Transition Team Meets with Transition Ministry Services leader, Art Wiers
The Transition Team met on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
The primary focus of the meeting was to learn about the Transition Ministry Services that are available from the Reformed Church in America. Art Wiers leads the program and presented at our meeting. He specifically talked about the value of having a full or part-time specialized transition minister. He highlighted a few things:
- This is not just a time to get through, it's an opportunity.
- This is a time to listen well and discern where God wants Fellowship to go.
- Don't rush the search process. It is important to take time to find the right leader.
- This is a time to listen well to the congregation.
- It is possible, as a church, to maintain momentum and even grow during this time.
The Transition Team and MLC will be discerning over the coming weeks if we need an interim pastor. Pastor Lindsay, Pastor Nate, Steve Braunius, and Rodger Price are meeting each week to ensure coverage of responsibilities that would normally be covered by the Preaching and Leadership Pastor.
We are also in conversation with a possible Classis supervisor. This individual is an ordained pastor from the area who would assist us in following good process.