Initial Information Meeting
Talk through the Calling a Pastor Checklist and become familiar with terms used during the call process.
Set a timeline for:
Call Committee meeting dates:
– Meet with congregation support specialist to review the demographic report and the Pastoral Profile Survey results
– Meet to receive pastoral information from President Newman
– Meet to analyze, discuss, and rank nominees
– Meet to interview top nominees
Completion of the Congregation Self-Study
Conduct the Pastoral Survey with the whole congregation
Schedule (pencil-in) congregation meeting date to receive survey results and call for nominations
Deadline for receiving nominations
Submit submitted names, Self-Study materials and Pastoral Profile Report to President Newman’s office
Schedule (pencil-in) congregation meeting date for Call Service
Discuss vacancy pastor arrangements.
Afterward, call committee submits the timeline for congregational approval and communicates ongoing progress to the leaders and membership