Sunday, November 6, 2011

A New Pastor For Social Studies Momma

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I'm tired. Really very tired. It's a good kind of tired though. Our church has been without a pastor for quite some time now. We have been so very blessed by guest pastors and then by our interim pastor. Our numbers dwindled but in that dwindling we started to find a little peace. We started to want to heal and not be divided but united in Christ.

My darling Hubs came to be nominated as the chairman of the pastor search committee.  He told me things that happened knowing that I would not repeat what he was trusting me with. During the summer Hubs and the pastor search committee found Daryl. Hubs and the head of the deacons drove to Florida from Virginia to meet this man. The excitement they both had about Daryl was infectious. Hubs told me the story of Daryl and I had that Holy Spirit sort of feeling. The singing in my tummy sort of feeling.

For so long now I have been telling Hubs that I want to DO. I want to GO. I want to learn how to be more like my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The pastor search committee unanimously agreed to ask Pastor Daryl and his wife to come and visit us. The committee felt this was the person for our church but ultimately the decision is made by the congregation.

Friday evening started an epic weekend event. Pastor Daryl and his wife spoke with us. Pastor Daryl taught us. We spent the last three days with them interviewing us and us interviewing him. The more I was around this wonderful couple the more excited I became. The more I knew that God was with these people and that they were to be our new leaders.

This morning after his official sermon for the church we had a business meeting to decide if we would call this man and his family to enter our church as our pastoral family. The pastor and his wife were ushered off and then the questions came.

I am so happy to say that the only dissent was in the loudness and excitement of his presentation of the gospel. All of those issues can be resolved by our very able head of the deacons who has quite an ear for the sound board. I knew this man was meant to be there. I could feel the walls vibrate with the Holy Spirit.

The votes were cast and the congregation voted 109 for calling him and 7 against. Wow. WOW. I was so excited. If you have ever meet me in real life you would know that I am like a little kid when I get excited. I jump. I clap. I hug. I did a whole lot of all of that this afternoon. 

Have you ever just absolutely without a doubt known that God is in the house?  I've never experienced this feeling on such a large scale. What a blessing. Tell me wonderful readers, what's going on in your churches? Are you on fire for the Lord? How are you sharing the good news of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ?

6 comments:

  1. How great for you and your church!! A Church without a pastor is like cake without frosting.

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  2. Wow! God is so great! Now sit back and watch the great work our Lord is going to do in your church. It is so obvious that he was meant to be there. I love those moments when you know that God is present!

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  3. Congratulations on your new pastor!

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  4. I'm glad you were able to find a pastor. Sometimes that tiredness strikes when issues such as these are resolved. Enjoy you new fellow ship with the him and his family.

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  5. Yay! For your church. I love my church. But, I've got to say it has a lot to do with the current pastors and ministry staff. I'm not sure how I'd feel if the pastors changed!

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