I missed church two weeks ago because of a plumbing emergency and made sure to be back in church the following week. The members received me well, as expected, and so did the pastor. He gave me a warm bear hug, shook my hand firmly, and put his hand on my shoulder. He looked me squarely in the eyes and said, “make sure to fill out one of the forms I gave out in church today…the one that says what you want to do in church next year.”
It’s time for the church to replace the old officers with new officers who will lead the church for the next two years and the pastor wants me to be a part of his official team. Being a part of the church leadership team is a major responsibility and blessing, however I don’t know if I care to serve in any official capacity any time soon.