A year and a half ago, my family moved from Searcy, AR, to a new ministry in Wichita, Kansas. I remember how hard it was to leave a church we loved and a place we’d been comfortable in order to take on a new ministry challenge in an unfamiliar place. We had all kinds of mixed emotions, but we rested in the faith that God was leading us and would take care of us–just like he always has. And he did. And he will.
Now I get to watch a co-worker go through the same kind of thing. Trevor, our youth minister at East Point, announced that he and his family are moving to Oklahoma to pursue a new path. My own transition being so fresh, I understand what this must be like for Trevor and his family. I’m sure they are excited about their new opportunity, but I imagine they are also in some ways hesitant and sad about the changes that transitions bring. We cannot grow without change, and so growth is often painful for a time.
So, keep Trevor, Brittany, and their children in your prayers. God has plans for them, as he does for all of us, that we might not even imagine yet.
We’ll miss them because we love them and have been blessed by being church with them.
Also pray for East Point. We’re preparing to begin a search to find a new man who will come and lead our youth ministry. We will need wisdom and courage and maybe even patience to find someone who is the perfect mix of youthful energy and wisdom, love for kids and respect for parents, open to God’s new challenges while appreciative of the old paths. You know, the perfect youth minister who can turn water to
wine grape juice and still not stain the youth room carpets…. You know. That guy. 😉