The following report was given at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations by Pastor Lyndon Korhonen, President of the AFLC.
About a month ago I was asked if there is any part of the President’s role that I do not like or find hard to do. At first, I couldn’t really think of any except, what you might expect, being called to churches where there are disagreements and they need help in sorting out a matter, but those are few and far between and even those as you folks have prayed, I have found to be wonderful experiences of seeing a calm and understanding spirit grow. I believe this has happened because one of the things I have asked hundreds of you to pray for, is a spirit of understanding, along with wisdom and that I might be faithful.
After a few minutes, one other area began to surface that is hard to do under the current circumstances. It has to do with congregations that are looking for a pastor. This is a major part of the president’s role, maintaining a list of the clergy roster for the Coordinating Committee and of pastors available for call.
How do you like to feed the cattle when there is no feed? How do you like to cook for your family when