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Pastoral Transition

Pastoral Transition

We are in the process of a pastoral transition. 
 
This is a multi-step process beginning with the formation of a Transition Team (TT) and moving on to the formation of a Call Committee
 
Printable Congregational Conversation - Request for Input
 
Transition Timeline
 


Transition Team (TT) 

March - April - May  2019
The Transition Team is responsible for the development of a Ministry Site Profile (MSP), which is a "snapshot" of the congregation.
To develop the MSP, the Transition Team examines the congregation’s identity, core values, mission, and ministry. They do this in conversation with the congregation - in a variety of ways - to receive both input and to give feedback. It is an open and transparent review and assessment of: 
• Who we are
• Where we have been
• Who God is calling us to be
• What God is calling us to do in our next chapter of ministry 
 
Sunday Discipleship Hours in March, April, and May will be dedicated to this conversation.
 
Recordings of Discipleship Hour Presentations
 
March 31 - "Transition Team / Ministry Site Profile" with the Transition Team-Video
March 31 - "Transition Team / Ministry Site Profile" with the Transition Team-Audio
 
April 7 - "Transition Team / Ministry Site Profile" with the Transition Team-Video
April 7 - "Transition Team / Ministry Site Profile" with the Transition Team-Audio

  


Early March 2019
The Transition Team is responsible for the development of a Ministry Site Profile (MSP) which is done in conversation with the congregation in a variety of ways to receive both input and to give feedback in an open and transparent review and assessment of:
• Who we are
• Where we have been
• Who God is calling us to be
• What God is calling us to do in our next chapter of ministry 
  
Team size: 6-8 members
 
Eligibility: Any member of the congregation 
   (Council members need to keep their focus – so they will not serve on the TT)
 
Team composition: It is most helpful when the team is comprised of prayerful members who have the following skills/gifts/abilities: Good listeners; Detail oriented; Sensitive communicators; Skilled in technology
 
Expectations: 
• Make this team a high priority commitment for a concentrated period of time
• Be available to meet weekly as needed through the end of May 2019
• Be committed to the mission/vision of the congregation
• Be active members of the congregation – participating in the worship, stewardship, study, service, and prayer life of the congregation
 
This is a time for listening, gathering up and sharing the work of the past two years, inviting congregational input and feedback until the MSP has been widely shared and deeply owned by the congregation. The TT will work as directly as possible while taking as much time as we need. The TT will promote a congregational conversation while also trying to keep moving us toward an affirmation of the MSP as an accurate expression (snapshot) of who we are, where we have been, and where we believe God is calling us in our next chapter of ministry. 
 

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Pastor Red Burchfield, red@SALChome.org or 425-746-2529.