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Cast your bread on many waters, and pray that God in His providence will direct your steps. And remember, if you're committed to pursuing the pastorate, there is no easy pastorate or church situation anywhere. Every pastorate is difficult and possesses unforeseen and unforeseeable pitfalls. You're engaging in spiritual warfare, and the compatibility of any particular ecclesiastical setting cannot be calculated or anticipated, as anyone would desire, from a human assessment by the consideration of any denominational structure. Count on the unexpected, and assume for yourself a posture of utter dependency upon the Lord our God.Alright. I want to hear all I can get on the OPC.
I still have kin in the PC(USA), whom I hope have a genuine saving faith in Christ. I'm grateful for the evangelicals left there. I also have grown children and their families in the PCA. I’m grateful for the existence of those PCA congregations in their community for the sake of my grandchildren.Glenn,
Your message really touched me and I am truly edified by your words. May God Bless your ministry and your congregation.
My sympathies to you, Pastor, on your past loss... I pray for the Lord's blessing upon you and your ministry, and His constant friendship and comfort always to be with you.When I went looking for my current call, I considered congregations in the PCA, OPC, and ARP. I probably should have looked a little closer at the RPCNA. I’d have had no problem with the Free Church of Scotland Continuing, if they had openings other than church planting in this country. But, I’d done that for several years in a difficult situation. After the death of a spouse, I wasn’t emotionally up to starting a church from scratch.
...Most important, the congregation I serve has helped me become a better pastor; and I hope I've helped some of them become better disciples of Jesus Christ.
I love this about my church. Recently Phil Proctor, who was on furlow, visited our church in Bothell Wa. and talked to us about the mission field in uganda. He showed us pictures and told us stories that stirred my heart with zeal for the Gospel. I counted it a great blessing to hear first hand about what the Lord was doing in Uganda.The OPC also tries to free-up its missionaries so they can put their whole effort into the mission or into being rejuvenated by the state-side visits rather than constantly trying to raise money. It might just be my congregation (I doubt it) but I feel much closer to our extended world-side outreach than I ever have in any other congregation.