UPDATE ON INTERIM SEASON & PASTORAL SEARCH FROM PASTOR ED:
Posted on May 24, 2018
Working together, with our District Superintendent Steve Scott, the search team has been receiving applications. Recently, in the past couple of weeks, we moved into doing interviews. We have received an application from Pastor Kurt Libby, as well as a couple of other candidates. We have decided to do multiple interviews before voting to recommend any candidate to the congregation.
At this point, Pastor Kurt has done his interview and we are scheduling others.
While we were wanting to group the interviews a bit closer together, we decided to interview Kurt earlier in May because after ten years of service here at OroNaz, he is being granted a well-desereved break on a pastoral sabbatical for personal rest, spiritual renewal and professional development. He has been working on getting this scheduled for about a year and the timing seems to be right during this summer. OroNaz has a history of granting sabbaticals to full-time staff Pastors after seven or more years of service. This is also in line with our District recommendations.
Please be in prayer for Kurt and his family for rest and renewal throughout the summer.
Also, please continue to be in prayer for the Pastoral Search committee that is working diligently to know the mind and heart of God as we work on calling our next Lead Pastor.
More information will be coming next week about our summer message series.
Following the retirement of lead pastor Dennis Day in January of 2018, our church is now in an interim season. Pastor Ed Redfern has been appointed as the interim pastor to help lead our church through this time.
The church board is working with Steve Scott, our district superintendent, in accordance with the Nazarene Manual to call a new lead pastor following the interim.
Please be in prayer for our board members as they steward this season.
Steve Scott was with us on February 25th and preached in both services. Following each service, he shared information regarding the local church pastoral search procedure.
This page will be updated as more information is available.
If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be answered either by Pastor Ed or one of our board members.