Thursday, October 11, 2007
It's Gonna be a Wild Ride!
As I prepare to leave the place I have called home for more than 10 years, I am struck with many emotions. I am sad because of the friendships, memories, and ministry that I am leaving behind. But I am so very excited about the potential I see in front of me.
When I came to Rock Creek as a member and volunteer, we were in the first warehouse and the youth group was minimal. While two Student Pastors came and went, I was afforded the opportunity to serve with them and in the interim between them When I was brought on full time it was a dream come true. I had always said the only way I would go back on staff at a church was if it was a church like Rock Creek. Little did I know that it would be Rock Creek. (seems like I read somewhere about getting the "desires of your heart.") It has been amazing to see God do so much so fast. I count it a real honor and privilege to have been a part of it. I am grateful to Mark for giving me the chance. I am grateful to all of the staff for their support and friendship over the years. I am grateful to the many volunteers at Rock Creek for their encouragement and their faithful service. And to the members for making my "job" so much fun, fulfilling, and "interesting."
It's tough to leave a place where all three of my children were baptized but God leads on. There is something else for me. Something greater than I can imagine. Something that God planned before the foundation of the earth. Something that He will allow me to be a part of but will ultimately be for His glory.
So hang on. Here we go!