First Presbyterian Church, Oxford prayerfully seeks God’s guidance as we search for our next Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. We trust that God knows who will be called as our 26th pastor and look forward to welcoming him or her into this community of faith.
Our website will be used to share updates in this journey of discernment but please know not every question can be answered as this search process is confidential. Please pray on behalf of the different committees detailed below and the entire congregation as we seek to faithfully follow God’s lead throughout this transition and search process.
There are three important committees involved in this transition:
- The Interim Pastor Nominating Committee: This group, comprised of five elders from the Session, will search for our next Interim Pastor and Head of Staff. After conducting a thorough search, they will nominate a candidate before the congregation.
- The Transition Team: This group is tasked with gathering congregational information and input during this transition process. They will work with the Interim Pastor by helping facilitate conversations within the congregation about our identity, missional goals, and pastoral needs.
- The Pastor Nominating Committee: This group, comprised of nominated and elected members of the congregation, will search for FPC’s next Senior Pastor. They will review applicants’ qualifications, interview candidates, and discern who God is bringing forth as our next pastor. This group will be nominated and begin their work by Summer 2019.