1. What does this mean for North Bible Church?
North Bible Church will be looking for a new senior pastor with the search being led by the Senior Pastor Search Committee designated by the Elder Board. Larry will remain as senior pastor while a new senior pastor is being sought.
2. How will this affect my experience at North Bible Church?
Your regular experience at North will remain largely unchanged. We believe that God has brought great vision and clarity to the direction and future of our church, and we will continue on that path in unity. Together, we will continue to Love God, Love One Another, and Love the World.
3. How can I stay up to date with the transition and senior pastor search process?
The best place to stay up-to-date will be right here on North's website, as well as the Sunday bulletin and the electronic North News weekly email. There will also be periodic town hall meetings held to inform the congregation of updates, as well as provide an opportunity to have your questions answered.
4. Do Larry and Gina plan on staying at North Bible Church?
Larry and Gina are not going to move and can easily see themselves attending North and supporting the ministry. At the same time, they want the very best for our church and if that means not being at North gives everyone the best opportunity to move forward and pursue a new vision then they will support that with joy and gratitude.
5. What is the timeline for a new pastor?
Jay Gjurgevich will join the North staff on August 19, 2019, with his installation service being held on Sunday, September 22nd at 10:00am. Please note there is just one service time on the 22nd.
6. Does the congregation have any say in who is selected?
Yes, the Senior Pastor Search Committee recommended the candidate to the Elder Board, and they then presented the nomination to the congregation for a final member vote after a visit by the nominated candidate to speak at North on June 16. The vote took place June 21-28 and was solidly in favor of Jay Gjurgevich as our next Lead Pastor.
7. How was the Search Committee selected?
The Search Committee was selected by the Elder Board and is comprised of individuals representing a broad spectrum of the various demographics currently at North.
8. How can I help?
Please continue to be in prayer for Jay, Larry, and their families during this time of transition. Your faithful prayer for our church staff, the Elder Board, Search Committee, and our congregation is essential to all of this as well.