Transition Updates

If you read November’s newsletter, then perhaps you read Pastor Ray’s article on the Intentional Interim Process. In it he explained that most of the Call Committee had transformed into the Transition Team for now. As a team we are currently meeting about two to three times a month to go through the process outlined in Pastor Ray’s article. We are still in Phase One in which we are analyzing, assessing and identifying any issues that need to be addressed. This past Sunday on November 24th many of you may remember Pastor Ray invited any and all who might be interested to attend a meeting with Perry Fruhling, LCMC’s new coordinator for Pastoral Ministry. The Transition Team and others met with Perry for two hours to hear his and LCMC’s presentation on the transition period in the interim process.

Perry expressed the importance of the three phases.

Phase One: letting go of the old ways and the old identity people had helps to move people forward and helps to not shackle the progress of the incoming pastor. This prevents the tragedy of turning the new pastor into an intentional interim who will then be out in a few years.

Phase Two: as we learn more about who we are, our church will go through an in between time when the old is gone, but the new isn’t fully operational.

Phase Three: as we come out of the transition and begin to make a new begin ning for ourselves, we begin to look to the future and start the call process.

We are interested in your input throughout the process. Catch us in the Gathering Place between services and share your ideas. And let us remember to ”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Current Transition Team Members

Kai Lindborg

Andrea Breuer

Cory Kohm

Greg Kasper

Jennifer Burrough

Kari McCrady

Evelyn Rodewald

Gene Ferrin

Scott Kahle

Chad Kashmier

Barbara Joyce

Ron Miller