June marks the one-year mark since I resigned my church and left my role as a Senior Pastor. At the time, I didn’t envision going back into pastoral ministry in general and being a Senior Pastor specifically. In July, I will assume my new position as the Executive Pastor of New Testament Baptist Church in Miami and Broward County, FL. I will also have extensive responsibilities with the school system they operate and am in charge of establishing a teaching site for Davis College in South Florida. I am looking forward to this new assignment and quite frankly, am looking forward to a role that does not require me to be the top guy on the totem pole.
In the last year, I have thought a lot about the expectations folks have for the Senior or Solo Pastor in their local church. At some time, I’ll probably share some of my thoughts, but now is too soon. I need to do some more reflection before I’m ready to write about the topic.
However, Dan Phillips over at Pyromaniacs is posting a series of Blog articles on how pastors are evaluated. I’d encourage you to read the first two installments HERE and HERE, and watch for his concluding article(s) in the future.
For my regular readers, I’m going to be out of commission for the next few weeks taking some family time and packing up and moving to South Florida where we’ve purchased a new house in Broward County. So if Whirled Views isn’t updated for a while, it’s because we’re heading South. After 10 months of weekly commuting, I won’t miss the split residences.