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Sunday JourneysmdashServing as Interim at Moody Church

Written by Ed Stetzer on . Posted in Ed Stetzer

Looking forward to serving Moody Church in the coming months.

Normally in this space, I share about places where I've been preaching, to point out something helpful or instructive in that context. I plan to catch up on that soon.

However, my outside preaching and teaching will soon be drastically reduced as I do something I have always enjoyed—serve as an interim.

An interim is a pastor who serves between pastors, helping the church to have consistent Bible teaching, while they search for a new pastor.

As you may know, long-term pastor Erwin Lutzer retired earlier this year. He's a well-loved and globally known pastor, with a global radio ministry. Actually, the church has been on radio for decades, including Dr. Lutzer's Running to Win, the Moody Church Hour, and Songs in the Night.

They are currently searching for a pastor, and that can take some time.

So, it was announced this morning, that starting September 11, I'll be serving as the Interim Teaching Pastor at the Moody Church in Chicago. I’ll be speaking three out of four Sundays, preaching the morning service.

Pray for Moody Church as they continue to search for a senior pastor. I am not a candidate. I’m called to Wheaton College. And, I’m not going to be providing day-to-day leadership in the interim. Bill Bertsche is the Executive Pastor, and that’s his role.

I will teach the Bible and encourage the church.

If you are so inclined, pay us a visit at Moody Church. It's a landmark in Chicago, and tourists from around the world visit, but it's also a thriving congregation, seeking to make much of Jesus in the heart of Chicago. I'm glad to be a small part of that effort and to encourage them in this interim time.

The Moody Church campus is located at the corners of North Avenue, ...

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