Have you ever served on a Pastor Search Committee? It is truly a privilege. Yes, we have a considerable number of meetings and some days it feels like we have sifted through more resumes and paperwork than the hiring manager of a Human Resources department, but each of us on the committee knows that the church has placed enormous trust in us and we do not take that lightly!
I wish that each of you could have this opportunity, but it probably wouldn’t be too easy to schedule meetings for all of us every week! Instead, we would like to share some specific prayers requests so that we can all be joined together as we prayer for the Lord to clearly show us His will.
“On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.” 1 Corinthians 10b-12 (NIV)
This week please specifically pray concerning:
1. Pulpit Supply: Each week the Lord has graciously provided a man to speak His words. Pray that we would continue to find willing and able candidates, and they would be in tune with what the Lord wants us to hear.
2. Committee Members: Each committee member has their own personal concerns and problems; pray that those will not be hindrances to our work. Pray that we will be focused and alert to the leading of the Spirit, and have complete unity and harmony with each other.
3. Finances: Pray that we can ascertain the salary the Lord would have us to offer any future prospects.
4. Interviews: Pray for the committee as we conduct various phone and email interviews, that we would ask the right questions, and truly hear the heart of each applicant, that we would have discernment and clarity concerning each candidate.