Hey guys, It has been a while since I was on here regularly and a lot has changed for my family since then. I have found myself in an interesting position that I would like both your prayers for and advice about. About 5 or 6 weeks ago a pastor friend of mine asked me to come to his church and volunteer to work with the youth. We visited and were ready to join after getting to know the people a little and setting up a place to live in the community. The sunday that we planned to join, the pastor called me the Friday before and told me that he would be resigning that Sunday and moving to another church. He said that he would suggest my name to the pulpit committee as a qualified replacement. After the shock wore off, we decided not to join and just wait and see what God was going to do. We really enjoyed the people and were actually looking forward to serving there. The Sunday after he told the church I filled the pulpit as he went to spend a Sunday rather than a Wednesday with his new church. The people seemed to enjoy my preaching style and I did get one comment that I was a breath of fresh air (I also understand how quickly air gets stale in churches after the fresh breath). This past Sunday the pulpit committee met and asked me to be the interim pastor until the new pastor is found. I responded that I would be happy to but I wanted it understood that I also wanted to be considered as a candidate for the pastorate. My question is this, as an interim pastor or pulpit supply or whatever you want to call it in this situation, how far does the preaching responsibility go? I know that I will have no authority to do anything that a pastor normally would such as anything other than preach. But I also don't want go into areas that possibly only the pastor should go. I know that I am to preach the Word but I also do not want to cover areas that one would think that only the proper pastor should cover. Maybe I am just looking for words of wisdom as to what to and not to do. I would appreciate any thoughts about my situation. As well as any insights you might offer.