A Pastoral Search Committee update was given at our Annual General Meeting and a handful of main points from the church-wide survey were conveyed. 117 people participated in the survey, about half male and half female. The most significant reasons people attend Redemption Church include teaching, community and worship (music). Participants indicated their longing for discipleship and mentoring, inter-generational connections as well as education about and practice of spiritual gifts. Our church is a committed group of people who desire to grow in our God-given abilities. Thanks again to everyone who took the survey!
The church-wide surveys were collected and are currently being processed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey!
The church-wide survey has been sent out! If you haven't received the link in your inbox, please email Sarah. If you have received the survey link, please fill it out by Monday, September 26th.
The committee has started moving ahead in our survey of the leadership and now it's your turn to have your voice heard regarding our next Lead Pastor. On Monday, September 12th you can expect a survey questionnaire in your inbox. Please fill it out by Monday, September 26th. If you are not already on our mailing list, please send your contact information to Sarah.
This Sunday was Tyson's last Sunday at Redemption. You can listen to his final sermon here. After the service, we had a potluck lunch to celebrate and send Tyson and his family.
David Collins was officially introduced as the new interim lead pastor. David is the founder of Canadian Food for the Hungry International, the Global Hunger Foundation, and Paradigm Ministries. He's been a pastor, CEO, consultant and mentor. He and his wife have worked abroad to seek sustainable solutions in the midst of human cruelty and natural disasters. Author of two books, David continues to help people understand the power of ideas and how someone's motives correspond to Biblical integrity. We are thrilled to have him!
Tyson officially announced his resignation. You can read his letter here.
The first meeting of the Pastoral Search Committee was held July 26th. They are currently working towards completing a church self-study and community profile. Here's a message from the committee:
We want to hear from you so be expecting us to reach out to you in one way or another so that your voice is heard. These are very exciting times, please be holding the church in prayer for God's perfect will to be done. Thank You.
Reid Johnson gave an update on the Pastoral Search Committee. These are the 6 that were nominated by the members and appointed by the board and elders to represent the congregation: Thomas Sanz, Susie Colby, Dave Clark, Poh Suan Lim, Rina Carbol, and Jordan Eschpeter. Elder Wendy Dubois was appointed as the chair of the Pastoral Search Committee.
This Sunday was Tim's last sermon and last Sunday at the church. Listen to it here.
In the evening, we celebrated and sent the Hormans at the Horman Farewell Party. It was a sad but joyous event as people went up to share stories they've shared with the Horman family. Here are some photos of the event: