Pastor Search

Seeking God's Will for Our New Lead Pastor

On Sunday, February 21, Pastor Dennis Wall, our Lead Pastor for the past 40+ years, announced he plans to step out of the roll of Lead Pastor by September 2021. As a church that is Christ-Ruled, Elder-Led, Deacon-Served, and Congregation-Commissioned we are initiating a search for our new Lead Pastor. The Elder Team has already begun to organize the search process to lead our church in finding our next Lead Pastor. Each of the elders, including Pastor Dennis, will be actively involved in leading our body to seek God's will in determining who our new Lead Pastor will be.

Part of that leading is actively involving the congregation in seeking and selecting our next Lead Pastor.  And as a Congregation-Commissioned church we will seek together and ultimately affirm together the selection of our new Lead Pastor.  Below you will find the link to the Pastor Search Team Nomination Form where you can nominate one or more people to serve on one of the Pastor Search Teams. 
Would you like to nominate someone to serve on one of the Pastor Search Teams?

Complete the Pastor Search Teams Nomination Form (click here) to nominate someone to serve on one of the five (5) Pastor Search Teams:
1) Church Profile Team - This team will assist in developing the profile about our church so the new Lead Pastor knows better who we are
2) Community Profile Team - This team will assist in developing the profile about the communities that our church serves, shepherds, and reaches out to
3) Pastor Profile Team - This team will assist in developing the profile for our new Lead Pastor
4) Pastor Search Team - This team will have the greatest time commitment in helping to narrow down candidates to serve as our new Lead Pastor
5) Welcome Team - This team will work together to help the new Lead Pastor transition to be part of The Hills Church

*** The last day to nominate members for any of the five teams is Sunday, March 7. ***

If you would like to complete a printed version of the Pastor Search Teams Nomination Form please click here to download a printable form. Completed printed forms of the Pastor Search Teams Nomination Form can be turned into the church office.

Our Goals throughout the Process

We have the following goals in our search for a new Lead Pastor:
  1. Maintain Day-to-Day Operations
  2. Involve as many members of The Hills Church in the process
  3. Separate the role and position of the Lead Pastor from that of Legacy Christian Academy Chancellor 
  4. Target Sept 1, 2021 as the start date for our new Lead Pastor

Understanding the Process

Prayer!
As our church, we must undergird the entire process in prayer. All of us must be committed to pray for and throughout the process.

Leadership
The search for our new Lead Pastor will be overseen by our Elder Team.

Five Teams
In order to involve as many of our church members as possible in and throughout the process five teams are being formed.

Church Profile Team (led by Pastor Kevin Barthold)
Community Profile Team (led by Pastor Earl Quick)
Pastor Profile Team (led by Pastor Tom Wilson)
Pastor Search Team (led by Pastor Hank Aragon)
Welcome Team (leadership TBD; this team will not start until the June/July timeframe)

*** Nominations for these five teams is open now and will close on Sunday, March 7. ***