Though at the time of this writing we are still waiting for the final
approval from our synod offices for our Ministry Site Profile (MSP)
to go "live," the content has been approved by the CGS Call Committee
and the Congregational Council, has been reviewed by our Call
Process Administrator, Pastor Cindy Beck, and the updates have been
submitted to the ELCA database.
Candidates considering whether they might be called to serve at CGS
will use use two documents during the early stages of their discernment
process to get to know us: the Ministry Site Profile <link>, and the
"Reflections on Ministry and Context" <link>. We hope these will give
a feel for this community and its ministries to potential candidates.
We encourage you to take a look at these, and hope they might spark
As is to be expected with any community, during the process of
assembling these documents we encountered a variety of visions,
perceptions, and desiderata. Sometimes there were clear, consistent
themes, and at others the only thing that was clear was that things
were not clear cut. We tried to synthesize all this material into
something that would be helpful to potential pastors, and tried to
write everything with that goal in mind.
As always, your Call Committee is interested in hearing from you!
Adolfo R., Julia T., Matt B., Randy P., and Sarah J.
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.