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Pastoral Search Team Update #4

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I have lived in Tsawwassen, on and off, for over 30 years now and, boy, has it changed. It is hard to imagine what it might be like in a few more years when my youngest child graduates from SDSS: the mall is no longer new; there is a new bridge connecting us to Richmond and Vancouver; and South Delta Baptist Church reflects the vision and character of our new lead pastor. 

The PST met again on Monday to work on the pastoral search profile. We have shared the mission, vision, and values of our church, summarized our history, and provided a profile of what makes the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen the greatest place in BC. We will be putting the final touches on the report and position description over the next two weeks and then it should be ready to be shared and sent out to potential candidates. When they are complete, the profile and position description will be available on our website.

We invite you to pray with us. This Sunday, we will be leading a short time of prayer following the morning service. Please plan to stay for a few minutes to pray with us for the man God has chosen as our next lead pastor. We will also have PST members at the spotlight table to share information and answer your questions. 

Posted by Craig Kraft

Pastoral Search Team Update #3

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Happy New Year.

Our pastoral search team met on January second to continue our work on the pastoral search package. After a short break for the holidays, we were all back at it with a number of responsibilities delegated to each team member. Our goal is to have a lead pastor position description and profile ready for distribution at the end of the month. When the package is completed, we will start to advertise for applications.

Please continue to pray for our team as we work with the board to complete this important part of the search process. We will be providing prayer updates in the weeks to come, but will you pray for our team this week? We have a lot of work ahead of us this month and we want to be diligent and thorough in our preparation. We do not know yet who our next pastor will be, but God does. We are working toward alignment with His plans and future for SDBC.

“God knows that we, with our limited vision, don’t even know for which we should pray. When we entrust our requests to Him, we trust Him to honour our prayers with holy judgment.”  Max Lucado; Walking with the Saviour.

Posted by Craig Kraft

Pastoral Search Team Update #2

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We have exciting news to share with the congregation today. No, we do not have a pastoral candidate to present yet, but we are making progress. Our elder’s board has formed a pastoral search team (PST) which is tasked with finding the man God has chosen to be our next lead pastor. Our team consists of two board members (Peter Grierson and Gerald Neufeld) joined by four ladies and four men from the congregation (Marian Hislop, Linda Whitelaw, Jeannette VanTil, Vickie Fenn, Dave Sowerby, Andrew Gordon, Jon Sinclair, and Craig Kraft.)

Our team met this week and divided up the various tasks of assembling a pastoral search package. This package will include our history, our core values, vision, and priorities, as well as church and community profiles and a pastoral job description. When complete, this package will be available through our website, and it will be the primary introduction of our church and community to potential candidates. We hope to have this package completed by the end of January so that we can begin advertising the position.

We need your help! While the PST will be taking the lead on the formal part of the search process, we all need to be part of the prayer process. Would you please join us in praying for our search process? We want to be led by the Holy Spirit and we invite you to pray for our team. We also invite you to pray for our congregation, that the Holy Spirit would give us eyes to see the direction that God is leading us as a church, and the person He is preparing to be our lead pastor. In the weeks to come, we will be providing more information and specific ways that you can be praying with us.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please direct them to the PST Chairman, Craig Kraft ( ).

Posted by Craig Kraft