Transition and Call Committee

Transition and Call Committee

Intentional Interim Ministry. Planning for the Future. Finding Immanuel’s Next Pastor.

Immanuel’s Transition Team and Call Committee is working closely with our Intentional Interim Pastor, Rev. Bill Marler, to discover the needs of God’s people in this place following the retirement of Pastor Mech, who served us faithfully for more than a decade. Who are we as a congregation and what is God calling us to? What are our church and school’s strengths, challenges and hopes for the future?

What is Intentional Interim Ministry?

Call Committee

The Transition Team has completed its work, sharing the data they gathered with the Immanuel Church Council, who has now appointed a Call Committee. This Call Committee group represents congregation and school leaders, men and women, as well as younger and older generations. The group is tasked with prayerfully seeking God’s will as they:

  • continue to carefully listen to the input of our members.
  • work closely with our District President, Circuit Visitor and Interim Pastor.
  • find pastoral candidates, gather information, and conduct interviews.
  • communicate the Call Committee’s progress each step of the way.
  • present the Church Council and Congregation their recommendations.

Fall 2022 Transition Survey

Immanuel is taking time to evaluate, pray and gather information as we move toward Calling our next pastor, and we want YOU to be a part of of that process! If Immanuel Lutheran in Joplin is your church home, please fill out the Transition Team Survey below, and let us know what you’re thinking.

NOTE: The Transition Survey is now complete, but we would still love to hear your input. Feel free to complete the survey below, or talk to a member of the Call Committee.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. -Acts 2:42

Take the Transition Team Survey!

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the survey and click “SUBMIT” when you are finished answering questions. Thank you.