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What Can We Expect In The Coming Months?
The following estimated timeline has been drafted by the Pastor Search Team in conjunction with input from our Vanderbloemen support team. These dates represent a best-case scenario. Only God ultimately knows when He will direct us to the man whom He wants to be our next Senior Pastor. 7/8: Initial Search profile created & delivered […]Read More
What’s Been Accomplished?
Many of you have expressed interest in knowing more about what the Pastor Search Team has been focused on since voted in by the church in late March. The following schedule captures many of the key events and action items that have taken place over the past 2-3 months. It has been a busy time […]Read More
The Power of Prayer (cont.)
As stated in the article posted 6/6/19 “The Power of Prayer,” prayer has been foundational to the pastor transition process since we began the journey two years ago. Approximately six weeks ago, the Pastor Search Team sent out notifications to adult Sunday School teachers, deacons, and other ministry leaders letting them know that the Search […]Read More
The Power of Prayer
One of Billy Graham’s most familiar quotes reads: “Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.” But what is the best way to “keep the flame aglow” through the current pastor transition? In a church of our size with as many […]Read More
For I know the plans I have for you…
Have you ever noticed how often God’s plans differ from our own? Many of us learned verses such as Jeremiah 29:11 and Proverbs 3:5-6 when we were in vacation Bible school many years ago. But, let’s be honest. We all, from time to time, naively think that our plans are in harmony with those of […]Read More
What we have done, so far…
It’s hard to believe that it has been over a month since we voted to identify the seven individuals that will serve as our Senior Pastor Search Team. So, you may be wondering what those seven church members have been doing since the vote took place, March 28, and what the next few months look […]Read More
The Voting Process
Greetings, fellow church members… With the vote to identify the final four members of the Pastor Search Committee less than a week away, several questions about the process have come up. Let’s review these questions with subsequent answers to ensure maximum clarification of the process: Q: I have been visiting CBC for several months. Will […]Read More
The Selection Process
It was over a year ago at the request of Todd Parr that a small team of deacons, led by Chairman David Ross, undertook the challenge of reviewing our church by-laws. It had been over twenty years since the by-laws had been updated or amended. With the anticipated retirement of our Senior Pastor and the […]Read More
The Second Official Update
The selection of a Senior Pastor Search Committee is one of the most important and impactful decisions a church can make when entering the process of calling a new Senior Pastor. This committee is especially critical to the church’s body because of the sacredness of the pulpit. When a church is searching for a new […]Read More
The First Official Update
Now that all year-end holiday activity is behind us, we can, once again, focus on regular communication related to the Pastor Search Transition. Beginning immediately, this Pastor Search page will assume a prominent location on the church’s website and continue to serve as the central information center with updates and general information on all things […]Read More