Although it's never long enough, thank you for being our pastor and loving us all . . . especially me! Kerrie will tell you that's not always easy. We love y'all (that's "You all" to you Midwesterners) and would welcome you any time you're in our neck of the woods!
My reply last night didn't show up on the thread this morning for some reason. Anyway, thank you so much for being our pastor for the last year or so. Y'all (that's "You All" for those of you in the midwest and the north ) have been just simply wonderful about jumping right into our hearts and lives and loving us with ALL our faults . . . and I have plenty of them myself! We are going to miss you horribly but would never stand in the way of God's will.
OOPS! Guess what I just saw after posting this latest reply? hehehe
My only fear is that now he's a DS, we'll never see him on Naznet again - he's always been a great mediating voice here.
When calling a pastor there are interviews and a more in-depth process that at times requires silence for a longer period of time. My best friend was called to a church and I didn't even know until he had accepted. In those situations sometimes you don't go and you certainly don't want to disrupt the relationships you have developed.
On a district and general level, names are suggested and entered onto the ballot in public. When you have representatives from every church in the district or region silence just isn't going to happen. Many pastors are caught off guard as they never dreamed that someone would consider them, especially when they are serving in another district. I remember when I accidentally discovered that Jerry Kester was made DS in Washington before his congregation in Idaho was informed because I just happened to be looking at the District Website looking for positions when they posted the news.
Clergy assignments continue to be an emotional process because relationships are impacted. Our hope is placed in God that we have heard God's voice and that we will have the strength to obey.
A little late, but congrats, Scott!
I am the Lone Locust of the Apocalypse! Think of me when you look to the night sky!
Off topic: happened again, so tho't I would mention it in case anyone saw the subscripts and tho't I was laughing at a very serious post in this thread before I noticed it and had a chance to remove it. This touch-pad ... so sensitive, so "touchy!"
(now back to your regularly scheduled thread)
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
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It takes a great deal of maturity to accept that trying to eliminate all risk eliminates life.
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Hmmm... my post didn't post. I need to ask a question. I graduated from NTS in 2006 with a "Scott Sherwood." Until this thread I assumed the Naznet Scott Sherwood was the same as my classmate Scott Sherwood. What is the relationship between the two Scott Sherwoods?
It was Corey. I was there for a weekend youth revival. Must have been the summer of '91. Kevin, you made an impression on me that weekend, mostly with your sense of humor. I thought sure there was sketch comedy in your future. Over the years though you impressed me with your intellect and heart.Kevin Rector: No, I'm pretty sure it was Ken Garner who is now the Senior Associate Pastor as Jackson Michigan First Church of the Nazarene. Yeah, Corey is a great guy too, I saw him at Palcon a couple of years ago
Thanks Scott. Congrats. I am not sure if we had any modules together or not, but I do remember the name/face (the face looks familiar enough I thought you were the same, but different enough I couldn't be sure...). I am not even sure what modules I took in the last couple years God Bless.
I heard they called Scott Sherwood.