This question came in from a new viewer of the blog. I thought it quite good.
Any advice for a person on deputation and their current Pastor resigns. Our Pastor resigned on Sunday in order to start full time deputation to go to the Mission Field in Sudan. He will be the Pastor until January 1, 2008.
There are many reasons a pastor leaves a church. For yours to go to the mission field is one that is positive. It will be a little unnerving for you with a new pastor coming in until you get to know him and he gets to know you. Be sure to stay informed of the pastoral situation and meet the new pastor when he comes. To change right now would be unwise and in my opinion not Biblically based. Take your thoughts captive and do not let the devil control them. Pray for the leaders of your church and those inviting preachers to candidate. Ask God to guide them and give them great wisdom. Be sure with a new pastor to communicate well with him. He probably will not know you or your ministry. Let him be apart. Love and respect him and over time you will probably experience a wonderful friendship.
Keep me informed on how this goes or if you would like me to comment further.
Have a great day.