Update on Interview Process

  • December 13, 2019
  • BY Eric Morse
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On November 6, the Search Committee met with Tim Stevens of Vanderbloemen, who presented five candidates for the Committee’s consideration. Tim, who had personally met with each candidate, provided some background about each candidate, showed short video interviews from the candidates, and shared resumes and other written information from the candidates.   The following week, … [Read More…] Update on Interview Process

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Prayer Guide

  • November 1, 2019
  • BY Eric Morse
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At the October 27 annual meeting, the Search Committee gave an update on the search for a Senior Pastor, noting in particular the need for continued prayer. The Committee will meet with Tim Stevens from the Vanderbloemen search firm on November 6, at which time he will introduce a slate of candidates for the Search … [Read More...] Prayer Guide
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Vanderbloemen October Update

  • October 17, 2019
  • BY Eric Morse
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Tim Stevens, Vice President of Consulting at Vanderbloemen and the point-person for The Moody Church’s search process, visited the Pastoral Search Committee at its October 2 meeting. Tim used his time with the Committee to give an update on Vanderbloemen’s work so far, present two sample candidates, and overview the expected next steps.   Regarding … [Read More…] Vanderbloemen October Update

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Vanderbloemen Search Firm Hired

  • October 3, 2019
  • BY Eric Morse
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The Elders recently decided to hire the Vanderbloemen search firm to help guide our search for a new Senior Pastor. The Elders and the Search Committee are excited to be working with Vanderbloemen and wanted to share a few reasons why they chose this partnership.   Resources: Vanderbloemen has 40 full-time employees, many of whom … [Read More…] Vanderbloemen Search Firm Hired

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March 2019 Update

  • March 18, 2019
  • BY Eric Morse
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In January 2019, the elders met for a day-long offsite meeting to prayerfully consider and discuss where the Lord is leading The Moody Church and the pastoral search. Following that meeting, the elders decided upon the following items:   The elders emphasized the importance of pastors working together with our executive pastor and managing director … [Read More…] March 2019 Update

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October 2018 Update

  • November 12, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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At the October 28, 2018 Annual Meeting, Pastor Bill Bertsche spoke on behalf of the Elders to update the congregation on the status of the pastoral search. The content of this post is taken from his comments to the congregation.   At the October 2017 Annual Meeting, the Elders announced—and The Moody Church membership affirmed—their … [Read More…] October 2018 Update

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Understanding the Congregation’s Role in the Pastoral Search Process

  • June 6, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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The final step of the pastoral search process is the congregational vote. A candidate must receive two-thirds’ support from members present to become the new Senior Pastor of the Moody Church.   Given the importance of this congregational vote, it is vital to understand two things about the vote: (1) the congregation is not expected to … [Read More…] Understanding the Congregation’s Role in the Pastoral Search Process

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Upcoming Search Committee and Elder Q&A Sessions

  • May 18, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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The Pastoral Search Committee understands that an important part of the search process is keeping the Congregation informed of relevant updates. Not only is the Congregation an integral part of the process – as the Members of the Moody Church will ultimately vote to approve the final candidate recommended to them by the Elders – … [Read More…] Upcoming Search Committee and Elder Q&A Sessions

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April 2018 Update

  • April 30, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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The following is the update from the Pastoral Search Committee that was given to the congregation during the 2018 semiannual meeting on April 22nd, 2018.   We are here to report to you that the activities of the search committee are still going strong. The committee continues to meet regularly, twice a month. Since we … [Read More…] April 2018 Update

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Prayer Request March 2018

  • March 22, 2018
  • BY Eric Morse
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The Pastoral Search Committee continues to review potential candidates, having reviewed nearly 30 potential candidates since September of 2017. The Committee desires your continued prayer, knowing that the process must be one directed by the Lord. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

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