Search Committee Announcement
Sunday April 15, 2018
On behalf of the pastor search team, good morning. First, we’d like to thank you for your prayers and encouragement. We are humbled by this great honor and privilege. To date, we have received over 60 resumes that have been reviewed. It is a testament to the history of what God has done in the life of Metropolitan Baptist Church that so many qualified candidates are interested in being our senior pastor.
10 days ago I celebrated my 39th birthday. For weeks leading up to the day, my 5 year old, Caleb, asked numerous questions. Are we going to have a party for daddy’s birthday? Are our friends going to come over? What do you want for your birthday? What type of cake? Are you going to blow out all the candles? And so on. Needless to say, his expectations of a birthday and my expectations of an “adult” birthday are much different.
We all enter this new process of a search for our next senior pastor with differing expectations. We all have a picture in our mind of what we think He will look like, how old he will be, what his sermon will be like and when a new pastor will be here. The next pastor for MBC may not be exactly what you are expecting, and the timing may not be exactly what we wanted, but we trust the next pastor will be what we need and whom God has prepared to lead our church for the next chapter. We are working diligently and expectantly as we hone in on a few well-qualified, EXCELLENT candidates.
We plead for your patience, your prayers and your continued support of all that is MBC.