At our first meeting last November, the members of the Ministerial Selection Committee (MSC) all signed a Covenant about our work together. That covenant stated in part:
In response to the call of God in Jesus, we—the Ministerial Selection Committee of Calvary Baptist Church—seek to fulfill the mission for which we have been entrusted by our church family. We accept the responsibility for providing leadership to our church family as we discern who God is calling to Calvary for our pastoral leadership. We respond to the mission acknowledging the body is dependent upon the gifts of all its members. . . Guided by the Spirit, filled with hope and faith we commit to listen to one another with openness. . . We commit to regular communication and updates with the Calvary Baptist Congregation, with the Calvary Baptist Church Board, and with the Calvary Baptist staff. . .
We are currently developing a congregational profile. Once that is completed and we have a final job description, we will share those with our denominational partners and begin accepting resumes. Our denominational partners are: DC Baptist Convention, Alliance of Baptists, American Baptist Churches – USA, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.