Preparation @ First Pres

Mission Study Update—January 2016

Dear Friends, 

This Mission Study page was originally created in 2010 as part of the Senior Pastor search, which led to the calling of Rev. Ian Noyes in 2012. As part of the process to call an Associate Pastor for Missional Engagement, First Pres has a submitted a Mission Study Update which is pending approval by the San Francisco Presbytery in February 2016. The Presbytery allowed us to do an update rather than a new Mission Study. This page is now support to give access to read the Mission Study Report completed in 2010. Click here for more information about the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee.

In Christ,

The Mission Study Update Team

Sue Burger, Co-Chair
Clark Sept, Co-Chair
Lillian Chan
Dave Kelley, Secretary
Mindy Phillips, Session Representative
Anita Ogden
Michael Van Noord 

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A Letter from the Mission Study Team—July 2010

Dear Friends,

When the church seeks to fill a vacant Senior Pastor position, there is an opportunity to assess our current state and future needs. The Mission Study process enables our congregation to listen to how God is moving in our midst and leading us toward his plan for our church. This time of transition from "what has been" to "what can be" serves as a time for reaffirmation, renewal, and rebirth.

The process began in June 2009, when the congregation commissioned the Mission Study Team (MST) with the goal of reflecting on the past, studying and reporting the current culture and health of our congregation, and identifying strategic aspirations of our church. Our charge was to produce a Mission Study report as a guide to the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) in its search for our next Senior Pastor, and as support to church leaders and pastoral staff as they carry out First Pres' ministry goals.

The Mission Study Report was completed in June 2010, affirmed and adopted by Session, and approved by the San Francisco Presbytery's Committee on Ministry. You can download or view the final document and selected appendices by clicking links on this page. A complete appendix and a paper copy of the full report (for those without web access) may be requested by contacting Patti Nicolson at pattin@fpcberkeley.org or at (510) 848-6252 ext. 243.

Our hope is to challenge and encourage the reader to be a part of God's plan for First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, and to sow the gospel of Jesus Christ through word, prayer, deed, and community, in response to God's great love and for His glory.

The Mission Study Team

Sue Burger, Co-Chair
Clark Sept, Co-Chair
Arlene Acuna
Lillian Chan
Rich Crandall
David Kelley, Secretary
Jackie Mowat
Anita Ogden
Helen Yoon, Session Representative