Mission Study Team—December 2016

Dear Friends,

Mission Study


As part of the process to seek a new Senior Pastor, our church must complete a Mission Study Report. The task of the Mission Study Team (MST) is to study and report on the the past and current culture and health of our congregation and to compose a mission statementthat will provide direction for our church’s journey as a Christian congregation over the next five to ten year period. The report and statement are important as they inform the future Pastor Nominating Committee, prospective applicants, and the envisioned mission of this congregation.

It is Session’s responsibility to form the Mission Study Team and name its co-chairs. The individuals on the MST must be members and regular financial supporters of First Pres. We are thankful for more than 50 people who considered serving and those who ultimately applied to serve. Each candidate was prayerfully and thoughtfully considered in order to discern and recommend an MST that is representative of the congregation (i.e., men-women, various ages and ethnicities, long and short tenure at the church, etc.), with a complementary mix of gifts and skills.

The Session announced the Mission Study Team to the congregation at the end of November, and commissioned them during the Congregational Meeting on December 4, 2016.Return to this webpage for updates on the Mission Study Team’s progress.Please pray for this team as they begin their work.

Chuck Fry, Co-Chair
Caroline Taylor, Co-Chair
Charlene Chong, Elder Representative
Sallee Hudgens
John Jacob
Jeff Kang
Max Lih
Katie Spangler
Vent Traylor