Sometimes the toughest time of the year and the temptation is always to become discouraged as a pastor...because people just keep saying "no." I have learned to trust God - even if the people aren't ready to. Not that I've become perfect in doing so, but I have peace - even when vital positions go unfilled. Our current difficulty is selecting a person to lead our Sunday School department. So far, everyone asked has said they definetely don't want to do it and have no interest in doing it - but will do it if no one else will. After understanding their attitude toward the work - and their lack of a sense of calling toward it - I have instructed the nominating committee to disqualify the ones they have already asked and pray anew for God's guidance. This is an SBC church - and I welcome comments & suggestions that are helpful within the typical SBC polity. Thanks!