Steps #1 through #8 have been completed as of May 19, 2017:


  Step 1. The Call Committee is established according to congregational constitutional provisions. The members of the Committee are installed and are publicized to the congregation using a variety of means. 

 Step 2. The Office of Bishop may conduct a Council/Call Committee visit, including setting a date for a congregation-wide Senior Pastor Informational Survey.

 Step 3. Members of the Call Committee will attend the Synod-sponsored "Healthy Congregations" workshop.  Members of the current Church Council have attended the first workshop. 

 Step 4. The Call Committee develops and submits to the Bishop’s office a “Ministry Site Profile” and a compilation of the data collected at the Congregational Event or through the intentional interim process.


 Step 5. 
The office of the Bishop enters into a time of intentional prayer and discernment to find and determine potential candidates to offer your Call Committee for interviews. The Call Committee then receives names of candidates from the office of the Bishop to begin the interview process.


 Step 6. The Call Committee interviews candidates, while remaining in contact with the Bishop’s office. 


 Step 7. The Call Committee recommends a Pastor to the Council.

 Step 8. The Council recommends the candidate to the Congregation (a 2/3 majority), with a recommended compensation package (simple majority). The Council may wish to interview the candidate first. The Council also sets a Congregational Meeting date and the compensation package is sent to the Bishop's office for review.

____Step 9. At the Congregational Meeting (which will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10am between services), the Congregation votes on whether or not to extend a Call to this pastor (a 2/3 majority of voting members present). On a second ballot, the Congregation votes on the compensation package (simple majority of voting members present). All active, confirmed TLC members may vote. 


____Step 10. If approved by the Congregation, the Candidate has up to 30 days to decide on the call. If he/she accepts call, they notify the Congregation and the Office of the Bishop of their start date. If they reject the call, the Call Committee goes back to step #6 (and they may wish to consider updating their Ministry Site Profile).

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