We are in a time of transition as we seek a new Senior Pastor here at Highland. This season in the life of our church is both an exciting and uncertain time. Looking for a new pastor is a big undertaking and will take some time, but we are blessed with the Interim that we have during this time, Dr. Ivan Parke. I hope you will make a commitment with me to pray daily for our pastor search committee and our next pastor over the next few months. Pray for God’s leading and direction as they journey through this process of finding who God would have to lead us.
Dr. Parke taught us a few things during his first Sunday as interim pastor. I wanted to remind you of them during this time as we transition into a new season for our church. One of his points was that the short term is long enough and we should not be so focused on the next thing that we forget to keep being the church during this transition time. Another point was that God is hope in every transition and He is reliable, accessible, and able and willing to provide a future after transition.
I make a commitment to you all that I will continue to keep striving to be more like Christ and following after Him and I hope you will do the same. Join me in using this time of transition as a time of growth not only in my personal life, but also in our church. May we daily be transformed by the renewing of our minds being set on Him.
For His Glory,