FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
Over the past two weeks, we announced that the KY LCEC will move from an election system to an appointment system. A Q&A session will be held this afternoon, where we will seek to address questions that church members may have. Some may ask – Why such a change? Why such a major change to the leadership team when KY is celebrating her 100th anniversary?
The theme for KY’s centennial anniversary is “100 Years of Thanksgiving”. We are thankful indeed, for God has so richly blessed us and kept us all these years, and at the same time, we are keenly aware of the truth “be blessed to bless”. God has placed KY here and given us a mission to fulfil. We change, in order to position ourselves to carry out that mission.
This year, besides reorganizing itself to form the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC), the LCEC has added the Human Resources function to its portfolio, and the biggest change, is the move from an election system to an appointment system. There is a core purpose in all these changes, which is to identify believers with leadership potential and are willing to commit themselves to serve, especially the younger people, and to groom them to be KY’s future leaders. You may ask – How can this be done? Honestly speaking, we do not have any concrete plans yet, but our leaders will humbly seek God’s guidance and depend on His leading each step of the way.
Undoubtedly, there are many uncertainties. How do we ensure that the Nomination Committee will be fair and transparent in managing the appointment process? How do we identify believers with leadership potential? How do we bring our young people up to speed? How do we groom them? What resources do we use? These are just some of the issues that we have to explore in the days ahead.
At this point, we would like to appeal to all brothers and sisters, please pray earnestly for KY and our leaders.
Let us continue to give thanks and evermore give thanks, as our theme “100 Years of Thanksgiving” suggests. Besides a heart of gratitude, let us also commit to fulfilling God’s mission as our expression of thanksgiving towards Him.
Rev Herman Kan