What is the “Contract to Call Process” and how does it affect us as a congregation?
The “Contract to Call Process” is a process where the congregation will spend time reflecting on whether we would like to “call” our current minister, which means that she would remain with us for an indefinite period of time, or if we would rather have her continue on a contract basis with a yearly performance review and the possibility of a new minister after the review.
This is an important decision for us all to be involved in since our minister will be not serving some of us, but all of us.
We need as much input as possible from you. We need to know your thoughts about our church’s ministry mission and what our needs are as we reach for our goals as a church. Identifying our needs will help us determine if our current minister is the one to meet those needs and serve with us as we move forward in our ministry.
A task force has been formed to guide the congregation as we move forward in the process. The members of the task force are: Dean Anderson, Jen Kirchoff, Chris LeGore, Marty Daniels, Kathy Muzzy and Nancy McAlley. You may contact any of us with questions at any time.
The task force will develop a plan to organize small groups to help us articulate our ministry and the qualities we would like to see in a minister to help us fulfill our mission.
After gathering everyone’s input we will organize a second round of small group meetings to focus on whether our current minister is the one to help us meet the specific needs of our congregation. We will also send out a questionnaire via regular mail for those who may wish to respond by mail rather than attend the small groups.
The task force will then review all the information from the congregations input and provide a summary for everyone.
We expect to have a congregational vote on the decision of whether to “call” our current minister in September 2021.
Information will be provided in the weekly and monthly newsletters, by announcements at the Sunday service, on the website, and on our Facebook page.
Below is picture of the “Call Process Task Force”. We encourage you to reach out to any of us with any questions that you may have. Nancy McAlley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dean Anderson (email@example.com), Jen Kirchoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mary Daniels (email@example.com), Chris LeGore (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kathy Muzzy (email@example.com)