Pastor Nominating Committee

Congregational Meeting
Meeting Agenda | Final PNC Report

Letter Calling a Congregational Meeting: Feburary 2014

Frequently Asked Questions | PNC Process
Meet the PNC

Reflecting on What Call Means

Updates from 2013
Updates from 2012

Job Description (Church Information Form)
Congregational Survey | Congregational Input Sessions

Pastor Nominating Committee

Members of the Pastor Nominating Committee at work

PNC Process

The following outlines the process for calling a new Pastor to Fourth Presbyterian Church.

•  Congregation recommends members of Fourth Church to serve on PNC —      Completed

•  Congregation elects PNCCompleted

•  Congregation provides input to PNC to be used in evaluating candidates      Completed

•  PNC develops Church Information Form (CIF) and criteria for evaluating      candidates — Completed

•  CIF is approved by the Fourth Church Session and
      the Chicago Presbytery Committee on Ministry (COM) Completed

•  Position is posted with the Church Leadership Connection at the Presbyterian      Church (USA) denominational offices and is advertised with the Christian      Century and Presbyterian Outlook Completed

•  PNC collects recommendations from churchwide leaders, including seminary      leadership Completed

•  PNC reviews Pastor Information Forms (PIFs) of those applying;
     contacts referred candidates and conducts interviews as well as background
      and reference checks Completed

•  PNC identifies a nominee for Pastor and extends an invitation to that person to      accept the call Completed

•  Session calls a congregational meeting at which the PNC presents the nominee
     to the congregation Completed

•  Congregation elects a new Pastor at a congregational meeting Completed!

•  Pastor is installed

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Updates from 2013

Reflecting on What Call Means: December 2013
Autumn Update: September 2013
“Listening to Sermons”: May 2013
Devotions as Part of the PNC Process: March 2013
The PNC Reflects on the Search Process: February 2013
PNC Report to the Congregation at the 2013 Annual Meeting
January 2013 Update from the PNC: The Process So Far

Updates from 2012

October 2012 Update from the PNC
A Letter from the Co-Chairs: June 27, 2012
Job Description for the New Pastor Officially Posted: May 25, 2012
Session and Presbytery Committee Approve CIF: May 22, 2012
A PNC Request to Complete the Survey: May 10, 2012
An Invitation from the PNC: April 13, 2012
An Easter Minute for Discipleship from the PNC: April 8, 2012
A Letter from the Co-Chairs: March 21, 2012
A Letter from Calum MacLeod: February 14, 2012

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