August 31, 2023
As we turn to a new season, we also continue to move into new seasons in Resurrection's life. Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us that for everything, there is a season. This fall will hold new excitement as we celebrate Resurrection turning 25, welcome our interim pastor, Lamont Koerner, September 17th, and continue to receive applications for a new worship leader. Brad Kolstad is filling in temporarily with the worship team, as longer-term plans are made for worship leadership. We are grateful to Brad and Marcia. Your prayers for all of this are important! Thank you for continued prayers and support for those who are serving as leaders, those working on the worship leader hiring team, all who are filling in during summer travels, and for your own discerning for the season ahead. If you have questions about any of the current transitions, reach out to our Mission Leadership Team - [email protected].
August 17, 2023
August 3, 2023
Greetings from the Mission Leadership Team (MLT)! We have been busy working on transition planning for Resurrection.
- Interim Pastor- We have completed the interim job description and will meet with the Synod's recommendation this week. We expect to have an interim in place sometime in September. Until our interim is in place, there are various people scheduled to provide Sunday morning messages.
- Call Process- The MLT will also begin work on our Ministry Site Profile which is used by the Synod to help with the call process of our permanent pastor.
- Worship Leader- The hiring team has finalized a job description and the position is now posted. Learn more here.
July 6, 2023
As Resurrection moves through several transitions in the coming months, the Mission Leadership Team is committed to transparency in this time. We will do our best to keep the congregation informed and up to date. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send an email to: [email protected] . Please check liveresurrection.org and our weekly newsletter for future updates.
First and foremost: Our prayer team is and will be gathering for intentional prayer for this time of transition. Our prayer team is praying for peace in this time of anxiety, clarity in this time of uncertainty, vitality in this time of seeking and for God’s Spirit to rest upon Resurrection, guiding us at every moment along the way. Please join us in prayer!
Pastoral Transition Update
On Tuesday June 20th, Bishop Lull from the St. Paul Area Synod met with the MLT and several key leaders for an exit interview with Pastor Paul and to walk through next steps. The next steps include Resurrection creating an interim pastor position description. As of today, there is not a date set for an interim to start but the St. Paul Synod is working to place before the MLT potential interims. The calling of an interim is the sole responsibility of the MLT, and we will work diligently to find a great fit. In the meantime, our amazing staff and other volunteers will be leading our preaching and other ministry initiatives. Please keep our staff in your prayers as
they take on more responsibility during this transition!
Worship Leader Update
The MLT has approved the formation of a search team whose purpose is to place before the MLT a recommendation for a new worship leader. The Worship Leader search team has the authority to craft the position description, seek, interview, and recommend a final candidate to the MLT. In this time of transition, MLT has the sole responsibility of hiring the worship leader. Please keep this process in your prayers.