July 31, 2003

Our church is going to...

A couple of years ago our church had two pastors. Then, one day out of the blue, these two men, that had been friends for over 10 years, decided they couldn't stand each other. To this day I will never know why.

One pastor left and one third of the congregation. He later formed his own church. Then, last Christmas, the remaining pastor, "heard God calling him to teach." He left the church and took a job teaching.

Since that time the church board of directors has, in fits and starts, been looking for a new pastor. We recently learned they have chosen an individual well known all. He is an evangelist that has preached in our church from time-to-time. Should he become the pastor, we will leave and go to another church. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Karol first learned of it and called me on my cell phone. She sounded almost in tears. Fortunately, his appointment must come before the whole church for a vote to make him the pastor.

It looks like it is time for me to put my public speaking skills to work. I am presuming they will allow people to speak their mind before the vote. I need to put together a speech that will influence the outcome.

Posted by Ted at July 31, 2003 8:37 PM