March 18 Pastoral Search Update
Dear Word of Grace family,
First, we would like to thank everyone who has reached out to the committee to offer support, prayers, opinions and their personal feelings on the pastoral search. As we move forward in the process, we will deeply take that feedback into consideration. We are also prayerfully seeking God’s plan for Word of Grace in every step of this process. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” (Prov. 16:9)
The search committee was formed the end of February and we have met as a full committee twice since our initial meeting to organize. With assistance from the pastoral staff, we have outlined a list of competencies we feel are most important in our next lead pastor. From there a job posting was created and posted last week on a Christian staffing website. We have received about ten applications after the first few days and plan to accept applications throughout March. We plan to start reviewing applications as a group in the next 1-2 weeks.
Please continue to pray for God’s protection over our church family during this time of change. Prayer for our committee as we seek to install new leadership, prayer for Pastor Stephen as interim pastor, and prayer for WOG leaders and staff, both current and those moving on to new missions.
Phil H on behalf of the WOG Pastoral Search Committee