1/11/21: We are pleased to announce that our completed Ministry Information Form was approved by our Session on January 4 and has been submitted to our Presbytery for consideration. This document provides descriptions of our church, our mission, leadership requirements and a job description for potential candidates. Once it is approved by Presbytery, we will be able to begin seeking candidates for a new Pastor/Head of Staff. As we’ve said before, we are so grateful to all of you who have worked to get us to this important point in our journey. Your contributions to the Mission Study Team and the History of our Story will continue to be the background that will help candidates learn about our Light by the Lakeshore. We hope to have additional updates soon. Feel free to contact us, and please continue to hold us in your prayers.
Debbie Bellovich & Dan Grano, Co-Chairs, Don Ditmars, Chelsea Gilbert, Cynthia Ford, Mike Kopasz, Kathy Kurap, Peter Marks and Martha Speer.
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The Mission Study Team completed several studies relating to Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. These studies included demographics of the church, the Grosse Pointes, and the surrounding community, a survey of community leaders, a survey of the GPMC congregation, and conversations with the GPMC congregation.
With this report, our hope is to challenge and inspire the reader to be a part of God’s plan for Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. We wish to give special thanks to our program staff and to the many members of the church and our community who gave of their time and thought during interviews. We are also grateful to our families for giving us the space and time to do this work. Lastly, we want to recognize our larger family, the congregation, for joining us in prayer, study, and conversation. We are grateful to all of you.
It is with humility and gratitude to God that we present this report.