The Search Team along with the Administrative Council has started to put together a few of the pieces that will allow us to identify the right individual for the lead pastor role of our church body. However, the largest piece will be launched soon – the Church Effectiveness Survey. This survey will gather key information concerning our church body. The Bible exhorts us to get the facts before making decisions. “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.” A survey is merely an efficient way of doing this.
Each of you is a part of our body. We need the commitment of every person to get the information we must collect.
Further instructions regarding the survey will be given once the survey questions have been locked.