i can not believe it….. a church in buckeye, az (of all places and names!!!!!!) had contacted me about their pastor to students position by email last week. well, today he called me and we talked for about an hour and a half, and it seems like it went well. the community is a very tight-knit, traditional and fairly churched, which reflects into what the church is like. but they are on the verge of a huge population boom…. one housing development coming in is for 80,000 homes alone! they are the largest city in arizona by square mileage, so there is lots of room to grow and grow they are! so this community is slowing going to become filled with young families, who are primarily un-churched; so the dynamics are going to radically change and the senior pastor knows this, which means the church will have to as well. the sp is relatively young for a sp, he is only 38 and has only been married for 3 years. so this could be a very interesting position and a bit of a stretch for me, because it is on the traditional style of things and that is not really what i am looking for. but i am willing to go where God wants us!
i also called and left a message for that other church in prescott valley, az, because i have not heard back from them yet. and the person i talked to said the sp is going on vacation, so i do not know when i will be hearing back.
it is all in God’s hands and we are just waiting for Him to show us where He wants us to be.
the church that we are currently attending brought us up and prayed for us. it was really nice to have that happen, especially after not getting that from our previous church before we left. it really helped bring a lot of healing in me that i needed after the way things ended there. so if you are reading this, kevin, thank you so much for caring for us, loving us and more importantly being a pastor!