Pastoral Search

West Springs Free Methodist Church (WSFMC) is currently searching for our next Lead Pastor. The Pastoral Leadership Task Force (PLTF) is guiding the church through this process. Updates from the PLTF will be posted here.

March 11, 2018 - Congregational Survey

One of the first steps in moving forward in the pastoral search process is identifying, as a congregation, who we are, what we value, and what vision we have for our future. The Congregational Survey is a comprehensive survey that will help us understand your values, beliefs, concerns, views on pastoral leadership, and visions for our future. It will form the basis for future conversations with the congregation, and will influence the decisions the PLTF makes moving forward in the pastoral search process. We want every voice be heard, so we encourage everyone who attends WSFMC to set aside some time to complete this anonymous survey. More details and instructions are on the first page of the survey.

You have 3 options for accessing the survey:

  1. Complete the survey online here: 2018 WSFMC Survey - Online version 
  2. Print a copy of the survey yourself: 2018 WSFMC Survey - Printable PDF
  3. Pick up a paper survey from the church on March 11 or March 18.

Completed paper surveys should be placed in the Survey Return box in the church foyer.

Please return your completed survey by March 25, 2018. 

UPDATE: If you missed the deadline and have a completed paper survey, you can still enter your answers in the online version (linked above). Please try to do so by March 28th. If that is not possible, send us an email at so we know and can work something out.

If you have any other questions, please email us at

Open Forum Discussions

  • Sat, April 7, 10am-12pm (at the church)
  • Wed, April 11,  7pm-9pm (at the church)

The Open Forum Discussions are another opportunity for you to participate in helping both us and you understand who we are as a church, where God might be leading us, and how we can be a thriving church that you want to be a part of. We often get a better understanding of these things through conversation, rather than just from survey answers. These sessions are open to anyone who has an interest in discussing these topics in a casual, conversational environment with your fellow WSFMC brothers & sisters. The 2 sessions above will be identical, so pick one to come out to. PLTF members will moderate the forum, providing some open-ended questions to get us started, and sharing some themes from the survey results for discussion as well. We look forward to continuing this conversation with you!

Private Discussions

We would love to have one-on-one conversations with you if you'd like to explore these topics in a more private environment. Or, you may be part of a small group or group of friends who would like to meet with us. All you have to do is let us know! You can find one of us (Steven B., Irene, Rachelle, Ator, Dan L., Keith, Chris) at church on Sundays, or email us at