On Friday I met with my Sr. Pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee and we finalized some details that were in the works. As of August 31st, if not sooner, I will no longer be the Director of Youth Ministries at Grace Church. It doesn’t come as a surprise, as I have been looking for a new position for a few months now. The church and I finally came to a realization that it was time to part ways.
At first, we thought there would not be enough money in the budget to support a youth staff person through 2011. Now it looks like the money is there, but I believe God has been leading Grace and I in different directions.
My goal will actually to be gone well before August 31st, as that will give both me and the next youth staff person here at Grace Church. That will allow me to settle in to a new church before the school year starts.
I would appreciate your prayers as I search for a new church and for the ministry here at Grace Church that the transition would go as smoothly as possible.