seeking a new shepherd
Discernment Committee Update

The Discernment Committee will be conducting a survey as part of our work in calling a new rector for Trinity. The parish survey is a confidential tool to assist the committee in ascertaining Trinity's demographics, present needs, and future desires. The survey will be available in hard copy and online beginning Sunday, October 6. (Hard copies also available in the church entryway for the 1st Saturday service on Oct. 5.)

 

Trinity Discernment Prayer

O Everlasting, Omniscient, and Loving God

We confess that our daily worries and concerns 
often blind us to your voice and guidance in our lives.

We thank You for this time of change,
may it be an opportunity to grow together more closely
as followers of your son Jesus Christ
as we work to discern your path forward for our congregation.

We pray that You will watch over the Bishop, diocesan transitional
ministry team, the parish clergy, members of our vestry,
and the other leaders of our church
as they lead us on a new path for our parish.

We pray for the members of the discernment committee
as they endeavor to do Your holy work
in calling a new rector for Trinity.

We pray for all the members of our parish family
during this time of transition that we come closer to You
and feel your presence in our hearts.

Amen.

Supply Priest

During our time of transition, we will have supply priests leading us in worship. Our supply priests are:

Rev. Bambi Willis

Rev. David P. Casey, OP

Chaplain Jerome A. Hinson

Rev. Kyle Tomlin

Transition Timeline

-The Vestry meets with the transition ministry office.
The Vestry met with Rev. Brockenbrough during the June 12th Vestry meeting.

-The Vestry decides if Trinity will have an Interim Rector or a Rector in charge.
The Vestry chose to select an Interim Rector. An Interim Rector has specialized training to help parishes through their transition period. The Interim Rector is not eligible to become our permanent Rector.

-A discernment committee is commissioned.
Trinity's discernment committee has been selected. Members are Bruce Adkins, Christ Brantley, Dan Gray, Prudence Jarvis,  Paige Kerby. The discernment committee co-chairs are Alda White and Karla Snellings. The discernment committee commissioning was held on August 11th.

-A Community Ministry Portfolio is compiled by the discernment committee with input from the congregation. This   portfolio will be approved by the Vestry and the Bishop.
The Trinity Parish Survey is live online and available in hard copy!  Completing the survey will be critically important in our discernment process as we seek to understand our parish needs and match those needs with the best candidate for our new rector. All parishioners are invited to complete the survey, which will remain available until October 27. The Discernment Committee will be tabulating the anonymous and confidential survey responses and using the information they provide to create a portfolio to attract candidates. 

-The Discernment Committee will receive names and selects finalist after the office of transition ministry vets the  candidates.