Happy New Year to the Poplar Tent Family
May 2014 find our church doing the Lord's work and be active in fruitful ministry.
Here are some brief highlights of what to expect in the new year.
In January, we will welcome a new class of elders and deacons.
Rusty Thomas and Jewell Kee
Steve Swilley, Kenneth Land, Margaret Ann Dover and Jerry Hathcock
We will also begin our Mission Study in the new year. The mission study helps clarify congregational strengths and expectations of the new pastor and it also serves as a roadmap for short term and long term goals. The surveys that we filled out are a part of this study. Following a completed Mission and vision study we will elect our Pastoral Nominating Committee. The PNC will use the study in the recruitment of our next pastor. In case any of you are wondering why Poplar Tent is doing a mission study, it required by the Presbytery of Charlotte. Minister candidates expect churches to have a completed mission and vision study as part of the interview process. Potential ministers read our mission and vision study to better discern whether they are a "fit" for us. The results of the study will be shared with the church.
If you are asked to serve on the mission/vision task force, please prayerfully consider it. The task force is not the same as the PNC but it provides the PNC with the background necessary to interview candidates with confidence and clarity.
That's all for now. If you are traveling, travel safely and remember to join us for Worship on Sunday.
Grace and peace,