Give & Take
After our pastor accepted a call to another state, local conference officials asked church members to suggest characteristics of any prospective pastor who would be considered for our district.
The list went on and on: We wanted our next pastor to be a dynamic speaker with a passion for evangelism and a thorough knowledge of Scripture. Some wanted the pastor to be young with school-aged children. Some wanted a middle-aged person with extensive pastoral experience. Some wanted the pastor to be older with experience in dealing with all types of people and issues.
Finally someone remarked, “Only Jesus could fill all those …