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1 Rocky Mountain District Church of the Nazarene District Assembly June 28–29, 2012 A report from the District Leadership on the process for bringing a recommendation to the full assembly for a District Superintendent

2 District Leaders Involved in the DS Recommendation Process Chaired by General Superintendent Dr. Jerry Porter District Advisory Committee 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, SDMI chair Tom Vigil, NMI President Taskforce (commissioned by Dr. Porter & approved by DAB) Liz Ott, Chairperson Joe Arnold Diana Clapp Dewayne Price Tom Vigil Committee formation & meetings Dewayne

3 A District-Wide Call to Prayer & Fasting Focus on Prayer Tom V

4 Research of successful models used in the DS selection on the Oregon Pacific and Washington Pacific districts March Work of the Taskforce Processes that other districts found successful liz

5 Data collected and a Self-Study Summary completed and submitted to the District Advisory Committee & Dr. Porter. Research of successful models used in the DS selection on the Oregon Pacific and Washington Pacific districts March April Continued Work of the Taskforce District data collection Diana

6 July 2011 Survey through New Church Specialties March 2012 Survey by the DS Selection Taskforce April 2012 Site meetings to gather input into DS Selection Three Sources of Data the Taskforce used in creating the District Self-Study & Superintendent Profile Joe

7 New Church Specialties Survey July 2011 This survey was completed by 35 pastors and staff pastors, 81 local church lay leaders, and 14 district leaders. Using existing data Diana

8 Taskforce Survey March 2012 This survey was completed 101 pastors and layman, with over 700 comments tabulated. Gathering additional input Dewayne

9 Site Meetings held around the District April 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

10 The Rocky Mountain District Self-Study Summary Report was distributed to pastors on the district. Check with your pastor for more information. Joe

11 Data collected and a Self-Study Summary completed and submitted to the District Advisory Council & Dr. Porter. Research of successful models used in the DS selection on the Oregon Pacific and Washington Pacific districts March April May District Advisory Committee prioritized and finalized the DS Profile DS Profile complete District Superintendent Profile liz

12 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. liz

13 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 Tom L

14 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. Larry

15 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. Don

16 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. Denny

17 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. Ed

18 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. Sadie

19 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. Tom V

20 Data collected and a Self-Study Summary completed and submitted to the District Advisory Council & Dr. Porter. Research of successful models used in the DS selection on the Oregon Pacific and Washington Pacific districts District Advisory Council prioritized and finalized the DS Profile. DAC approves call for nominations. Dr. Porter chaired the Taskforce in reviewing nominees’ profiles and bringing recommended names to the DAC. Call for Nominations March April May liz

21 Data collected and a Self-Study Summary completed and submitted to the District Advisory Council & Dr. Porter. Research of successful models used in the DS selection on the Oregon Pacific and Washington Pacific districts District Advisory Council prioritized and finalized the DS Profile and approved moving forward to accept nominations for a new DS. Dr. Porter chaired the Taskforce in reviewing nominees’ profiles and bringing names to the DAC. 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 District Advisory Committee worked with Dr. Porter to interview and choose a recommended Candidate March April May June liz

22 “I endeavor to model a life that is wholly surrendered and committed to living a Christ like life.” GODLY LEADER

23 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

24 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 Visionary

25 Rev. Carr with Pastor, Shane Smith on a Sunday morning in May when they organized a new start church in Rochester...Church Radiant. The church is doing well and currently averages Equipper

26 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 Denny

27 Rev. Carr with his wife, Janet, and their five "wonderful" grandchildren.. Sadie

28 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. larry

29 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 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 Dewayne

30 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. Tom L


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