The Dog Days of August

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the PNC blog. We’ve been deep into the review of Personal Information Forms (PIFs) at the PNC, meeting each Monday evening throughout the summer (although we did take a break earlier this month to have a barbecue instead of a meeting). We have interviewed many good candidates and have […]

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What a Difference Twenty-Seven Years Makes!

It was twenty-seven years ago that I served on the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) that called Dick Houtz to Derry. That was in 1989, one year before the creation of the World Wide Web. Email was just emerging a means of communication, but only in a few techie enclaves, like research universities and federal defense […]

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The PIFs Start Rolling In

It took about a week after we received approval from the Presbytery Committee on Ministry to get our Ministry Information Form uploaded to the national Church Leadership Connection (CLC) website. The CLC is where Derry’s requirements for a new pastor are matched with resumes, or Personal Information Forms (PIFs), of pastors seeking calls. It then took about […]

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PNC Small Group Meetings Set for Congregation

In the recently completed congregational survey conducted by the Derry Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) almost sixty percent of the 350 respondents said they would like to attend a small group meeting to further discuss the search for Derry’s new pastor. Well, here is your chance! Listed below are six opportunities to hear more about the search […]

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PNC Sends Survey to Congregation

This past Monday, the Derry Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) sent an online survey by email to all Derry members for which it has email addresses. The survey is intended to gather members’ thoughts and opinions about what characteristics, skills and abilities they would like to see in their new pastor. Those Derry members without email addresses […]

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