Senior Pastor Update – End of July 2022

The Pastoral Search Team (PST) and leadership sincerely thank all of you for your prayers and support through our 30 days of prayer and beyond. Prayer is of utmost importance in the coming months and your ongoing prayers are very much appreciated.

There has been a lot of progress made in the Senior Pastor search process recently. After interviewing 2 very good candidates twice, the PST discerned we should proceed with one of the men. We then met with him and with his wife this time and were very encouraged with our time together. With their agreement and with the help of our Consultants, Nelson/Kraft, we asked for and received references from 5 people who knew them well. The reports were exceptional, very positive and affirming. The candidate then did an extensive personality assessment which was also very positive and confirmed he is a good fit for the pastor we are looking for.

After all the interviews, the reference checks and the assessment, the PST were strongly in favour of recommending this candidate for the next step, which is a review by the Elders and having them confirm that they too feel this is God’s chosen man for the position. They now have all the available information and will take time to review it and to pray. It is then planned for the Elders to meet with the candidate and his wife. If all goes well, arrangements will then be made to invite them to our church to meet as many of you as possible. The vote of the members of Bramalea Baptist will be the final confirmation along with the candidate’s acceptance of the position.

We praise God for His amazing guidance, direction and provision. Please pray for the Elders in their discernment. Pray for the candidate, his wife and family as it will be a significant transition for them as you can imagine. Pray that God will give them direction and confirmation as well that it is His will. And finally continue to pray for our church, especially all the pastoral team, ministry teams and leadership, for unity and enablement.

Please join us for the following weekly prayer times:

Every Thursday Evenings at 7:00 PM on Zoom (Link and meeting details below)

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 875 3697 6443

Passcode: 127688

 

Every Sunday Morning at 10:00 AM in-person at Church (before the worship service) – Usually in the Youth Chapel (look for the signs)

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18-19

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Isaiah. 54:10