FIRST-PERSON: In the shadow of the steeples

FIRST-PERSON: In the shadow of the steeples

EDITOR’S NOTE: Nathan Lorick is the new executive director of the Colorado Baptist General Convention. He previously served as director of evangelism for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and as senior pastor in two churches.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (BP) — I was a pastor. That is all I ever desired to be and ever thought I would be. However, God had different plans.

In 2012, I stepped out of the pastorate and into a denominational role. It was not because I didn’t care for the church or like being a pastor. I love the bride of Christ and loved being a pastor. It was simply a clear calling that God placed on my life to take on the role of strengthening the church.

Over the last several years, my love for our denomination and its workers via state conventions, seminaries, local associations and other places of SBC services has grown deep. I can honestly say that I am grateful for the calling God has placed on my life.

However, over the years I have come to a clear realization about denominational service: We need people consistently praying for us…   READ MORE on Baptist Press

Got A Prayer Request?

Share with us through our online form, or send us a message on Facebook.