Because I have so many people praying for me, I wanted to give an update on some specifics of my ministry search. This post summarizes what I have been doing in the ministry search and how specifically I desire the Lord to work in my life. I am not going to give specifics (names and locations) primarily because I do not have permission. I trust this post is helpful in giving insight to how the Lord is working in my ministry search.
As I said in a previous post, I have been engaging my network since I resigned. My network consists of ministry friends, state association representatives, and alumni placement services. I depend on these sources to pass along my information to a ministry or refer me to ministries who are looking for staff. Continue reading
Since resigning, I have considered several scenarios. With my ministry aspirations being to eventually take a senior pastorate and finish a Master of Divinity, I could (1) seek secular employment and finish and M.Div. in the most efficient amount of time, (2) seek new ministry, which was closer to a seminary and finish an M.Div., or (3) seek new ministry and reevaluate my academic aspirations at a later date. In weighing my options, thinking through the logistics, and listening to counsel I have made a decision concerning the next immediate step. Continue reading
This was originally posted on my FaceBook on January 20, 2011
Beloved Friends and Family,
I am writing this email on behalf of my family to inform you of some major changes in our lives. This past Sunday I resigned as Associate Pastor of our church in Silver Lake. I will not take time to explain the details of this resignation. My efforts in this email are to let you know of our immediate circumstances and needs. Continue reading