We've made it to the bottom of page 32 (of 109) of the Call Process
Manual! This means your call committee has agreed on a candidate we
believe is called to be our next pastor, and furthermore that he (yes,
"he") believes we are called to be his congregation. Thanks be to God!
But we have 77 more pages to go. What could possibly be next? The next
major phase in this process will be working through the details of the
contract and proposed compensation package. 1 Timothy 5:18 reminds us
to ensure that workers are able to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Pray for our congregational council as they joyfully live up to this
And there's still more. In the coming weeks we'll arrange some kind of
meet-and-greet event, and then there will be a congregational meeting to
vote on whether to call him, and whether to approve the compensation
package proposed by our council.
And there's still more. Since this would be Kristofer's first call,
he'll need to figure out where we wants to have his ordination take
place. And then there's that matter of scheduling his installation,
probably by our conference Dean, here at CGS. And a zillion little
details along the way.
Our sincere hope is that we'll have made it through all this around the
beginning of the new year, but we're entering a stage of the process
where external dependencies (like schedules of deans and bishops) seem
During this time, please hold Kristofer and his wife Laura in your
prayers, along with our council as they lay the foundations for this
next stage of our lives together.
Your Call Committee,
Randy, Adolfo, Julia, Matt, Paul, and Sarah
Christ the Good Shepherd
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