Monday, July 14, 2014

Awaiting the New Pastor

By Diana Davis

The entire church is waiting expectantly. When your church is in transition -- seeking a new pastor or other ministry staff member -- there are a few things any member can do:

Help church leaders

-- In any size church, the added workload on ministry staff members, volunteer staff, office assistants and other church leaders is very heavy during transition. Pray for God to give them wisdom and strength.

-- Watch for ways to help and encourage them. Stop by the office and pray with them. If you see a need, do your best to help meet it. Volunteer readily. Consider doing something tangible to thank them. One church sent their associate minister and his wife on a weeklong cruise to express appreciation for extra efforts during transition time.