Pastoral Search Updates

05/15/17 - Items completed thus far: 
~Established tasks and roles that will be worked on in the next year to discover our new Pastor.  

~Beginning to craft a characteristic sketch and develop a job description for this man of God.

Want to communicate with us? To give us input and feedback through this process, email us at newlifephillysearch@gmail.com


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04/14/17 - The Pastoral Search Committee has been selected. Thank you for your service: Tom De Rivera (Moderator), Pam Bryan, Grace Del Vecchio, Karen Hamilton, Bob Haymes, Jesse Heath, Brian Mast, Jose Negron and Sarah Trott!


Please pray for each member of the Pastoral Search Committee; asking God to give them the wisdom they need in seeking our next Pastor. Ask God to protect them in this task. Pray for humility, the ability to listen well and stamina to serve throughout the whole search process.


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Search Committee Timeline
Jan 2017 - John announces retirement, Session reviews roles and responsibilities for search commitee, Call for nominations for search and transition teams at Congregational Meeting


Feb 2017 - Session begins to invite nominated individuals to join search and transition teams


March 2017 - Search Committee formed


June 2017 - Submission to Session: search plan, job description, characteristics, salary range and benefits; develop interview question and contact plan


July 2017 - Implement search plan, advertise, review candidates


September 2017 - Status report to Session and Congregation


November 2017 - Status report to Session and Congregation


January 2018 - Status report to Session and Congregation


March 2018 - Status report to Session and Congregation


April 2018 - John goes on sabbatical at the end of the month; Recruit interim as backup if needed.


May 2018 - Status report to Session and Congregation


July 2018 - Status report to Session and Congregation


August 2018 - John goes off payroll at end of the month; Pulpit supply plan, Interim finalized if needed.


September 2018 - (if needed) Status report to Session and Congregation


November 2018 - (if needed) Status report to Session and Congregation


New Life Church

425 E. Roosevelt Blvd.

Phila., PA 19120

215-324-4566

newlife@newlifephilly.net

A Congregation of the PCA

(Presbyterian Church in America)