Pastoral Transition

February 23, 2017

Pastoral Transition Update:

The Pastor Search team has conducted onsite interviews for candidates for our Lead Pastor position.  The team is now conducting reference checks and additional interviews.

Please pray for the following as we continue to seek the Lord in determining who it is that He is calling to be the next Lead Pastor at New Life Church:

1. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the search team as we continue to determine who it is that God is leading to New Life.

2. Pray for the candidates and their wives.  Pray that God will make their paths clear as He speaks into their journeys.

3. For our NLC family, pray for your role in the future of New Life. What expectations do you have on a new pastor? Do you need to set aside any expectations on this man as we continue to seek the Lord in reaching our community for Christ?

February 1, 2017

Pastoral Transition Update:

The Pastor Search team will be conducting onsite interviews over the next three weeks for candidates for our Lead Pastor position.  

Please pray for the following as we continue to seek the Lord in determining who it is that He is calling to be the next Lead Pastor at New Life Church:

1. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the search team as we continue to determine who it is that God is leading to New Life.

2. Pray for the men we are bringing onsite, that God will make their paths clear as He speaks into their journeys.

3. For our NLC family, pray for your role in the future of New Life. What expectations do you have on a new pastor? Do you need to set aside any expectations on this man as we continue to seek the Lord in reaching our community for Christ?

January 27, 2017

Pastoral Transition Update:

The Pastor Search team is actively interviewing candidates for our Lead Pastor position. The next step is to decide which of these godly men we will move to the second round of the interview process. Please continue to pray for us as we consider the next step for each of the men God has brought to us. Also pray for them as they consider the plan God has for their ministry.

What the Pastoral Search Process looks like:
 

1. Outline and document transition plan  (COMPLETED)
 2. Form Prayer Team  (COMPLETED)
 3. Fill preaching Sundays for the short term – through summer  (COMPLETED)
 4. Seek input from congregation  (COMPLETED)
 5. Search for Interim Pastor  (COMPLETED)
 6. Select and form Pastor Search Team  (COMPLETED)
     a. Members of the congregation  (COMPLETED)
     b. Engage Search firm to assist search team in search process  (COMPLETED)
     c. Finalize search documents (COMPLETED)
     d. Church Assessment, Church Profile, Church Checkup, etc.  (COMPLETED)
 7. Initiate Search (COMPLETED)
 8. Identify Prospective Candidates (COMPLETED)
 9. Conduct Skype (online) Interviews (COMPLETED)

10. Conduct onsite interviews with candidates. (IN PROGRESS)
 11. Visits to Candidates’ churches
 12. Invite final candidate to New Life
 13. Candidate visits New Life Church
     a. Final Interviews
     b. Reference checks
 14. Search Team Selection
 15.Elder Approval & Recommendation
 16.Congregational Approval