As part of this plan, Rev. Courtney Willis assumes the expanded role of Associate Pastor: Faith Formation & Congregational Care. Courtney has served as Associate Pastor: Spiritual Formation since February 2017. Prior to that, she worked with us in a contracted role, leading a special project in faith formation for families with young children. In this expanded role, Courtney will oversee the Formation and Education ministries of First Baptist, and work with Pastor Alan Sherouse in Congregational Care. The full job description approved by the Congregation is available here. Personnel Chair Laura Lomax has said, “Anyone who has experienced Courtney’s work in our church knows she is a dynamic minister. We are thrilled she is able to serve in this needed role at this time.”
At the October 13 Church Conference, First Baptist Greensboro approved updates to our Pastoral Staff structure. In May, after recent retirements and transitions, Personnel began to consider options for the future through discernment and congregational conversation. The resulting plan has three primary initiatives: increased collaboration in pastoral care with the leadership of the Senior Pastor, expansion and renaming of the role of Associate Pastor: Faith Formation & Congregational Care, and the addition of the role of Minister to Senior Adults. Read the whole personnel plan here.
The staffing plan also includes the addition of a new role of Minister to Senior Adults. This part-time role will collaborate with our Pastoral Staff to provide focused leadership for our continued Senior Adult ministries, including Prime Time, Pastoral Care, and various special events and initiatives. The full job description approved by the Congregation for this new role is available here.