The Pastor Search Committee has now received resumes from Church Venture and will begin an initial review process of those names. Our first review as a group will take place April 4th.
Once the initial review is complete, we will either select a single candidate for further review or request additional candidates for review.
It is not our intention, as the PSC, to have multiple candidates under review at the same time. Rather we intend to review and pray about each candidate individually and consider that candidate to the point that God either opens or closes the door on that man.
As with all things, God will guide us through this process and we are open to His leading and direction. We are flexible and understand the process is much less important than the result.
This will require much prayer and discernment as we enter the difficult and exciting next phase.
Please join us in prayer for clarity and discernment for the PSC, NLF Elders and our future Pastor.
Jason Abston for PSC
Update: Pastor Search Committee (PSC) met Monday February 21st. PSC has now submitted, via the Elder Board (John Devore), our profiles to Church Venture. The review of those profiles by Church Venture are now complete. This is the last step before Church Venture to begins to match our profile with Senior Pastor candidates in their system.
At the recent meeting, PSC reviewed the suggested initial phone interview questions provided by Church Venture. Those questions are provided to assist search committees format the initial phone interviews, once the range of candidates is narrowed. The PSC has revised and amended a few of those questions, as well as adding some of our own. We are hopeful a review of potential candidate names/resumes will begin at our next meeting. That review will be followed up by either 1) a request for additional candidate names or 2) brief phone interviews of candidates that match the profile sought by NLF leadership.
Next PSC meeting is March 7th
Jason Abston, NLF PSC
Pastor Search Committee (PSC) has submitted our Church, Community and Pastor profiles to Church Venture. Those profiles are now being reviewed by CV.
The first round of potential candidates will be provided to the PSC when the CV review is complete.
PSC next meeting will be February 21st
We ask for your continued prayer for NLF leadership, Pastor Search Committee, our new Senior Pastor and the Meadens during this process.
Jason Abston, NLF PSC
The New Life Fellowship leadership has chosen Church Venture NW to assist our Pastor Search Committee (PSC) in locating potential Senior Pastor candidates. Church Venture will use church, community and Senior Pastor profiles, prepared by the Elder board and PSC, to match New Life with candidates that best fit the criteria. The final drafts of our church, community and pastor profiles will be forwarded to Church Venture, likely within the next week. It is very likely we will begin initial review of resumes for Senior Pastor candidates within the next few weeks.
The Pastor Search Committee will meet twice each month (more often if necessary) throughout the search process until a Senior Pastor is placed. The PSC will provide an update on the NLF website after each meeting and announce brief updates during Sunday service as time allows.
Our goal is to communicate continuously and as effectively as possible with the congregation throughout the process. The NLF website will likely have the most recent update the PSC is able to share.
As a body, please continue to devote yourself to prayer for NLF leadership, Pastor Search Committee, our new Senior Pastor (and his family) and the Meaden’s as we all transition through the coming months.
Jason Abston for NLF PSC
Pastor Search Committee members:
Jason Abston (Chairman)
John DeVore (Elder)
Mark Hadman (Elder