Summary: This is a simple Installation Service for our Associate Pastor we recently have recieved.
(Call Pastor Brian Belinda to stand before the Congregation)
As we have gathered together this evening, we do so with the intention to receive a gift from God to this Body, in the form of an Associate Pastor.
The Scripture informs us in Ephesians 4:11, “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers…”
-So…not only has God given Glad Tidings A/G a Senior Pastor…
-But now…He has also gifted us with an Associate Pastor to work along-side of me in leading this great Assembly.
-Not to mention…He has given us someone who will work in conjunction with, and assist us in, reaching out to others in our community.
We have designated Evangelism and Outreach as Pastor Brian’s primary focus.
However, we are also leaning upon him to help us with assimilation and boosting participation in any and all ministries.
Not to mention, gaining his participation in follow-up with visitors and Church attendees.
-All of which, Pastor Brian has joyfully embraced and is well able to lead in.
Charge To Associate Pastor
Therefore, as you, Pastor Brian Belinda are being presented before this Body of Believers this evening…
And, as you, Pastor Brian Belinda have been legally “voted in” to serve in this capacity within our Church Body on January 28, 2007 at our Annual Business Meeting & Celebration.
Do you then receive this election to serve this Body in the said capacity with humility, servitude and joy?
(If so, please say, “I do.”)
Charge To Congregation
Congregation, now that we have heard Pastor Brian’s testimony and covenant to carry out his duties within this Body with a servant’s heart. That, coupled with the knowledge hat Pastor Brian Belinda has been legally received as our Associate Pastor here at Glad Tidings A/G.
We must recognize that the success of his ministry here to us will not simply rest on his vote, or likeability; neither will it rest upon his own abilities. Instead, his success rests upon his ability to trust in the Lord and lean upon God’s guidance for the task at hand. That coupled with our faithfulness to cooperate with him and to pray for his ministry to be under God’s mighty hand; with be an assurance for success and growth as Pastor Brian serves this congregation and community faithfully.
Therefore, as we follow through on this installation; we not only recognize the gift that Pastor Brian is to this body, but we also commit to cooperate with and to pray for him.
(If this is your commitment, then, please say, “We will.”)
Prayer of Installation
Then, at this point, I want to ask the Church Board to come forward and gather around Pastor Brian as we anoint and lay hands on Him in reception of Him as our new Associate Pastor.
As they come, I want to say that…
It is the intent of the Church Board here at Glad Tidings A/G, and of this Church Body; to dedicate itself, together with our new Associate Pastor at this altar of prayer. We pray together for God’s richest blessing upon Pastor Brian’s life, and ministry which herein begins…
If you will agree with us in prayer tonight, and are in unison with God’s touch on this man’s life, will you please stand and reach your hand forward in prayer as we agree together…
A time for prayer…
Assumption of the Office
We will now give Pastor Brian a moment to say a few words, as he would wish, in his reception of this new duty and union with this Body.
Closing Comments by the Pastor
Church, I want to encourage you to stand behind and pray for this man.
I know that this is a great day for us; and we are moving forward in a great direction as a Body. We are being stretched and broadened as a Church. This is a decision that strengthens us in our ability to thrive as a Body. I know that God has gifted us with this man, and I encourage you to love on and respect him wholeheartedly.
I know that he is a “home-town boy”, but he deserves respect and admiration. Not just in deed, but also in word.
-He is now…PASTOR Brian.
-Let’s respond to him as such!
Hymn of Praise!
Let’s rejoice together at what God has done, and with what we have embraced this evening and sing, “To God Be The Glory!” Hymn #56
A reception is prepared for you all to attend in Pastor Brian’s honor in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us.
Close in Prayer…