Pastor Search Team Update & Prayer Requests

from Erika Sapp

May 23, 2015

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Hello New Hope!
Thanks for journeying and praying with us this far, and specifically for our meeting today.  Our team enjoyed our time together, felt God's leadership, and left with a sense of peace about God's sovereignty in this process.  We recognize the gift that is, and feel thankful.
  • Currently, the pool of candidates has been narrowed from 10 to 5.  Those 5 have not yet, but soon will be, notified.
  • We also defined the 2 phases of the interview process that will take place in the coming weeks; the first round being done over Skype, and the second, more narrowed round, being done in person.
Something noted today was how grateful we are for the amount of prayer our church body has put into this process.  That helps our team have confidence in God's role in this, so thank you and please keep praying!  Here are some requests:
~As we hear interviews and narrow the field again, pray that we would be one in heart and mind; that we would sense God leading us together.
             "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     
~That we would have wisdom from heaven. 
             "But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."  James 3:17
~For us as a church body, to lean into God and have great confidence in His part in this process.
Thank you New Hope!  It is a joy to be in this with you.