"Dear Mr. G________,
The Pastor Search Committee of ________________ has been provided your name/resume as a possible candidate for pastor. We are praying that our search will be directed by our Lord as we seek His direction in these matters. For now, we are in the initial stages of our task and are in the process of gathering several bits of information from our local church members.
At this point, we simply desire to acknowledge we have received your name. If you would prefer that we not consider you as a prospect for pastor, please send us a note to remove your name from our search.
We pray God directs you in all you do in service to Him.
Chair, Pastor Search Committee"
This letter was well received by Mr. G (aka Brother G - hubby) and our family. We are so grateful that this church, through their pastor search committee, took the time to make us aware of receiving his name and resume. It could be a form letter. It still represents the type of courtesy that is welcomed on this side of the envelope.
If you are a part of a church body that is pastorless - please consider using a letter such as this.
The G family is praying not only for the church body where the letter was received from but all who are going through a time of seeking God's will.
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