Notify the Circuit Counselor that a vacancy exists.
Arrange for the District President's pre-call meeting.
Initiate the congregational self-study process.
Check the constitution of the congregation to find out the congregational procedure for calling a Pastor.
Make arrangements for a vacancy Pastor.
Send self-study and associated documents to District President.
Receive nominations from the congregation for the office of Pastor.
Send the names of suggested Pastors to the District President.
Publish the call list -- District returns the recommended call list to the congregation/Circuit Counselor verifies the Pastors' openness to a call.
Call committee conducts pre-call telephone interviews for each Pastor.
Contact District President and Circuit Counselor regarding the date for the first call meeting of the congregation.
Per Epiphany bylaws, the General Assembly shall vote on the candidates, and a call shall be extended to the one receiving a majority of the votes (if call is returned, the process shall be repeated until the vacancy is filled).
Prepare a letter that will be sent to the Pastor-Elect along with the call document, describing the congregation, the facilities, the community, the challenges, the opportunities, etc.
Make arrangements for a visit from the Pastor-Elect and his wife.
After the call is accepted, contact the District President, and the Circuit Counselor to make arrangements for the service of the installation.
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