August 2017 Update (Posted August 1, 2017)
We have several candidates at various places in the process. We continue to welcome new applicants from our community’s network! If someone comes to mind, please refer them to the job posting and application or, if you’d prefer, contact Scott Robinson, Search Committee Chair, and he or a committee member will reach out proactively.
Mosaix Global Network, the outside consultants we’ve engaged to ensure our pool of candidates is wide enough, continues to contact many potential candidates. Please pray Mosaix staff will deeply understand Village and have success in referring candidates to us this month.
We currently have one high-quality candidate who is in the “reference check” stage of the process and two others who are scheduled for Skype interviews soon. We have several others scheduled for phone interviews.
We continue to communicate monthly via email to our prayer support team, to Life Group leaders via an email from the Chairman of the Elder Board, and to the congregation in collaboration with the Director of Community Connections & Communications who distributes updates via the bulletin and all-church emails on a regular basis. We work with church staff to offer updates during worships services about once per month. We know this level of communication will be too much for some and not enough for others. We are certainly open to your feedback!
Please pray for committee members to have diligence and drive as we continue our work despite summer activities/trips. We meet 2-3 times each month with duties (i.e. interviews, reviewing material) between meetings. Pray for God to use the search process to draw everyone involved closer into relationship with Christ. Candidates, the committee, and the congregation each will face different emotional and mental challenges and, similarly, opportunities to grow.
A reminder of the process: Each applicant submits a resume, cover letter, and answers a short questionnaire. Qualified applicants then complete a phone interview. A candidate in the next stage submits a philosophy of ministry, affirms our doctrinal statement and reviews our bylaws. We then listen to sermon samples, hold a Skype interview, and check references. Then we conduct face-to-face interviews, including a site visit and a conversation with the spouse, and personality assessment tools.
July 2017 Update (posted on June 26):
- We gave updates in all services and also met with the Hispanic Fellowship. (An update was provided for Korean Fellowship in May.) We continue to communicate monthly via email to our prayer team, to Life Group leaders via an email from the Chair of the Elder Board, and to the congregation in collaboration with the Director of Community Connections & Communications who distributes updates via the bulletin and all-church emails on a regular basis.
- Please pray for committee members to have energy and faithfulness as we continue our work despite summer activities/trips. We continue to meet 2-3 times each month with duties in between meetings.
- Pray for God to use the search process for growth in candidates, the committee, and the congregation. And that each of us will see the value in the journey as well as the destination!