The PST began with a devotional from 1 Corinthians 2: 6-16 and had a corporate time of prayer, seeking God’s wisdom and leadership. The PST shared their thoughts from their reading of Search. Many in the group’s attention was drawn to the need to discuss and pray over what the things are that make Living Hope unique; we need to know who we are and who we are looking for before we start the search; this is not only beneficial to us, but also to potential candidates. This will be a continued point of prayer for our group as we go forward.
There was much discussion regarding keeping our congregation informed and engaged through the process of locating our next pastor. We discussed several potential forms of communication and will continue pursuit of this.
The PST began a discussion on a timeline for our search. It was decided we wanted to determine a good time for a new pastor to start, and work backward from there. There was much agreement about what time would be nice to have a pastor start. We will continue to pray about this and discuss more at the next meeting.