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Transition

Transition

Please check out this page during this time of transition for text and video updates. We’ll be sharing updates about every six weeks (or more often) to keep you informed during this season. 

Thank you so much for walking together with us over the past several months. I know that this season hasn't been easy and it hurts to hear how so many people have been hurting.

July 17 Church-Wide Meeting Recording

For those of you who watched remotely, I'm very sorry that the feed cut off prematurely. For others who weren't able to make it, we wanted to make sure that the content from the entire meeting was recorded and made available upon request. Because this was a family meeting we are taking measures to ensure that it doesn't get widely distributed.

  • Here is a link to the video from our July 17 church-wide meeting.

  • When you click the link, it will take you to a google drive file and you will need to click the blue "request access" button.

  • Once access has been given, you'll receive an email notifying that you now have access to view the video. 

  • Click the link in that second email and it will pull up the video.

For those who have trouble watching the video electronically we will be setting up some dates and times for group viewing at the church on upcoming Sunday mornings. Stay tuned for more information to come. 

You're invited to participate!

One of the next step items shared by Dan during the meeting involve focusing on better processes for conflict resolution. Our staff and elders will be reading a book called The Peacemaker by Ken Sande. We would love for anyone who wants to read this along with us to participate as well.

The Peacemaker is also available for free using the Hoopla App via the St. Charles County Library system. 

Get it on Google Play

Thank you for the grace that you have shown me and our staff over the past several months. I am personally encouraged by how God continues to use people in our congregation to advance his mission and am looking forward to continuing to pursue health and healing as a church for God's glory.

Moving forward together,

Brad Aslin
Ministry Resources Team Pastor



Past Updates

Check out the Video Update Here

Thank you to everyone who completed the Church Assessment Tool survey. 763 people took the assessment which represents 89% of our current weekly average attendance of 857. With so many responses, NL Moore has a high degree of confidence in the results.

NL Moore has prepared and provided us with an Executive Summary of the results of the Church Assessment Tool. This summary can be considered "quantitative data." Qualitative data that was shared through focus groups and interviews with staff and elders is still being processed. Once that information is received and processed by our church leadership, we will make known those findings and recommendations to the larger church as we consider the next steps in our transition process.

What can we do in the meantime?

The summary is likely to spark a lot of conversation throughout the church. Thank you for your part in fostering peace and conflict resolution. Also, please reflect on this report. There are many opportunities in front of us as a church to grow and pursue health as we seek to continue with our mission of changing lives and transforming communities in the name of Jesus. This is a shared goal which requires each of us together playing our part.


Click Here to View the Summary
Check out the Video Update Here

Changes happening to the budget.

We have made adjustments to our 2022 operating budget (just under $4.7 million) by cutting around $350,000 in light of current giving trends. We're thankful for you, church, for responding as we've seem some consistent growth when it comes to giving. However, we still have some more work to do with our budget, so we're working on future cuts to be good stewards and to be responsible with what the Lord has entrusted us with. We're asking, as the Lord leads you, to continue to faithfully support and partner with us so we can all do the work we feel led to do.

What is happening and coming up at each Campus

Exciting things are happening at each campus. New people are joining us and getting connected each week. We will have baptism services at each campus on May 1. Our family dedication services will happen during services on Mother's Day, May 8. And finally, on September 17 & 18, we'll all join together for our 60th Anniversary Celebration.

First steps in the pastor search process

We are partnering with NL Moore, a company made up of believers whose sole purpose and passion is matching the right pastor with the right church. One of the main tools they use is the Congregational Assessment Tool. This assessment will be made available for members and attenders to take beginning April 24. This Church Assessment Tool will provide us with valuable insight to help us find the right Lead Pastor for our church. Your input will be very helpful in this process so we hope you'll make time in your schedule to take the assessment. It will be available until Sunday, May 8. You'll receive email reminders to participate and there will be a link to the assessment from this page.

Joining Together in Prayer

We have set a few prayer initiatives for the remainder of 2022 to help lead our church in unified prayer during our current season of transition. Visit our Seasons of Prayer page.

Advisor Paul

Paul Bauman, Interim Advisor from the EFCA

Paul comes to Calvary with 29 years of full-time ministry experience having served as senior pastor for three different churches in Michigan, Iowa, and Nebraska. He currently serves on the EFCA Central District team as the Director of Church Multiplication and Revitalization. Paul is graciously serving Calvary through advising the Elder Board, leading crucial and healthy conversations, and mentoring and coaching the new Team Leads as they lead the staff.

Team Leads

Brad Aslin
Ministry Resource Team Pastor
Chris Bantz
Saint Charles Campus Pastor
Dan Borth
Mid Rivers Campus & Interim Lead Pastor