Search Status

 

Pray with urgency:

  • that the whole church will pray for the Holy Spirit to help lead the committee to the right candidate and the entire search process—every congregant!
  • that the Holy Spirit is working in the heart of the new Senior Minister, even now!

Let us know you are praying by signing up for a block on the SMSC Prayer calendar.

Statistics: updated Jul 18:


 

Latest Update: Jul 30

Meeting Minutes
At the AUG 6 meeting, the Senior Minister Search Committee returned to discussing sermon evaluation criteria and the process with which they would review applicants. They also reiterated the crucial need for every single person in the congregation to be praying, and brainstormed additional ways to encourage the congregation to sign up on the prayer calendar. Read the full minutes below.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be AUG 20.

Any questions? Email Elizabeth and she will make sure they get answered.

 

Meeting Minutes

JUL 30

Meeting Minutes
At the JUL 30 meeting, the Senior Minister Search Committee discussed a set of criteria by which they will be evaluating sermons. Because preaching is of such preeminent importance at Park Street, the committee will first be screening applicants based on their preaching. Read the full minutes below.

JUL 23

Meeting Minutes
At the JUL 23 meeting, the Senior Minister Search Committee met with with Kris Perkins and Michael Balboni to discuss the characteristics Park Street Church should be looking for in a new Senior Minister. Read the full minutes below.

JUL 16

Meeting Minutes
At their JUL 16 meeting, the Senior Minister Search Committee met with Phil Thorne and Julian Linnell, to discuss their views on characteristics that Park Street Church should be looking for in a senior minister. Read the full minutes below.

JUL 2

Meeting Minutes
At their JUL 2 meeting, the Senior Minister Search Committee met with Rich Kidd, church consultant. Read the full minutes below.

JUN 27

Meeting Minutes
The Senior Minister Search Committee had its first meeting on JUN 27. Click below to read the public minutes of that meeting.

JUN 19

On JUN 5, the Board of Elders voted to approve three Elders (in addition to David Rix, the Moderator) to be Elder-representatives on the Senior Minister Search Committee, as governed by the bylaws. They also voted to approve that three congregants nominated by David Rix be brought to the Leadership Council for a vote. David called the Leadership Council to meet on WED JUN 19. At that meeting, the Leadership Council voted to approve the Candidates, thus providing the the required three or more members appointed by the Council and forming the new Senior Minister Search Committee.

The Search Committee will schedule and have their first meeting in the coming weeks. First to be discussed is the internal organization, including the method for review of minister-candidates provided by Richard Kidd. David has been in contact with Richard and he has begun searching for new candidates to provide to the Search Committee. The previous committee's requirements have been focused, but the (PDF) church profile is still relevant and in use, and you may refer candidates as well.

MAY 31

On MAY 31, the Board of Elders held a Q&A session, to inform the congregation about developments in the search process. Many of you asked questions online. You can now access answers to those questions on the same page. If you have additional questions, please send them to Elizabeth Lohnes, Director of Communications, and she will see to it that they get answered.