First Lutheran Church is in a time of discernment as we call a new Lead Pastor to serve our congregation. You can follow our progress as we move through the call process in the coming months.

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TRANSITION BEGINS

The Council discerns requirements and duties for Transitional Pastor and requests recommendations from the Synod office.
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Our Transitional Pastor, Rev. Steve Griffith, is called, installed and began July 8.
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Our Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Megan Morrow, is assigned.

Transition Begins

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THE TRANSITION PROJECTS

Our Spiritual Director, Denise Mainquist, is assigned to help us wrap the process in prayer.
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Our Spiritual Direction Experience is scheduled for Sunday, August 2, 2020, at noon on the church lawn.
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Compile community demographics information.
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Complete Community Needs Assessment.
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Create a Digital View Book or Video.
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Update Governing Documents.

The Transition Projects

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THE MINISTRY SITE PROFILE

A Ministry Site Profile survey is sent to the congregation in mid-June.
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The Council reviews the survey results.
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Our Ministry Site Profile is compiled and drafted. (In process)
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Council reviews the Ministry Site Profile.
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Approve and submit the Ministry Site Profile.

The Ministry Site Profile

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The Call Committee

Form and install the Call Committee.
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Congregation members are invited to apply to serve on the Call Committee in July.
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The Council names the Call Committee.
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The Call Committee members are installed and trained.
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Select the Chair of the Call Committee.
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The Call Committee prepares to receive candidates.
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The Call Committee receives the candidate name(s).
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The Call Committee interviews the candidate(s).

The Call Committee

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COUNCIL INTERVIEWS CANDIDATE

The Council receives a recommendation of a candidate from the Call Committee.
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The Council interviews the candidate.
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The Council recommends a candidate to the congregation.

Council Interviews Candidate

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THE CONGREGATION MEETS THE CANDIDATE AND VOTES

The congregation meets the candidate.
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A specially-called Congregational Meeting is scheduled.
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A Letter of Call is extended.

The Congregation Meets the Candidate and Votes

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THANK YOU & FAREWELL FOR THE TRANSITIONAL MINISTER

Extend the Farewell to the Transitional Minister during worship.
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The congregation makes plans to thank the Transitional Minister.

Thank You & Farewell for the Transitional Minister

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WELCOMING THE NEW PASTOR

The congregation makes plans to welcome the new pastor.
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A date is set for the new pastor to begin serving the congregation.
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A date is set for the installation of the new pastor.

Welcoming the New Pastor

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For more information about the call process, feel free to contact our Council President, Mike McDannel.

For more information about the call process, feel free to contact our Transitional Pastor, Rev. Steve Griffith.