The Transition Team is up and running! We had a late evening conference call on Monday, October 14, to find a time to have our initial retreat. Getting everyone’s schedules to match up is quite a challenge! However, I have good news to report. We have scheduled the Transition Team Retreat for Sunday afternoon, October 27 and Monday evening, October 28.
This retreat will help us get to know and trust each other as we begin attempting to listen to the Lord, to you, and to the needs/hurts/etc. in our world. If we listen carefully and prayerfully to these three, you will be able to discern where God is leading you in coming days, months, and years.
The retreat also will provide a jump start as the Transition Team begins leading you through the transition as you prepare your hearts and minds to receive a new senior pastor. When the Transition Team believes the time is right, they will recommend the formation of your Pastor Search Team. The work that the Transition Team leads you to do between now and then will shorten significantly the time that the search will take to find your next senior pastor. As a result of this process, the Pastor Search Team will be able to move quickly and decisively in their search. You are a wise people for investing this transition time in this effort.
Just a reminder for you regarding those serving on the Transition Team. They are as follows:
Kim Biggers Hayes
I urge you to pray for these as they prepare to lead you!
Grace and peace, Layne