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Dave & Brenda Groleau

Dave Groleau has officially been affirmed as Grace Bible Church's new Interim Pastor. Dave and Brenda have been married for almost 45 years and have served together in formal ministry for 37 of  those years. Dave has served churches in urban and suburban Chicago, Long Island, and rural Iowa. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Grace Theological Seminary, along with a Master of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dave has a passion for the local church and is excited for the opportunity to serve Grace during this unique season. 

Recent updates from Pastor Dave

Currently working on:

  • Elder/Staff Job Descriptions
  • Human Resource Policy
  • Church-Wide Organizational Structure 
  • Transition Team has been formed. There will be a formal "commissioning" of this team on September 27th. 
  • Currently assembling a prayer team. If you would like to be a part of it, please email Mike Pierre by clicking here

interim 5-stage process

Connect with Congregation

  1. Build Relationships 
  2. Learn the Past and Present Culture 
  3. Understand  History of the Church 
  4. Celebrate Positives
  5. Develop Plan to Deal with Negatives

Form Transition Team

  1. Administer Church Health Survey
  2. Administer Journey Wall (Church Health)
  3. Administer SWOT Analysis
  4. Administer Life Cycle Chart 
  5. Summarize and Present Plan to Move Forward

Facilitate Action

  1. Address Any Unresolved Issues From Past
  2. Facilitate Confrontation and Repentance
  3. Resolve Conflicts and Bring Reconciliation 
  4. Plan Church-Wide Repentance and Renewal
  5. Begin Working Toward Greater Kingdom Impact

Lead Strategic Planning

  1. Evaluate Core Values
  2. Clarify Mission
  3. Re-Establish Vision
  4. Develop Strategy
  5. Implement Clarified and Sharpened Strategy

Coach Pastoral Search Process

  1. Establish and Guide Search Team
  2. Prepare Necessary Profiles 
  3. Establish a Prayer Team for Search Process
  4. Set Plan for Candidate Process
  5. Develop a "Pass the Baton" Ceremony

Currently working on:

  • Elder/Staff Job Descriptions
  • Churchwide Organizational Structure
  • Early Stages of Forming Transition Team 

Currently working on:

  • Elder/Staff Job Descriptions
  • Churchwide Organizational Structure
  • Early Stages of Forming Transition Team