Our prayers and our humble desires are that the Lord will lead us to find a part-time Transitional Pastor who loves the Lord, has a heart for spiritual growth and who will lead the church through a time of transition until we can call a permanent pastor.
➢ Be devoted to the service of Christ and His church
➢ Preach and teach Biblically based messages
➢ Administer the sacraments to all of God’s people
➢ Assist the elders in ministering to the sick and shut-ins
➢ Prepare weekly worship experiences
➢ Pastor and shepherd the flock at Flat Branch
➢ Prepare the church to become a Flourishing Church
➢ Moderate session meetings in a way that values the wisdom and faith of others
➢ Working with our youth and children, providing confirmation classes, if required
The role of the transitional pastor will be to assist the congregation in the following developmental tasks:
➢ Learning from the church’s history
➢ Discovering a new identity
➢ Facilitating leadership development
➢ Strengthening connections with local, regional and national bodies.
➢ Commitment to new leadership and a new future.
➢ Preparing for a new pastor.
The Transitional Pastor will not be involved in the work of the Pastor Nominating Committee beyond providing opportunities for them to communicate with the session and congregation about their progress.
We have just been through a very difficult time and we especially need a pastor who is loving and caring as we continue to heal.