First Lutheran Church is in a time of discernment as we call a new Senior Pastor to serve our congregation. You can follow our progress as we move through the call process in the coming months.
The Council discerns requirements and duties for a Transitional Senior Pastor and requests recommendations from the Synod office.
Our Transitional Senior Pastor, Rev. Glen Thomas, is called, installed, and began January 2, 2023
Our Assistant to the Bishop, Pastor Greg Berger, is assigned.
THE TRANSITION PROJECTS
A Spiritual Director is assigned to help us wrap the process in prayer. Our Spiritual Director is Pat Gregory.
Our Intergenerational “Telling our Story” Events were held March 25, March 26, April 2, April 19, and April 23, 2023
Compile community demographics information.
Complete a community needs assessment.
Digital view book or video completed.
Complete update of Governing Documents
Forums to discuss the changes will be September 16, 17, and 20.
(See a copy of the FLC Constitution with the proposed updates at the top of this page)
118:3, motion passed October 18, 2023.
THE MINISTRY SITE PROFILE
Distribute the Ministry Site Profile survey to the congregation.
The Council reviews the survey results.
The Council reviews and approves the draft Ministry Site Profile.
Share the draft Ministry Site Profile results for comment by the congregation.
The Council reviews and approves the Ministry Site Profile.
Submit the Ministry Site Profile to the Mobility Database System. (See a copy of the Ministry Site Profile at the top of this page.)
THE CALL COMMITTEE
Congregation members were invited to apply to serve on the Call Committee by June 8.
The Council has named the Call Committee.
Melody Dubon, Jeff Smith, Nicole Sok, Molly Stirek, Dick Trolson, Ruth Jensen (Council Representative)
Install and train the Call Committee.
Select the Chair of the Call Committee (Melody Dubon)
The Call Committee prepares to receive candidates.
The Call Committee receives candidate names.
The Call Committee interviews the candidate(s).
COUNCIL INTERVIEWS CANDIDATE
The Council receives a recommendation for a candidate from the Call Committee.
The Council interviews the candidate.
The Council recommends a candidate to the congregation.
THE CONGREGATION MEETS THE CANDIDATE AND VOTES
The congregation welcomes and meets the candidate.
The congregation meets to vote on calling the candidate.
A Letter of Call is extended to the candidate.
THANK YOU & FAREWELL FOR THE TRANSITIONAL MINISTER
A farewell is extended to the Transitional Minister during worship.
The congregation plans a way to thank the Transitional Minister
WELCOMING THE NEW PASTOR
Plans are made to welcome the new Senior Pastor.
The Senior Pastor begins serving.
The New Senior Pastor is installed.