1. Pastor Darrell Dunlap announced his retirement as senior pastor of CCC effective September 30, 2021. For the video announcement, check the special events page under WATCH ONLINE. (8/1)
2. Dan and Eleanor Siegrist were called by the Elders to assemble and lead a search team to find our next senior pastor. (8/1/)
3. Dan and Ele presented the proposed search team to the Elders and the congregation for their approval. Both the Elder team and the congregation approved the team members. The members are Alex Hosfield, Ben Crabtree, Carl Edmond, Carol Tennelle, Greg Bridger, Maryland Fenn, and Ted Bertier with Dan and Ele casting only one vote on any questions. (8/8)
4. The first search team meeting is this Friday evening, 8/13/2021.
5. We encourage all in our church family to consider purchasing this book: The Church During the Search: Honoring Christ While You Wait for Your Next Pastor: Lowe, Jason: 9781622457090: AmazonSmile: Books It is an easy read and helps us all to know how to proceed as Pastor Darrell retires and before our new pastor arrives.
6. Alex Hosfield will be leading two prayer meetings for the search this week. We hope everyone will join us in unity in prayer for our next leader.
a. Thursday at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Everyone is invited to come and pray for the search and for our new lead pastor.
b. Saturday morning at 10 am on ZOOM. Pray from home with a group of people from the church. Email Diane@gotochrist.com to get the information necessary to join this group.
7. Our first advertisement has been posted online: Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church - Search Christian Job Openings (churchstaffing.com)
8. Our lead pastor information is on our own website: Christ Community Church of San Diego | LEAD PASTOR SEARCH (gotochrist.com)
9. Our search team has its own email address: CCCSDSearchTeam@gmail.com
10. The Pastor Search Team met on Friday, 8/13/21. We are getting numerous applications on a daily basis. The search team is reviewing them and will be meeting weekly to narrow the search. Please continue to lift the team up in prayer as we seek the will of God in this matter.
11. The PST meets weekly on Sundays at noon as they review resumes and sermon videos from our applicants. Please continue to pray for God's wisdom and discernment.
12. The Pastor Search Team continues to prayerfully review applications and teaching videos of candidates for the role of Lead Pastor at CCC. We have narrowed the initial list of 40+ names to 9 so far and will send follow-up questions to those 9. We will also continue to review new applications and videos as they become available.
13. The search team has narrowed the list of candidates to four and will begin conducting interviews this week.