Hello church family!
For anyone who happened to miss this past Sunday, we wanted to let you know about a significant update given by Tony Classen, highlighting our current place in the pastor process and the propsed path forward.
You can watch or listen to it here: Pastor Search Team Update
Also, we wanted to let you know that this Saturday, May 23rd, the Pastor Search Team will be meeting for much of the day, hoping to narrow our pool down to 1-3 applicants. We feel a great need for your prayers! Would you (either by yourself or together with friends or family) consider setting aside some time on Saturday for the purpose of praying for our time?
We are asking God:
1) that we would have have clarity and unity in whom we should narrow it down to; that God would really be the one doing the choosing.
"All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had." Acts 4:32
2) again, that we see these people with God's eyes.
"The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
3) that our team would communicate openly and humbly with each other.
"May these words of my mouth and this mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14
4) that the Holy Spirit would direct us; that we would have a sense of His peace as we move forward.
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Isaiah 26:3
This is a very crucial time in this process, and we cannot express how much we eagerly desire your prayers. Thank you!
If you have any questions or comments for the Pastor Search Team, please contact Tony Classen, Elder and Search Team leader.