Sunday, December 02, 2007

Be careful what you pray for

I'm on the Pastor Nominating Committee.

Ten or twelve months from now, remind me that I really wanted to do this.

We humbly request your prayers.

10 comments:

Songbird said...

You will be wonderful! What a terrific gift you are to the committee and the process, zorra.

reverendmother said...

Good for you! Most people I know who've served have counted it one of the transformative experiences of their lives.

And think of all the great recommendations you came make thanks to your blogging connections! "So, I have this invisible friend... I've never met her but she'd be GREAT" :-D

Diane said...

prayers and blessings for you! You will be great! I would want you on my committee!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Prayers for sure. And if you want any helpful hints let me know 'cause my mom had done this and would be happy to talk to you.

You will be great and what a blessing that you volunteered.

Quotidian Grace said...

Outstanding! I can't think of anyone better for the job. It's great you said "yes."

As you know, I've chaired one of these before. Serving on a PNC can be stressful as members of the congregation keep asking you when you'll have a recommendation. And of course, its a lot of work. But it is also a great privilege to participate in our call process.

I'm praying for God's guidance for this PNC.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

They could not have chosen a better person!

Jan said...

You are a good person to be on this committee. Prayers.

mompriest said...

Glad you are on the committee...me, I've always been on the other end, the one nominated or hoping to be...but it will be a transformative experience.

Wayne Stratz said...

peace hope and joy be with you and the rest of the searches.

I am searching with a group at my church.

Rev Kim said...

So glad you are called to be on this committee. You will be wonderful - faithful to the process, and more importantly, faithful to God, prayerful, and discerning.

I've only been on the other end of the process. But being close to a few who were on the PNC in my home church who were searching for a HoS, I can echo what QG said. After a year of searching, they got lots of "surely one of the candidates you've talked to is good enough?" And my friend would patiently say time & time again, "it's not about finding one who's 'good enough', it's about finding the person whom God wants us to call.

Praying for you and the PNC.