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Roadmap to GSPC's new Lead Pastor & Head of Staff

The Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) has trusted God's plan for us in our search for a new Lead Pastor and Head of Staff. To ensure we are working towards his plan productively and thoroughly, we have set up milestones in our Journey. These milestones will keep us on track in our efforts and it allows us to report back to the congregation whether or not we are hitting these milestones. In our communication, we will then be able to explain why we might not have hit a milestone, and ask for prayers OR CELEBRATE with everyone when we do hit our milestones.


Latest Updates: Sunday, October 15th

On behalf of the PNC, we are here to give you another progress report on our Lead Pastor, Head of Staff search! Just a reminder that we are Julie, Ryan, Lucas, Marsha, Kathryn, and Chuck.

Milestone Update:

 We still are on the first milestone circle but don't let that fool you. We have made excellent progress in the selection of candidates

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We are still posted on 9 Job Boards:

  1. ECO Job Board
  2. Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary 
  3. EPC’s Ministry Opportunities page 
  4. Church Staffing 
  5. Fuller Theological Seminary’s Job Board
  6. The Fellowship Community Job Board
  7. Ministry Jobs Job Board
  8. Western Theological Seminary in Holland Michigan Job Board
  9. Reformed Church in America
Application Update:

As of the previous update we have received a few more applications on top of the 21. Even though we have moved forward with some candidates we are still viewing additional applicants


In-person interviews:

We are extremely excited to report that we had in-person interviews with three very qualified candidates.

The meeting included all six members of the PNC and the candidate for a 2-hour interview. After that, we invited their spouse in for a 2-hour dinner and answered any further questions.

The interview questions were divided into 6 different categories provided by the ECO Pastoral Search and Transition Guide to hit on all the different areas of the role. These include church mission and vision, preaching and worship, engagement with church groups, personal self, head of staff/elder leadership, and lastly results and accomplishments.  

We are very energized by the unique giftings of each candidate

Since then we have met as a PNC and reviewed the candidate's interviews: discussing positives, negatives, salary and housing expectations, and the next steps to move forward with the process.  

 The PNC has the following action items:

  1. scheduling visits to the remaining candidate’s current churches
  2. scheduling introductions of our current pastoral staff to the remaining candidates.

Lastly, please keep praying for our next Lead Pastor and their family and the discernment of the PNC as we are trusting God and the process.

Thank you all for keeping your trust in us.

See previous updates here