Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today is my last full day in the office at Rock Creek. I am leading a retreat next Monday and Tuesday and then will be in Wednesday to pack things up.
As I reflect on my time here again I think of so many great things. I have truly been blessed to have been involved in something that God has so amazingly worked in and through. The things I have learned and been involved in have brought me to where I am today. They have made me who I am. I am a better person for my years at Rock Creek and for that I will be forever grateful.
As I head on to my next adventure, I am excited. I am more convinced than ever that I am doing exactly what God wants me to do. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am following God's lead.
This blog will continue. You can link to it from the new church web site http://www.midtownechurch.com.
Thanks for everything Rock Creek. You will be forever a part of me. May God continue to bless your faithfulness and ministry.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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!