02 Oct Update #5: Partnering With a Search Firm
We are very pleased to report that we have prayerfully partnered with Slingshot Group to assist the Search Team over the next several months. Slingshot is a highly regarded, experienced national consulting team proficient in search and placement services for churches and ministry organizations. After praying, reaching out to others in this arena, considering other options to best facilitate a fair and exhaustive search, and checking other churches’ experiences with Slingshot, the Search Team unanimously agreed to partner with this dedicated team of like-minded believers. For more information, please take a look at their website at slingshotgroup.org, and add the Slingshot Group to your prayer list as we move forward together.
To make sure our search is focused and strategic, We created two sub-groups within our team: one to express who we are (the church profile) and another to generally describe the type of person we believe God wants for Storyline (our pastor profile). These profiles will help guide us towards the right fit between us and our next pastor. The two profile teams will build upon the significant work and resources our church and staff have already built – you can see these around the church, in the “What we Believe” and “Our Values” tabs on our website, and in our published church information. We’re working hand in hand with our staff to refine these profiles to speak specifically to our search effort.
We met on September 30 to begin preparing for an effective partnership with Slingshot. Near the end of October, they will come out for a personal visit with us to begin our work together. We will continue those preparations for the next two weeks as well, so there won’t be much more to report until November.
Please join us in praying for patience, diligence, and excellent collaboration with Slingshot and for God to continue working on our next Lead Pastor’s heart.