We're going to Kansas for FI to candidate* at the beginning of January. (I'm assuming it'll be the 7-9th ish). The search committee voted unanimously to recommend him to the Board of Elders and the pastor doesn't see any reason why they wouldn't say yes. I'm excited...and scared...and still wondering if this is real. Yikes.
*Candidate=meeting with the pastor & elders, meeting with the youth and parents, and FI will most likely preach that Sunday. At the churches I grew up in (Conservative Southern Baptist), we always voted as a congregation after the candidate sermon either Yes to offer the job, or No. If majority voted yes, the pastor(s) & deacons offered the candidate the job. I'm not 100% sure how this church works, however. It's part of the Berean Church Fellowship if anyone knows how that works and can explain it for me.
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