Transition Updates

Transition Updates


The Leadership Team Team asked Pastor Gene Heacock, upon his arrival, to look at three areas within FCOB: 1. General state of health, ministry effectiveness, 2. Organizational efficiency, structure and staffing and 3. Spiritual fruitfulness.  On November 8, 2016, Leadership Team Chair, Tom Simmons, reported to the congregation on the outcome of the 90 day S.W.O.T. (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat) Report prepared by Pastor Gene Heacock reviewing these three areas. The attached document provides an overview of the issues identified and the key efforts which will be undertaken to address them.  Future updates on these initiatives will be published as they are developed. 

 November 8, 2016 Congregational Forum


In the summer of 2016, Pastor Paul Mundey informed the congregation at FCOB that he would be retiring from full time pastoral ministry, after 40 years of set-apart ministry - 20 of which he served faithfully at FCOB.  As we move into a new day, below you will find information related to this transition.  We will post here updates from the Search Committee related to their work in discerning, with God's help, the next season of ministry at FCOB and who will be leading our congregation as our new shepherd.

October 2017 Lead Pastor Search Team Announcement

The Search Team continues with First interviews in early October, while also scheduling some Second Interviews for later in the month. All of these candidates are coming to us through the Church of the Brethren placement system. We very much appreciate the work of Gene Hagenberger, Mid-Atlantic District Executive, in scheduling and coordinating all of these interviews. Pray for the Search Team as we navigate these interviews and discern God’s choice of our next Lead Pastor. Pray that God guides the next Lead Pastor He has already identified for us and that He lays His desires upon the hearts of the Search Team members. Pray for our Church as we continue to prepare for the arrival of God’s choice.

June 25 Celebration Event Video

Senior Pastor Search Team Updates
- June 2016 
- July 6, 2016 
- August 1, 2016 
- September 2016 
- October 2016 
- December 2016 
- January/February 2017
- April/May 2017
- May 2017
- June 2017
- August 2017
- September 2017
- October 2017

Search Team Informational Packet
Intentional Interim Document July 2016
Interim Senior Pastor Update

Transition Team Update
- January 2016
- April 2017

Pastor Paul's Retirement Letter and Transition Team Letter

- Retirement and TT Letters

Pastor Paul's Letter June 13, 2016

Pastor Paul's FAQ June 13, 2016
FNP July 1, 2016 Article on Pastor Paul 



Resignation and Leadership Team Letters
FAQ #1 - Pastor Brian's Transition
FAQ #2 - Pastor Brian's Transition 
FAQ #3 - Pastor Brian's Transition 

Listening Session Documents
- Transition Dashboard
- Transition FAQ
- Transition Timeline