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I'm officially a pastor

Postby Jac3510 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:16 pm

So, yeah, see the headline. Most of y'all probably know that I'm a hospital chaplain. Now add this. I was officially appointed to be the pastor by my DS (district superintendent) about 8pm on January 22. There will be an installation service on March 5. We're a small church, but really, really diverse and these people love each other. So it's pretty exciting.

What I can definitely say is that I have way too many irons in the fire! Hospital chaplaincy, bivocational pastorate, starting a satelite campus of Grace Biblical Seminary at our church, continuing to develop Emmaus Biblical Training Center, writing two books, and developing research programs at my hospital . . . all of that while trying to take care of life in general (wife, two kids, and somewhere find room to go see family back on the east coast). Somebody told me, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. If that's true, I think a lot is about to get done. Prayers I don't lose my mind this year, haha. :)

Anyway, no real point to the post. Just wanted to share that, as it's pretty exciting. I would be curious about what ministerial ventures y'all are involved in. I know God's doing stuff all over the world through ordinary folk like us.
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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby Philip » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:37 pm

Congrats, Jac! That's a big responsibility, no matter the size of the church. I pray you'll be effective.

So, should we now call you "Minister Jac, Your Holiness" - what? I prefer "Preacher Jac!" ;)

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Postby Jac3510 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:17 pm

Haha, thanks, Phil. If you're going to insist on a title, I'll accept "Your Excellency," unless you really prefer religious titles, in which case, yes, I can settle on "Your Holiness" or perhaps Magnificis Servus. Outside of that, Jac (or just Chris) is fine. ;)
Proinsias wrote:I don't think you are hearing me. Preference for ice cream is a moral issue

And that, brothers and sisters, is the kind of foolishness you get people who insist on denying biblical theism. A good illustration of any as the length people will go to avoid acknowledging basic truths.

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby Nicki » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:10 pm

Congrats :ebiggrin: I don't do much ministerially - I've got a family and a job which I find hard a lot of the time, and I help a bit at church on Sunday mornings - that's about it.

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby RickD » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:14 pm

Congrats, Pope Brian.

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby Jac3510 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Nicki wrote:Congrats :ebiggrin: I don't do much ministerially - I've got a family and a job which I find hard a lot of the time, and I help a bit at church on Sunday mornings - that's about it.

*Cue conversation about how taking care of a family and work itself are ministries in and of themselves* ;)

RickD wrote:Congrats, Pope Brian.

:samen:

I want my SN changed to PopeBrian :mrgreen: 8)
Proinsias wrote:I don't think you are hearing me. Preference for ice cream is a moral issue

And that, brothers and sisters, is the kind of foolishness you get people who insist on denying biblical theism. A good illustration of any as the length people will go to avoid acknowledging basic truths.

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Postby Storyteller » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:21 am

y>:D<
Too late to pray you don't lose your mind though :mrgreen:

I'm currently looking for a church to attend, a friend I chat to online has offered a few suggestions and has offered to come with me, I may well take him upon that.

Great news Jac, you'll be great!
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Postby melanie » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:44 am

Congrats Jac
Y'all deserve it :ewink:
Take it your stride, be yourself, humble and own it!!
In all your busyness' God called the right man for the job :amen:

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Postby abelcainsbrother » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:37 am

Congrats Jac.
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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby PaulSacramento » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:24 am

Isn't this one of the signs of the apocalypse?

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby RickD » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:32 am

PaulSacramento wrote:Isn't this one of the signs of the apocalypse?

Which sign, chaos, or the antichrist?

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby Proinsias » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:22 pm

Congratulations Jac

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby JButler » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:54 am

Congratulations on reaching a major milestone.

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Re: I'm officially a pastor

Postby Christian2 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:02 am

Jac3510 wrote:So, yeah, see the headline. Most of y'all probably know that I'm a hospital chaplain. Now add this. I was officially appointed to be the pastor by my DS (district superintendent) about 8pm on January 22. There will be an installation service on March 5. We're a small church, but really, really diverse and these people love each other. So it's pretty exciting.

What I can definitely say is that I have way too many irons in the fire! Hospital chaplaincy, bivocational pastorate, starting a satelite campus of Grace Biblical Seminary at our church, continuing to develop Emmaus Biblical Training Center, writing two books, and developing research programs at my hospital . . . all of that while trying to take care of life in general (wife, two kids, and somewhere find room to go see family back on the east coast). Somebody told me, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. If that's true, I think a lot is about to get done. Prayers I don't lose my mind this year, haha. :)

Anyway, no real point to the post. Just wanted to share that, as it's pretty exciting. I would be curious about what ministerial ventures y'all are involved in. I know God's doing stuff all over the world through ordinary folk like us.


Well, I already considered you my Pastor; now it is official. Congratulations!


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