pastoral search team 

PST Mission Statement: 

The Pastoral Search Team will submit to the Holy Spirit’s leading in

prayerfully hiring a discipleship-minded Lead Pastor who will equip us to Passionately Pursue Christ.

call to prayer | april

Please consider partnering in prayer with the PST. For the month of April, we are specifically praying that

God would grant peace to our congregation as we rest in His will.

church update | 3.11.18

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • As the Holy Spirit continues to narrow our candidate pool, the PST asks that now more than ever we continue to seek HIS man, not ours
  • We're excited to finally be bringing candidates to campus for face-to-face interview. There would also be a second on-campus interview should the Holy Spirit continue to lead us forward with the candidate. 
  • Additionally, the prospective future pastor would preach on a Sunday before congregational affirmation

Church update | 2.11.18

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • We have finished accepting resumes, which means we are currently talking with our future pastor!
  • We have moved into the second interview phase, talking with the men about their philosophy of ministry and doctrine of beliefs.
  • The next step in the process would be an on-campus interview with the PST and Elders. Before coming to campus, we're asking candidates to take the PLACE assessment while we conduct reference, credit, and background checks.
  • We meet almost every Tuesday and Saturday...please continue to pray for us as we seek the Lord's will in finding HIS man for MCC. 

church update | 12.3.17

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • We are excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for Mount Calvary's Lead Pastor position! Praise God!! 
  • The position is posted on the church website as well as various alumni job boards for Christian universities. 
  • Thank you for all of your prayers throughout this process. We need them now more than ever as we will be making decisions about which candidates to pursue in the hiring process. 
  • The position will be posted online until January 31st. If you know anyone who might be interested, please refer them to the website before that date. 

church update | 11.12.17

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • The Holy Spirit has been working in the team to bring unity and clarity as we work in small task groups and as an entire group to finish up the three profiles.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! 162 people took the survey, which helped us to get a glimpse into the heartbeat of our congregation. We've been reading over the results, and we will use information to finish our three profiles. The survey results will be made available to the church family in the very near future.
  • We have been meeting every week to finish up our profiles, and our final step will be to write the pastoral job description. Lord willing, we will have the position posted by the end of the month!

Church update | 10.8.17

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • The team meets every week to passionately pursue the man that God has already chosen to be our next senior pastor. Our meetings always begin with Pastor Dan bringing us a challenge from God’s Word, and then we spend time in prayer seeking God’s wisdom, will, and direction for our meetings and for our church. That is followed by several members of the team giving a testimony. 
  • We are currently in the process of making a survey that will be used to help the PST members get a better feel for the heart of our people. This survey should be out to you by the end of the month. We are seeking God’s will for our church first and foremost but also want to take into consideration some of your concerns and desires.
  • We are also working on three profiles: the pastoral profile, the church profile, and the community profile. We are using information gathered by the Transition Team for the community profile and working alongside the Elders for the church and pastoral profiles.
  • As pastor Dan mentioned last Sunday, we are asking you to pray with us for God’s direction and His will for our church. We will have a specific request that we will focus on each month (please see above for our October prayer request).

church update | 9.24.17

The PST would like to share the following update with our church family:

  • The PST meets every week and covets your daily prayers. Please reference the above mission statement for an idea of their goals
  • The PST is currently working on building three profiles: community, church, and pastoral
  • The community (Elizabethtown and surrounding regions) )and church profiles will be given to prospective pastors as they consider applying for the position
  • The pastoral profile is, in essence, a job description that will be written for the position. The PST will prayerfully seek ways to include the congregation in this process.