... a short post which may be lengthened a little later.
Our seminary intern quit. I found out when I got back from New York.
I knew he had a couple of problems when I left, but I assumed that he would take a little break and be back. But he needs a big break. He won't be back.
I hope he will become a pastor. He has many gifts for ministry. I feel bad for him. I hope you will keep him in your prayers. But (and I hate to say this, but I will) I feel bad for us, too.
This church has had an internship program for a number of years. That means, that there are a number of things that have begun to fall to the intern regularly, both as a matter of his or her training, and also for the working of the congregation.
The most immediate thing I thought of is our Wednesday Advent Service. Our intern is responsible for creating and leading 3 evening services during Advent. Now, the Senior Pastor and I are responsible for them.
That's just the beginning, though. That's just the first thing I thought of.
I'm trying hard not to think of the other things -- yet.