During his tenure as First Church Senior Pastor, Tim initiated and recruited leadership for two major Long-Range Planning. Following Gil Rendel’s book, Holy Conversations, First Church adopted a process that involved the entire congregation. The discernment method focused on three questions: Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do?
Longtime church member, Building Committee Chair, former Communications Committee chair, and a key member of the original First Church Television Ministry crew Barry Hudson says that he remembers very clearly his first meeting with Dr. Tim Bruster on September 1, 2003.