May 23, 2015

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Hello New Hope! Thanks for journeying and praying with us this far, and specifically for our meeting today.  Our team enjoyed our time together, felt God's leadership, and left with a sense of peace about God's sovereignty in this process.  We recognize the gift that is, and feel thankful. Currently, the pool of candidates has been narrowed from 10 to 5...

May 18, 2015

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Hello church family!  We wanted to let you know that this Saturday, May 23rd, the Pastor Search Team will be meeting for much of the day, hoping to narrow our pool down to 1-3 applicants.  We feel a great need for your prayers!  Would you (either by yourself or together with friends or family) consider setting aside some time on Saturday for the purpose of praying for our time...

May 17, 2015

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This is a special announcement from the Pastor Search Team about our current place in the lead pastor application process and the proposed path forward as the applicant pool narrows down to the top 1-3 candidates.  It was given before the message on May 17th was given by Elder and Pastor Search Team leader, Tony Classen.

May 4, 2015

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Hello church!  Thanks so much for continuing to go before God on behalf of our church!  This is an important time in our community, and its a privilege to share it with you. Here is where we are at currently: After receiving the initial application and questionnaire from over 100 applicants, the pool has been narrowed down to 9...

April 26, 2015

Mindi Sturm will be stepping down as KidsLIFE Director at the end of the summer (after Summer Camp concludes) to pursue a long-neglected passion of hers, nursing.  She plans to continue to be involved with KidsLIFE as a volunteer.  The elders have decided...

April 20, 2015

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Hello church family! Our team has met the last two weeks, and we've shared with each other our initial thoughts after reviewing the first wave of candidates.  Here is where we are currently at:  We currently have narrowed down 82 applicants to...

April 6, 2015

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Hello Church family!  We wanted to send out a couple of quick notes regarding where things are at with the Pastor Search:  First, for those of you who were gone on Sunday...

April 6, 2015

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This announcement from the Pastor Search Team is a call to fasting and prayer.  The Team is fasting and praying for the pastor search process each Wednesday over the lunch hour and invites each of us to join them in fasting and praying wherever you are on Wednesdays.  Attached below is the Pastor Search Prayer Guide...

March 27, 2015

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Hello Church family!  Thank you for praying for the Pastor Search Team during this time.  We have been receiving applications for our Lead Pastor position!  Please keep praying for us as we begin to look through them.  Here are some things you can be praying this week:

March 8, 2015

Here is the audio and video from the second Church-Wide Transition Update Meeting, held after the Central Gathering on March 8, 2015.  In it, the Elders and Pastor Search Team give an update about where we're at in the process of search for a new lead pastor.  The meeting ended with a Q&A time.