21 DAys of worship, prayer and fasting
PASTORAL TRANSITION UPDATE MEETINGs
As most of you know, Pastor Bubba feels that the Holy Spirit has made it very clear that he is to transition from being Senior Pastor here at IVC to working for Vineyard USA. He has accepted the role as VUSA's National Coordinator which works directly with the National Director. For the first half of 2017, he will do 50% still as our pastor and 50% with VUSA. He will eventually transition to full-time with VUSA. Our Elders have voted to hire an expert in church transitions who is familiar with Pastor Bubba and Vineyard churches.
Pastor Bubba has encouraged people who are interested in the process to get the book "NEXT: Pastoral Succession That Works" by Vanderbloemen & Bird.
According to the church bylaws, to be a voting member of IVC you must have: (1) Attended IVC's Membership class and signed the Committed Fellowship form, (2) Attend church here on a regular basis, and (3) Give regularly.
We will be sharing about this process at periodic church meetings. These meetings will be announced as they become available.
We had a Special Holy Spirit Night on Sunday, Feb. 19th. Brady Wilson shared the details of the pastoral transition process that has been going on. A church profile and Senior Pastor job description have been developed. These will be given out to Vineyard leaders over the next few weeks and posted on Vineyard USA. The application process will begin March 1st.