I thought it would be interesting for those not involved in our church to read this letter I sent to the parents and students in the youth ministries... Only 2 weeks and I am done at Northlake... Please be praying for the transition! Thanks!
It reminds me a bit of the church. The timing of the change in a church is often very difficult to watch because most of the time a guy goes out before another comes in, thus it means search parties and long interviews and bringing an unknown guy who requires lots of time for relationships to build. This last year has been different. It is proof that God answers prayer (God, if you really want me to go to Africa, please bring in someone who can continue what you have allowed me to begin here), it requires walking in faith (O.K., God I will email Steve right now at 12:00 am and ask about an internship at Northlake not knowing that this is the morning he proposes his new budge for the fall) and it denotes that things can be different than they always have been (pastors and elders working together to bring on an intern and allow for a great relationship to grow between both the church, the students and the parents over a year).
It is rare to see a good changing of guard both in