Friday, April 13, 2007

Lititz Selects Spiritual Formation Pastoral Candidate

Tim Auld (pictured) is being recommended by the elder board of the Grace Brethren Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania (Scott Distler, pastor), as the candidate for the new position Pastor of Spiritual Formation. Pending congregational approval, he will begin his ministry with the Lititz church July 1, 2007. He is the husband of the church’s current Children’s Director, Susan Auld.

According to Pastor Scott Distler’s blog, Rev. Tim Auld is currently a faculty member and Associate Director of Degree Program at Lancaster Bible College.

Scott says, “Tim has a pastor’s heart whose main passion is shepherding and discipleship. Tim is a very relational person. His greatest love is meeting with people individually and in small groups, literally meeting them where they are and helping to see them move to where God wants them to be. Tim is gifted for this type of ministry. Tim is a quiet leader who is high in theology; in mercy and in teaching. He is also very organized. He is one who is a good listener, who can empathize well with others, and who can provide solid biblical guidance.”

Auld holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philadelphia Biblical University, where he was the recipient of the Pastoral Studies Award which is the Senior Class honor given to the graduate who is best recognized for his outstanding ability and potential in pastoral ministry.

He also holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Heritage Theological Seminar in Cambridge, Ontario. He has 10 years of pastoral experience including being Senior Pastor at two different churches in Canada. Tim is a licensed and ordained pastor within the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada.

Distler says, “In Tim’s experience as a pastor he has dealt with a wide variety of pastoral counseling issues including but not limited to marriage and family issues, spiritual growth issues, alcoholism issues, suicidal issues, depression issues, abuse issues and more.

"In the year he has been attending Grace Church he and his wife have taken the Pastor’s Class and have shown a complete adherence to our statement of faith and to the strategy and philosophy of ministry that we are pursuing as a church. They have also both been baptized and are joining the church.”


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