-from Dan Londeree, pastor
If you’ve ever been on a road trip and found yourself unsure about where you’re headed, you know the feeling of uncertainty that wells up deep within. There is the security of knowing you have options. Most people today try to access directions on a phone or GPS, while others still like to ask for directions or purchase a map. But until you get to those resources there are moments of frustration and even concern.
This is where I found myself last winter, although I wasn’t on the road. I was sitting in my bedroom early one morning when I realized that I didn’t have a definite sense of direction in my role as a pastor. I knew where I wanted to lead our church but simply didn’t know how to get there. I was stuck.
Don’t get me wrong … I saw the Lord working in people’s lives. Every so often someone would share with me how God was using our church family to help them grow in faith. Still, it seemed to me that something was missing. I wanted to see us consistently moving forward together as a church, and it just wasn’t happening. We weren’t divided. But we weren’t all moving in the same direction, either. Something had to change, and it had to start with me.
As soon as I opened my heart to this change, God began to work. I don’t have space to tell you all the details (though I do plan to share them at some point soon), but He began to raise up people who would help me take the next steps in my own leadership journey. It wasn’t long before a new vision for our church began to take shape. Our church staff and an expanded vision team have sought the Lord’s guidance during this process and we all are excited about the result.
I encourage you to make plans to be here at the church on Sunday, August 26 at 6 p.m. On this night of vision and worship, we will unveil the very specific plan we believe God has given to our church to move forward in our mission of making disciples for His kingdom. We are providing childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This will be an exciting night as we come together to see the vision and commit to trust God to make it a reality.
“… with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)