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Brookwood Survey

The Pastor Search Team is conducting a survey for members and regular attenders of Brookwood. The purpose of this survey is to give you an opportunity to give your input directly to the Pastor Search Team. The survey is available online starting Sunday, May 14, and will conclude on Sunday, June 11.

Additionally, paper copies will be available at the Information Center Sunday, May 21 - Sunday, June 11. Secure boxes will be available for you to return your responses. All surveys, online and on paper, are anonymous.

Pastor Search Update

Learn More about the Pastor Search Process and Team Members

 

Update: February 23, 2017
The Brookwood Pastor Search Team met on Wednesday, February 22, for its initial meeting with representatives of the Trustees and the Personnel Team.  We want to say first that we are humbled by your vote of confidence to entrust us with leading the search effort to find a Senior Pastor for Brookwood.

While we are fully aware of the magnitude of the task ahead of us, we are all very excited about the possibilities for the future of our church.  In our first meeting, we selected our leadership team which consists of Nicky Nix, Chairman; Chris Martin, Vice Chairman and Mollie Catherine Blunt, Secretary.  We commend our membership, the Trustees and the Personnel Team for their work in assembling this team.  In our first meeting we talked about our tasks in general and then spent some time getting to know one another better.  What was plainly evident from every member of the team was the strong desire and commitment to God and the members of this church in approaching our work.   One of our first tasks is to take steps to let you, our fellow members, get to know us a little better.  We will be working on ways to accomplish that   We are committed to be available to you and to keep you informed as we proceed through this process.  More than anything, we ask that you be committed to pray for us every day for us to have wisdom and the confidence that comes from following God’s plan for Brookwood.  Thank you again for letting us serve you in this way.

 

Update: February 16, 2017 
The Trustees and Personnel Team developed a slate of members to serve as the Pastor Search Team and the group was affirmed by church vote on Sunday, January 12. The church members called to serve are: Mollie Catherine Blunt, Sherry Hennigan, Bentley Hines, Chris Martin, Nicky Nix, Buddy Slack, and Tracy Thomas. Alternates, who will be engaged in the process but non-voting unless activated, are: Jennifer Cummings and Tak Yee Aw. Please be in prayer for this team as they begin their work.

Update: February 2, 2017 
After much prayer and thoughtful deliberation the Trustees and Personnel Team have developed a slate of members to serve as the Pastor Search Team. The Team is comprised, solely, from names received during the recent call for nominations. The church members nominated to serve are: Mollie Catherine Blunt, Sherry Hennigan, Bentley Hines, Chris Martin, Nicky Nix, Buddy Slack, and Tracy Thomas. Alternates, who will be engaged in the process but non-voting unless activated, are: Jennifer Cummings and Tak Yee Aw. All nine members nominated have humbly accepted the responsibility to serve if approved by the church. Please carefully consider this team and visit with them individually if necessary. We will have a church-wide vote on February 12 to ratify this team as a whole.

Update: January, 26, 2017
The Trustees would like to thank the church membership for engaging so robustly in the nominating process. In all, over 200 individuals were nominated for consideration as members of the Pastor Search Team. It is wonderful to have so many quality names to do this work. We are asking for your prayers as we begin, alongside the Personnel Team, to narrow this list down to 5-7 members and 2 alternates. With such a great quantity of nominations, it will be a challenge to refine that comprehensive list into a healthy, functioning Pastor Search Team. We ask that you continue to pray for the right team to emerge from those nominations to identify our next Senior Pastor. Also, please be understanding with the results as only about 5% of the people nominated will be selected for the Pastor Search Team, given we were provided over 200 names. The Trustees and Personnel Team are taking this week to pray over that list of nominations and will be meeting next Sunday afternoon to seek consensus on the full slate of Pastor Search Team members for Church Approval. Obviously, we seek your prayers as this will be a challenging, but worthwhile, responsibility.

Pastor Search Team Selection Process / Timeline

Objective: To bring forth the man God has identified to lead Brookwood
Search Team Members: 5-7 voting members + 2 alternates
Communication: Process/Timeline Posted in both Newsletter & Worship Folder
Nominations Taken: Sunday, January 22 in Worship Folder
Proposed Team Finalized: Sunday, January 29 by Trustees & Personnel
Proposed Team Members Posted: February 2, 5, 9 in Newsletter & Worship Folder
Church-wide Vote to Affirm Proposed Team: Sunday, February 12
*Tentative and Subject to Adjustment as Needed

Pastor Search Team:

  • Develops Their Process
  • Engages Church to Develop Candidate Profile
  • Responsible for all Communication with Candidates
  • Provides Simple Progress Report in Newsletter/Worship Folder
  • Search Team Shall Present only One Nominee at a Time for Vote
  • Call of Pastor only Affirmed with 75%+ Vote of Membership
  • Job Description by Search Team, Personnel Team, & Trustees
  • Compensation by Search Team, Finance Team & Trustees

 

 
 
 
 

Location & Directions

Brookwood is located at the corner of I-49 and Bert Kouns Industrial loop in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

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