Minister Search Committee 2017

2017 Search Committee Update:

               In Phase 1 we were able to research the History of CrossRoads, learn about where we are within our church, speak with neighboring church leaders, and learn about the community we live in. Throughout this process we have prayed and trusted that God would lead us in the right direction. During the Annual Congregational Dinner and Meeting we will be showing a few PowerPoint presentations with the data we collected. This has given us the foundation for the Minster Search.
               For our next Phase, we will be given three specific directives: 1. Identify “Recommenders”; 2. Develop a clear picture of our “ideal candidate”; 3. Create a package of material to share with candidates about our church from Phase 1. Each of these tasks contribute to our Committee’s success in identifying and calling the right candidate to become the next minister for our church.
The right “Recommenders” can bless us by matching the church’s ministerial needs with their network of quality, high character ministers. In order for our Recommenders to be helpful, they need to know the kind of candidate we’re looking for. Who is our “ideal candidate”? What skills and characteristics does he have? What kinds of experience does he have in ministry? What sort of leadership style will he bring to our church?
               Lastly, we will develop a “Candidate Package” about our community and church, introduce our committee, share documents related to our church’s vision and mission, and talk about the kind of person we are looking for as our next minister.
               We are very excited to be taking the next steps to find the person God is preparing to be part of our church family. We are also excited that you are part of this process with us. This journey continues to bind us together and has shown us that though the body has many parts, we are one in Him.

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Prayer requests for our next Minister:
  1. Pray to prepare his heart for relationships with each of us, our church, and our community.
  2. Pray that God will increase his passion for preaching, teaching, and shepherding.
  3. Prayer for his family and friends during the upcoming calling he will have.
Prayer Requests for the Search Committee
  1. Pray for patience – we need to wait for God’s timing, not ours.
  2. Prayer for wisdom to choose the right person – we need God’s choice, not ours.
  3. Pray for guidance – we need to see the right path for CCC.
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Additional Prayer requests from our community and kingdom assessment interviews (these requests have been given to us by specific individuals/churches for us to help pray for them.):
  • Pastor Ben Sobels from Cypress Church requests: 1. Prayers that their discipleship program will "take off". 2. Prayers for the pursuit of further church plants (with emphasis on South County). 3. Prayers for the person God is calling to fill their opening for a Worship Director.
  • Rev. Steve Lundin from First Methodist Church requests: Prayers that they can keep doing their Neighborhood Ministry with compassion and love for each of the persons that come through their doors every week.
  • Food Bank - distribute food to those in need, volunteers from CCC, and capital funds for new building project on Rossi Street.
  • Rancho Cielo asks we pray that the new staff provide a positive influence on the students.
  • Food Bank kindly ask we pray that they will be able to distribute food to those in need, that there may be volunteers from CCC, and that they receive capital funds for the new building project on Rossi Street
  • The Encounter Church have requested prayers for the following: 1) That they are able to find a permanent building for their congregation; 2) Protection for their pastors and ministers; 3) That they remain God focused; and 4) Strengthening of ongoing relationships throughout the community.
  • Salinas Valley Community Church has requested prayers for the following: 1) Getting better at "loving with abandon"; 2) Greater involvement in small groups (new small group kick-off in one month); and 3) That more people come to know Christ.
  • Supervisor J. Phillips requests prayer for our cities young people who are in need. Also, pray that children will grow up, graduate and become a productive part of society.
  • Director E. Robinson from Social Services would like prayers for the wellbeing of the children in our community.
  • Assistant Police Chief Dan Ortega, pray for our law enforcement officers and their families, their safety, and their souls. Pray that the officers while putting on their body armor will also put on the armor of God.
  • Confidence Pregnancy Center would like us to please pray for the lawsuit against the government where they want to take away their freedom of speech by mandating what they can and cannot say within the schools and the community. Please pray for the Center’s new Community Outreach Director. Please pray for more monetary support.