Yesterday, a letter was sent out to our church highlighting some upcoming changes. It will also be discussed during this weekend's services.
In short, I will no longer be on staff at Vineyard Church after December.
I have been on staff just over five years and it has been a wonderful time for me and my family. Over a year ago, the leadership (including me) began to discuss and put into place a new, more fitting leadership structure for our church. As this new structure began to take shape this past summer, it became clearer that as some point in the future, my role would change drastically. In prayer with Matt, the Lead Pastor, and other leaders, we felt like the end of the year was it.
Let me be clear, this was no easy decision. There has been much heart break and tears shed through this process. I, and my family, have invested so much into this church family we so dearly love. As hard as it is, we have felt peace that this is what God is doing.
Moving forward, we are making the transition from leadership to members. Just normal people. We aren't moving anywhere. We aren't going to another church. Vineyard is still our home.
I have a chance to now utilize my education that I spent so much time and money on. We would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as we make this transition and I look for a new job.
We had a great time with some friends on Halloween. For the first time we actually went to a neighborhood and walked door to door instead of heading downtown to businesses. Supergirl and Superman had a blast.
I don't know where she learned to pose like this...
I had to privilege to play and teach at a worship conference this past weekend in south suburban Chicago. We stayed an extra few day to have fun around town. We went to the Museum of Science and Industry on Sunday.
We had some fun trying to take a family picture. Carissa was determined to have a silly face and Noah would get distracted.
It was a great trip. I have a few more photos to share of the museum later.