The Pastoral Nominating Committee is tasked to study and report on the past and current culture and health of the congregation and compose a mission statement that will provide direction for the church’s journey as a proclaiming, witnessing, and serving Christian congregation over the next 5 to 10 year period, or during the tenure of the next pastor.
The study process includes time for: congregational reflection, gathering and analyzing data (demographics, financial information, church programs and activities etc…), and envisioning the future of the congregation and its ministries.
The report is a summary of the study which gives the reader a sense of where the congregation has been, where they are now and where they are going. Mission Study Reports take many forms but generally include: history of the congregation, summaries of the gathered information, narrative analysis of the gathered information, financial reports and analysis, goals and objectives for the future and a Mission Statement.
The Richwood Presbyterian Church centered on Jesus Christ, welcomes all persons, provides teaching to enhance spiritual growth, and fosters discipleship according to the Lord’s example and Biblical directions.