Q: With Doug’s retirement date moving from Dec
31, 2018 to August 31, 2018, has the schedule changed for Peter’s transition
into the Senior Pastor role?
A: Peter and Doug continue to meet
regularly, and are working on a transition schedule.
Q: What is the transition plan between Doug and
Peter regarding Sunday First Hour classes?
A: Peter currently teaches the
Connections class during Sunday First Hour. We are not yet certain about class
assignments come August, 2018.
Q: What qualifications are we looking for in an
A: The Associate Pastor job
description is available from the church office, and includes requirements
regarding education, family, discipleship, and counseling.
Q: Who is on the Associate Pastor search
A: The Associate Pastor search
committee is comprised of Jeff Daniell, Kim Callaway, Thomas Hinson, Peter O’Neill, and Matt
Q: Will Doug disappear in August, 2018?
A: Doug feels it would be best to
be gone (mostly) for about a year to give Peter time to be established as
Q: What information can you share regarding
vision casting and future planning?
A: The current focus is on the
transition for the next year. Vision casting and future planning are coming, but
probably not until 2018 or 2019.
Q: Will the Associate Pastor be taking the
administrator responsibilities now performed by Lee Tate?
A: The gifts and skills of the
Associate Pastor may determine what responsibilities they end up assuming. The
administrative responsibilities are not presently a part of the Associate
Pastor job description.
Q: Are we waiting on the Associate Pastor hire
to move forward with the transition?
A: No. We are working towards a
smooth transition, focusing on keeping the core CBC ministries in place and
healthy. Remember that we have been through a transition already with Chuck
Taylor, who retired as Associate Pastor.
Q: Do we have plans to add to or rotate members
on and off the church elder board?
A: 1. The church
bylaws do not address term limits for church elders.
2. Doug will rotate off the CBC
board of elders January 1, 2018. The board is already looking at this.
3. The church bylaws specify a
maximum of elders. The board of elders currently has 7 members, which seems
to be a good functioning number.
Will the audio recordings remain on the CBC website?
A: 1. Yes. Doug has granted the church
permission to use his material, even after his retirement.
2. Doug will create his own
website in the future with other teaching materials.
Does Doug plan to put his sermons into book form?
A: Probably not, but he may work on
new books that will contain material he has used in sermons.
What can the church body do to support you?
A: 1. Pray
2. Continue to ask questions, either by
e-mail to the office, or directly to elders and staff
3. Remember that this is God’s church!
Where is this church headed?
A: Our mission has always been to passionately make disciples of Jesus Christ. We will continue to Find, Fold,
Feed, and Forward the people of God. We will disciple holistically from the head, to the heart to the feet. We will be focusing on staffing our church for the future, shaping our disciple-making process, engaging more CBC people in our community, continuing our deep, biblical preaching and teaching, as well as pursuing the future in unity and hope.