Message from the UCM Council of Elders via the Moderator
(Message delivered to the congregation on Sept. 2, 2018)
Almost 3 months have passed since we began this process in preparation for the Senior Pastor and as we discern and anticipate God’s plans for us together as Union Church.
As you recall, on June 3, 2018, I informed the congregation that UCM Search Committee members have been chosen, and that the initial Terms of Reference from Council were also already relayed to the committee. Since then, the Council and the Search Committee have worked closely together to prepare information and a clear vision of the new Senior Pastor’s roles, including the qualifications of candidates we trust God is already preparing.
Therefore on behalf of the Council, I’ve been asked to provide updates on the progress so far, which have been approved.
I’m excited to share that we are now openly recruiting candidates!
For interested candidates and members of the congregation who wish to recommend candidates, please click Job Description for your reference.
For pastors who are interested to apply to this position, please send your resume/CV with cover letter to the UCM Pastoral Search Committee at email@example.com
If you are recommending someone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the candidate’s contact information i.e., email address and mobile number. That candidate will then receive a letter of invitation from the Search Committee to apply to the position.
Please make sure the Subject is labeled Senior Pastor Candidate.
FOR THE UCM CONGREGATION
In addition to the networks the Search Committee has identified, we also ask you to prayerfully share this information from this webpage with your own personal and professional networks, including your home churches or denominations, seminaries, or other channels you choose.
Thank you for faithfully participating in this process. If you have any questions, you can ask any Council member. Please go to www.unionchurch.ph/council
We also ask that you continue to pray for this season in the life of Union Church. We will provide ongoing updates and will have future opportunities to pray collectively at this time of preparation. I invite you to pray with me as we spread the word about this position now open to the public:
Loving Father – we gather today, anticipating the future You have in store for Union Church of Manila. In this season of preparation, we ask that Your love may abound more and more in all knowledge; depth of insight; and in discerning Your will through the Holy Spirit, so that we may be able to understand all that is best, and that which is pleasing in Your sight.
We pray specifically over the many candidates that will apply in the coming months, and that Christ continues to be the central figure throughout the process, guiding them and Union Church toward the future. We thank You for the faithful Search Committee and Council members and ask that Your truth and wisdom will continue to be the beacon of light in this process.
Lord Jesus, we also ask You to prepare us as a congregation — brothers and sisters in Christ — so that we may trust You more and more in this season, and may live in unity and for Your glory. Give us hearts of understanding to discern Your will and purpose for Union Church of Manila.
All these things we lift up to You through Jesus as our Savior and Lord, Amen.
For your reference, please click the following links to see the previous messages given to the congregation in relation to the search for Senior Pastor.
June 3, 2018
May 27, 2018
March 18, 2018