There is something quite unsettling about
sitting in a room full of men and women that will decide your
future in ministry. I can tell you there was an enormous
emotional rollercoaster going on in my body while I waited for
the decision of the Candidacy Committee regarding my
endorsement. Sitting in the same room with the Candidacy
Committee is scary but they are wonderful group of lay leaders
and pastors who are very interested in the welfare of the church
and future pastors.
So now I am officially an intern. I have the
next twelve months to learn as much as I possible can about
being a pastor in a church community. There is an intern
committee, made up of members of each of the P.L.U.M. churches,
that will oversee my progress and welfare. This committee will
spend a lot of time with me over the next year guiding and
accessing my abilities.
I would like to thank each of the committee
members for volunteering. It is very humbling to see how many of
you were interested in being involved with the intern process.
I truly want to learn all I can over the next
year. But even more than that, I pray my walk with God will
enable me to share His love with all of you. Every congregation
in P.L.U.M. is such a treasure; there is so much potential and
hope for continued growth and very fertile mission fields in
every one of our churches. The Holy Spirit is present and active
in each of us. Through God's grace and the power of the Holy
Spirit may we continue to grow in our relationships with one
another and with our Heavenly Father.
I thank God for all of you and for the care and
concern you have shown to me and my family.