We’ve written on this website regarding pastor search committees and how they should be approached by alert pastors. Perhaps it’s time to say a word on what not to do regarding these church leaders determined to find a new leader for their congregation no matter how many bruised and bleeding ministers they have to leave in their wake.
Just to be safe, you may wish to go ahead and plant your tongue firmly in your cheek. While the subject is serious, my treatment of it will be only partially so.
Okay. Pastor, you’ve been invited to meet with the search committee from the First Church of Butterfly City, and you’re plenty excited.
You’ve been at your present church a number of years now and have about run out of ideas, patience, and life-savings. A change would not only be good, it might save your life, your ministry, your marriage or all three. In fact, your wife might start believing in God once more if you told her He was transferring you to a new church.