Senior Pastor Call Committee Update

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Call Committee Update (2/10/19)

The Congregational Profile has been finalized, and is available on this website at www.rlcary.org/about-us/rlc-internal-documents.

The Call Committee is on hold until we receive input from the District on our list of nominations. The next step, reviewing the information about potential candidates, is anticipated to begin in March.

Call Committee Update (2/3/19)

The Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description have been revised to incorporate changes suggested by members of the congregation. The revised versions were emailed via RCB on Friday, February 1, as part of the weekly announcements from Susan. Thanks again to those who took the time to review and provide input. Please contact Teresa Gresham, if you were unable to download the files via email.

The list of nominated pastors from the congregation has been forwarded to District for their input. The District will narrow this list to those pastors who are open for a call, and also provide a list of additional names they recommend considering. Once we have input from District (anticipated in March), our District representative, Pastor Mike Merker, will contact each candidate to determine which are open to further consideration for the Senior Pastor position at Resurrection.

For questions or input during this process, please contact either Don (919-460-6458, ) or Teresa (919-274-5450, ).

Call Committee Update (1/27/19)

The draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description were emailed to the congregation via RCB last week, and comments were welcomed through this past Wednesday. Thanks to those who read through these documents and provided their comments.

The list of nominated pastors from the congregation has been forwarded to District for their input. The list is included in the announcements.

The District will narrow this list to those pastors who are open for a call, and also provide a list of additional names they recommend considering. Once we have input from District (typically a 2-3 month process), our District
representative, Pastor Mike Merker, will contact each candidate to determine which are open to further consideration for the Senior Pastor position at Resurrection.

Call Committee Update (1/20/19)

The draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description were emailed to the congregation via RCB last week. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you did not receive the RCB email and would like the documents, please contact Teresa.

The list of nominated pastors from the congregation has been forwarded to District for their input. This list includes 25 pastors.

The District will narrow this list to those pastors who are open for a call, and also provide a list of additional names they recommend considering. Once we have input from District (typically a 2-3 month process), our District representative, Pastor Mike Merker, will contact each candidate to determine which are open to further consideration for the Senior Pastor position at Resurrection.

Call Committee Update (1/13/19)

The Senior Pastor Call Committee has completed the draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description. These were emailed via RCB earlier this week. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you did not receive the RCB email and would like the documents, please contact Teresa.

In addition to the 18 new Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation, we also will forward the original list of 7 nominations from last year’s process.

Call Committee Documents for Review (1/8/19)

The Senior Pastor Call Committee has completed the draft Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor Position Description. If you would like to review these documents, please send comments or questions to Teresa Gresham ( ) and Don Martin ( ) by Wednesday, January 23. If you would like the appendices or have trouble opening the documents previously emailed through RCB, please contact Teresa or Don.

Senior Pastor Call Committee Update (12/23/18)

The Call Committee is reviewing the Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor position description. We anticipate sending those to the congregation for review in mid-January.

Thanks to those who filled out the profile survey! We received responses from 180 people. Results were emailed via RCB earlier this week. If you did not receive it or have additional input, please contact Teresa Gresham.

The 18 Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation will be sent to the District in early January (along with the Congregational Profile) to determine which of the 18 are open for a call. For more information about these candidates, please contact Don or Teresa.

Senior Pastor Call Committee Update (12/16/18)

The Call Committee is reviewing the Congregational Profile and Senior Pastor position description. We will send those to the congregation for review before we send to District. The snow storm delayed us a bit, so we will move to this step to early January.

Thanks to those who filled out the profile survey! We received responses from 180 people. This 3-question survey was open through December 12 (we left it open a few extra days because of the storm). We will email results next week. The results will be incorporated into the profile, but also provide terrific input for many others in the church including the Council, staff, and volunteers organizing educational and fellowship events.

We received 18 Senior Pastor nominations from the congregation. These will be sent to the District in early January to determine which of the 18 are open for a call.

Our current schedule (which has been delayed by the snow and Christmas) includes the following milestones:

    • Mid-January: Finalize draft Congregational Profile, send to congregation for review
    • Mid-January: Send nominations to District
    • End of March: Receive input and additional candidate names from District
    • April through May: Identify candidates that appear to be best suited to match RLC’s needs
    • End of May: Telephone interviews with prospective candidates
    • End of June/early July: arrange for visits for candidates that are being considered for the position

 

Call Committee: Don Martin and Teresa Gresham (co-chairs), Nick Cassimatis, Bob Hirt, Sara Kirkendall, Ralph Klevenow, Carmen Madler, Leah Robison, and Gary Roth. For questions or input during this process, please contact either Don (919-460-6458, ) or Teresa (919-274-5450, ).

 

Senior Pastor Search Process

Prepare

  • Church Council will form Senior Pastor Call Committee.
  • Call Committee members educate themselves on church staffing, call process, and ministry challenges.
  • Call Committee reviews ministry descriptions.
  • Call Committee works with staff to communicate process to congregation.

Search

  • Open period for congregation to nominate pastors using official form.
  • Submit ministry descriptions, nominations, and request for candidates to District President.

Discern

  • Call Committee reviews information from District President on potential candidates.
  • Call Committee elevates candidates and conducts initial interviews.
  • Final candidate(s) invited to Resurrection to worship, interview, and meet staff, leaders, and congregation.
  • Call Committee recommends candidate(s) to Church Council.
  • Church Council reviews and recommends candidate(s) to congregation per constitution.

Call

  • Resurrection holds a congregational meeting to consider calling candidate recommended by the Church Council.
  • If the recommendation is received favorably by the congregation, a call is extended to the candidate.
  • Pray and await response from candidate.

Resurrection Lutheran Church Congregational Profile

Senior Pastor Position Description

 

Updated February 1, 2019

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