In the summer of 2018, Community Church of Greenwood underwent a significant transition. Our senior pastor for the last 12 years stepped down to plant a church, and we entered a season of transition as together we find the next person who will lead our congregation.
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 Lead 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 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. We have identified a candidate profile that will guide our search and define the type of leader we are looking for.
We have a search committee that will work with the elders to find and vet potential candidates. This team of men and women of all different ages and walks of life will help us discern each step in the process going forward. Please continue to pray for our elders, our staff, and our search committee.
The job opening was open for two months, and as of January 1, 2019 is now closed. We received candidate submissions from across the country, and the search committee is doing the behind-the-scenes work of vetting and checking each candidate to assess their potential fit with our church and determine next steps.
The search committee will continue identifying candidates, vetting their fit here based on the candidate profile, and pursuing next steps with any viable candidate.
HOW CAN WE PRAY?
Pray for the unity of the church.
Pray for our next lead 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 search committee.
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.