A Pastoral Transition can be tricky, but with a congregation and board putting principles into place, God can be glorified in the midst of a pastoral change.
There was once a beggar living in a cardboard box in an alley. Daily he would peek out into the street – far enough to beg for crumbs and spare change that he needed to make it through the day. In the back of his mind, he always hoped for the opportunity that might restore his former life. He would settle for a few bucks and a cheeseburger.
Discipleship is added to the life of the believer to aid in his or her growth – usually made from saints and scholars who came before them.