7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-432-7273

transitioning well

Our collaborative, inclusive, transparent process toward our next Senior Pastor.

OUR VISION

With the Holy Spirit’s guidance, Grace’s vision for our pastoral transition is a collaborative, inclusive and transparent process in which our congregation feels confident and secure in our identity as a community of faith, where generosity and graciousness abound. The ministry of Grace will be enlivened, complemented, challenged and encouraged by the gifts of the new Senior Pastor, who will lead us and grow with us in faith, service and outreach to the community.

THANK YOU!

THE CONGREGATION ASSESSMENT TOOL IS NOW CLOSED.

One of the key steps in our process is the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT). We’ve completed the “month of the CAT” and we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all who filled out the survey. This survey helps us create the vision and documentation that we’ll use in our official call process in partnership with our synod. Thank you for having your voice heard!

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transition updates

The Transition Team is Hard at Work on our MSP

The Transition Team is hard at work on the Ministry Site Profile (MSP). This is the document that pastoral candidates will review when considering a call to Grace as our new Senior Pastor. It conveys who we are as a congregation and what we are looking for in a senior...

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CAT Findings Summary Report

Below you’ll find a summary written by our Transition Consultant, Jim Pence, which paints an encouraging picture of the health and vitality of Grace in many ways, along with helpful direction about where our community of faith would like to go forward. We...

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Transition Update Pre-Retreat #2

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for filling out the CAT survey! You may be asking “What is next?” and we are going to learn more about our mission in serving the congregation of Grace at our upcoming retreats with Dr. Jim Pence. Your Transition Teams are...

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CAT Survey Numbers

THANK YOU! That’s really what we wanted to say. On behalf of the Transition Team and the future of Grace, thank you to the 385 individuals who took the Congregational Assessment Tool Survey in March. This survey will help us build the best possible profile of...

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Meet the Teams

We’re happy to introduce you to the folks who are leading the 3 key areas of our transition process. These members applied and were chosen to take us through this transition with grace and skill. Meet the Teams CALL COMMITTEE Jared Wolt Cody Tresselt-Warren...

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Transition 101

Grace Lutheran Church’s search for the next senior pastor was made a priority by the church council and Pastors John and Andrea.  It is a valued process that leads to the selection of a professional consultant for this journey.  After the three teams were...

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Grace Needs Your Voice! The Month of the CAT.

Dear Grace family and friends, The Transition Team, along with other leaders of the congregation, has begun working on our transition plan as we prepare for Pastor John’s retirement on August 4, 2019. The first step in creating the plan is a congregational survey...

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