It’s a unique time at Zion. As we celebrate the nearly 12 years of ministry that Pastor Ted has provided, it’s also known that Bristol Reading and I are interims, and both of us are actively interviewing for settled pastoral calls. Zion has openings for a full-time youth director and, eventually, staff for Children, Youth, and Family, and someone to partner with Laurie in the front office. The Call Committee and the Personnel Committee continue to work to find the right people to fill these positions, but it can be a slow process to assure a good fit. With also trying to return to some normalcy following COVID, it makes for a challenging time.
But it is also an exciting time of opportunity. There is strong lay leadership here, and perhaps more than ever, the community of Zion will look to people like you to step up and offer involvement and ownership of ministry. We will have to change the idea that, “There’s a staff person for that.”
If programs and events are to happen, your discipleship and stewardship of time will be vital. If there is something you think absolutely needs to continue or resume at Zion, I encourage you to prayerfully consider how you can help. And if you have ideas for new ministries, prayerfully consider how those ideas might come to fruition and share your thoughts with the church council.
Zion had a history of bringing the Gospel message to this area long before Pastor Ted, Bristol, or I appeared, and with your commitment to “trust, live, serve Christ Jesus our Lord,” will continue to do so after we’re gone.