Do any of the Pastors here have assistants? Full time or part time. I am considering taking some one on in this role and am looking for any advice. He has been with the Church for almost three years and on a number of occasions has sought other areas of ministry, which the Lord has closed the door in no uncertain terms. I feel that the Lord has him here for a purpose and so does he along with many of the congregation that I have spoken to about him. The only concern in the past was the desire to pastor else where, but he has now settled in his heart that the Lord would have him stay with us for the foreseeable future. I want to use him to the best of his abilities; he is a very able second man. What are your thoughts and expectations for your assistants? Or for those that do not have any, would you look for and expect from them? Roy.