Pastoral Search

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

The formation, and then the work, of PCC’s Pastoral Search Team will be among our most important steps forward together with Jesus in seeking the renewal of our congregational life. Christ has brought us a long way together in these last months! These next steps prayerfully will launch us toward a beautiful and fruitful new era ahead in the life and mission of PCC. These truly are exciting times for us!

Pastoral Search Process Timeline

Pastoral Search Team Formation

In consultation with our partners at McGowan Global, the PCC Session has determined the best template for our Pastoral Search Team is as follows…

9-Person Search Team with 2 Co-Chairs – 1 male / 1 female

  • 2 elders
  • 2 deacons
  • 5 members of the congregation

Role of a Pastoral Search Team Member

What will it be like to serve on this search team? We expect that it will be both exhilarating and exhausting, faith-building and faith-testing. Lots of prayer and endurance will be required. Team members will need to be willing to work as team players on this search for up to a year or longer. This will become a core expression of your service here at PCC for this season ahead. You will be involved in praying over candidates, developing a desired pastoral profile, interviewing and assessing candidates, all with a gospel humility and sensitivity, with an openness to the leading of the Holy Spirit throughout the journey.

Pastoral Search Team Member Qualifications

  • Demonstrates godly character, a person of prayer, who drinks deeply from the fountain of Christ’s gospel of grace
  • Strong commitment to Pacific Crossroads
  • Dedicated to moving PCC forward in her mission
  • Willingness to work within the framework of PCA polity
  • Able to make time commitment
  • Team player