Lexington

Sunday Worship Services

9:00am, 11:00am

Address

59 Worthen Rd
Lexington, MA 02421

Contact

781-862-6499

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Wilmington

Sunday Worship Services

9:15am, 11:00am

Address

128 West St
Wilmington, MA 01887

Contact

781-862-6499

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Watertown

Sunday Worship Services

9:15am, 11:00am 

Address

525 Main St
Watertown, MA 02472

Contact

781-862-6499

Email

East Lexington

Sunday Worship Service

10:00am

Address

48 Bartlett Ave
Lexington, MA 02420

Contact

781-862-6499

Email

Foxboro

Sunday Worship Services:

10:00am

Address

115 Mechanic St
Foxboro, MA 02035

Contact

781-862-6499

Email

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Searching for Our Next Senior Pastor

Thousands of us across Greater Boston call Grace Chapel our home church, and Bryan Wilkerson our pastor. Just the fifth Senior Pastor in Grace Chapel’s 75-year history, Pastor Bryan – “Bryan with a ‘y’” as he became known during the pandemic – has served the Grace Chapel community with thoughtful teaching, wise leadership, and a humble heart for the last 23 years. 

In May of this year Pastor Bryan announced that this will be his final year of ministry in the role of Senior Pastor. In May of 2024 he will be stepping into a new role, as Pastor Emeritus. 

This announcement brings us to a new phase in Grace Chapel’s history: the search for our next Senior Pastor.

We’ve set up this web page as your go-to resource for the latest news and information on the search process. Our goal is to be transparent and informative in every way possible, from the latest updates on the search to helpful ways you can join us in prayer during this important time of transition. You’ll find the latest updates posted here, as well as a contact form at the bottom to bring us your questions.

Thank you for taking the time to join us praying for discernment and insight through this important time. 

In Christ and on behalf of the search committee,

Carrie Tibbles
Elder


Want to hear the latest, up-to-the-minute updates on our search? Join us on Sunday, February 25 at 2:00PM for a Zoom webinar hosted by our Search Committee! They'll provide a more in-depth overview of the process, key updates and the timeline moving forward.

Search Committee Update Webinar

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About Grace Chapel

Grace Chapel's Senior Pastor job opportunity and instructions for applying are posted on Vanderbloemen's website:

Opportunity Profile

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for finding the church’s next Senior Pastor?

Our church bylaws clearly outline the process. To put it simply, the Board of Elders shall appoint a Senior Pastor Search Committee which shall take the necessary steps, including partnering with a leading search firm, to recommend a candidate for the pastoral office to the Board of Elders. Upon a three-fourths vote of approval by the Board of Elders, the final candidate shall be recommended to the church members for approval. An affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members voting shall be necessary to extend a call. Upon acceptance of a call, the Senior Pastor and spouse shall automatically become members of this church and be accepted into the position.

How can I help?

This is perhaps the most common question our staff receives. The main answer is of course to pray. Let’s all be seeking the Lord and asking for his guidance and wisdom as we search for the next leader of Grace Chapel. The other thing you can do is to continue serving and supporting our church. The momentum we have will only continue with your ongoing support.

How long will the search take?

The timeframe could vary but our search firm partner has outlined a process, based on their experience, that will help us find our next senior pastor over the next 12 months.

Who’s in charge now?

Jesus Christ alone is the head of the Church (Colossians 1:18), and Bryan will be with us and leading us for the next year.  Grace Chapel is also blessed to have servant-hearted, faithful leadership at staff, Elder, and volunteer levels.

How do I ask a question?

Good question.  Please fill out the contact form below to ask your question and we will get back to you soon.  We will also continue to add to this Q&A section to add clarity wherever possible.

Prayer

During this time of transition, we ask that you join the Board of Elders, the Search Committee, and our Staff in prayer over the search for the next Senior Pastor of Grace Chapel.

Above all, we would love for you to pray that God’s will would be done through the entire process of finding a new Senior Pastor. Pray that the Holy Spirit will give everyone involved in this process wisdom, peace and unity. Pray that God will show us whom He is calling to Grace Chapel, as we bathe the process in prayer for God’s guidance.

Prayer is not just an opportunity to make requests from God, but to listen to what God might want for us during this season of transition. As you enter this new season at Grace Chapel and consider the significance of this moment, take time to work through these five movements of prayer.

Prayer Guide

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