Pastor Roger Hutley shares information about a resolution for a temporarily amendment to the church bylaws in order maintain continuity of leadership during this time of transition.
Board member and Search Committee chairman Barry Dales gives us an overview of the search for a new lead pastor to date, as well as some new steps as the Pastoral Search Committee looks forward.
Board member Randy Coulman updates us on the progress of our Pastoral Search Committee and what we've been learning in the process.
Barry Dale, chairman of our pastoral search
committee shares the latest updates on the
process and how God has been moving.
As part of Pastor Todd's message today he gave some insight into the pastoral transition process and how the church can be ready for God to move.
Pastor Roger gives an update on the church and the Pastoral Search process.
Barry Dale updates on the Pastoral Search Committee process, plus offers three specific requests that our church can be praying for
Pastor Roger updates us on the ongoing work of ministry happening here at Bethel during this transition period
Pastor Roger interviews the Pastors and Directors of Bethel Church, explaining more about their responsibilities and ministries.
Lee McCloud, Lead Pastor of Church Development with the Oregon Ministry Networks shares detailed information on how the pastor search process works, and the next steps for our church.
Our Board has established a three-phase process as we transition from Pastor Tim’s leadership to a new lead pastor.
This is an important decision and we want to be seeking God’s will first and foremost.
If you want to be part of the final decision of selecting our new pastor, you must be a member in good standing at Bethel Church.
“The Board” – We have 9 men currently serving as our Board of Elders and Deacons who will constitute the search committee.
“prayerful inquiry” – First and foremost, this is a decision to be decided by prayer.
“judicious counsel” – Our Board has consulted with Lee McCloud (Oregon Ministry Network office) and Brian Stellar (sectional presbyter) already for guidance in this process. Their experience and wisdom in helping other churches through this process is invaluable.
Our Board has also shared their intention of meeting with a wide variety of members and ministries within our church family to determine what qualities and giftings would best suit Bethel Church and the vision we have to reach our community and the world. These meetings will happen in a variety of ways and any public sessions will be announced to the church family both in services and through our various social media channels.
“full consideration being given to the leading of the Holy Spirit” – Without question, God has the final say. We want a new pastor that will lead us, guide us, and teach us according to God’s plan for Bethel Church. As has already been said, prayer is the first and most important principle for selecting a new pastor and, through prayer, we expect God to direct us to the right person to lead Bethel Church forward as we work to further God’s kingdom and reach our community with the hope of the gospel.
“an available, scripturally qualified minister” – Underlying any expectations we might set for a new pastor’s gifts and strengths is a commitment to the Word of God without compromise.
“undue delay” – This is a process we will not rush. While we do not want to drag this process out indefinitely, both practical experience and the counsel of others has proven that a prayerful, thorough process yields the best results for establishing a solid relationship between a church body and an incoming pastor.
“Any member of the Assembly may offer a minister’s name for the consideration” – Information will be made available about the best way to contact the Search Committee if you are a member of Bethel Church, and know of someone that might be a possible candidate.