F12517 Morseville Rd, Birch Run MI 48415
T: 989 624-9473
Rev. Dr. David Weber, Pastor
Worship Service Sundays at 9:30 am
Youth Praise & Worship and Sunday School 10:45 am (September - May)
Christian Education Director: Dawn Patrick
Custodian: Paul Fortier
Secretary: Ginger Scheffler
Youth Leader: Floyd Roebuck
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Pastor Nominating Committee News
Taymouth First Presbyterian Church’s Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is composed of nine members: Christine Callender, Paul Fortier, Harold Irish, Kristopher Maurer, Lil Ostrom, Sharon Peters, Sarah Polega, Ed Savage, and Sarah Schriber. The committee was elected by the congregation on August 23, 2015, and commissioned on October 4.
The committee has finished developing, and the Session has approved our congregational Ministry Information Form (MIF). The PNC used information gathered from the congregation, staff and other resources to complete the form, which is our official means of advertising Taymouth’s open pastoral position. The MIF includes a job description, desired leadership competencies, and compensation range, as well as descriptions of the congregation, its mission and ministry.
Once approved by the presbytery’s Commission on Ministry (COM), our MIF will be posted on the denomination’s Church Leadership Connection (CLC) website, where it will be available for interested candidates to review. The CLC will electronically match the PIFs of registered pastors with the qualifications and other criteria on our MIF.
Members of the congregation are invited to recommend individuals they would like the PNC to consider for the position. These names will be held in confidence and those who suggest names are asked to also keep such recommendations private so as not to jeopardize the individual’s existing pastoral/professional relationships. Please put suggestions in writing, and include the pastor’s name, current location, church and contact information. Please also comment on why you are recommending this person, including insights into this person’s particular gifts and reasons why he or she would be a good match for Taymouth Church. It is also okay for you to invite an individual to send his or her PIF directly to the PNC.
The PNC will review PIFs to develop a list of possible candidates. Then, after a series of reference checks and interviews, we will, with God’s help, be in able to recommend an individual to the congregation as our next installed pastor. Our discernment process will be informed through prayer and by the mission study we completed earlier this year. Through this study we learned much about whom we are and who we wish to become as a congregation, what we understand as the mission of Taymouth church, the leadership competencies we need in our new pastor and the characteristics we desire this person to possess. Please keep the PNC, Taymouth church, our current staff and all possible candidates in prayer during the search process. Thank you.
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