Search Committee Update 7/8/2021
On July 8, the Pastors Search Committee met from 3:30-8:00 PM at the Chapel of Joy in Waukomis for a retreat to pray and discuss search priorities. All members except Barbara Erwin were present. We began with a review of types of prayer, and then went into an extended prayer time going through the covenant prayer bookmark that has been distributed to Emmanuel to use in prayer.
We had a long discussion of the Congregational Survey summary that Carol Williams had prepared from the lengthy results of the survey of our congregation. Corrections were made during discussion to make it useful to our congregation. Dinner was served by Grace and Gwen of Moe's Place, and the rest of our time was spent going over the interview process for lead pastor candidates. We had an in-depth discussion to plan what our church's priorities are and the questions which need to be asked each candidate. The discussion will be continued in our next meeting on July 17. We will be working on our view of the culture of our church and important questions to consider during the time before our next meeting.