I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Search Committee for all of their excellent work in searching for the next Lead Minister of FCC. The Search Committee was comprised of: Cassandra Benton, Nate Bostic, Samuel Green, Rod Karr, Bob Phillips, Leann Sosamon, Jim Taylor, and was led by Tori Moore. The process was taxing and took longer than anticipated and I appreciate each members commitment to prayer and listening to where God was leading them.
At this point the candidate field has been narrowed to one candidate who has been asked to an in-person interview here in Clinton in mid-June. For the time being the Search Committee has concluded their work and have turned the final interview and selection over to the elders. The application process has been closed pending the outcome of the in-person interview. While we are very excited about this candidate, the in-person interview will be very important to determine personality, character, chemistry and fit with FCC. I would ask that all of us continue to keep FCC and its leadership in prayer as well as this candidate and his family.
With Pete’s interim ministry ending at the end of May and the uncertain future due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the elders are working on a new interim leadership plan and will be announcing that early in June. We continue to trust in God’s timing and placing the people in leadership at the right time for a powerful purpose. God has been very faithful with this in the past and we have no reason to believe that He will not continue. I have been very blessed with Pete’s ministry here at FCC and I would ask that if you too have been blessed then please reach out to him personally and express your appreciation.
Please know that even through this trying time of Covid-19 God is on the move in our church. Continue to look for ways to “be the Church,” look for way to be connected with smaller groups of people, be a mentor to send those from your group out to lead another group. Be the hand and feet of Jesus and let First Christian Church be your resource center, your launching pad, and the place where you are filled and renewed to go out to be in His service.
Blessing to each of you!
Chairman of the Congregation
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