Minutes of the July 26th, 2021, Meeting
On July 26th, 2021, the Pastor Search Committee met from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Emmanuel. All members of the committee were present for the meeting (two members attended virtually). The purpose was to meet with our representative from Vanderbloemen, Brian Dunks. The meeting began with prayer led by Carol Williams. The committee was made aware of the progress that Vanderbloemen has made regarding identified potential candidates. To date, there have been 35 submissions of applicants. From those 35 candidates, there have been 7 candidates identified as likeminded with Emmanuel Enid. As a group, we reviewed the requirements, qualities, and traits of the potential lead pastor. These were developed from the churchwide survey that took place earlier this year. Vanderbloemen will continue accepting and initially screening applications until the process of finding a lead pastor is complete.
The dates have been set for the next 3 meetings. At the following meeting (August 24th), we will be presented with candidates, receive resumes and mission statements, and see introductory videos and teaching samples. In the following meetings (August 27th and 28th), we will begin meeting with the candidates virtually to hear how God called them into ministry, their background, family life, and their heart for leading at Emmanuel Enid.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the committee. Please be praying for wisdom and guidance as we begin meeting with candidates. We have spent many hours together building an understanding of each other so that we can be unified on who we call to be the next lead pastor.