Here you will find an overview of the process we are inviting you to begin.
There are 5 Phases of Discernment, each with its own goals and tasks.
Stages 1-3 are completed prior to appointment (if an appointment is being sought) and stages 4 and 5 are engaged during the work of being appointed to Pastoral Ministry (for appointed leadership positions).
Please review this process, and ensure that you understand the goal and tasks associated with each phase.
At the end of each phase, both the planter and the office of New Faith Communities will agree to either move to the next phase, or discontinue the process of discernment.
The first steps are:
- Complete: Church Plant Assessment
- Complete: NFC Initial Discernment Form
- Schedule: Contact Jill Murphy to set up a meeting with the NFC lead team (firstname.lastname@example.org)