Church Board Update on Pastoral Transition/Search

 

During this time, please be in prayer for our church, our board and staff, for Interim Pastor Jack Lynn, and for this pastoral search. Questions can be directed to any board member. Please feel free to contact the church office for names of board members and their phone numbers, if you wish.

 

June 25, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:
A brief financial overview of the past fiscal year was given by Jesse Beckermann.  Our expenses exceeded our income by about $15,000 for the year and giving was down overall.  However we carry no debt at the moment and have a decent cash reserve.  Our Vision Development Team has been meeting with Pastor Jack Lynn on a regular basis, identifying core values for our church. Our board is working on laying the groundwork for our Search Committee to begin the pastoral search process.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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May 25, 2017 — Hayward Wesleyan Church Townhall Meeting: Interim Pastor Jack Lynn answers questions regarding the pastoral search process.

May 14, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:

Our Congregational Assessment has been done and Interim Pastor Jack Lynn gave that report on Sunday, May 7 (video posted below).  Our Pastoral Search Team has been formed and a Vision Development Team is being formed.  We are holding a “Town Hall Meeting” on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Theatre Room (youth wing).  All are welcome to come out for a time of open discussion and to ask any questions they may have concerning the Congregational Assessment or the pastoral transition.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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May 7, 2017 –A Biblically Healthy Church (Congregational Assessment):
Interim Pastor Jack Lynn gives the results of our recent Congregational Assessment (30 minute interviews with a cross-section of 47 people). This is a small piece of the process in gearing up for our pastoral search.

 

Next Sunday, May 7, Pastor Jack will be sharing the results of our recent congregational assessment during the worship services.  We urge everyone to be present on this Sunday.
The board asks that the congregation continue to be in prayer for the board, the two teams being formed, and the incoming lead pastor.  The church board will be meeting almost every Thursday at 7:00 p.m., so that would be a great time for some deep prayer!

Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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APRIL 30, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:

God is working and moving in Hayward Wesleyan Church, in many ways.  Our Interim Pastor Jack Lynn is working with the board right now to put together a Strategic Development/Vision Planning Team that will be seeking God’s will and developing a plan of vision for the church for the upcoming years.  A Pastoral Search Team is also being formed to begin the search for a new lead pastor.

 


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MARCH 5, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:
Thank you for your continued prayers for our church and board, and we appreciate so many people stepping up to serve and fill in gaps during this pastoral transition time. Starting Sunday, March 19, we will have a 3-week sermon series on “Be the Church”.  Steve Gerich will preach on that day, Jim January will preach on March 26, and our new interim pastor, Jack Lynn, will preach on Sunday, April 2.  As was mentioned previously, Pastor Jack will be doing a congregational assessment starting the end of March and will be interviewing a diverse group of about 50 people selected by a committee.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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FEBRUARY 19, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:
During this transition period, our Church Board wants to keep the congregation informed as to what will be happening after March 12. After being in prayer and doing some research, the Board has decided that we need an interim period for our church to switch gears and prepare for an incoming, new pastor. They have been in close communication with our remaining pastors to come up with a workable solution for the next few months, and have decided to hire a part-time, interim pastor named Jack Lynn. Jack has a deep passion for people and the Lord, and has a lot of wisdom. He has served as a worship pastor and an executive pastor at a Wesleyan church in Michigan. About ten years ago he started doing consulting and interim work for churches, so he has much experience with churches going through transition. He still lives in Michigan, and will be traveling to be here in Hayward for 5 days every 2 weeks, so he will be preaching every other Sunday, as well as working with the staff, board and congregation in assessing our needs and helping us move forward. The board is guessing that he will be with us for 4-9 months until we can hire a new senior pastor.
Listen to Jesse Beckermann’s update in more detail:

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JANUARY 29, 2017 –BOARD UPDATE:

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HWC Information

PO Box 507
10655 Nyman Ave
Hayward, WI 54843

ph: (715) 634-4613
fax: (715) 634-7823

HWC Service Times

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. MorningSong
  • 9:00 and 10:30am Services, nursery available
  • Youth & Children Ministry during the 10:30am service ONLY