As we progress through our transition from the fine work of Rev. Dr. Wayne Soble and Rev. Dr. Jean Stairs to the next phase in the life of our congregation, your Council is committed to being as transparent as possible. We will therefore be reporting to you on a regular basis as new information becomes available. “The Road Ahead” will be published in Tidings and also be uploaded to this web page: see the links below.
The congregation will have an opportunity to approve recommendations from Council three times during the Transition. The first approval will be when the Supply Ministry Plan is presented, likely in late April or early May. In September the congregation will be asked to approve the results of the Community of Faith Profile. This is the process which replaces and enlarges upon the former Presbytery Needs Assessment Process. Sometime early in the new year, the congregation will be asked to approve the results of the Search Team’s efforts in securing top-notch ministerial staff to carry the church forward into what surely will be a promising future.
Jan 2019: Transition Team lays out the three steps
Mar 2019: Supply Ministry and ‘Community of Faith’ Profile
May 2019: Introducing our Two Supply Ministers: 2019-2020
Aug 2019: Supply Ministers begin; Youth and Pastoral Care services