Dr. Juan Rodriguez Accepts South Carolina Region Call
Dr Juan A Rodriguez has accepted a call to serve as Interim Regional Minister for Discernment in The South Carolina Region of the Disciples of Christ. He will begin service on December 1, 2018 for an initial six-month period with the possibility of extending the time. Dr. Rodriguez comes to South Carolina after serving for five years as Regional Minister for the state of Florida.
Dr. Rodriguez says “our purpose will be to listen for God as we engage in prayer, study and reflective dialogue round who we are as the South Carolina Disciples Regional Church, what God is calling us to do and what should we look for as we call our next Regional Minister.”
During the SEASON OF DISCERNMENT we will visit our history, seeking to honor it, learn from it and looking for insight as we embrace the future. We will explore relevant passages in the Bible for guidance and engage in Courageous Covenant Conversation “asking God to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Colossians 1:9).
We are reminded of King Solomon’s wise request of the Lord: “Give your servant an understanding mind . . . able to discern between good and evil (1 Kings 3:9).
Pastor Freddie Lawton, Chair of the Search Committee, says that we are excited for Dr. Rodriguez to come to South Carolina and provide leadership for our Region. We welcome him with enthusiasm.