2011 proved to be a year of change for me pastorally. In April, my senior pastor took a call to another church, leaving me as the only pastor. Our church was in a state of limbo from mid-April to mid-August while we evaluated our options as far as our ministry staff was concerned. Things solidified on August 18 when our Voters’ Assembly decided to call me to be the sole pastor of Trinity. So, here are the vital stats for 2011:
Junior Confirmation: 15
Adult Confirmation: 3
2011 was a definite change for me pastorally. In 6 years, I’ve never preached every Sunday since there have been 2 pastors here. For the last 8 months, that’s what I’ve been doing. Most of my other pastor friends have been doing this since Day 1 so I’ve been spoiled.
The month of December proved to be a very busy and emotionally taxing month. I had 3 funerals in a span of two weeks with Advent and Christmas rolled in there. Our Christmas Eve and Day services had 4 services (3 sermons) in 2 days. Needless to say, my post-Christmas staycation has proven to be much needed.
So, that’s it. That’s 2011 in the books. Here’s to a new year.