The Pastoral Relations Ministry Team has added a new page to our website that says:
“In Spring 2013, the Elders formed a Pastoral Relations Ministry Team to support and maintain an open and healthy relationship between the pastor and congregation members.
They act as a sounding board for the pastor and support the pastor’s leadership. To support a positive relationship between the pastor and the congregants, this team will function to advise and support the pastor. In its advisory capacity, the team will share suggestions, expectations, and concerns of members of the congregation with the pastor.
In its support role, the team will assist the congregation in understanding the roles, responsibilities, needs and expectations of the pastor.
Ultimately the committee’s goal is to enhance the effectiveness of Old First.
The members (Dan R., Greta S., Jane S.-A, Russ C., Susan D.) are available by conventional or electronic means of communication. All discussions with the team or individual members of the team will be held in confidence.
The Pastoral Relations Ministry Team meets with the pastor approximately every other month.”
If you have any questions or suggestions, you can speak with one of the members of the Pastoral Ministry Team or Michael.