The Elder Council meets with their Executive Search Consultant from Vanderbloemen Search Group to launch the search.
Pray that the true needs of Henderson Hills will come to the surface as the Elder Council and search team seek the Lord about our next lead pastor.
Pray that no personal agenda would surface, but only the will of the Lord as the Elder Council and search team seeks what He has next for us.
Ephesians 1:22-23 "And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every day."
A team of experts at Vanderbloemen Search Group actively searches for who God is calling to Henderson Hills. The Elder Council also conducts a separate search to insure that no candidate is overlooked.
Pray that the search team will have clarity as to the characteristics, goals, and key result areas that should be included in the job description.
Pray that the search team would not settle for too little or aim too high, making the job description unreasonable or unattainable.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 "The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach . . ."
The Elder Council assesses the candidates introduced by Vanderbloeman Search Group and the Elder Council search.
Pray that the Elder Council would hear God's voice with clarity and feel peace as they discern whom they should interview.
Pray that as they read candidate profiles, listen to sermon samples, and talk with candidates, they place the church's needs and desires before their own.
John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and they know me."
The Elder Council interviews the candidates selected from all presented.
Pray that the Elder Council will know the right questions to ask as they represent Henderson Hills through the interview process.
Pray that they would have clarity as they interview candidates, eliminate candidates, and move forward with candidates throughout the interview process.
Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
The Elder Council prays through all the interviewed candidates, arriving at a finalist.
Pray that the candidate, his spouse, and family would feel the same peace and excitement that the Elder Council feels about the candidate.
Pray that the candidate and his family will have clarity during their visits with Henderson Hills and know whether or not this is the next step in ministry to which God has called them.
Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
The Elder Council is ready to introduce the final candidate to Henderson Hills.
Pray that the entire congregation would feel a sense of peace as the pastor is presented for confirmation by a vote of the Henderson Hills members.
Pray that there is unity among the Elder Council, staff, and congregation.
Pray that the new pastor and his family has a smooth transition to Henderson Hills and the Edmond community.
Colossians 3:14 "Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity."