Pastor Nominating Committee Update

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April 16 Update from Kari Stephens, PNC Member

Dear Covenant Partners
God is so good! The Senior Pastor/Head Pastor position is open and accepting applications! We are encouraged by God’s faithfulness in the process, and are prayerfully considering each applicant as they come in (until May 1st). The PNC as a whole and as sub-groups, have been working hard to create the format and procedure with which we will use to evaluate the applicants. The next step for the applicants whom we feel are strong candidates will be to schedule for a phone interview. Please pray for God’s discernment to lead us in the process and for the hearts of our congregation to be open to the upcoming change. We are so excited about where God is leading us in preparing for our new pastor!

March 7 Update from Jeff Downer, PNC Member

Dear Covenant Partners,

God is certainly guiding this process and the PNC’s effort is beginning to pay off.  What we have seen accomplished so far is tremendous.  We began by getting feedback from the core staff of our church and incorporating the results of the mission study to help guide us.  The members of the PNC are now hard at work in sub-groups to tackle each specific aspect of this project.  The job description, known as the Church Information Form, has been created along with systems in place for candidates to apply.  We now have a strategy to publicize the position and have activated a system to track candidates through the entire process.  This all means that we are within a few days of making an official job posting and accepting applications.  This is where it gets real.  One of the most important teams on the PNC is the one that makes sure we keep our church informed of our progress.  We have built in multiple ways to make sure the people of MVPC can stay up to date on our Pastor search.  In the coming weeks we will begin receiving applications until May 1st.  We still have a considerable amount of work to do.  Please continue to pray for the PNC team and for the candidates who God is about to lead to MVPC.

February 12 Update from Chris Bunn, PNC Member

Dear Covenant Partners,

The PNC has  begun meeting every Thursday to work toward finding our new Senior Pastor!  We have talked a lot about Generation to Generation over the past two years and sitting down as a group last week we reflected on the generation that started this church and God’s faithfulness to the generations raised in this church. We were reminded how blessed we as a church have been to have David and Nancy these past 35 years! We are excited to see God's hand move as we seek His will in our church's future. Please pray that we would seek first the kingdom of God and in all our ways acknowledge Him, because we know that He will set our paths straight. Also, for David and Nancy, that they would know the love and appreciation we as a church have for them and their faithful service these past 35 years. We look forward to updating you on the pastoral search through this monthly blog. Praying for you in this time of transition.