This week was a big week for the pastor search team.
After a year of meeting, planning, praying and praying some more; after reading hundreds of pages of applications and conducting dozens of hours of interviews, we narrowed our search to a final few candidates. We’ve talked at length, prayed at length, and met them in person.
We cannot stress enough how impressed and encouraged we were by the quality and godliness of the candidates: each of them men of such integrity and skill that we wondered how we might ever choose between them. We have prayed hard for wisdom.
Earlier this week, we did what we were tasked by the FBC elders to do: after reviewing all the candidates, we have made our recommendations to the elders. From here on: the elders will do their own checks and interviews, and then invite the top candidate out to visit our church family and preach.
But for now, that means the work of the Pastor Search Team is on hold, and, if the elders and community are excited about these candidates too, our task will have come to an end.
So from the Pastor Search Team to you, we want to say:
* Thank you for praying! God has answered prayers both big and small in ways that have stretched our faith and amazed us.
* Please keep praying for the elders and candidate as they take the next steps forward, and
* Praise be to God, who has promised to direct our steps. Thus far He has helped us, and we trust that He will do so yet.