Senior Minister Search
Trinitarian Congregational Church is a dynamic, intergenerational community of faith. Our church, founded in 1826, is located in Concord, Massachusetts. Concord and the surrounding towns offer accessibility to nature, open spaces, and historic landmarks, as well as close proximity to Boston. Our faith is the bedrock of all that we do. Our priorities include attracting and retaining new members of all ages, offering a vibrant and thought-provoking Sunday worship enriched with music, increasing hands-on mission and outreach opportunities, fostering community and social justice, as well as continuing and expanding spiritual nourishment beyond Sunday worship. In addition to strong ministerial leadership, we desire increased collaboration in all aspects of our church.
Search Committee Update:
Your Search Committee for a new senior minister is still meeting frequently and is pleased regarding the progress we have made. We have received over 20 profiles from all over the country and each committee member reads each one. We have conducted numerous first and second interviews and are continuing to discern the best fit for TriCon’s profile.
Alex Shea Will, our conference minister, has been very helpful when we have questions regarding our process. The Conference also held a roundtable with other churches in our region who are similarly “in search.” It was very interesting to listen and learn how other churches are handling their process. We feel blessed to have strong candidates to continue to speak with. Thank you for your continued prayers for our discernment!
We are honored to serve you as your Senior Minister Search Committee. Collectively, we represent every committee and age group in our congregation! Some of us have sat in the pews for over 30 years and some just a few years with children still in tow. Many of our children attended the Church School, mission trips, and still visit on holidays. Sam is on the mission trip this week! We all come to this process with varying experiences, which we view as a strength, and feel blessed to have been given this responsibility.
Fortunately, we are not alone. Since we were launched by the Profile Team and Diaconate, we have been guided by our extremely knowledgeable interim ministers, Jill & Richard Edens, and our area conference leaders – specifically Alex Shea Will, among others. We have attended video conferences and a roundtable with other churches also going through the search and call process.
To date, our team has received a number of profiles from all over the country, and we are currently in the process of discerning the candidates’ profiles. The candidates themselves have been most appreciative of the work you all put into the TriCon Profile, as it lays out clearly who we are, and helps us evaluate them. We meet at least once per week, and very carefully review each profile and are now beginning the interviewing phase. While we have no idea how long this will take, we are mindful of urgency while discerning who is called for TriCon. Thank you for the faith you have put in us, and your continued prayers!
Sam Snell (youth representative)