September 16, 2019
Dear CCGF Family,
We are at an important junction in the search process for our new Senior Pastor and wanted to provide our Christ Church family with an update so that you can continue to be in prayer for us as we move through the next steps.
VanderBloemen has completed their search and presented us with a slate of (4) candidates. We are now moving into our vetting phase through a process of online research followed by telephone interviews, then site visits to candidates' churches where possible, followed by more focused video interviews, and finally site visits here for the final candidate(s). We expect this process to take at least 4-6 weeks, but the timing will depend on many factors.
We as a Parish Council understand the weight of this endeavor and are earnestly seeking the Lord's wisdom and discernment as we move through this critical juncture. We know that God has His hand on one of these men to shepherd our Christ Church family into the next generation, and humbly ask that you continue to lift up your leadership in prayer, that God would grant us His favor in revealing His will for us as a governing body. We also want to thank you for your continued patience as He guides us through the process in the coming weeks.
By His Grace,
Chairman, CCGF Parish Council Executive Committee
July 30, 2019
Good afternoon Christ Church,
We as your Parish Council continue to pray that God leads us to His choice to shepherd Christ Church into the future He has prepared for us. We want to thank you for your prayers towards that end, and ask you to please continue to bring our collective need before Him as we move forward.
Update: We have a teleconference with Vanderbloemen (the search firm we have engaged) scheduled for next week, to bring us up to speed on where they are in the process. This will be followed by a face to face meeting in mid-September, at which time our search consultant will present to us a slate of potential candidates. Parish Council will then begin a time of evaluation, deliberation, and personal interviews as we seek to discern whom God would call to lead our church family.
As we fervently seek the Lord's leading in this matter, we ask that you would please join us in praying that we would be diligent in our assigned work to evaluate candidates thoroughly, thoughtfully, and biblically. We also ask that you would join us in praying for God to be preparing the heart of our next Senior Pastor, that he would likewise prayerfully discern God's calling him to the ministry of Christ Church at Grove Farm.
By His Grace,
CCGF Parish Council