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Update on Our Youth Minister Search
by Tom Goodman
January 28, 2011

We just sent the following update to our middle-school and high-school students and their parents.  As a Hillcrest leader and supporter, we wanted you to have this information, too.

Dear Students and Parents,

I wanted to give you another quick update on the status of our search for a Minister to Students.  In the 4 months since the search began, we have received 61 resumes.  We've asked for more information from 25 candidates, and we've set up phone interviews with 8 candidates.  We've also had 3 follow-up interviews by phone when we felt a candidate had real potential.  We flew a young man and his wife in from Arkansas a couple of weeks ago to meet with some key leadership.  God closed the door on that candidacy, but we immediately began to deal with some other resumes that we were waiting to act on.

In fact, one of those resumes has really interested us, and we are flying the candidate and his wife in to Austin for a visit with a few leaders and youth representatives.  Please pray for God to make his will clear in this important meeting.

I gave this update to our students Wednesday evening, but I wanted to pass it along to you, too.  Please forward it to anyone you think should also know the news, and enlist them to join you in prayer for this very important search process.

As the interim time continues, please go out of your way to encourage other parents, other students, and the volunteer youth workers!  An interim time is a real challenge for a youth group, but we grow spiritually and emotionally through challenges!

Don't hesitate to call me or email me if you have any questions or comments about our youth ministry and our search!


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