PNC Updates

The Pastor Nominating Committee is meeting regularly and will provide monthly updates

and prayer requests on this page. 

  • October, 2019

    Session, MSR, and the PNC met with representatives from the EPC to discuss how best to move forward, caring for Pastors Greg and Marsha along with the CPC congregation.  It was decided that a committee of four individuals, working with Rhea Serpan from the EPC, will  meet to interview and select a transitional pastor.  This pastor will help to bridge the gap between Pastor Greg and the hiring of the new Senior Pastor.  The timing of when exactly this transitional pastor will start is in the Lord’s hands, but we will have someone in place no later than November 24.  This individual will NOT be considered for the Senior Pastor position, but they will be here full time on a temporary basis to help us move forward.  We pray that the Lord will lead us and guide as we continue to pursue His will for this church.

    Pray for our church, asking to be led by the Holy Spirit in all that we do in the preparation of the person our Lord has chosen to be our new pastor.
    Pray that we have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts open to receive His wisdom and guidance, and for the assurance that He will reveal His perfect plan. 

    John 15:16-17  You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.

  • September, 2019

    We are continuing to meet, pray, and interview the candidates that the Lord is bringing forward.  The Pastoral Nominating Committee has been speaking with Vanderbloemen and representatives from the EPC, and they are praying for us all and continuing to work hard on our behalf.  There are many people praying for our church and this entire process.  We are in the Lords hands, and his timing is best.

    Pray for the PNC and the church to hope in God and seek Him wholeheartedly with the realization that He is in control of the church's future.

    "For I know the plans I have you, " declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."  Jeremiah 29:  11-13

  • August, 2019

    The committee has been meeting with Vanderbloemen and has been interviewing new candidates.  The EPC continues to work closely with the PNC to help us through the process.  

    Please pray for the PNC to wait for the LORD's timing and listen to his guidance as they continue through the process of searching and interviewing the candidates.  

    "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."  John 15:7-8

  • July, 2019

    Please pray for our church to wholeheartedly trust our Lord in the search process.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways submit to Him."  Proverbs 3:5-6

    The PNC has been meeting with Vanderbloemen and interviewing new candidates.  In God's timing, He will bring us our new pastor.

  • MAY/JUNE, 2019

    God's hand has continued to lead the PNC.  We have met and interviewed a slate of candidates.  God has not revealed His next pastor for CPC at this time, but we are continuing to be prayerful in the process.  We are working with Vanderbloemen and will be looking at new potential candidates soon.  The Lord continues to guide and lead and will bring our next Senior Pastor in His time.

    The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) requests all CPC brothers and sisters to participate in Fasting & Praying together on Saturday, June 29th. (Fasting is optional, but if you can, please skip breakfast.) 

    We will gather in the sanctuary from 10:00 am - 11:00 am to pray for our church. Please read Psalm 23 and mediate on it before you come. 

    For more information contact the church office at 793-3575 x10.

    The Vine and the Branches  John 15:1-8

     “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

  • APRIL, 2019

    The Vanderbloemen Search Group has received more than 50 applications for the position of Senior Pastor at CPC.  The Pastoral Nominating Committee (PNC) is currently in the process of reviewing and interviewing the top group of candidates.  This process takes a great deal of time, because it includes reviewing resumes, reading blogs, and listening to numerous sermons.  But God is in control of the process and the PNC is now carefully considering and praying through all of the information.  The next steps will involve speaking with the candidates to better understand whether or not they will be a good fit for CPC.  To protect the confidentiality of the candidates the PNC is unable to release names or other information.  Please continue to pray for the church, the PNC, the prospective candidates, and Pastors Greg and Marsha as we continue down God’s path for our church.

    Pray for PNC members to seek God’s wisdom as they review resumes and begin to interview potential pastoral candidates.

  • MARCH, 2019

    The PNC met with staff from Vanderbloemen for our “Mid-Point” meeting.  Vanderbloemen shared they are continuing to talk with potential candidates and collect information.  Candidates may be presented to the PNC sometime in early spring.  The PNC is also continuing to keep staff from the EPC updated regarding the process.

    Pray that the posting of the job for our future Senior Pastor will touch the right candidate that our LORD has chosen.

  • February, 2019

    On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 11:00AM, we will be having a Fasting Prayer Time for CPC.  This time of prayer and worship will be held in the sanctuary.  We invite all to come and prayer together!  Fasting is optional, but if you are able, skip breakfast as you prepare for a time of prayer.

  • January, 2019

    The Pastor Nominating Committee continued to meet through the first few weeks of December.  The committee was praying and working together to complete the necessary information for Vanderbloemen and the EPC.  In mid December, the Committee received final approval of the official Church Information Form from Session.  This document along with other background details, information, photos, and a video were submitted to Vanderbloemen and the EPC.  Vanderbloemen has posted the position and is actively working on the recruitment.  The EPC is also continuing to work with CPC to post the position.  The committee has been fasting and praying in January as we wait to hear back from Vanderbloemen with prospective candidates.

  • December, 2018

    We have prayerfully been working with Vanderbloemen and the EPC on building a search profile.  We have submitted various documents and needed information.  Vanderbloemen and the EPC continue to be in prayer with us through the process.

    Prayer Guide for December

    December 2:

    Scripture Reading: John 15:1-8 

    Prayer Prompts: Pray for church members to continually abide in Christ and produce much fruit that glorifies the Father.Pray for PNC to remain close to Christ

    December 9:

    Scripture ReadingJeremiah 29:11-13

    Prayer Prompts: Pray for PNC and the church to hope in God and seek Him wholeheartedly with the realization that He is in control of the church's future

    December 16:

    Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:23-24

    Prayer Prompts: Pray for PNC to have hearts that are pure as they work through the pastor search process.


    Pray for your future pastor to maintain a pure life before God.

  • November, 2018

    We have contracted with the Vanderbloemen Search Group to assist with the process.  We are also working with our denomination (EPC) for guidance.

    We are requesting prayers from all CPC brothers and sisters. Prayer is the most important part during this search. It is vital that we keep Christ at the center. 

    Please pray regularly for Pastor nominating Committee For:






    “Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”   (Matthew 7:7-8)