Step Three: Search Team Development

The Search Team is a group of wise, discerning leaders from within the body tasked with searching for who will step into leadership here at New Story. They’re also responsible for initially vetting a candidate before they are brought before the church. 


With the Constitution revised and deacons established, we will now set our sights onto finding who will step into leadership here at New Story. For our church, the pastors cannot appoint other pastors, nor are we a part of a larger institution that would appoint a pastor for us. Instead, a pastor is chosen and voted on by the congregation. To do this, New Story will gather together a team, called the Search Team, that will head up the process of finding pastoral candidates best suited for this church. Before we get to searching for candidates, the pastors will select the team, and, much like a pastoral candidate, the congregation must approve of the team before moving forward.

The Search Team will be a group of wise, discerning men and women that are leaders and congregants at New Story. They must be in full agreement with our ministry philosophy (our methodology for how we hope to make more and better disciples) as well as our essential beliefs (see the ‘What We Believe’ section on our website for more). They must take a collaborative approach to decision making and have familiarity with New Story’s ministries and structure. Two of our pastors, Jeremy and Dennis, will serve only as advisors to the team, as the church needs to choose their leaders. 

This is an important step for us to take and we believe God will not only lead us in selecting the right team, but will lead us in the pursuit of future leadership. 

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing us at Info@NewStory.Church.