Use the gift you were given when the prophets spoke and the group of church leaders blessed you by placing their hands on you. 1 Timothy 4:14 (CEV)
Our church is currently in the process that will lead to the calling of a new pastor. As part of this process a search committee will be formed and transition leadership will be put in place. On Sunday October 16th Pastor Larry Meyer, a Specialized Transitional Minister, was commissioned for service at Faith Community Church in Beaver Dam WI. He will join Pastor Bruce McMurry, Pastor of Congregational Life and Pastor Don Slager as the transition leadership team for the coming year.
Specialized Transitional Ministers are experienced pastors trained to help congregations deal with challenging times of transition. These pastors provide strategic assistance when churches need help with both regular pastoral duties and the processing of key systemic dynamics in preparation for calling a new pastor.
The Spirit of God is stirring in our congregation, and as much as there are practical questions and realities of gifts, needs, and fit, there is the mystery of life in a church and world that serves as the workplace of God. God intends for us to join in a journey of faith, hope, and love. This is a journey that calls for prayer, and for a posture that remembers our efforts fit within the larger framework of our God whose work on our behalf has already begun!