses to the surveys! Thank you for your great response!
Our next step will be on Sunday, October 9th following worship. We will gather in Fellowship Hall for lunch. After lunch, we will divide into small groups to discuss the following five questions:
- What is unique about this church that distinguishes us from other churches?
- What aspect of life and ministry would you not want our church to lose?
- What areas of ministry are you passionate about, you also want our church to be passionate about?
- What new or expanded areas of ministry or service is God calling us to explore?
- What challenges will our church have to overcome in the years ahead?
We need at least 75 people participating in this small group discussion. Please come and participate in this second part of the survey process. Not only will you help with the pastor search process, but you will have a wonderful brisket lunch.
What will happen next?
Then it will be time to form a Pastor Nominating Committee. If you are interested in being on the PNC or you want to nominate someone for it, there will be forms available. The Nominating Committee will take those names and put together a committee of about 7 people, men and women, to be voted on by the congregation. Following some training, the PNC will begin the process of putting together a Ministry Information Form (MIF) which will be used for a matching process with ministers who are seeking new calls.
This is an exciting time in the life of the church! Please continue to pray for the church, the nominating com-mittee, and those who will serve on the PNC. If the search for the next pastor is rooted in prayer, great things will happen.
Grace & peace,