The Senior Pastor Nominating Committee completed the Compelling Call study under the guidance of AE Sloan Leadership in late November, 2023. Our Church Information Form (CIF) was written in December, using the information provided in the final report from that study. The CIF was approved by Session and our ECO Ministry Partnership Team (MPT), and was advertised with ECO on January 16, 2024.
We plan to continue advertising on the ECO job board until we have discerned the person whom God has called to be our next Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. In addition, the CIF is being made available here. We have already received application packets from a number of qualified candidates, and are in the process of reviewing their information.
Please understand that this process requires discernment that can only be provided by the Holy Spirit, and that God will reveal His candidate to us according to His own perfect timing. We therefore ask that the entire congregation of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church cover this process with prayer, asking that our Heavenly Father will work for this church again in a mighty way.
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Located in beautiful, Lexington, SC, Saxe Gotha is situated on one of the busiest thoroughfares in a rapidly growing area. We are a church rooted in Scripture, welcoming to all and committed to outreach, service and fellowship.
Dear Friends and Members of Saxe Gotha Pres,
Thank you for your patience in receiving the final report from our Compelling Call project.
The findings have been carefully reviewed by our leaders, including the Session and the Pastor Nominating Committee. This report will describe…
what we did,
what we learned,
and what we are looking for in our next Senior Pastor.
Please take time to review it over the holidays. On January 7 in the Fellowship Hall, members of the Transformation Team who led this project will be available for Q&A during the Sunday School hour and after church.
In Spring 2023, the Session and Saxe Gotha’s leaders worked together to determine the best way for us to prepare a Church Information Form as a crucial step in our pastoral search process. At that time, we began working with AE Sloan Leadership to develop “our compelling call.” That is, the AESL team helped us clarify and articulate the compelling call for our next Senior Pastor and Christ's call for us to greater Lexington.
In order to explain this process fully, we’ve created a Compelling Call document that included a description of the work, a timeline, and some Frequently Asked Questions. You can find it here: