(Photo courtesy Earl Harris)

We’re looking for a new pastor for our church, and we had a meeting after a nice potluck meal today so our church’s conference president could go through the search procedure and get input on what we’re looking for in a pastor.

It’s not something to take lightly.  Being a pastor isn’t your “typical job.”  It goes a bit … well, it goes a bit deeper than that.  People’s welfare is a bit more involved.  Many issues that come up in that job aren’t quite as easy to fix.  It is definitely a 24/7 job.

Finding a new pastor isn’t something that takes a short amount of time.  It can take months.  Our last search for a new pastor took about a year, but we found a good one who fit our church’s needs and wants and his family soon became a part of our church’s family, which made it so difficult to lose them this summer after they’d been here over seven years.

But, like so many things in life, this is a mountain that pretty much every church has to face every now and then.  Time and life goes on, situations change.  It’s how we approach that mountain that counts.

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