The search committee is very excited to update you on the progress we have made and where we are in our search for our next Senior Pastor. We have been meeting regularly since April of last year. Our team is strong with diverse gifts to lead this search. It is also great to have prayer warriors covering the process in prayer as we meet as a committee. We want prayer to be at the center of all that we do.
We have been diligent in our process, taking time to start with who we are as a church, our beliefs, and our vision for the future as a church body. Going through this process has been helpful to us not only in our search for our next pastor, but it has also shed some light on things we need to do better as a church body as we prepare for the next chapter at Kish. Pastor Doug talked about this in his message, “Be the Church”.
Through this entire process God’s hand has been evident. At each meeting and discussion, we can see clearly that HE is in control. When we need certain skills, someone has stepped up. When we are looking for wisdom in a certain area, someone has been there to provide insight.
All of this work has brought us to where we are today. We have our job description built and approved by our Elders to begin publicly advertising and seeking candidates. We are now within days of posting our opening on pastoral job search and bible college alumni websites!
Once the ads are posted we will begin fielding and reviewing applications. Please pray that we recognize the applicant of God’s choice as we begin this phase of our search.
Our goal is to have our next pastor employed prior to Pastor Doug retiring. This will help in the transition process. This is OUR goal, BUT we will follow GOD’S timing in it all. We trust that God will bring the right man to Kish in His time. The task is clear; we are determining God’s choice for the next Sr Pastor who will represent Kish’s mission which is “Real life, one person at a time”.
If at any time you have questions or comments regarding the search processes please do not hesitate to contact the search team.
We thank those who have been praying us through this process, and we encourage all of you to join us in prayer as we continue. And don’t forget that you can stay up to date on how to pray by visiting the pastoral search section of our church website.