Returning to Holiness

During this crucial period of transition may we seek God’s direction for our church and embrace deep cleansing and prayer. The people on our search team are using Dr. Gregory Frizzell’s book, Seeking God to Seek a Pastor, as their guide.

Every member of our church body has a part in this pivotal process of renewing and strengthening God’s body, His church. To assist us in being involved, the transition team has made available another of Dr. Frizzell’s books, Returning to Holiness. This book is available in the East foyer. Take one per family, please.

Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap unfailing love. Break up the unplowed ground for yourselves, for it is time to seek the LORD, until He comes and showers deliverance on you.

Transition Team Report – March 12, 2017

Thank you for trusting us to assist with the transition as we search for the man God has planned for our church. Listed below are the transition team members and their contact information. Please contact any member with questions or concerns.

Transition Team Membership

Molly Bency
Eddy Burns
Karen Cox
Jeanette Maxwell     Liaison to the Pastor Search Team
Tom Perkins               Chairperson
Jess Stuart                  Liaison to Children’s Ministry
Amy Thatcher            Liaison to the congregation

What’s Happening

We are currently accepting nominations for the Pastor Search Team to consist of 5 members from the congregation. One, but not more than two, of these people will be from the CAT. Please talk to the person you’re prayerfully considering prior to nominating. Nominations closed February 19, 2017.

We are in the process of orienting the nominations for the Pastor Search Team. Please pray for these nominees.

  • Shilo Pennington
  • Nathan Aultman
  • Rick Pettit
  • Rocky King
  • Brian Gleason

Jeannette Maxwell has agreed to serving as the Liaison to the Pastor Search Team.

The congregation will vote by ballot on April 2, 2017.

There are needs for volunteers in many areas of the church. Please see the needs listed. If there are any other ministries not listed, please email Amy Thatcher.

The Transition Team is meeting most Wednesday evenings at 6pm and will address questions or concerns in person, via email, or via phone. If you’d like to ask a question, please email any of the team members listed above.

We are working to increase communication to and from the Transition Team. Thank you for your patience and understanding through this process.

Bill Richard is teaching the membership classes during the transition. The classes are being held during the Care Group time.

Ministry Needs


     Ministry                          Contact
Extended Care (ETC)       Sarah Ecton
Children’s                            Sarah Ecton
Youth                                    Sid Ware
Seniors Alive                      Karen Cox
Coffee Bar                           Barbara West
First Impressions            Jess Stuart
Sound Booth                     Tim Ecton
LAMBS                                  Charla Richard
Back pack Program         Perkins Care Group
Worship Team                    Nancy Faucett

Immediate Needs

  • LEADERSHIP in the Children’s Ministry and Extended Care (ETC)
    • THANK YOU, Sarah Ecton, for taking this leadership role
  • Extended Care
    • Nursery
    • Twos and Threes – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Fours and Fives – 1st Sunday of the month
    • Computer/Hallway – 5th Sunday of the month
  • Children’s Ministry
    • 2 consistent leaders
    • Leaders and Volunteers for activities
  • Growth Groups
    • Leader for a Young Adult/Singles class (Dennis had been leading)

 What has not changed

  • Deacons are available for
    • Visitations, as needed
    • Serve communion to the home bound
    • Deacons on call
    • Responsible for weekly collection of the offering
    • Meet to counsel/pray during response/invitation
  • Joetta and Sharon
    • In the office to run the daily business of the church
    • Bill Richard is the acting church administrator during this transition
  • Growth Groups
    • Ministry
    • Fellowship
    • Bible Study
  • Church Administration Team
    • Meeting on a monthly basis
    • Finance, Personnel, and Property
  • Children’s Ministry
    • Meeting on a monthly basis
    • Jess Stuart is the Children’s Ministry liaison

Student Ministry – March 2017 – by Sid Ware

As you know, our High School students are serving the church body on Sunday mornings, and doing a mighty fine job in the children’s area, in the audio/visual area, with the video announcements, as well as with the coffee bar.  Now we are trying something new and different over at the Loft. We are having the High School Growth Group immediately following the morning worship service, providing lunch and then moving into our study.

Looking to the future, we will be taking our students to watch the movie “The Case for Christ” on opening weekend.  In an effort to reduce the cost of van rentals, we plan to take the Mid-school students on Saturday, April 8th and the High School students on Sunday afternoon, April 9th.  I have challenged our students to pay the way for a friend to go with them.  Food and the movie will cost $30.00 for two people, making it $15.00 per person.  The deadline for signing up and paying is Wednesday, March 29th.