Yesterday I resigned as the preacher at Southside Christian Church to accept a call to be on the preaching team at Christ’s Church in Jacksonville, Florida (http://www.ccontheweb.com/).
This is a special place and I’ve always pictured myself being at Southside for my entire ministry, but my wife and I are now convinced that staying at Southside is not God’s plan for us right now.
After several months of prayer and discussion my wife and I have agreed to accept a call to join the preaching team at Christ’s Church in Jacksonville, Florida. We are excited about this step, because it is truly a step of faith for us. We are stepping out of our comfort zone, but we feel comfort in knowing that, with this step of faith, we will be walking with the Lord into a new phase of service.
I have been a part of Southside for twelve years. It was my first preaching ministry, the only church my kids have ever known, our home, and my passion.
I’ve loved every minute of my ministry at Southside and I will miss my staff, the leadership team, the people, and . . . I will even miss setting up & tearing down chairs each week.
My last Sunday at Southside is September 24th. Please pray for Southside and for my family during this difficult transition.
Over the next month I plan to blog about this experience.