Speed dating information form

LOUIS – While some 600 Presbyterians are gathered here this week for worship, fellowship and topical workshops at Big Tent, 27 others are here for a very different purpose: seeking their next call to ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U. A.) “Face-to-Face” – sponsored by the Church Leadership Connection in the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) – periodically brings together Presbyterian ministers (and candidates) seeking jobs and churches and other PC(USA)-related institutions with open positions.“It’s almost like Presbyterian speed-dating,” said San Dawna Ashley, manager for call process support and teaching elder ministries in OGA.

“There’s no guarantee of interviews, but we know that this way of getting call-seekers and prospective employers together works.After the "dating" sessions conclude, participants take notes and score or rank each of the people they were paired up with.When two people express a shared interest in each other, they then have the opportunity to exchange contact information and further pursue the relationship on their own terms.You don’t have to wait until Speed Dating to talk to him or her at lunch or in the hallway.If they are wearing their name badge, you can introduce yourself and even do a mini-pitch!