Search update 6/14/18
The Pastor Search Team has added a few new members, to replace Nate Mouw and Becky Tenter. Dave Defields will step in for Nate Mouw. Becky Tenter's spot will be filled by Erica Kirshman and Ashley Tenter. Please continue praying for the search team as we transition and begin to enter a phase in the search process where candidates will start to be narrowed down and presented.
We met with Tim Stevens (Vanderbloemen) on Sunday 6-10. They currently have 69 candidates they are starting to narrow down to the top 15. After getting to the top 15, they will continue a deeper dive into these candidates until they have identified the top 3-6. Around July 19th, Vanderbloemen has committed being on-site at midway to present their top 3-6 candidate to the Elders and the Pastor Search Team. Also during this conversation, we were presented with a sample resume of one of the candidates that Vanderbloemen would consider in the upper echelon based on criteria already established with Midway. This was a correlation exercise to determine how closely we are both aligned to Midway’s needs. The sample resume was approved by the search team as a good example to move forward with. So, the good news is, Vanderbloemen has a good understanding of what it is our church is looking for.
Informal Prayer Gathering Sundays at 5pm
The Pastor Search Committee is offering to open the church for an informal prayer time for those interested in getting together to pray for the future of our congregation as we select a new Pastor. The doors will be open Sunday evenings beginning May 6 from 5:00 - 6:00.
The most powerful tool we have is prayer and everyone that is interested is invited to come and join in prayer for the many aspects of this process. We will try to have adult supervision available for parents with little children that may want to attend. Please plan on coming as many Sunday evenings as possible as we pray for our church.
And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15