Launching

It felt a bit weird having a church council meeting – with no pastor Randall.  There was a void.

It felt weird to have him come in and fill us in on this weeks unexpected events that he is faithfully hanging around for and then have him leave and let us get on with our meeting.

It felt weird to launch out on our own into the discussions about the upcoming schedule, setting up a search committee for a new pastor, etc.

It sort of brings it home clearly that this church does not belong to the pastor, that we are the church and it belongs to God.

So here we go, launching off into the unknown, needing to discern so many things for the future.

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  1. Well, gladly you don’t go alone.

    🙂

    It was hard for me too.

  2. These liminal threshold places are really good for growing faith….

    I’ll pray for you folks.

  3. Linea

    Randall, Yeah we sensed that. And you are right, we do not go alone.

  4. It was almost like Randall was the Archangel, kind of floating in, leaving a message and floating out. I also missed his presence for the rest of the meeting, but we become more acutely aware that our total dependency is on Christ and him alone….like it always has been, but more defined now.:-(

  5. “It sort of brings it home clearly that this church does not belong to the pastor, that we are the church and it belongs to God.”

    I hope that is reassuring, that He will help you sort out leadership and stuff, and it’s not *just* on your shoulders.

    🙂

  6. Linea

    Toni, we are counting on Him to help.