Congregational Table Talks

In preparation for the pastoral search we are asking for your participation in the Congregational Table Talks held after both worship services on Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

The Ministry Information Form uses the following five questions which can be divided into two categories- church and minister.

How would you describe this church?    (Table Talks January 12+January 19)

  1. What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.
  2. How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?
  3. How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

What characteristics and leadership skills would you like to see in a new minister?   (Table Talks February 2 + February 9)

  1. Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and/or organization.
  2. For what specific tasks, assignments, and programs areas will this person have responsibility?