Pastoral Search Update #2

Here is quick review of the update on the search team’s progress from Sunday.
– We have now completed the first draft of the church profile and sent it to the Elders for review.
– We will now begin working on the Pastor profile; which will include the church survey. We anticipate a March 1st release of the survey. The survey will be emailed to members and regular attenders, who receive the daily emails. If you don’t think Bethany has your email address, you can fill out a communication card and drop it in an offering box and we will add your name to the list.
Regular attenders please remember that while we welcome your survey responses and thoughts at our sessions, the final vote in this process is only open to members, per the constitution. If you’re interested in becoming a member, keep your eye out for membership class announcements in the future.
– The first listening session (where we will listen to your thoughts and answer any question on the process) will be held on Wednesday, February 28th from 6:30- 7:30p.
This meeting will coincide with the youth group meeting and we will hold a youth information session from 7:30 to 8pm and parents can enjoy coffee and fellowship while they wait.
If any of our deaf community would like to attend this session, please RSVP to the search team email at searchteam@bethanylaurel.org by February 21st so that we can have an interpreter available for the session.
-We will have a session during the Deaf bible study on Sunday, March 11th
These dates are just a two of several upcoming sessions so members will have additional chances to attend an information session (additional dates will be announced soon)
– The Search Team will be attending a spiritual retreat. On February 24th the Search Team will meet at Day Spring Retreat Center in Germantown for a day of discernment practice, prayer and worship.
The team will continue to meet on Monday evenings and we look forward to hearing from all of you in the near future. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us on the team. The team members are Res Batamula, Rick Mastroianni, Amelia Hebert, Alli Milner, Rita Platt, Tammi McCord and Terri Stambaugh, the team lead.
Thanks,
BCC Pastoral Search Team
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