Archive for April 2019

Question #4

“What do you mean by asking, ‘Is Christ really head of our church?’ You might answer automatically, “Of course he is for the Bible tells me so!” You have a point. Paul does affirm that Christ “is the head of the body, the church” (Colossians 1:18). So let’s ask the question differently. Is Christ a…

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Lead or Co-Pastor Opportunity in Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown Christian Reformed Church The Charlottetown Christian Reformed Church (Charlottetown, PEI) has begun a search for two pastors. The leadership of the congregation (Council) has determined to search first for the pastor responsible for preaching, worshiping, and equipping. Once this pastor is identified, a search for a second pastor will begin. The second pastor will…

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Question #3

Typically, as soon as a pastor announces that he or she has accepted a call, the leaders of the congregation, with no questions asked, form a pastor search (replacement) team. They seemingly assume that the church should enter the future by repeating the past, rather than viewing their pastor’s departure as a time to explore…

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Question #2

“I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Matthew 16:18 NIV) The leadership of Grace Church was facing a pastoral vacancy, a recurring challenge in the life of a congregation. They were also challenged by declining worship attendance,…

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