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About the Pastoral Search Team

Pastoral Search TeamThe Pastoral Search Team is in its first phase, set with the very important task of searching out the leadership for the future of First Baptist Church. This important first step involves discovery of FBC’s pastoral needs before a description is drafted to begin the search. The answer, of course, requires getting a clear idea of who we are in light of our recent transitions, and what we believe FBC is becoming by way of mission, our personal needs, and the needs of the community.

We are honored to be given this opportunity, having been given your trust, and look forward to seeking out your thoughts, attitudes, concerns, questions, and beliefs to gain a better understanding of what this great church is looking for in pastoral leadership.

As a group, we attended a workshop offered through TABCOM on Pastoral Searches. We will be communicating with all of you on a regular and frequent basis to update you on the progress of our discussions and search. We have already begun to engage the congregation in discussions of these questions informally, and we are looking to host forums and possible surveys that are being scheduled for the near future. In the meantime, everyone is urged and invited to speak with any of the members of the PS Team about their views on those questions.

Please feel free to approach, or call any of the members of the PSTeam, or email us as a group atPastoralSearch@fbc-worc.org – we are looking forward to hearing from you!

In addition, anyone can send their ideas to Tom Grisso [ Thomas.Grisso@umassmed.edu ] and he will forward them to the Team. The members of the PS Team are—

Karl Bjork

Rodney Ferris

Stephanie Gaudette

Sue Gelinas

Jim Hecox

Joe Oakley

Courtney Stevens

Barbara Ward

Phyllis Whitten

Michael Harvey (advisor to the Team)