What a crazy two and a half months it has been! We have been in the process of moving and what a story it has been! Of which I will be filling you in on as the days goes by. Needless to say, a lot of stretching and growing has been and will be going on.
In August, we felt it was time for us to transition; that God was moving us some place else. We had been feeling this way for some time but were waiting it out to see where he was wanting us to go. God, having the sense of humor that He has, was wanting us to jump out of the boat first…then He was going to tell us where to jump to. I cannot tell you how excitingly terrifying that is! There is a different between me and Tevis. That being that I am spontaneous and he is structured. I like my structure, but I love doing things that others would think to be absolutely nuts. This was one of those things. Tevis put his resignation in in August without having another job in place. In todays job market, that’s crazy, but God did His thing.
That evening, after he let them know his decision, I was browsing churches and came across this posting:
Life Point Church is a church plant in Northeast Tennessee. We began in October 2010 and are located in the heart of the Tri-Cities which include Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson City.
We are looking for a Worship Pastor with a heart for God, an ability to work with a team of vocalists and musicians and will work in unity with the Lead Pastor within the vision of the church.
Work together as team with the Lead Pastor and have a big picture mentality of the church.
Coordinate worship sets for Sunday and Wednesday services
Coordinate and lead worship rehersals each week.
Lead worship each Sunday morning
Vision: We are a church of nearly 100 with a heart to reach our community and the world for Christ. Our desire is for this position to be part-time until the ministry grows and can support a full-time minister. The salary is somewhat negotiable depending upon background and experience. If you have the drive and desire to minister through worship and to see God’s kingdom grow and the ministry flourish, you could be exactly who we are looking for!
It grabbed my attention, so I let Tevis know about it. I dug around and gathered info (as much as I could) about it. One of the main things that kept calling out to me was, after reading about the staff, Stephanie, the Children’s Director, had a background in Special Needs education. There was a heart for special needs. Oh the joy! A (emotional) safe place for Hunter! I will fill you in on a little detail. It is HARD to work in ministry and have a child with special needs. Not only do you break all the stereotypical “pastor’s families” ideas, but it makes it difficult to participate in ministry.
Anyway, we spent the next day really talking it over and praying about it and talking some more. Mind you, I knew it was where we were heading, I just had to wait for Tevis to get there too. We decided to submit our resume and take the leap. If we didn’t, we would never know what God had planned.
Tomorrow I will fill you in on the next leg of the journey! Have a great day! =) Be Blessed!