Our Journey Continues...
After being blessed for 18 years by a beloved Pastor, Dr. Rev. Bill Parr retired in May of 2020. The
Session, a body of elected church elders, immediately went to work in search of an Interim Pastor to work with us through this transition. Rev. Laura Fitzgibbon has joined us and her efforts and input during this process have been a true blessing to The Nor’kirk.
The next step by Session was appointing a “Mission Study Committee” to provide a document about our vision, history, worship, programs, and missions. This committee met for over six months and gathered information, feedback, and input from the congregation. The document was approved by the Session and the Committee on Ministry of Grace Presbytery. You can use the following link to access the Nor'kirk Presbyterian Mission Study 2020.
With the mission study complete, the Session tasked the Nominating Committee to begin the work of providing a slate of congregational members to form the “Pastoral Nominating Committee, (PNC)”. The PNC members were presented to the congregation and approved in June 2021.
The PNC will create a full “Minister Information Form” that outlines the requirements, goals and vision for potential Permanent Pastor candidates and begin the search process for whom God has already chosen to fill the position.
During this process, we will not be receiving updates from the PNC until a candidate has been
chosen by the committee. This phase of the Pastoral Nominating Process is expected to last from 6 -12 months, so we ask that you keep the PNC in your prayers for God’s guidance and direction.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The image below is interactive. Click on the circles for more information about each step in the Pastoral Nominating Process.