The Call Committee for the Family Life Ministry Coordinator/ Shawnee Praise Team Leader has heard back from the one candidate still being considered. Due to life circumstances (she is getting married this fall), she is not in a position to consider a Call at this time. As a result, the Call Committee is recommending to Trinity’s Executive Committee that the Call process going forward be revised to search for a full-time Family Life Ministry Coordinator specializing in ministry to youth and their families. This would mean that the Shawnee Praise Team Leader position will be addressed outside of the Call process.
While this is a disappointing delay, we do believe this is where God is leading us. We will share further updates as we work through the details of this new approach. Since the June Congregational Assembly, we have held two “Listening Events,” as we seek to listen to one another and create a clearer sense of our shared vision for youth and family ministry. We’ve covered a lot of ground, but we have a lot more conversation yet to come.
If you haven’t yet heard about these Listening Events, we would love to have you come and participate in this process as well. Our next event has not yet been scheduled, but we will publicize that when the time has been set. In the meantime, be encouraged that this is the Lord’s church. He is in control, and he is working for our good, even when it is hard for us to see.
As we move forward, please continue to pray for God’s guidance and timing. Pray that God would be preparing the right person for us. Pray also that God would be preparing us to receive that person, and preparing us to move forward in ministry together. Please feel free to contact any of the Call Committee members with any questions or input that you might have.
Members of the Call Committee are Lisa Miles, Mark Linville, Julie Messbarger, Kerry Barker, Kristol Stenstrom, Ryker Stevens, Pastor Phil Cook, Rhonda Synovec, and Ben Spalding.