Rocky Mountain District Church of the Nazarene A report from the District Leadership on the process for bringing a recommendation to the full assembly for a District Superintendent District Assembly June 28–29, 2012
Dewayne District Leaders Involved in the DS Recommendation ProcessChaired by General SuperintendentDr. Jerry Porter District Advisory Committee Taskforce (commissioned by Dr. Porter & approved by DAB) Liz Ott, Chairperson Joe Arnold Diana Clapp Dewayne Price Tom Vigil • Ed Kotesky –DAB elder • Tom Lance-DAB elder, sec’y • Don Moore-DAB elder • Diana Clapp-DAB lay • Denny Friesen-DAB lay • Liz Ott-DAB lay • Sadie Carson, Dist Treasurer • Dewayne Price, Dist Sec’y • Joe Arnold, NYI president • Larry Spicer, SDMIchair • Tom Vigil, NMI President Committee formation & meetings
Tom V A District-Wide Call to Prayer & Fasting Focus on Prayer
liz Work of the Taskforce March Processes that other districts found successful
Diana Continued Work of the Taskforce April March District data collection
Joe Three Sources of Data the Taskforce used in creating the District Self-Study & Superintendent Profile
Diana New Church Specialties SurveyJuly 2011 This survey was completed by 35 pastors and staff pastors, 81 local church lay leaders, and 14 district leaders. Using existing data
Dewayne Taskforce SurveyMarch 2012 This survey was completed 101 pastors and layman, with over 700 comments tabulated. Gathering additional input
Joe Site Meetings held around the DistrictApril 2012 • Held in 8 locations • 126 people attended • Based on the data from the July and March surveys, groups discussed their priorities for the characteristics of a new DS. Talking to brothers and sisters in Christ
Joe The Rocky Mountain District Self-Study Summary Report was distributed to pastors on the district. Check with your pastor for more information.
liz District Superintendent Profile May District Advisory Committee prioritized and finalized the DS Profile April March DS Profile complete
liz The DS Profile was provided electronically to churches across the Rocky Mountain District. It is also included in the Summary Report. The DAC approved DS Profile contained in the summary report.
Tom L Godly Leader The district needs a leader who is called by God. and obedient to His will. This individual must demonstrate dedication to the Lord, be a faithful servant, and a person of prayer. Our district leader needs to be one who reflects Christ and is committed to holiness
Larry Visionary The district needs a leader who is visionary, forward thinking, and a strategic planner. This individual should be an out of the box thinker and willing to try new things. Our district leader needs to be able to clearly articulate the vision of the district and bring unity to the district in reaching that vision.
Don Missional The district needs a leader who is missionally minded, has a passion for the unchurched of our communities, and has a commitment to evangelism. This individual needs to be skilled in promoting and facilitating new church plants by local churches.
Denny Communicator The district needs a leader who is an effective communicator. This individual should understand how and when technology would be effective in communications, such as which technologies reach broad audiences vs. smaller audiences, and also discern when face to face contact is needed. Our district leader needs to know that listening is a key element in building relationships and must be able to speak passionately and persuasively.
Ed Effective Administrator The district needs a leader who has strong managerial and administrative skills. This individual must be able to delegate authority and surround themselves with people who have specialized expertise to assist in the leadership roles of the district. Our district leader needs to have a background in finance and be trustworthy in following through with commitments.
Sadie Decision Maker The district needs a leader who has the ability to implement difficult decisions and hold pastors and churches accountable. This individual must recognize the importance of consensus and dialogue during the decision-making process.
Tom V Equipper The district needs a leader who is compassionate, encouraging, and supportive of both pastors and churches. This individual should have experiences that could be used to mentor pastors and district leaders within the Rocky Mountain District. Our district leader needs to facilitate quality training for pastors and district leaders, utilizing technology to enhance training opportunities.
liz Call for Nominations May May DAC approves call for nominations. Dr. Porter chaired the Taskforce in reviewing nominees’ profiles and bringing recommended names to the DAC. District Advisory Council prioritized and finalized the DS Profile. April March
liz District Advisory Committee worked with Dr. Porter to interview and choose a recommended Candidate June May Interviews were conducted by the full District Advisory Committee and a candidate was named to bring to the full assembly as a recommendation for DS on the RMD May Dr. Porter chaired the Taskforce in reviewing nominees’ profiles and bringing names to the DAC. District Advisory Council prioritized and finalized the DS Profile and approved moving forward to accept nominations for a new DS. April March
GODLY LEADER “I endeavor to model a life that is wholly surrendered and committed to living a Christ like life.”
Rev. Carr participating in a District Work and Witness Team to help one of his smaller churches. The Team put on siding, did roofing, and built a wooden fire escape. The Team saved the church thousands of dollars. Missional
Rev. Carr recently (May 2012) organized the Liberian National Church in the Buffalo area. The picture is of Rev. Carr and the pastor, Elizabeth Toe. The church is doing well with an average attendance of 65-75. Visionary
Rev. Carr with Pastor, Shane Smith on a Sunday morning in May when they organized a new start church in Rochester...ChurchRadiant. The church is doing well and currently averages 100-125. Equipper
Denny Rev. Carr formally pastored in Colorado and is currently serving as the District Superintendent in Upstate New York District Church of the Nazarene where he has been since 2004.
Sadie Rev. Carr with his wife, Janet, and their five "wonderful" grandchildren..
larry Rev. Carr and family (doesn't include his daughter who is living in Taiwan). The picture was taken at his son's cabin in McCall, Idaho.
Dewayne As Dr. Porter shared with the District Advisory Counsel . . . when we have completed this process and a decision is made, may we be able to say, “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us . . . “ Acts 15:28
Tom L Based on this process, the District Advisory Board in consultation with the District Advisory Committee is recommending Rev. Bill Carr as a candidate for District Superintendent of the Rocky Mountain District.