For the last several months Kim and I have been praying about our future. We have really been in one of those places where we weren’t “lobbying” the Lord for anything…we just wanted to sense His Heart for our ministry and ask Him to order our steps. Our prayers have not been frantic or overly emotional, we have just been asking Him, the Lover of our souls, to speak clearly into our hearts about what our next chapter is to look like. 

library-591We have the Tabor Ministries piece and the church staff piece to consider. It was becoming clear to us that there was going to be a change coming and we have just waited on the Lord to make that change clear to us. Back to traveling full-time? Keep the traveling piece where it is and go to a different church? 

We have had a tremendous 3 years at First Naz. God has used these years to teach us & stretch us in many ways. We have developed lifelong friendships in this special place. He has also used this community to heal some places in us that needed to be healed. We are so grateful & humbled by the ways that He has been working in us. It has been an honor to work with our tremendous staff team and to see our choir & band growing in their desire to lead God’s people in life changing worship experiences.

As we were praying, the Lord dropped a crystal clear piece of direction right in our laps. After walking with the Lord for many years I know this isn’t the way it always happens, but that is what happened this time. Meeting after meeting and week after week He continued to confirm this new direction. 

We are excited to begin this new chapter in our lives by joining the staff of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood, IN. I will serve this great church as Music & Worship Pastor. It is a dynamic church and we are excited to see how the Lord will use this new opportunity. MPCC is doing some incredible things to build The Kingdom both here and around the world. We look forward to seeing what the coming years will hold as we take this next step. They are very intentional and aggressive in their outreach strategies. In September, they opened a $7 million dollar Community Life Center. This 67,000 square foot facility is designed to provide an intentional place and designated space for people of all ages to grow spiritually and physically. It is a full-service fitness center designed to be a gathering place for the community. When I first saw this facility, I got really excited about a place that has literally put their money where their mouths are, in terms of outreach.

We will start at Mt. Pleasant the weekend of January 10-11, 2009. This first weekend I will not be leading worship, but just playing in the band and Kim and I will be introduced to the church. We hit the ground running the next week and will be leading a weekend retreat for the entire Worship Department January 23-25, 2009.

So, we find ourselves in a time of change…a time of transition. We have mixed emotions as we leave the place that has been our ministry home for the last 3 years. We also find ourselves excited and humbled as we look to this next chapter, wondering how God will work in and through us. We are certain that the only safe place to be is where HE wants us to be. Trusting that, we face these changes with excitement!

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