This is a very important time in the life of our church. So, I would encourage all of us to take some time this week to be still and listen to the voice of the Spirit as we come together on Sunday to vote on the recommendation of the Search Committee that we hire Dr. Ken Radant to be our Lead Pastor.
This is a very important decision that needs prayer and discernment. Personally, I look forward to the leading of God’s Spirit in this very important matter. As your Interim Pastor, I am committed to supporting whatever the Church decides. “Not my will but Yours be Done.”
As we wait on the Lord and pray for our Church and God’s mission for us in the world I was challenged by the words of our devotion for this week.
“I once had a conversation with a wise old woman about my desire for our church to gain influence, reach more people, and change many more lives. She interrupted me, shaking her head. ‘No, no, no!’, she said. ‘Be careful! More isn’t always a sign of growth. You can grow in influence, have lots more people, more money, more buildings – but if you haven’t grown in the presence of Jesus among you and in His love for the poor, then what you’re talking about isn’t healthy growth at all. It’s just swelling. And swelling is what happens when something is infected or broken”.
May God give us the courage, grace, and wisdom to be this Kind of People.