New Light Metropolitan Community Church will be hosting Rev. Tony Freeman Saturday, January 25th for a “Holy Conversation” at 3:00 PM. Afterwards we will have a potluck dinner at 5:00 PM to continue to have a dialogue with Rev. Freeman. This will be a time for Rev. Freeman to get to know us as a congregation and to better understand our needs for our search for a pastor.
On Sunday, January 26th, Rev. Freeman will attend a “Continental Breakfast” served at the church from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM for those who were not able to attend the potluck dinner from the night before. Again, this is to allow Rev. Freeman to get to know us as a congregation. He will present the sermon to us during service (10:30 AM). Due to his travel plans, he will be leaving after services.
Rev. Tony Freeman has been named Director of the Office of Church Life and Health (OCLH), effective 3 September 2013.
“I am so thrilled that Rev. Tony Freeman has accepted this position. He has been a transformational leader in several churches and in the non-profit sector. His passionate commitment to healthy local churches, to leadership development, and to team-building will be keys to his success in this position. He is a pastor with a high level of programmatic skills and executive experience who enjoys collaboration. It is a joy to welcome him to our Senior Leadership Team. I know that our OCLH staff, MCC staff, churches, and pastors will love working with Rev. Freeman.” — Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson
Rev. Freeman has served MCC for 18 years in a variety of roles, including as Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, church consultant, chair of the Structure Review Team, and member of the Governing Board. His experience includes service in churches of various sizes, especially pastor, program, and corporate size churches. All of these experiences give him an understanding of issues and challenges facing churches of varying sizes and locations.
Rev. Freeman has a passion for the local church, for leadership development, and for team building. He also brings the ability to develop resources, teach, and manage conflict.
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Freeman by participating in the “Holy Conversation” and the potluck and/or breakfast and come to enjoy the message he will bring to us on Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 AM.