When a pastor announces her/his resignation it usually comes as a surprise. Often it is an unwanted surprise, particulary when the pastor is well-liked and has performed an effective ministry.
There is a lot of information in the Call Process Manual, and it may seem a little overwhelming at first! Start by familiarizing yourself with the Table of Contents and then review the Overview of the Call Process (Section 1 b) and the Sample Timeline for the Call Process (Section 1 c).
- Members of the Congregational Council should review the Table of Contents and Sections 1-6.
- Members of the Call Committee should review the Table of Contents and Sections 1, 3 and 4.
- The Chairperson of Council and the Chairperson of the Call Committee should review the entire manual.
Call Process Manual Appendices
12) Letter of Call
13a) Call Meeting Agenda