In the summer of 2018, Community Church of Greenwood underwent a significant transition. Our senior pastor for the last 12 years, Steve Czajkowski, stepped down to plant a church in Arizona. This was bittersweet news for all of us, as we are excited for what God has next for Steve and his family, but sad to lose their presence in our church family.
After Steve’s last Sunday in June of 2018, we entered into a season of transition as we go through the process together of finding the next person who will lead our congregation. We are patiently trusting that God will be just as faithful as he has always been to give us what need, when we need it.
The elders and staff are continuing to work closely together to see that the ministry of the church moves forward. Jason Gallman is filling the role of Interim Senior Pastor during this transition, and we are grateful for his willingness to take on the extra responsibilities during this time. The ministry of Community Church of Greenwood continues to flourish, and we have already seen God do incredible things in and through us during this time of transition. This is still God’s church, and the Holy Spirit continues to guide and direct us as we move forward together.
WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
Our elders and staff leaders are undertaking a deep, thorough examination of Community Church of Greenwood to determine what type of leader would be best for this next season of the church. This process is deliberate and exacting, but it will allow us to be focused and specific when it comes time to begin a formal candidate search.
Simultaneously, there is prayer group of elders, staff, and congregation members who are committed to meeting regularly to pray specifically about the entire transition process. They began meeting this summer and will continue to do so until this season is complete.
Once the leadership of the church feels confident that we have a candidate profile that best fits our church, we will start a formal, nationwide search for a new senior pastor. We may explore working with an outside search firm who can help guide us through the search process. The details and timing of this step in the process will be communicated once we know more.
HOW CAN WE PRAY?
Pray for the unity of the church.
Pray for our next senior pastor.
Pray for the members of Community Church of Greenwood.
Pray for the ministries, events, groups, and endeavors of the church.
Pray for those who will come here to hear about Jesus in the coming months.
Pray for our witness and reputation in the community.
Pray for our elders and staff.
Pray for the Czajkowski family in Arizona.
WHAT IF I HAVE A QUESTION?
If at any point you have questions, concerns, or thoughts that you want to share, please feel free to contact the elders.