Search Committee

Here’s the latest from the search committee.

January 11, 2020:

The Search Committee has completed our 10-page Congregational Profile and a cover letter.  Our opening is listed on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mid-America website and on the official Disciples private search website.  Several candidates have already expressed an interest.

If someone comes to your attention that you believe would be an excellent candidate, please refer them to our regional minister:

     Rev. Dr. Paul Koch
     Regional Minister
     The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America
     P.O. Box 308 
     Moberly, MO 65270

All candidates must go through the formal Disciples process before receiving consideration.  We anticipate that we will begin reviewing profiles in March. 

Please continue praying for the committee, that we might find the best candidate to join with our congregation as we seek to be God’s loving presence in the Lake community.

A copy of our Congregational Profile and cover letter are available on the counter of the church office.  

Previous updates:

December 15, 2019:

Thanks to everyone who completed a Congregational Survey form. The results are in and we’d like to share them with you.

The top quality selected by more than 60 % of those who responded was:

Worship – Knowing the purpose and elements of Christian worship and can plan and lead meaningful worship by working with the worship team, musicians & congregational members.

Closely followed by:

Pastoral Care – Able to engage other persons with empathy and assess situations and relationships with the compassion of Christ, with sensitivity to culture and context, and to convey the healing power of God to those who suffer.

Education and Leader Development – Knows the foundations of Christian education and principles of leader development, and can demonstrate competency in teach children, youth and adults, including lay leaders and staff.

The fourth most important quality was a virtual tie among three things:

Church Administration and Planning/Biblical Knowledge/Communication

The top three responses to the additional qualities on the back side of the survey

Delivers effective and meaningful sermons
Has strong pastoral care qualities and commitment
Is capable of and eager to help bring new members to LOCC

The Search Committee is currently preparing a 10-page Congregational Profile required by the Search Committee Guidelines and Procedures of the Christian Church of Mid-America (Disciples of Christ). Our position will then be posted on their website.

All interested candidates should be directed to our regional minister:
Paul Koch
P.O. Box 308
Moberly, Missouri 65270
Phone: 636.221.7065