We, the Board of Elders and the Pastoral Search Committee, are excited to inform you that the church member’s ballots have been counted. The result is that you are in overwhelming agreement with us (85%-Yes, 13%-No, 2%-Abstain) that God has fully qualified, uniquely equipped and called Pastor Joshua Kirstine as our next Lead Pastor and as the first of our Biblical Elders to faithfully shepherd Olive Drive Church.
We want to say thank you for joining us this month in prayer, conversation and Q&A as we together sought God’s face in preparation to vote on Joshua.
We would like to invite you and ask that you invite others to join us this coming Sunday, September 29, 10:45a.m., in the Great Room, for a special “All Church Worship Service” where we will install Joshua as our Lead Pastor. This service will include music, sharing, prayer and a sermon from Pastor Joshua.
If you have children, we would like you to have your school age kids join us in the service. We have prepared our Children’s Team to provide the perfect environment for your younger kids to enjoy themselves in Building #4.
We are truly excited and thankful for God’s hand upon us and for your faithful prayers and support throughout the entire search process. Please be praying for and looking for ways to support and encourage Joshua and his family as they accept the call to lead our church to glorify God through lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On behalf of the Board of Elders and the Pastoral Search Committee,
Chairman of the Elders
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”