I’M GLAD YOU ASKED…
Q. What is the most important thing you do as our Pastor?
A. In thinking about my response to your question I was tempted to simply go to the duties listed in our Constitution, and offer the one that was on the top of list. Most Pastors have many responsibilities: hospital visitation, counseling, teaching, meetings and administration, organization and supervision. I spend much time in sermon preparation. But, having now served over 30 years in the pastorate,
I’m thinking that the most important thing I do as your Pastor is to pray. When I pray for the church, I place it back in God’s hands. Now, what else am I going to do each week that is more powerful than that? Sadly, I am ashamed to admit that most weeks I spend a whole lot more time doing everything else. Nevertheless, because of the deep personal sharing that takes place during our worship experience each Sunday, I am able to pray very specifically for many of you during the week. And what a specialprivilege that is. James tells us that prayers have “a powerful effect.” (James 5:16) So, please pray for me, as I promise to continue to pray for you.
See you in Church!
Pastor Rande Smith
Community Church of Rolling Meadows, IL