Latest Updates From PNC:
February 2021: Rev Elizabeth Lockhart becomes full-time Transitional Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church. PNC remains in place looking for a permanent full-time Pastor
January 2021: Session and Rev. Edie Gause have made an arrangement for Edie to serve as Temporary Coordinating Pastor until either the Session hires an interim pastor or the PNC which you have elected has a new pastor to present to you.
July: PNC Report – The team has interviewed two candidates for Senior Pastor and a third is scheduled for interview shortly.
May: PNC Report – The team is looking at applications. The COM loads applications on Monday, so the team meets on Tuesday to go through the new applications. They will be loading the job posting (Ministry Information Form – MIF) onto the church website and sending to seminaries.
March: We are currently revising our Ministry Information Form with our presbytery contact. This document will help potential candidates learn about our church and what we are looking for in a pastor. Once the revisions are complete, it will be sent to the presbytery for approval before our session gives final approval.
February: The PNC has met 4 times. We started with a bible study to prepare each of us for the search for a senior pastor for this church. We met last week and completed the Ministry Information Form (MIF). This form is then sent to Presbytery for approval. The MIF consists of information a pastoral candidate would need to know about our church, such as our mission and vision, and the working parts of our church. It also has information about membership, attendance and the salary the church is prepared to pay based on the budget. We will let you know when the MIF is approved and what the next steps will be. Until then, continue to pray for our church, the person God has chosen to lead this church, for the PNC and pray for what committee you can serve on as we continue to do the work God has put on us here at Faith Presbyterian.
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We are just like most Christians in our devotion to Jesus Christ. We believe that in life and death we belong to God. However, at the core of Presbyterian identity is the passionate emphasis on the grace of Christ, which allows us to experience love, extend love to others and live lives of gratitude. Through this gratitude to God we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives.
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