We have been incredibly blessed in the last few years for growth across our church. We are grateful to God for the gifts of new members, increased levels of giving, and expanding ministries! Our role as pastors and officers has been discerning how best to support and sustain this growth.
To that end, last Sunday at our congregational meeting, we announced exciting changes to the staff design at GPC. Three significant changes were announced, which will compliment the growing ministries of our church. First, Rev. Chris will permanently move to a full time position as Associate Pastor for Mission and Young Adults. Second, we will hire a part time (8 hours per week) Children's Ministries Director. Rev. Rachel will supervise this position and still have oversight for all education at GPC. The new position will free Rachel to expand her role and focus on leadership development and community engagement. To that end, the final changes is a new title for Rev. Rachel, Associate Pastor for Discipleship. These three changes, along with changes made in the last year to other positions, will all help the church to keep pace with the ministries of the church. The session has enthusiastically approved these changes.