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September 10, 2017 PNC Update

Good morning,

The Pastor Nominating Committee appreciates the opportunity to briefly share where we are in the process of our search for a Sr Pastor.

We have completed the Ministry Information Form (commonly referred to as a MIF), which shares the story of our church and our open position to the pastors who are interested in becoming a candidate in our search. This MIF went public in late August after getting the formal approval of our Session, the NE GA Presbytery, and PC USA.

For anyone that is interested in reviewing the Ministry Information Form, it is on our website. From the home page there is a link named “Our Pastor Search” and the MIF can be found on that page as a file that you can read online or download to your phone or computer.

Also, we have heard from multiple sources how interesting and intriguing our church story is (as told through the MIF). To date, I can share with you that there is plenty of interest in our Sr Pastor position. We are actively reviewing Pastor Information Forms from those candidates who have applied to date.

Our applications come from multiple sources:

  • PC USA Church Leadership Connection database
  • Self -Referrals (pastors who hear about our opening and apply directly)
  • Members of the congregation who have referred someone to us that they know of
  • Our committee is reaching out to ministers that we know to let them know about our open position and have them serve as a networking resource for us and/or apply for the position.

If you are aware of anyone that we should be reaching out to concerning this position, please let us know.  It is also important to note that we do not need to make a hasty or rash decision. We are very fortunate to have great leadership across our church during this search and we can spend the necessary amount of time to find our next Sr Pastor on our schedule.

We are ready, willing and able to answer your questions at any time about where we are in the process , so feel free to reach out to our committee if you have questions for us.

Finally, we ask for your prayers to help guide us in our deliberations.

Thank you,
Stephen Covington

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