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Instead of hiring another minister, Living Waters Lutheran Church, North Port, Fla., is looking for year-round guest pastors. The congregation bought a condo to provide free housing for one to two months for a pastor who is pursuing a sabbatical, taking a vacation, working on a dissertation, visiting relatives "or whatever." In return the guest pastor will lead worship one Sunday per month and share 15 hours of ministry a week.


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Pastor Dell Shiell

Pastor Dell Shiell

Posted at 4:12 pm (U.S. Eastern) 12/31/2009

Wow!  This article was just posted and two pastors have already gone to Pastors2Go.com and downloaded applications and sent them to us.  They are applying for February and July 2010.  We have another pastor for June 2010.  A couple of other pastors have expressed an interest in visiting us in 2011.  Our first Guest Pastor arrives tomorrow (January 1, 2010) from Bismarck, ND.

Pastor Dell Shiell

Pastor Dell Shiell

Posted at 1:07 pm (U.S. Eastern) 4/5/2010

Attention Retired Pastors and Pastors looking for a Sabbatical: Since this article appeared in the January 2010 issue of The Lutheran, we have received 25 applications for our Guest Pastor program.  We are located in Florida, so it comes as no surprise that most of these applicants request the winter months.  The following months are still "open" for 2010: May, July, August and September.  (Our earlier July candidate had to withdraw for personal reasons.)  Florida is a great place to be any time of the year.

Amber Leberman, Web Manager

Amber Leberman, Web Manager

Posted at 2:24 pm (U.S. Eastern) 4/5/2010

Thanks for the updates, Pastor Shiell!

Dell & Diane Shiell

Dell & Diane Shiell

Posted at 9:34 am (U.S. Eastern) 10/21/2010

This program is about to begin its second year.  Our first year has been fantastic.  We are currently accepting applications for June-December 2011.  Application forms are available at www.pastors2go.com. We have opened up the possible length of term to 3 months for a pastor who is willing to serve at least one of the summer months.  Possible combinations: June-August, July-September, August-October.

Note: Dell & Diane Shiell edited this post at 9:34 am on 10/21/2010.



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